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Have yourself a Mackem little Christmas with Sunderland-inspired gifts

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Pictured left to right: Andrew Hoseason, project manager at Washington Foodbank with David McNee, centre manager at the Galleries Shopping Centre.

How shoppers can support Washington Foodbank this Christmas

Washington

Review: The Grand, York + win an afternoon tea for two worth up to £76

Travel

Review: The Laundrette, Westgate Road, Newcastle

Eating Out

Brave Sunderland loses bid to become UK City of Culture 2021

News

Top tips for visiting Edinburgh’s Christmas attractions

News
We want to find the Italian restaurant of the year.

Help us choose our Italian Restaurant of the Year - here’s the top 10

Eating Out
Ali Hussain, centre, collecting his award in London

Sunderland businessman wins Curry Chef of the Year award

Eating Out
Clare Barker boosted the Echo Scanner of Hope Appeal when she heard a Teletubby toy was up for grabs.

Ho ho ho? It was as much as case of eh-oh on Wearside in Christmas 1997

Retro
The cover of the new album which includes a tribute to Sunderland-born hero Claude Ridley.

He fought Zeppelins, German planes and evaded capture for three months - now a Sunderland war hero has been remembered in a new album

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Horses come to the rescue in snow-hit Whitburn in 1916.

How they dealt with winter in Sunderland 100 years ago

Retro

Gadgets: 5 of the best smart TV boxes

News
Witches and warlocks welcome

Enjoy a creepy Halloween outing for the whole family

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Drinkers enjoy a previous beer festival.

Sunderland real ale lovers host milestone beer and cider festival

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Santa on the beach.

Travel: Escape the mayhem and enjoy warmer climates during Christmas period

Travel
The Grand Hotel & Spa, York

Review: The Grand, York + win an afternoon tea for two worth up to £76

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Christmas at the Gendarmenmarkt.

Travel: A sparkling taste of Christmas in Germany’s capital city of contrasts

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