Sunderland parents warned about online game as teen death probe launched

A warning has been issued about the dangers of an online game to youngsters as a coroner is investigating the death of a teenager.

Lesley Spuhler

Sunderland's Foundation of Light gets funding to fight extremism

Sunderland's Foundation of Light is spearheading the fight against extremism.

Beyond Recall who will play at Work Discovery Week.

Wearside Work Discovery event is going to be rocking good

There’s a musical feel to a Wearside event which helps hundreds of Sunderland students to learn more about the world of work.

Do you think mobile phones have a place in the classroom?

'They don't need them in school hours' - 17 things you said about banning mobile phones in the classroom

An overwhelming number of you have backed calls from a senior MP to ban mobile phones in classrooms.

St Bede's Catholic Comprehensive in Peterlee.

School budgets more than £5million in the red, councillors told

Cash-strapped schools in County Durham were short more than £5million from their budgets by the end of the last financial year.

Ali Dixon

Entertainment, business, fashion and sport stars to receive honorary Sunderland University awards

Faces from the worlds of entertainment, sport, business and high fashion will be among those receiving honorary awards from the University of Sunderland this year.
Would a ban benefit children?

Vote: Should mobile phones be banned in the classroom?

Head teachers across the UK should ban mobile phones in the classroom, the Culture Secretary has said.

A Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system pitchside. Picture by Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

Video assisted referee systems do not guarantee justice on the pitch, says Sunderland academic after England vs Tunisia World Cup match

Football fans need to accept video assistant referee use does guarantee a fair decision, a Sunderland academic has said after England's first game of the World Cup.
Hope Wood Academy pupils take over the running of the school.

Take Over Day: Pupils and teachers swap roles at school

Youngsters took over the running of their school for a day and staff had to be on their best behaviour.


College brings firms together to ensure future of skilled workforce

Businesses from across the region come together to look at ways to ensuring future skilled workforce.

Hard at work, making the artwork.

New artwork is a tribute to 183 tragic Sunderland children

A moving tribute has been paid to the children who died in a Sunderland disaster which still remains one of the worst stampedes ever recorded.

Vote: Should university students have to sign a code of conduct for their behaviour?

Vote: Should university students have to sign a code of conduct for their behaviour?

Durham University students could be made to sign an American-style ‘honour code’.

BBC Look North presenter Jeff Brown, compare at the 33rd Sunderland Schools Dance Festival at the Sunderland Empire with some of the contestants, from Hill View Junior School.

Hundreds of Sunderland pupils in festival of dance

Excited youngsters took to the stage for Sunderland’s annual dance festival.

Durham students are drain on communities and give little back, claims councillor

Durham students are drain on communities and give little back, claims councillor

Students in Durham are a drain on communities and contribute little back in return, according to a county councillor.

Mat and Matt with their pizza ice sculpture.

Why the World Cup gives these Sunderland graduates a reason to celebrate

A life-size Subbuteo sculpture of David Beckham and son Brooklyn changed one Sunderland student's life forever.
Sunderland councillor John Kelly and RNLI life Guard Beth Forrester are joined with pupils from Fulwell Junior school at the launch of the "Hit The Surf" water safety campaign in the at Seaburn. Picture by FRANK REID

Sunderland school pupils hit the surf for water safety campaign at seafront

Youngsters from schools across Sunderland have been learning valuable water safety lessons in the run-up to the summer holidays.

Learning more about the Northern Gateway, councillors Barry Curran and Debra Waller with project manager Andrew Bruce and Dame Dorothy pupils.

Sunderland schoolchildren get close up look at new multmillion-pound city transport project

Schoolchildren have seen first hand how a major new highways project in Sunderland is taking shape.

Picture by Pa

Modern students shun drugs and worry about excessive drinking, new study finds

Most students have not used drugs during their time at university and more think excessive alcohol consumption is a bigger issue, a new study suggests.

Rebecca Hough being presented with her award. Photo courtesy of

Green-fingered florist wins gold at Chelsea Flower Show

An East Durham florist has clinched a top award at the country's most famous flower show.

Busy Bees nursery staff celebrate their Nursery of the Year win.

Winner announced in search for Sunderland Echo Nursery of the Year 2018

A Sunderland nursery is celebrating after being crowned the Echo’s Nursery of the Year 2018, thanks to loyal parents and carers.

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