Lifestyle

Lifestyle
Nadia Heron's design

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
Backers of Coventry's bid celebrate success in Hull.

Brave Sunderland loses bid to become UK City of Culture 2021

News
The Christmas Market in Princes Street Gardens. Photo by Iain Cameron

Top tips for visiting Edinburgh’s Christmas attractions

News
Penshaw Juniors in 1960-1961.

Wearside man re-lives his all-conquering junior football days

Retro
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

Retro 1

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

Promoted content
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

Promoted content
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