Vote: Is it reasonable for employers to ask women about plans for having children?

Employers are being accused of having "antiquated" attitudes to recruiting women as new evidence revealed many believe it is reasonable to ask about plans to have children during a job interview.

Ron and Pat Forsyth with pupils who took part in the dementia
caf� launch.

Washington primary school is one of the first in the North East to launch a dementia café

A primary school has become one of the first in the North East to launch a dementia café, where children can chat and play games with older people living with the conmdition.

The Emergency Department team at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Sunderland NHS Trust backs Best of Health Awards

City Hospital Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is backing our Best of Health awards once again - hailing them as an opportunity to let staff know how much they are appreciated.


Shock death of Sunderland mum-of-three sees sister launch campaign to help others

The death of a mum-of-three from a condition where the immune system attacks the body has led her sister to launch a campaign to save others.

Best of Health Community Service/Unsung Hero Award winners Marie Farish and Steven Hogg.

The Sunderland stroke survivor who became a Best of Health winner- and an ambassador for hundreds of others

A Sunderland dad loves it when the light shines on his dining room - because the rays glint on his Best of Health trophy.


Valentine's Day meals 'shockingly unhealthy', find health scientists

Supermarkets are selling Valentine's Day meal deals containing "shockingly unhealthy" amounts of salt, sugar and fat at bargain prices, according to a survey.

Valentine's Day leads to mini baby boom, NHS data shows

Valentine's Day leads to a small - but noticeable - baby boom, figures have shown.
The family and friends of Chloe Gray together with DKMS Charity, asking people to sign up as potential stem cell doners, in The Bridges on Tuesday. Pictured l-r are Jason Gray (Chloe's uncle) Francesca Bowser (Chloe's mum) and nurse Danielle Hardy.

Sunderland schoolgirl who needs stem cell donor to find out about further treatment

Little fighter Chloe Gray is today about to hear what the next stage in her treatment will be as the search for a stem cell donor to save her life continues.

Rob Howell and Shirley Russell who haver found love through the British Polio Fellowship.

Valentine’s Day is so sweet for Sunderland couple brought together by Polio Fellowship

Love is just as wonderful second time around for Bob Howell and Shirley Russell.

The Health Care Scientist of the Year winners - the Neurophysiology Department at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Sunderland health care team had an amazing night at the awards

A team of 11 fantastic workers found themselves collecting an award - and now they’re the talk of their profession.

South Tyneside District Hospital

Meeting to discuss future of hospital services in South Tyneside

A crunch meeting has been called to discuss the future of South Tyneside District Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Do you think smokers should stick to designated areas?

Vote: Do you think smokers should stick to designated areas?

Fitness trainer Katie Bulmer-Cooke caused a social media stir with this week's column in the Sunderland Echo.

Sunderland & South Tyneside Health Awards 2017 at the Quality Hotel, Boldon.

Best of Health Awards: Time to honour your health heroes

It’s time to honour your health heroes.

South Tyneside

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Smokers should stick to designated areas

Over the past few months I’ve made almost daily visits to the hospital, and in so doing I’ve met so many extremely hard working medical staff who do such a fantastic job.

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Health advice from Dr Alexandra Phelan ahead of Valentine's Day.

Health advice: Share affection, not infection, this Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day in the calendar, however the potential health implications of this passionate time of year can concern doctors and it’s worth taking time to think about the risks of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Francesca Bowser collects shoppers' details at the last DKMS recruitment session at The Bridges.

Search for #aheroforchloe continues with Sunderland shopper recruitment drive

Wearsiders are already proving to be heroes in the search for someone to help save the life of a city schoolgirl.


Sunderland MP joins Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Jamie Oliver in calls for vegetable advertising fund

A Sunderland MP has joined celebrity chefs in calling for a special fund to advertise vegetables to improve our health.

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Kay Fisher at Tribeca Hair Design.

Sunderland mum who lost hair aged nine supporting other alopecia sufferers

A mum from Wearside who was diagnosed with alopecia as a child is helping others deal with the illness through her work with a charity.

Mr Sunderland Brad Hopper. Picture courtesy of Mike Bielby.

Mr Sunderland faced wrath of social media trolls as modelling career flourished

Mr Sunderland Brad Hopper has had to face criticism from internet trolls as his modelling career has flourished.
Jacqui Reeves, from Washington Mind.

Praise for Mr Sunderland for talking openly about his fight with depression

The organisation which helped Mr Sunderland Brad Hopper with his depression has praised him for finding the courage to speak publicly about his fight.
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