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Have yourself a Mackem little Christmas with Sunderland-inspired gifts

Sunderland
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
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

Retro 1
Horses come to the rescue in snow-hit Whitburn in 1916.

How they dealt with winter in Sunderland 100 years ago

Retro
The steamer Vind�.

On The Waterfront: Recalling the days of veteran steamers

Retro

Have you got what it takes to be a foster carer?

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Darts wold champion Martin 'Wolfie' Adams with birthday boy Cameron Anderson.

Sunderland teenager scores star 18th birthday visit from world champion darts player

News
The Bonny Babies finalists.

Bonny Babies 2017: Vote for your winner

Family
Sunderland Echo Christmas Toy Appeal with children from Sunningale School and Hope 4 Kidz apprentice Shannon Crowden.

Toy appeal: How an extra gift from you could make a child’s Christmas

News

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

News
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

Travel
Christmas at the Gendarmenmarkt.

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

Travel