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Shocking figures show fewer than 7% of burglars, robbers and arsonists caught and convicted in Sunderland

Shocking crime figures show the number of solved cases for some crimes in Sunderland is less than 7%.

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Hope Wood Academy pupils take over the running of the school.

Take Over Day: Pupils and teachers swap roles at school

Youngsters took over the running of their school for a day and staff had to be on their best behaviour.

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Coun Stephen O'Brien with the England flag.

Sunderland’s Scottish council leader backs England’s World Cup bid after civic centre flag row

Sunderland leader says being a proud Scot doesn’t stop him giving support to England during the World Cup.

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Motorists warned to keep sober during the World Cup

Police are warning drivers to stay sober during the World Cup.

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Gerard Fowler, founder of Veterans in Crisis Sunderland, and Michelle Meldrum, Executive Director (Operations), Gentoo.

Sunderland housing group providing homes for veterans

A Sunderland housing group has teamed up with a veterans’ charity to offer homes to heroes.

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College brings firms together to ensure future of skilled workforce

Businesses from across the region come together to look at ways to ensuring future skilled workforce.

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BBC Look North presenter Jeff Brown, compare at the 33rd Sunderland Schools Dance Festival at the Sunderland Empire with some of the contestants, from Hill View Junior School.

Hundreds of Sunderland pupils in festival of dance

Excited youngsters took to the stage for Sunderland’s annual dance festival.

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Parents and children working on the Tall Ships Banner.

Ship Ahoy for Sunderland pre-school children

Little ones are setting sail for fun to support a Sunderland venture.

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A team of runners for St Clare's.

Could you help South Tyneside hospice by doing the Great North Run?

Hospice bosses in South Tyneside are urging more people to put their best foot forward for them.

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Ellen Thinnesen, principal, Tracey Seed and Rob Lawson, chairman of governors at Sunderland College.

Sunderland College honours long serving staff

Sunderland College held a special ceremony to honour its staff.

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Mayor of Sunderland Lynda Scanlan and consort Micky Horswill  with chosen charity, NSPCC.'Charity from left Jackie Lowden, Christine Damby-Platt and Cheryl Ellis

Sunderland mayor goes back to classroom to support children’s charity

The new Mayor of Sunderland went back to school in support of a children’s charity.

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Dr Helen Knight.

Sunderland academic backs gambling changes to reduce maximum stakes fixed-odds betting machines

A Sunderland psychologist has welcomed moves to reduce gambling stakes.

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Safety campaign launched to prevent another Grenfell disaster

A safety campaign has been launched in East Durham in a bid to prevent another Grenfell Tower disaster.

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Rachel Mason with babies dressed up for the Tommy's campaign.

Showtime for sensational Sunderland babies

It was showtime for sensational Sunderland babies as they raised money for charity.

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Cyclists from the Chesters' Charity who are to ride from Sunderland to York.

Sunderland pub charity pushes on to next £500,000 milestone

A Sunderland pub group celebrating a massive £500,000 milestone is pushing on to future fundraising goals.

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Little Bailey who was mauled to death by another dog.

Owners devastated after pet dog mauled to death while out on walk

A couple have been left heartbroken after their little dog was mauled to death near their home.

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Jim Thompson is walking the length of Britain for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.

Retired Sunderland policeman trekking 1,300 miles to support Multiple Sclerosis Trust

A retired policeman is back on the beat as he treks Britain for charity.

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Holocaust survivor Rudi Oppenheimer (centre) with (left to right) Poppy Butler, Michael Colquhoan,  Sammy Wright, Steve Garrett, Ruby Lynn and Alex Stonehouse.

Holocaust survivor tells his emotional story to Sunderland children

Students at a Sunderland school had the chance to learn about the Holocaust first hand.

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Sunderland teachers wearing red scarves. From left: Karla Miller, Lesley Cole, Sarah Hunter and Lesley Millican.

Sunderland teachers head to Nepal classrooms

Four teachers from Sunderland travelled to Nepal to visit their partner school.

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Cubs take part in a competition.

Hundreds of cubs come together for competition

Hundreds of cubs scaled the dizzy heights as part of an annual competition.

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