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Meet the cutest new recruits at Northumbria Police

An adorable littler of puppies have taken their first steps to starting a career with Northumbria Police.

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The World Cup can lead to a strain between couples.

The couples' guide to surviving the World Cup

There is plenty of excitement surrounding this year's World Cup, which kicks off in Russia tomorrow.

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These are the must-have toys you’ll be buying for Christmas 2018

There may still be 200 days to go until the big event - but that doesn’t mean we can’t start thinking about Christmas.

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Salad cream or sandwich cream?

Vote: Should Heinz Salad Cream change its name?

Food giant Heinz is considering changing the name of its Salad Cream for the first time in 104 years to Sandwich Cream because few customers actually use it on salads.
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Flying ants

North East warned that 'flying ant day' could come early in 2018 - and they'll be bigger than ever

People in the North East have been warned that an extra 50 billion flying ants are set to invade Britain this summer.

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Will you be tuning in to the latest series of Love Island?

We can't get enough of Love Island - a Sunderland University gender expert explains why

This Monday will see the return of reality TV show Love Island.

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What's the best biscuit?

National Biscuit Day: What's the best biscuit?

Crumbs! We didn't really need an excuse to have a biscuit with our cuppa today, but now we have one.

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Thousands of fans will be hoping the slogan rings true for Gareth Southgate's Three Lions team.

The World Cup slogan which England hope will inspire them to victory in Russia

A national anthem-inspired slogan will adorn the side of the England team's bus for this summer's World Cup in Russia.

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Prince Harry and Meghan on a visit to Nottingham at the end of 2017.

How to plan a street party if you want to celebrate Harry and Meghan's wedding

Most of us may be destined to toast this weekend's royal wedding at home - but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate the event in style.
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Fans of Vera pictured with Brenda Blethyn. Clockwise from right, Andy, John Payne and Marilyn Mill.

'Allo Vera! Telly fans grab selfies with Brenda Blethyn as ITV series comes to Sunderland for filming

We had a royal visit of sorts in Sunderland yesterday - well, telly royalty at least.
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Anya and Sparkle, left, and the outfit on Sparkle when she was lost.

Can you help Sunderland schoolgirl Anya find her beloved doll Sparkle?

A worried mum has launched an online appeal to reunite her daughter with a lost doll.

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Prince Louis Arthur Charles.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reveal name of baby son

William and Kate have announced the name of their newborn son.
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The sheep were born earlier this month.

Meet Teeny, Tot and Tiny - the rare sheep triplets born in Durham

These fluffy friends are usually found in more exotic places than Durham.

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Duchess of Cambridge delivers baby boy

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a son weighing 8lbs 7oz, Kensington Palace has announced.
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Sunderland, Tyneside and Teesside named on list of Russia's nuclear targets in UK

Sunderland, Tyneside and Teeside were named on a hit list of Russia's nuclear targets in the UK.

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How many of these haunted buildings have you been to?

10 of the most haunted buildings in the North East of England

The UK in general has many renowned haunted houses, castles and pubs, but the North of England is an area which boasts a large number of these spooky buildings.
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How much do you think is enough to spend?

This is how much Sunderland women expect their partners to spend on an engagement ring

Hitting the North East's jewellery shops to bag an engagement ring? You're likely to spend £470 less than your partner expects.

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Naked Attraction is auditioning in the North East for contestants.

Naked Attraction holds North East auditions for contestants - are you brave enough to apply?

Single men and women who don't mind baring all in a bid to find love are being offered the chance of TV stardom.

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National Pet Day: Meet these animal crackers from Sunderland

We love meeting all creatures great and small - and we’ve been doing just that for National Pet Day.

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