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

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

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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

Is it time to speak 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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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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We asked you if employers should be able to ask women about their plans for having children.

'It's discrimination' - you have your say on bosses questioning women over plans for children

As a study shows that some employers think it's acceptable to question women about their plans to have children during an interview, we asked you what you thought.

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It's nice to have some bank holiday plans in the diary.

When are the 2018 bank holidays?

It’s been a damp and dreary start to the year - and this cold weather certainly has you reaching for your calendar in anticipation of the warmer months.

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Is visiting the beach one of your favourite things to do in Sunderland?

Vote: Where's your favourite place to visit in Sunderland?

Whether we've got rain, snow or blazing sunshine, Sunderland has plenty of places to make the most of your day.

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Parents are struggling to cope with the strain of long hours.

Parents 'buckling' under the strain of long working hours, study warns

Work is taking a "heavy toll" on parents, affecting their health and family lives, as they struggle to cope with the strain of long hours, a new study reveals.

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A previous Big Fish Little Fish event

Glow sticks at the ready as family rave returns to Sunderland

Get ready to rave with your little ones when Big Fish Little Fish returns to Sunderland next month.

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Do you think smacking should be banned?

'You should be able to discipline your own kids' - readers react to proposed smacking ban

It's a controversial topic - and one which got dozens of you talking.
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