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Former Sunderland footballer Darron Gibson spared jail over drink-drive crash

Crime
The Friends of West Park hope to have the land recognised as a village green to protect it from being used as a housing development.

Campaigners aiming to save Sunderland’s West Park from housing await word on village green bid

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Tony Taylor is unhappy about the use of ParkingEye systems at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Sunderland driver gets hospital parking fine refund after Echo help

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Headteacher Elizabeth Hayes outside Boldon School.

School is still failing to make the grade - despite being told it must improve

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Sandbag wall built to protect businesses near fire-hit Sunderland waste plant

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Girl who can not swim lucky to be alive after being swept out to sea

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Picture special: How the North East joined in with the Royal Wedding celebrations

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Images released as police launch appeal after robbery

County Durham

Sharon Hodgson MP: Twenty years on, Lucy’s legacy lives on through my work as an MP

Sharon Hodgson

Former Sunderland footballer Darron Gibson spared jail over drink-drive crash

Crime

Images released as police launch appeal after robbery

County Durham
The Faltec factory in East Boldon

Legionnaire’s Disease firm tells of regret over worker illnesses and injury

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Jordan Jordison.

Brute headbutted and strangled ex-girlfriend at Sunderland hotel

News

Roadworks Round-up: Where you may face delays in the Sunderland area on Tuesday

Transport
Picture by PA as the worst UK airports for flight punctuality have been revealed

North East airport named among poorest for punctuality

Transport
Three teenagers were rescued after being swept out to sea. Picture by RNLI/Adrian Don.

Girl who can not swim lucky to be alive after being swept out to sea

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The final phase in the longstanding road and bridge repairs at Heworth will see the A184 closed in both directions at Heworth.

Final phase of Felling bypass works set to start

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Sunderland school’s sports teams celebrate a winning treble

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Headteacher Elizabeth Hayes outside Boldon School.

School is still failing to make the grade - despite being told it must improve

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Staff at The Ribbon School, Barnes Road, Murton in their nearly completed new play area. Pictured left to right are Lisa Walton, acting headteacher early years, Mark Dudley caretaker, Aleisha's mum and school administrator Michelle Ord, John Murray site manager and Rebecca Gent, deputy headteacher early years.

Work complete on play park set up in memory of girl who died in bus accident

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Staff and students at Sunderland's Key Stage One pupil referal unit hold a superhero day.

Sunderland youngsters are superheroes for a day

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Louise is settled into culture role at Sunderland gaming firm tombola

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An artist's impression of the IAMP looking south to the River Wear.

First stage of works on Sunderland multi-million pound business park set for approval

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RTC business advisor David Boath, left, and Gary Day of Aroma Lids.

Gary is flying high with help from Sunderland-based RTC North

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The BGL team celebrate their win.

Golden award win for Sunderland’s BGL team

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Campaigners aiming to save Sunderland’s West Park from housing await word on village green bid

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MP Sharon Hodgson is backing the all-party report into dealing with the UK's growing obesity problem.

Sunderland MP backs calls to end postcode lottery over obesity treatment

Sunderland 2
Julie Elliott

Sunderland MP welcomes cut in maximum stake on controversial betting machines

News 1
Antony Mullen.

Councillor who called Sunderland a ‘post-apocalyptic ****hole’ made local Conservative press officer

Sunderland

Council bid to cut city’s £94m smoking health bill

Health
Chapman and Sons Butchers in Blackhall.

Inquest opened into man's death as probe continues into salmonella outbreak

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Vera Maw and the  Sunderland Carers Centre team

Help is out there for Sunderland dementia sufferers thanks to new advice line

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Katie getting in some exercise.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: How my mother has been my inspiration for a healthy life

Health

Sandbag wall built to protect businesses near fire-hit Sunderland waste plant

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Firefighters were still working to dampen the blaze at Alex Smiles on Friday.

Residents near Alex Smiles blaze site warned to limit time outside

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People taking advanatge of the glorious Bank Holiday weather on the beach at Seaburn.

Two Sunderland beaches achieve Blue Flag status

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Officials say they want to bring a fire-hit waste site in Sunderland back into use

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Smoke from the scene earlier today

Environment Agency says no sign of pollution from Alex Smiles blaze as firefighters remain on scene

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Do you agree with our letter writer's views on Sunderland City Council?

Letter of the week: 'Sunderland Council needs a good shake up'

Your Say
Former Sunderland manager Chris Coleman.

Letter of the week: 'Sad to see Chris Coleman leave Sunderland'

Your Say
Fighters during the Spanish Civil War.

Seeking stories from the Spanish Civil War

Your Say
Our writer has sympathy with wheelchair user Tara Johnson, from Whitburn, who couldn't see at Gary Barlow's Sunderland Empire concert due to people standing in front of her.

There’s not enough respect for the disabled

Your Say

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: How my mother has been my inspiration for a healthy life

Health
The Southampton flying boat S1231 visiting North Dock Basin.

On the Waterfront: Flying boat’s trip to Sunderland in 1929

Retro
Mental health problems can affect anyone at any time. Pic: PA.

Why you should look after your mental health – and get help if you need it

Opinion
Tax credits.

Benefits Expert: Tax credits explained when working hours change

Business
Sunflower Sunbelieveable Brown Eyed Girl. Picture: RHS

Plenty of new plants set to be unveiled at Chelsea Flower Show

Lifestyle
Prince Harry and Meghan on a visit to Nottingham at the end of 2017.

How to plan a street party if you want to celebrate Harry and Meghan's wedding

Offbeat
Fans of Vera pictured with Brenda Blethyn. Clockwise from right, Andy, John Payne and Marilyn Mill.

'Allo Vera! Telly fans grab selfies with Brenda Blethyn as ITV series comes to Sunderland for filming

Offbeat
Anya and Sparkle, left, and the outfit on Sparkle when she was lost.

Can you help Sunderland schoolgirl Anya find her beloved doll Sparkle?

Sunderland
Prince Louis Arthur Charles.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reveal name of baby son

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