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Energy firm to recruit 20 new workers at its South Shields HQ

A company is offering people the chance to start 2018 with a new career as it creates 20 jobs at its head office.

More than half of us have started winding down for Christmas.

Today's the day we officially start winding down for Christmas

Today's the day when more than half of workers admit to officially downing tools as the festive period gets well and truly underway, according to new research.


Warning not to travel on ‘Frantic Friday’ - and other travel tips for Christmas

Drivers are being urged to avoid travelling on “Frantic Friday” when the last of the year’s commuter traffic will clash with the Christmas getaway.

The crash happened on the northbound carriageway of the A19. Image copyright Google Maps.

Delays on A19 after crash between junctions

Rush hour traffic was hit by delays after a collision which left one car on the central reservation.
Six Year 13 pupils who were involved in the process accepted the award on behalf of the school.

School is top of the class after earning ‘world-class’ mark

A school is celebrating being top of the class after becoming just one of 60 in England to earn a prestigious award.

A police officer.

Newlyweds from Sunderland burgled while on their honeymoon

A newlywed couple have been burgled while they enjoyed their honeymoon.

Lucy McKelvley of Lucy Locket Land is to host a charity night in aid of WHIST

Craft business owner’s Christmas party hopes to help transform lives

A creative business owner is hosting a unique Christmas party to help people in urgent need this Christmas.

The call for a cleaner Sunderland is gathering pace.

Clean Streets: Tall Ships Race team back drive to get Sunderland looking its best

Sunderland’s Tall Ships Races project director has joined the call for a pristine-looking city in 2018.

Does the cost of your office party figure out?

So how much do bank holidays, Secret Santa gifts, your Christmas bonus and the office party really cost business in time and money?

Time and money spent on Christmas parties, personal presents and colleagues’ Secret Santa gifts whilst at work is costing UK businesses a sizeable £10.7 billion, according to new research.

The incident took place on the A1(M). Image by Google Maps.

Delays on A1 after car collides with central reservation

Drivers are facing delays on the A1 after a car collided with the central reservation.

The car struck the central reservation on the A1(M). Pic: Owers Media.

Drivers warned of black ice on roads after crash on A1(M)

Motorists have been urged to take care today after an accident thought to have been caused by black ice on the A1(M).
Carl and Gemma Lowery receiving the Helen Rollason Award at the 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards

'I am so proud of him' says Bradley Lowery's mum on receiving BBC Sports Personality of the Year award

Bradley Lowery had been honoured posthumously with a special award at tonight's BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017.
The race was due to start and finish at Dalton Park shopping outlet.

Dalton Park 10k run cancelled for health and safety reasons

The first-ever Run Durham Dalton Park 10k race, due to be held today, has fallen victim to the weather.

One man is in hospital following a fight in Sunderland.

Man suffers suspected fractured skull in Sunderland fight

One man has been taken to hospital following a fight in Sunderland.


Sunderland fans overjoyed as club secures first home victory of the season

Sunderland supporters couldn't contain their delight tonight after their team won its first home game in just less than a year.

Back row from left, Gareth Gladman, Farah Kahn, Alan King, Geanina Cocianga, Noreen Allen, Liam Smallwood and Stefan Beattie. Front row from left, Clive Page, holding cake and Andy Fowler, wearing hat.

Grand Central marks a decade since restoring direct London rail services from Sunderland and Hartlepool

The company which brought back direct rail services between the North-East coast and London has marked a decade in existence by promising "exciting times ahead".


Watch Sunderland fans celebrate as magic Maja ensures home hoodoo finally ends

Sunderland supporters are celebrating after their team finally won at home just one day shy of a full year.
Police want to talk to this man.

Police release photograph of a male they want to speak to

Police have released a photo of a male they would like to question.


She said yes! Happy outcome to frosty proposal

Andrew Owen was overjoyed when his girlfriend agreed to be his wife following a romantic ice rink proposal.

MP Sharon Hodgson says she will be in parliament to help get the bill through.

Sunderland MP backs bill to help end child hunger

Sunderland MP Sharon Hodgson has thrown her support behind a bill which calls for an end to child hunger.

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