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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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Youngsters excited for the Great Exhibition of the North. Evie Batey, Sophie Dotchin, James Simmonds, Zac Batey and Aaron Clark.

Extended Metro services for the Great Exhibition of the North

Tyne and Wear Metro has announced that it will be running extended services for the opening night of the Great Exhibtion of the North.
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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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Police investigating an attempted burglary in Sunderland have released this image of a man they would like to trace.

Appeal launched after attempted burglary in Sunderland

Police investigating an attempted burglary in Sunderland have released this image of a man they would like to trace.
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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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The calls for tighter junk food advertising restrictions come ahead of the next chapter of the Government's Childhood Obesity Strategy.

Call to restrict junk food ads during catch-up TV to fight childhood obesity

Children watching the Britain's Got Talent final online using catch-up TV were inundated with junk food adverts, health campaigners have said.

Health
Do you feel like you have a good relationship with your GP?

Relationship with GP matters most to patients, study suggests

The relationship which patients have with their GP matters more to them than surgery opening hours, research suggests.

Health
Summer Green, six, received a reply from Buckingham Palace after she invited the Queen to her birthday party.

Sunderland schoolgirl ‘overwhelmed’ by letter from Buckingham Palace

The Queen has sent a thank you note to a Sunderland schoolgirl after she penned a letter to Buckingham Palace with an invitation to her birthday tea.

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Lynne Symonds with Wulugu students.

Sunderland woman returns to African tribe where she has helped thousands of children

A Wearside woman who was made the first white female chief of a major African tribe has returned to the country where she has helped thousands of people to live better lives.

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Clive Dunning, right, with his Brain of Britain trophy and show host Russell Davies.

Sunderland quiz league player crowned Brain of Britain in BBC contest

A champion quizzer is celebrating after masterminding another national success.

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The court heard a row between the pair broke out during a visit to Creswell Towers holiday park.

South Tyneside businessman denies murdering Sunderland employee

A garage worker died 16 days after his boss "choked the life from him" then dumped him in a shallow grave at a remote seaside beauty spot, murder jurors have heard.
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One of the attacks happened near Fellgate Metro Station

Man cleared of two South Tyneside sex attacks

A sex offender who said he was accused of two attacks on lone women due to "mistaken identity" has been cleared of all charges.

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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some 'over the counter' medicines such as treatments for constipation and athletes foot, starting from this month.

Health
Burial at sea is an increasingly popular choice, says one local funeral director

Star Wars or sea burial: the rise of bespoke funerals

It’s easier than ever to personalise your loved one’s funeral, says funeral director John Hogg.

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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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The new law came into force last April.

Hundreds of North East children targeted by internet groomers in last year, figures show

A charity has revealed the shocking number of North East children targeted by internet perverts since a new anti-grooming law came into force a year ago.

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Police have released images of people they would like to speak to.

CCTV images released after items stolen from B&Q

Police have released images of two people they would like to speak to after thieves targeted a B&Q store.

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Police were called to Middle Street. Picture by Google Maps.

Armed police called out after report of 'gunman'

Armed police were called out to a village after a report a man was brandishing a gun from a balcony.

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