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Tesco to remove 'confusing' best-before labels from fruit and vegetables in bid to cut food waste

Tesco is to remove "best-before" labels from nearly all its own-brand fruit and vegetables in a bid to cut food waste.

Business
Rolando Aarons

Newcastle winger and his mother avoid jail over 'wild west' brawl

A young Newcastle star and his mother have escaped jail after admitting their part in a "wild west" brawl in the VIP area of a trendy bar.
Crime
Tributes left in St Ann's Square, Manchester, in the days after the bombing. Picture by Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Ariana Grande shares heartfelt message one year on from Manchester Arena bombing

Pop star Ariana Grande has said her thoughts remain with all those affected by the Manchester Arena bombing one year on from the atrocity.

Sunderland

Former Sunderland footballer Darron Gibson spared jail over drink-drive crash

Ex-Sunderland footballer Darron Gibson was today spared jail after he admitted a second drink-drive charge in less than three years.

Crime
An artist's impression of the new observation wheel, nicknamed the Whey Aye, planned for Newcastle. Pic: World Wheel Company.

Whey Aye! Europe's biggest wheel could be new riverside landmark

Plans have been announced to build Europe's biggest observation wheel in Newcastle - dubbed the Whey Aye.
News
Picture by PA as the worst UK airports for flight punctuality have been revealed

North East airport named among poorest for punctuality

The worst UK airports for flight punctuality have been revealed, with a North East operation named among the worst.
Transport
Vehicles face a tougher new MoT test from today.

Drivers face tougher MoT test and £1,000 fine if they ignore failures

A tougher and updated MOT comes into force in Britain today to improve air quality and make roads safer.

News
Mental health problems can affect anyone at any time. Pic: PA.

Why you should look after your mental health – and get help if you need it

Good mental health is essential for good physical health and wellbeing as well as strong relationships.

Opinion
New MOT test rules coming into force on Sunday are causing confusion among some motorists, a survey suggests. Pic: Ian Nicholson/PA.

Half of motorists are confused by new MoT rules, says RAC

New MOT test rules coming into force on Sunday are causing confusion among some motorists, a survey suggests.

News
The controversial fixed odds betting terminals have been described as the "crack cocaine" of gambling, which can lead to punters placing bets of up to 100 every 20 seconds.

Maximum stake on fixed odds gambling machines to be slashed to £2

The amount people can stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will be slashed to £2 to reduce the risk of "gambling-related harm", the Government has announced.
Business
The East Coast Main Line will be brought back under public control.

East Coast Main Line to be brought back under public control

Rail services on the East Coast Main Line will be brought back under public control following the termination of the franchise agreement with Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC), Stagecoach Group has said.
Business
Prince Harry and Meghan on a visit to Nottingham at the end of 2017.

How to plan a street party if you want to celebrate Harry and Meghan's wedding

Most of us may be destined to toast this weekend's royal wedding at home - but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate the event in style.
Offbeat
Sunderland is one of four clubs being criticised for its disabled access.

Sunderland among football clubs criticised for disabled access

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has criticised four current and former Premier League clubs for failing to make voluntary commitments to comply with minimum standards for disabled access.
Sunderland AFC
Were you affected by the Carillion collapse?

Carillion's board 'presided over rotten corporate culture', say MPs

Directors at collapsed engineering giant Carillion were too busy "stuffing their mouths with gold" to worry about the workers and should face the possibility of disqualification, according to a scathing report by MPs.

Business
From left, Sir Nick Clegg, Nicky Morgan and David Miliband at a cross-party intervention Brexit negotiation at Tilda Rice Mill in Rainham, Essex. Pic: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire.

David Miliband urges Britain not to be 'held to ransom' by demand for hard Brexit

Former foreign secretary David Miliband has urged MPs of all parties to come together to prevent Britain leaving the EU in a "hard Brexit".
Politics
Campaigners say children are suffering from stress due to the pressures of SATs.

SATs are leaving pupils terrified of failing, say campaigners

As children across England take their SATs, campaigners have warned the tests are leaving youngsters "terrified of failing" and issued a fresh call for them to be scrapped.
News
David Miliband.

David Miliband joins cross-party bid to stop hard Brexit

Former South Shields MP David Miliband has joined a cross-party bid to prevent a hard Brexit.

Politics 2
Have you been affected by potholes?

Potholes costing drivers and insurers '£1m a month' in car repair bills

Potholes are costing drivers and insurers at least £1 million a month in total due to massive car repair bills, according to estimates from the AA.

Transport
John Briers has been convicted following a trial at Newcastle Crown Court.

Age Concern boss guilty of stealing £700,000 in charity money

A greedy chief executive is facing a "significant" jail term after he pocketed over £700,000 of Age Concern cash during an eight-year fraud.
Crime
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