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Shoppers help campaign to create holiday home in memory of Bradley Lowery

Shoppers are chipping in to help create a holiday home for sick children and their families in memory of the inspirational Bradley Lowery.

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Some of the tobacco which was seized.

Cigarettes worth almost £20,000 seized in raids

More than 75,000 cigarettes worth almost £20,000 have been seized and a man has been arrested after raids by police.

Ricky Elliott has been locked up.

Sunderland 'career criminal' locked up after breaking into restaurant

A "career burglar" has been put behind bars for two raids at city centre eating places.
A police officer.

Newlyweds from Sunderland burgled while on their honeymoon

A newlywed couple have been burgled while they enjoyed their honeymoon.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arriving at the Nottingham Contemporary. Picture: PA.

Date announced for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's 2018 wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding is to take place on Saturday May 19, Kensington Palace has announced.
Allan Curry.

Fraudster stole £2.5million from garage for lavish lifestyle including BMWs and houses

A 24-year-old fraudster swindled millions of pounds from a car dealership, lavishing himself with cars and houses.
Disgraced David Fenwick.

Disgraced Sunderland teacher had been questioned before about 'over familiarity' with pupils

Disgraced Wearside teacher David Fenwick had been questioned before at his school about his “over familiarity” with pupils.

Grinch stole Christmas.

5 Children's Books to Give this Christmas

Are you struggling to find the perfect book for your little one?

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman meets seven-year-old Abi Smith during a Christmas visit to Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Sunderland AFC boss Chris Coleman and players spread Christmas cheer to young fans on hospital visits

Chris Coleman thanked families and staff for an ‘amazing welcome’ as he and his Sunderland squad visited children’s wards across the North East.

Peterlee Leisure Centre, where part of the building is to become home to the town's library.

Stop-gap library set to open as plans push on with new £1.9m centre

A pop-up library to help fill the gap in a town’s service while a new £1.9million venue is set up.

Christmas Books

10 books to give this Christmas

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for the book lover in your life? Or are a book worm yourself?
Let me take a selfie.

Can't stop taking pictures of yourself? You might have 'selfitis'

Selfitis - or the obsessive taking of selfies - appears to be a genuine condition, research has suggested.

The scene in Church Street, Murton, following a crash on Thursday night.

Man taken to hospital after crash on busy road

A man was taken to hospital by paramedics following a road smash last night.

The Book of Forgotten Authors

10 books to give this Christmas

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for the book lover in your life? Or are a book worm yourself?

Pat Brown, Toni Green, Karen Teasdale with Shannon Crowder, of Hope 4 Kidz.

Last chance to donate to the Sunderland Echo Toy Appeal and make a child’s Christmas special

Gifts have been flooding in in response to our appeal to help make Christmas special for a child in need.

Frosty weather has returned this morning.

What is weather in North East going to be like this weekend?

The North East could be set for more frosty weather in the coming days.
MPs have hit out at the funding of transport in the North East.

Transport cash funding targeted by MPs upset over region’s share

North East MPs have hit out at the Government with a claim it has lumped together our region with the North West to mask its lack of investment in our transport systems.

Manager at The Dolphin (left) Carl Donkin with the Echo's Pub of the Year honour alongside fellow staff.

Revealed: Who has won the Echo’s Pub of the Year award?

Drinkers at a Sunderland boozer are raising a glass for the third time in a row after it pulled the Echo’s Pub of the Year award once again.

Sujona Begum has become Sunderland's first female Asian driving instructor

Sunderland mum qualifies as city’s first female Asian driving instructor

A Sunderland mum is making her dream come true after qualifying as the city’s first Asian female driving instructor.

Alan Lee angry over fly tipping

Fuming Sunderland residents hit out at rubbish dumped near their homes

From unwanted children’s toys to empty food cartons and bottles, fuming residents have hit out at people dumping rubbish in their communities.

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