Three-vehicle smash outside Sunderland retail park

A three-vehicle crash is causing major delays near a Sunderland retail park.
The A1 at Chester le Street. Pic: Google.

Heavy traffic after three-vehicle smash on A1

A three-vehicle smash is causing rush-hour delays on the A1

County Durham
A police car.

A19 reopens after crash involving two lorries and car

The A19 has reopened after two lorries and a car collided.
Fisher and Whitehead appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates Court

Takeaway duo spared jail after furious confrontation over cash

Two friends narrowly avoided going to jail after they became aggressive towards takeaway staff which they claimed stole their money.


'There is no-one in control of these children' - Councillor hits out at Houghton parents during police walkabout

A Houghton Councillor has hit out at parents who let their kids run riot warning that 'there is no-one in control of these children'
Houghton and Hetton
The scene of the crash. Credit: Durham RPU.

Emergency services deal with five-vehicle smash on A19

Emergency services are dealing with a five-vehicle crash on the A19.
Margot was found in an emaciated state

Sunderland woman ‘allowed dog to starve in front of children’

A woman who allowed her dog to starve in the presence of her children claimed she "loves" the family pet.

Rebecca Cullerton

Jail warning for Sunderland woman who failed to protect cat from attack which left pet with ‘life-ending injuries’ before it had to be put down

A Sunderland woman who failed to protect her cat from a savage attack – leaving it with multiple ‘life-ending injuries’ before it had to be put down – has been warned she faces jail.


Lumiere light festival dazzles Durham

There were gasps of delight as the light spectacular that is Lumiere returned to Durham for a weekend of awe-inspiring art.

Young Army and Air Cadets take part in a Remembrance Day minute silence at Biddick Academy, Washington.

Cadets join pupils and staff at Washington’s Biddick Academy for annual Remembrance Service

Pupils and staff at a Washington secondary school were joined by army and air cadets as they paid their respects at a remembrance service a century after one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War.

William Andre at South Tyneside Magistrates Court

Driver fined £135 after woman suffers ‘life-changing’ injuries in smash

A road accident victim says she feels like “a prisoner in my own body” after she was hit by a car.

Cleadon and The Boldons

Sunderland Veterans’ Walk grows as it honours our Armed Forces heroes

The third section of Sunderland's Veterans' Walk was unveiled in Mowbray Park as the city marked Armistice Day.

The fallen lights in Sunderland. Picture by Lisa Craggs.

Christmas lights fall onto street in Sunderland city centre

Witnesses say it is a miracle nobody was “cut in half” by the steel wire of a Christmas light installation which collapsed onto a busy Sunderland shopping street.

Thompson Road, Southwick. Credit: Google.

Bonfire Night brick and firework attack on Sunderland home treated as arson

An arson attack on a Sunderland home on Bonfire Night saw a brick and firework thrown through a window.

Students from St Aidans Academy are pictured with Cllr Mel Speding, Sunderland City Councils Cabinet Secretary, (back left), with New Wear Crossing Communications Officer Karen Westcott, and Stephen McCaffrey, Project Director of FVB Joint Venture, which was formed by Farrans Construction and Victor Buyck Steel Construction to deliver the project on behalf of the Council.

School pupils enjoy lesson with a difference at Sunderland's New Wear Crossing

Hundreds of schoolchildren in Sunderland are being given the opportunity to visit the biggest construction project in the North East.

Sunderland Remembrance Parade and Service 2016 at the war memorial on Burdon Road.

Gunfire to mark two-minute silence on Remembrance Sunday in Sunderland

Fields guns from the city's adopted regiment will mark the start of the two minute silence at this year's Remembrance Parade and Service in Sunderland.
A man being breathalysed. Picture posed by a model

Visitor to Sunderland caught drink-driving after getting lost

A man visiting family in Sunderland was caught drink driving after getting lost while out buying cigarettes.

Sunderland Coroner's Court at Sunderland Civic Centre.

Man with a history of aggression towards emergency services died of natural causes, inquest jury concludes

Ambulance chiefs say they will review procedures after the death of a man in which a crew refused to attend his home without police back-up.

The case was dealt with in South Shields at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court.

Naked man launched himself headfirst into South Shields home

A naked man launched himself headfirst through the patio doors of his ex-partner’s home after voices in his head told him to.

(Left to right) Takayuki Furuuchi, managing director of Faltec Europe; Paul Turbitt, operations manager at Faltec Europe; Iain Nixon, executive director commercial activity at Sunderland College; David Myers, production supervisor at Faltec Europe; and new apprentices.

Boldon automotive supplier gears up workforce after winning major Nissan contract

An automotive supplier is gearing up its workforce for expansion after winning a key contract with car giant Nissan.

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