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Revealed: How 500 new homes in Sunderland could look in major £37million plan

Plans to build 500 new homes in Sunderland as part of a £37million flagship development have been revealed today.
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Weardale Avenue residents pictured with Coun George Howe, right, who object to the plans.

Developer named for controversial Sunderland land project

Controversial plans to develop open land in Seaburn have taken a step closer.

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Sunderland City centre litter.'Crowtree Road

The Tories’ dream budget for Sunderland hopes to be a nightmare for Labour

Lower council taxes, more pothole repairs and cleaner streets at no extra cost to the public, what’s not to like about the Conservative’s alternative budget for Sunderland?

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Coun Louise Farthing

Sunderland's children's service 'making steady progress' - inspectors

The service looking after Sunderland’s most vulnerable children is continuing in move in the right direction, say Government inspectors.

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Coun Robert Oliver, above left, leader of the Conservative party in Sunderland. Coun Mel Speding, above right, Sunderland City Council cabinet secretary.

'Labour lost my vote a long time ago' - how you reacted to the alternative Conservative budget for Sunderland

An alternative budget created by Tory councillors in Sunderland certainly got you talking on social media.

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson delivers his speech - "road to Brexit, a United Kingdom", as part of the government's road map on Brexit, at the Policy Exchange, London. Pic by Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Boris Johnson’s colourful call to arms over Europe means little when Brexit theatens Sunderland’s economy

When he’s in full flow, Boris Johnson is hard not to like.

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The very areas which voted Leave will be hardest hit by Brexit.

Why areas which voted Leave will be hardest hit by Brexit

The very areas of the UK which voted Leave in June 2016 are likely to be the ones hardest hit by Brexit.

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Workers at Nissan, one of the North East businesses which trade extensively with Europe.

Sunderland MPs urge government to get to grips with Brexit talks as fears grow over impact on North East

Business and political leaders have urged the Government to get to grips with Brexit after warnings the North East could be hardest hit by the UK leaving the European Union.

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Unions are warning that one in seven children of public sector workers will be living in poverty by the end of next month.

Thousands of children of public sector workers are now living in poverty, research shows

One in seven children of public sector workers will be living in poverty by the end of next month, unions are warning.

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The Conservatives have revealed their alternative budget plan for Sunderland ahead of next month's city council meeting

Free replacement bins and a lower council tax - Tories reveal alternative budget for Sunderland but Labour hit back over proposals

Conservatives in Sunderland have put forward an alternative budget for the city - but Labour has hit back over their proposals.
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The Houses of Parliament. Picture: PA.

Suspicious letter in Parliament contained 'non-harmful' white powder

Police investigating a suspicious letter delivered to an office in the Houses of Parliament found it contained white powder which was "non-harmful", the House of Commons said.
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'What's not to like about that' - readers react to proposals for Sunderland seafront

Proposals to create markets, an outdoor cinema and shops on a key Sunderland coastline spot have split opinion on social media.

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The former funfair at Seaburn, which could be transformed under new plans by Siglion.

Shipping container, outdoor cinema and market in plans drawn up for Sunderland seafront

A new leisure park could fill a prized seafront spot on the city’s coastline.

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Prime Minister Theresa May speaks as she hosts a roundtable with Japanese investors in the UK at 10 Downing Street

Sunderland MP warns of ‘massive job losses’ as May holds Brexit talks with Nissan and other Japanese firms

A Wearside MP has warned that leaving the EU’s customs union will mean ‘massive job losses.’

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Sharon Hodgson's emotional speech moved other MPs to tears.

Sharon Hodgson MP: Twenty years on, Lucy’s legacy lives on through my work as an MP

Last week, I delivered the most difficult speech I have ever given in the House of Commons during my 13 years as a Member of Parliament.

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Ministers have announced major changes to eligibility for free school meals.

Free school meals revamp 'could leave million children without hot food'

Labour has warned more than one million children could be left without hot food after ministers announced major changes to eligibility for free school meals.
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Litter offender, Kelly Cummings

Sunderland mum dumped maggot-filled rubbish on area where children play

Council chiefs have warned those dumping rubbish in Sunderland: “We’re on your case.”

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Sharon Hodgson on This Morning

MP Sharon Hodsgon shares her pain at loss of her baby daughter on national TV

A Wearside MP has spoken on national television of the pain of discovering her stillborn baby daughter did not officially exist.
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Two masted brig the Stavros S Niarchos visited the Port of Sunderland in 2015 as plans for the Tall Ships Races in the city were announced.

Extra £2million for Sunderland Tall Ships Race to fund work on River Wear

Council chiefs have agreed to spend an extra £2 million to ensure the Tall Ships Races 2018 on Wearside is a success.

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Sunderland Civic Centre.

Funding fears for Sunderland as leaders hit out over cuts

City leaders have warned Sunderland is facing a crisis in funding.

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