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Star Wars or sea burial: the rise of bespoke funerals

It’s easier than ever to personalise your loved one’s funeral, says funeral director John Hogg.

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Maria Stanton.

Appeal to help great-grandmother, 81, fight deportation from Sunderland back to South Africa

A distraught daughter today made an emotional plea for donations towards legal costs as her elderly and poorly mum faces deportation back to South Africa.

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One in four homes will be bought with the help of parents during this year.

North East parents stump up average of £12,000 to help children on property ladder

The 'Bank of Mum and Dad' will be behind one in four house sales during this year - with warning signs parents are increasingly feeling the pinch.

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Could you become a foster carer?

Foster Care Fortnight: Could you take on this important role in a child's life?

Do you think you could open your home and become a foster carer?

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Steph Archbold and Phil Capewell with Amelia shortly after her birth at Sunderland Royal.

Couple who lost daughter thank charity and Sunderland Royal Hospital staff for helping them through heartache

A couple are holding a celebration for their late daughter as they give back to the charity which helped them through their heartache.

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'I have certainly witnessed a rise in the number of people struggling to pay for a relative's funeral and this is a major concern," says Mr Hogg

It’s time we break the taboo and talk openly about dying

Death is inevitable, yet many of us find it hard to talk about it. It’s finally time to break the taboo.

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Maker Faire UK 2018 will be held at the Life Science Centre this weekend.

Fun for all the family at Maker Faire UK 2018 this weekend

Hundreds of makers will descend on the North East this weekend for an annual festival of crafting, coding and inventing.

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Chirton Post Office is a community hub - and it could be yours

Chirton Post Office is a community hub - and it could be yours

Take over the Chirton Post Office that’s a community hub

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Megan Bell, who died in July 2016 at the T in the Park Festival.

Megan’s legacy reaches out to help those struggling with grief

The first listening session is to be held by a charity launched by the grieving relatives of a teenager who died suddenly at a music festival.

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Shannon Crowder, Hope 4 Kidz, Brenda Stannes, Arriva.

A cracking appeal! How you’ve helped make Easter special for children in Sunderland

It is going to be a cracking Easter for some of our most vulnerable youngsters thanks to your egg-cellent response to our Easter Egg Appeal.

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Dorothea and Peter Harker with their framed card from The Queen on the occasion of their Diamond Wedding. Picture by Frank Reid

Diamond couple are still a perfect match 60 years on

A couple who met at the match were surrounded by their friends and family as they marked six decades of married bliss.

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Send your kids to Acorn Academy for Easter fun

Fun-packed calendar at The Alnwick Garden this Easter

Spring is finally making overtures, suggesting it’s ready to reveal itself – just in time to take the family for Easter celebrations at The Alnwick Garden.

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Quick thinking Emily reunited with the ambulance team who answered call to help her mum

Pint-sized Emily Morrison is now officially a hero after the four-year-old collected an award for saving her mum’s life.

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Have you donated to the appeal yet?

How you can make Easter extra special for children in Sunderland

This year’s Easter Egg Appeal has got off to a cracking start.

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Legal Eagle: The grounds for a divorce needed to end a marriage

My husband and I have been married for three years. Over the past year our relationship has gone downhill due to my husband’s alcoholism which has resulted in heated arguments witnessed by our young children. I have ensured that the house is in my sole name, how do I get a divorce and does he have any financial right to the home where the children and I live?

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Legal Eagle: The grounds for a divorce needed to end a marriage

My husband and I have been married for three years. Over the past year our relationship has gone downhill due to my husband’s alcoholism which has resulted in heated arguments witnessed by our young children.

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The system is cheap, safe and convenient to use

Super cheap bus and Metro travel for children

Make sure your child gets the cheapest fares possible with a Pop card.

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Rolling back time to Penshaw Bowl with our picture special

Ready, steady, bowl!

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Alison Foster posing with a pair of snowmen.

How to build the perfect snowman - according to science

Kids young and old have welcomed this week's snow as an opportunity to indulge in a favourite winter pastime - building a snowman.
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When is World Book Day 2018?

It's undoubtedly one of the biggest days in the school calendar - and it's almost arrived for another year.

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