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Ex-Sunderland owner Ellis Short in £1.3billion Network Rail bid, according to reports

The former owner of Sunderland AFC has joined the race to take over over thousands of sites owned by Network Rail, according to reports.

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Restaurant and homes plan approved for Whitburn

Restaurant and homes plan approved for Whitburn

Plans for four homes and a restaurant in a village have been given the go ahead by councillors despite concerns over parking issues.

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Sunderland buzzing as England win first World Cup game against Tunisia

Hundreds of football fans packed into Sunderland City Centre last night to watch England see off Tunisia in their first match of the 2018 World Cup.

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Fans watch England's opening World Cup match against Tunisia, at Sunderland's Park Lane Fanzone.

Sunderland BID: City all set for a summer of football, ships, music and chillies

Football screenings, an armada of ships, live music and chillies are just some of the diverse and wonderful things heading into the city this summer.

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UNISON say that high rental costs mean some public service employees inthe North Eastare spendinga thirdof their wages on rent.

UNISON raise concerns over high rental costs in North East

High rental costs mean some public service employees in the North East are spending a third of their wages on rent, according to research published today by UNISON.
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Roadworks Round-up

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

Here’s a list of the roadworks taking place in the Sunderland area on Tuesday:

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Walter Taylor & Alan Pearson

American partnership boosts Sunderland firm

A Sunderland thermal systems business is turning up the heat on the competition after forming a strategic partnership with a major US company.

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Andrew Gartland and Helen Walton, directors of JB Contract Services.

Sunderland recruitment firm puts its money where its mouth is

A Sunderland recruitment firm is making the best of its own expertise.

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Debit card payments overtook the number of those made by cash for the first time last year.  Picture by Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Card payments overtake cash for the first time amid contactless boom

Debit card payments overtook the number of those made by cash for the first time last year, a trade association has said.

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Roadworks latest.

Roadworks latest: Where to expect delays on Monday, June 18, in the Sunderland area

Ongoing and upcoming roadworks in the Sunderland area include the following:
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Picture issued to promote the consultation over the Core Strategy and Development Plan for Sunderland

Sunderland 2033: Last chance to have your say on long-term vision for city

People in Sunderland have a final chance to give their views on plans to shape what sort of jobs, housing, transport and infrastructure will be created in the city in the coming decades.
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Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union on Arriva Rail North (Northern) will walk out for 24 hours on June 19, 21 and 23 in the long-running dispute over the roles of guards on trains.

Northern releases new timetable for RMT strike action

Northern has released its changed timetable ahead of three days of strike action next week.

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

Here’s a list of roadworks with may cause you hold-ups on Saturday:

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Washington and Sunderland West MP Sharon Hodgson.

Sunderland MP slams Government’s Universal Credit scheme after damning report is released

A Sunderland MP has hit out at the Government’s flagship benefit scheme after it was criticised in a damning official report.

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Richie Griffiths outside of the Greatham Post office. Picture by FRANK REID

Post Office set to re-open after closure before Christmas

A village Post Office described as the “hub of the community” which closed suddenly just a few months ago is to re-open its doors under new management.

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Photo issued by McDonald's of the new paper straws which are replacing the existing plastic straws across all its UK and Ireland restaurants after a successful trial.

McDonald's to replace all plastic straws with paper ones across UK restaurants

McDonald's is replacing plastic straws with paper ones across all its UK and Ireland restaurants after a successful trial.

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Call for more bus services to serve Sunderland’s historic Minster Quarter

Calls have been made for more bus services to serve Sunderland’s Minster Quarter to boost regeneration in the area.

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Government's controversial Universal Credit scheme criticised in damning new report

The Government's flagship benefit scheme has not delivered value for money, its roll out has been slower than intended and has caused hardship for many people, according to a damning official report.

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Andrew Upton

Huge investment announced for County Durham firm

International test equipment firm Seaward Group is to transform its Peterlee manufacturing base with an investment of £500,000.

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Friday roadworks across Sunderland include the following:

Roadworks latest: Where to expect delays on Friday, June 15, in the Sunderland area

Ongoing and upcoming roadworks in the Sunderland area include the following:

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