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Pictures from Sunderland in 1989

From happy school days to memorable events, the pictures in our slideshow and gallery hark back to Wearside in 1989.

Retro
hardening off

Gardening: Now is the time to harden off your tender plants

‘Ne’er cast a clout ‘til May is out’ is the old saying (meaning don’t go out without a coat before the end of May).

Lifestyle
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Benefits Expert: How a son or daughter moving back home can affect your Universal Credit

Q. My 21-year-old daughter has moved back home for a while and my Universal Credit has been reduced.

Opinion
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Flights disrupted after lightning strike at busy airport

Flights have been disrupted after the fuelling system was damaged by a lightning strike at Stansted Airport.

News
Are you or any of your friends featured in this week's Big Night Out gallery?

Big Night Out: 22 pictures from Gatsby and Port of Call in Sunderland

Here’s another batch of our Big Night Out pictures – spot anyone you know?

Pubs and Clubs
Guests at the MelanomaMe ball.

Sunderland counselling service's fundraising ball celebrates life of campaigner

A fundraising ball in memory of a campaigner has raised thousands of pounds to help fight the illness which claimed her life.
News
Sunderland manager Jack Ross.

Jack Ross opens up on why he took Sunderland job as Cats linked with £3m Hibernian midfielder

Jack Ross has opened up on the reasons behind why he wanted to lead the challenge of rebuilding Sunderland AFC.

Sunderland AFC 1
Photo taken from Instagram with permission from @samueltwilkinson of lightning over The Shard in central London on Saturday.

North East enjoys Bank Holiday sunshine while other regions remain on alert after 20,000 lightning bolts in 'mother of all thunderstorms'

We're set to enjoy sunshine and warmer temperatures for the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend - and we're the ones to have the weather luck for once.

News
A man has sadly died following a crash in Middlesbrough.

Man dies after collision on North East road

An man has died in a collision on a North East road.

News
Daniel Sirrell died while on holiday in Amsterdam.

Daniel Sirrell fund: Appeals to bring home footballer who died in Amsterdam raise £35,000

Fundraising appeals set up to help bring home a talented young footballer who died while on holiday have reached their halfway points - collecting more than £35,000.

News 2
Sunderland owner Stewart Donald.

Stewart Donald thanks Sunderland fans for 'fantastic' response to season ticket offer

Stewart Donald has thanked Sunderland fans for the 'absolutely fantastic' response to the club's extended season ticket offer.

Sunderland AFC
A lightning strike.

North East could see thunder and lightning during Bank Holiday weekend

The North East could see thunder and lightning during the Bank Holiday weekend, forecasters are predicting.

News
Families on all inclusive holiday packages are spending hundreds of pounds on extra items, say researchers. Pic: PA.

Families on all-inclusive holidays are spending a fortune on extras, say researchers

Families on all-inclusive holiday packages are spending hundreds of pounds on extra items, according to new research.

Travel
Supermarkets have increased the price of petrol and diesel every day since the end of March, a new analysis shows. Pic: PA.

Petrol prices are rising every day at supermarkets, says RAC

Supermarkets have increased the price of petrol and diesel every day since the end of March, a new analysis shows.

Business
Pop lovers have been warned that the tops of glass bottles of Irn Bru, and other drinks, might fly off unexpectedly.

Irn-Bru bottles recalled amid fears the caps might fly off

Drinks firm AG Barr is voluntarily recalling 750ml glass bottles of several popular pop flavours, including Irn-Bru, amid fears the caps might fly off unexpectedly.

Business
Thousands of fans will be hoping the slogan rings true for Gareth Southgate's Three Lions team.

The World Cup slogan which England hope will inspire them to victory in Russia

A national anthem-inspired slogan will adorn the side of the England team's bus for this summer's World Cup in Russia.

Football
Louise Cafe in Park Lane, Sunderland city centre.

'I'll miss you so much and so will everyone in Sunderland' - readers' sadness as Louis Cafe closes

Echo readers have spoken of their sadness at the news that a cafe which has served Wearsiders for almost a century is closing.

News
Fans queue for Beyonc

New Sunderland AFC owners 'absolutely intent' on return of Stadium of Light concerts

Sunderland AFC's new owners are determined to see the return of big-name gigs to the Stadium of Light.

News
Shoppers are reportedly stealing expensive avocados by passing them off as carrots at self-service tills. Pic: PA.

Shoppers 'using carrots to swipe avocados in self-service scam'

Shoppers are reportedly stealing expensive avocados by passing them off as carrots at self-service tills.

Crime
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