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Meet Molly – the fun-loving dog who won your votes to be crowned our Santa Paws winner

Meet Molly – the fun-loving dog who won your votes to be crowned our Santa Paws winner

She’s the family dog who loves nothing more than a cuddle and sit on your knee.

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You saved our Christmas! Sunderland mum thanks well-wishers who replaced her sons’ stolen presents after Christmas Eve burglary heartache

You saved our Christmas! Sunderland mum thanks well-wishers who replaced her sons’ stolen presents after Christmas Eve burglary heartache

A Sunderland mum has given her thanks to the local community after her festive family plans were thrown into chaos by a Christmas Eve break-in.

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Santa Paws 2018: Meet our top 10 pets and vote for your winner

Santa Paws 2018: Meet our top 10 pets and vote for your winner

They donned their Santa hats, tried on their tinsel and showed off their best Christmas outfits.

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Meet the generous staff and pupils who have donated more than 1,000 items to help those in need

Meet the generous staff and pupils who have donated more than 1,000 items to help those in need

Generous staff and pupils at Hetton School have come together to donate more than 1,000 items to help those in need this Christmas.

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Put into care, homeless and forced to give up her baby girl – but now Sunderland woman Zinnia Young can finally celebrate Christmas after overcoming her struggles

Put into care, homeless and forced to give up her baby girl – but now Sunderland woman Zinnia Young can finally celebrate Christmas after overcoming her struggles

She has never celebrated Christmas before, but finally Zinnia Young can enjoy the festive season following a brilliant year after overcoming her struggles and hardship.

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Let this Mackem carol comfort and encourage you – chaplain tells Sunderland ‘not to give up’ in Christmas message

Let this Mackem carol comfort and encourage you – chaplain tells Sunderland ‘not to give up’ in Christmas message

University of Sunderland Chaplain Rev Chris Howson pays tribute to Sunderland song writer Eric Boswell as he delivers his Christmas message:

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10 things to do in Sunderland between Christmas and New Year

10 things to do in Sunderland between Christmas and New Year

The presents are opened, your stomach is full – but there’s still plenty of holiday time left for many of us.

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Sunderland supermarket opening times: When are Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Aldi and Lidl open over Christmas and New Year?

Sunderland supermarket opening times: When are Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Aldi and Lidl open over Christmas and New Year?

You shopped until you dropped and wondered if it’s possible to fit anything else in the fridge – but it’s still possible you’ve forgotten something, and your supplies will only last so long.

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Readers’ generosity brings thousands of disadvantaged children a happier Christmas as Sunderland Echo Toy Appeal smashes record

Readers’ generosity brings thousands of disadvantaged children a happier Christmas as Sunderland Echo Toy Appeal smashes record

Wearsiders are record-breakers and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for responding with such generosity to the Sunderland Echo Toy Appeal.

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What’s the weather going to be like in Sunderland on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?

What’s the weather going to be like in Sunderland on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?

We are well and truly into the Christmas spirit – and families across Wearside are getting ready to toast the big day.

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A defence of the Brussels sprout - written by a scientist

by Trevor George, King's College LondonBrussels sprouts, like their European namesake, divide opinion. Some people embrace the flavour

5 ways to cut down your food waste this Christmas

by Elliot Woolley, Loughborough UniversityThe average family throws away about £700 worth of food each year. This is not just a drain

This is the 10 day festive weather forecast - and when snow could hit

Many people may have been dreaming of a 'white Christmas', but what are the experts saying?Some will be disappointed to hear that we may be

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