Here are some of our highlights of the year which raised a smile.

10 stories from Sunderland that made us smile this year

If you need something to cheer you up today as 2019 draws to a close, we've got just the thing.

It's easy to get wrapped up in all of the world's negative news, but we thought we'd remind you of the little things that have put a smile on our face throughout 2019. Whether it was a funny grandma with a loud mouth, a score-predicting pig or some of the best dancers in Sunderland, we've got something for you. Take a look at some of the stories which put a smile on our face this year. Here's to the next 12 months.

He was on a winning streak as he started to predict England's success in the 2018 World Cup. And if his happy face doesn't put a smile on yours, we're out of ideas.

9. Big Bob the psychic pig

He was on a winning streak as he started to predict England's success in the 2018 World Cup. And if his happy face doesn't put a smile on yours, we're out of ideas.
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Out of heartbreak came a generous idea which supported hundreds of people across the North East this Christmas. The charity handed out boxes up and down the region.

10. The Bradley Lowery Foundation's Christmas appeal

Out of heartbreak came a generous idea which supported hundreds of people across the North East this Christmas. The charity handed out boxes up and down the region.
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