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Health worker found with hundreds of 'disgusting' images and videos of child porn on his computer

A health worker faces losing his job with the NHS after he admitted child porn offences.

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Campaigners at the hospital meeting

Campaigners' anger as health chiefs vote to move hospital services from South Tyneside to Sunderland

Campaigners have reacted in anger over decisions made on the future of three key services at South Tyneside District Hospital.

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Pc Paul McVeigh.

Police officer accused of attacking suspect gives evidence at court trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a handcuffed suspect by dropping him face first onto a cell floor has told a jury of his disgust after the arrested man spat in his face.
Crime
Christopher Sayers, who is doing the Sunderland City Half Marathon in aid of CLIC Sargent, with daughter Daisy.

Dad to take on half marathon following daughter’s cancer diagnosis

A devoted dad is set to tackle a half marathon to give something to the charity has helped him and his family since his daughter was diagnosed with cancer just three months ago.

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Drivers are advised to take note of planned roadworks listed below.

Roadworks Round-up: Where to expect delays on Friday, February 23, across Sunderland

Here is our regular list of expected roadworks across Sunderland for Friday, February 23, and the coming days:
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The air ambulance is at the scene. Picture by Durham Constabulary.

Air ambulance flies one man to hospital after accident closes A1M in both directions

A man has been flown to hospital after a crash on the A1M in County Durham.
Transport
The price is going up.

BBC licence fee to rise to £150.50

The annual fee for BBC programming increased for the first time since 2010 in 2017 after the Government said it would rise in line with inflation for five years.

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Sunderland Civic Centre

Safeguarding fears as Ofsted inspectors rate Sunderland City Council apprenticeship and adult learning services 'inadequate'

Government inspectors have branded Sunderland City Council's further education and apprenticeship service 'inadequate' and highlighted concerns over 'risks of radicalisation and extremism.'
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PC Paul McVeigh

Jurors shown CCTV in police station assault trial

Jurors in the case of a police officer accused of assaulting a handcuffed prisoner have been shown CCTV footage of the man being dragged from the back of the police van and landing on the ground.

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Friends and family pictured outside of Newcastle Crown Court wearing mourning headbands in tribute to Quyen Ngoc Nguyen.

Flames from burning car reached 30 feet as murdered mum lay dying inside, court told

Flames from a car that was torched while a murdered mum lay dying inside reached 30ft into the air, jurors have heard.
Crime

Can you spot yourself at Roker Park in our picture tribute to preacher Billy Graham?

Thousands of people in Sunderland will have reason to recall late American preacher Billy Graham.

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Organ donation.

Julie Elliott MP: Change in organ donation law will save lives

Introducing a change in the law on organ donation could save as many as 500 lives a year – lives that you, your family or those close to you may treasure dearly.

Health
University workers hold leaflets they begin a month of walkouts in the latest stage of a bitter dispute over pensions. Pic: PA.

Thousands of students face disruption as lecturers go on strike

More than a million students around the UK could face disruption to lectures and classes today as university workers begin a wave of walkouts in an ongoing bitter dispute over pensions.
Education
Quyen Nguyen.

Murder accused took ‘smiling selfie’ after raping ‘tiny’ mum and setting body on fire, court told

Two men accused of “raping and incapacitating” a nail salon worker before setting her body and car on fire are said to have taken a selfie after the killing

Crime
Liam Gallagher during the 2018 BRIT Awards show, held at the O2 Arena, London. Photo credit: Victoria Jones/PA Wire.

Never forgotten - Brits musical tribute to Manchester bombing victims

Liam Gallagher took to the stage at the Brit Awards to pay tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing.
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Dame Vera Baird QC, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria.

Crime Commissioner’s plea to Home Secretary over impact of cheap drink on policing

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner is calling on the Home Secretary to step in over the impact of cheap alcohol.

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Your roadworks round-up.

Roadworks Round-Up: Where you might face delays in Sunderland on Thursday, February 22

Here's a round-up of the closures and delays affecting the Sunderland area on Thursday:

Transport
Don't be Shy photo by Elizabeth Price William and Kate

Adorable South Shields tots have William and Kate beaming on Royal visit

A pair of adorable South Tyneside tots stole the heart of the Duchess of Cambridge as she visited the north east.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge put some of the final touches to Sunderland’s Northern Spire landmark

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge helped put some of the final touches to Sunderland’s Northern Spire bridge - during a visit to Wearside’s striking new landmark.

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PC Paul McVeigh

Police officer goes on trial accused of assaulting prisoner

A police officer has gone on trial accused of two assaults on a prisoner.

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