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Howzat! Share your Sunderland cricket memories

As the pads get pulled on once more, and batsmen and bowlers throughout Wearside practice their strokes and run-ups in readiness for their upcoming matches, here’s a selection of cricketing images from over the years.

Commonwealth Games medallist David Bolt.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: You only get one body – take care of it

Last week’s column about nutrition and food received a really positive response, and I got lots of messages via social media to say that readers were taking my tips and giving them a go.

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13 places you probably visited on a night out in Sunderland in the 1990s

Grab a pint of Labbatts, pop your handbag on the floor to dance round, and raise a glass to Sunderland’s nightspots of the nineties.

From drab shed to tropical paradise - Fiona Fisk (Floral Pavilion Co-ordinator for Harrogate Flower Show) unlocks the new Secret Sheds attraction.

Gardening: Look out for special deals at Harrogate Spring Flower Show

The Harrogate Spring and Autumn Flower Shows are the highlights of my gardening year, rated the best horticultural events in the country by Which?.

Russia and Chile in action at Roker Park in the World Cup of 1966.

What’s your best memory from the Roker Park era?

As another season of football approaches its end, we looked back on one of the most significant in Sunderland’s recent history.

Hooge Crater Cemetery remembers Isaac Rodgers.

The cricketing hero who died for his country in the First World War

He got to play cricket as the First World War raged on - and won.

Portable barbecue.

Gardening: 5 of the best outdoor dining tools

We look at 5 of the best outdoor dining tools

Tommy Banks

Food and Drink: Chef Tommy Banks likes to experiment with sweet and savoury tastes

Michelin star chef Tommy Banks, 28, likes to experiment with sweet and savoury.
Where to visit in Israel.

Travel: 10 great reasons to visit the 'Land of Creation'

Lauded as the Land of Creation, Israel offers the perfect opportunity to follow in our forebears’ sand-blasted footsteps.
Former Northern bus drivers take a last look at the old Philadelphia depot.

Hot breakfasts, a full-size snooker table - what a workplace this was!

It will be sad to say goodbye but the memories will live on for scores of people who still remember the Philadelphia bus depot.

Glass blowing in action.

Top bosses and a great set of workmates at this Sunderland plant

We promised you a further reflection on Pyrex – and here goes with another set of great reminders of a factory you loved.

Avocado is ideal for a good quality fat source

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Why putting more thought into food choices is a good thing

In this week’s column I’m putting on my personal trainer hat, and at the same time, focusing on one of my favourite things … food!


How many of these Sunderland shows do you remember?

Today we step back in time to shine the spotlight on some of our local amateur dramatic groups and their productions.

Staying Cool apartments at Rotunda.

Travel: Staying cool but you will never go hungry in the UK’s second city

As the Beast from the East swept across the country, I was a little worried about whether we’d actually make it to Birmingham for our hotly-anticipated first city break of the year.
Asiatic lilies Bouquet Mixed in a shade of orange.

Gardening: Tips on growing lilies that are ideal for garden pots

Lilies are up there with roses as people’s favourite flowers and they’re ideal for growing in pots.

How many of these haunted buildings have you been to?

10 of the most haunted buildings in the North East of England

The UK in general has many renowned haunted houses, castles and pubs, but the North of England is an area which boasts a large number of these spooky buildings.
Hard at work at the factory.

Your cracking memories of working at Pyrex in Sunderland

You’d have it back in a heartbeat – if the views of Echo readers are anything to go by.

The launch of the Hoegh Arrow on the Wear

On the Waterfront: Sunderland’s largest ever ship

Since the dawn of shipbuilding on the Wear, progressive increases in tonnage and dimensions of vessels cumulated in the launch of the giant ore/bulk/oil carrier Naess Crusader from North Sands in 1972 – Sunderland’s largest ever ship.

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The Bell brothers in their uniforms.

Three brothers went to war - but only one lived through it all

Kevin Dance has shared many a tragic tale of First World War bravery.

Andy in his days as a bus driver. This was taken 38 years ago at Durham bus station.

The sort of place you loved to work in ... who remembers the Philly bus depot

Former driver Andy Robson has wonderful memories of his days on the buses.

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