Man arrested after sexual assault in Fellgate

A man has been arrested by police following a sexual assault in Fellgate.

Sunderland North Neighbourhood Inspector Don Wade.

Three families evicted and nine people arrested after police crackdown on Sunderland estate

Three families have been evicted and nine people have been arrested following a police crackdown on crime and anti-social behaviour on an estate in Sunderland.
Neville's Cross, in Durham City, where the work is due to take place. Copyright Google Maps.

Durham drivers warned of disruption as gas mains work starts at Neville's Cross

Drivers are being reminded that essential gas mains repair work will begin at Neville’s Cross in Durham next week which could cause some disruption on the roads.
The incident happened on the A19 yesterday.

Sunderland man dies after A19 crash following ‘medical episode’ at the wheel

A Sunderland man has died following a crash on the A19.

Police across Cleveland and Durham are taking part in a national a clampdown on drivers using their mobile phones.

Police set to take part in national clampdown on drivers using phones

Police across Cleveland and Durham are getting set to take part in a national a crackdown on drivers using their mobile phones.
Fire crews have tackled a blaze in the bedroom of a Sunderland home.

Woman taken to hospital after blaze at Sunderland home

A woman has been taken to hospital as a precaution following a blaze at a home in Sunderland.
Snow cover on Penshaw Monument.

Occasional wintery showers expected after snow transformed Wearside

People in Wearside made the best of the wintery weather, despite some commuters facing problems on the roads.

Andrew Horsley has lost inches from his waist.

Charity volunteer swaps £70 a week on takeaways for Parkruns in weight loss transformation

A St John Ambulance 
volunteer who was 
spending as much as £70 a week on takeaways has changed his life by shedding more than three stone.

How Disneyland holiday photos helped Sunderland slimmer transform her look

How Disneyland holiday photos helped Sunderland slimmer transform her look

Holiday photos from a Disneyland trip sparked a Sunderland slimmer into shedding the weight which was holding her back.

Special Recognition Award winner Lynn Murphy along with fellow award winners who were part of Team Bradley, at last year's Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards.

‘Awards help to raise awareness of worthy causes’ - Bradley Lowery campaigner backs Best of Wearside Awards

A dedicated fundraiser who was instrumental in the Bradley Lowery campaign has backed this year’s Best of Wearside Awards.

Bradley Lowery greeting Everton players with Sunderland's Jermain Defoe.

Bradley Lowery inspires me every day, says former Sunderland star and ‘best friend’ Jermain Defoe

Former Sunderland AFC striker Jermain Defoe said the memory ‘best friend’ Bradley Lowery inspires him every day.

The Northern Spire.

Drivers reminded of temporary Sunderland road closure

Drivers are being reminded that a section of Timber Beach Road in Sunderland will be closed to vehicles for up to four weeks from this Wednesday.

Officers investigating the incident have released this image of a man they would like to trace.

Security guard threatened with knife at Sunderland Lidl store

Police are appealing for witnesses after a security guard was threatened with a knife at a Sunderland Lidl store.
Northern Powergrid set to invest 4.7m in Seaham and Ryhope's power network.

Northern Powergrid set to invest £4.7m in Seaham and Ryhope's power network

Northern Powergrid, the company responsible for keeping the lights on across the North East, is investing £4.7 million to improve the infrastructure that powers homes and businesses throughout Seaham and Ryhope.
Rubie O'Brien on her  pink trike with mum Ciara Heffernan.

Mum of brave Sunderland tot Rubie O’Brien praises Echo Awards for making happy memories

A brave Sunderland tot is making incredible progress a year on from winning a Best of Wearside Child of Courage Award.

Best of Wearside Child of Courage nominee, Theo Dawes, 18 months.

Courageous Sunderland youngster battles back to health after spending seven weeks in intensive care

Brave tot Theo Dawes was today hailed as a ‘little fighter’ for his amazing recovery from yet another string of horrendous health problems.

Farringdon Social Club.

Community reacts with sadness at news of plans to demolish Sunderland social club

Members of the Farringdon community have expressed their disppointment at the news that Farringdon Social Club could be set to be demolished.

Dawn Thomas after losing more than 6 stone through Slimming World.

Check out this Seaham slimmer’s incredible weight loss transformation

A Seaham woman shed more than six stone after finding out that her wedding ring no longer fitted her finger.

Three-vehicles have crashed on the A183 Chester Road in Sunderland.

Three-vehicle crash blocks busy Sunderland road

Three-vehicles have crashed on the A183 Chester Road in Sunderland this afternoon.
Hannah Straughan, before and after losing her weight.

Sunderland mum spurred on to shed nearly half her body weight after emergency operation scare

A Sunderland mum who was told her weight meant there was a risk she wouldn’t wake up from emergency surgery has transformed her future by shedding nearly half her body weight.

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