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Meet the Castle ward candidates who want your vote in the Sunderland council local elections

This year’s local elections are just around the corner, and we will be turning the spotlight on all Sunderland’s candidates in the run-up to polling day on May 3.

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Barnes ward candidates, clockwise from top left, Tim Ellis (Lib Dem), Zaf Iqbal (Labour), Caroline Robinson (Greens), Antony Mullen (Conservatives).

Meet the Barnes ward candidates who want your vote in the Sunderland local elections

This year’s local elections are just around the corner, and we will be turning the spotlight on all Sunderland’s candidates in the run-up to polling day on May 3.

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Sunderland station.

Julie Elliott MP: Light at the end of the tunnel for Sunderland’s ‘unacceptable’ station – but I’ll keep up the pressure

A North East rail boss is finally to see for himself the faults and problems that have plagued Sunderland’s rundown station for years.

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Sunderland street demolition plans set for approval

Sunderland street demolition plans set for approval

Council plans to demolish 10 empty homes are set for approval next week.

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Council chiefs prepare £100m bid for Sunderland train station improvement works

Council chiefs prepare £100m bid for Sunderland train station improvement works

An £100m council bid from a UK Government funding pot could benefit plans to transform Sunderland’s train station, councillors have heard.

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A report is recommending the Sunderland City Council adopts legal powers to seize vehicles involved in waste transport or deposit offences.

'They know they're breaking the law' - readers back plans to crush vehicles used for fly-tipping in Sunderland

Ninety per cent of readers have backed proposals by Sunderland City Council to crush vehicles used for dumping rubbish.

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Barbara Bush alongside her husband George Bush Senior as they met with the Queen and Prince Phillip in 1989. Pic by PA.

Former U.S First Lady Barbara Bush dies aged 92

Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretence made her more popular at times than her husband, president George H.W. Bush, has died.
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Fly tipping, Children's Forest, Pennywell, Sunderland.

Sunderland fly-tippers could have vehicles crushed under new plans

New powers to seize and even crush vehicles used for fly-tipping on Wearside look set to be taken up by Sunderland City Council should proposals get the green light.

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Sunderland foster carers among lowest paid in the North East

Sunderland foster carers among lowest paid in the North East

Foster carers in Sunderland are some of the lowest paid in the North East, city councillors have been told.

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Surveillance powers used on suspected illegal tobacco sellers in Durham

Surveillance powers used on suspected illegal tobacco sellers in Durham

Surveillance powers have been used twice this year by council snoopers trying to root out illegal tobacco sellers.

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There will be a second debate on Syria today.

'Not in my name' - 12 things you said about airstrikes in Syria

Two-thirds of readers have backed the idea of MPs getting to vote over airstrikes in Syria.

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Lynn Appleby

Sunderland Lib Dem candidate suspended as party investigates Facebook posts

A Liberal Democrat council candidate from Sunderland has been suspended by the party as it investigates allegations that she shared offensive posts on social media.

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Should MPs get a vote regarding any future airstrikes in Syria?

Bombing Syria was in Britain's national interest and has had strong international support, Theresa May will insist as she tells Parliament why she ordered the attack.
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A Tornado GR4 in Cyprus

Tornados and Storm Shadow cruise missiles: The weaponry used to strike against Syria

Four Royal Air Force Tornados GR4s joined the strikes against Syria, launching Storm Shadow missiles at a base 15 miles west of Homs.
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Prime Minister Theresa May during a press conference in 10 Downing Street, London on the air strikes against Syria. Picture by Simon Dawson/PA Wire

UK missile strikes in Syria 'right and legal", says Theresa May

The Prime Minister has defended the air strikes carried out by the UK. USA and France on suspected chemical weapons sights in Syria as "right and legal".

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Wearside League football between Sunderland West End (red/white) and Anfield Plain, played at Ford Quarry, Sunderland.

New Sunderland football pitch plans to be voted on

The latest stage of a multi-million pound FA scheme to create new all-weather football pitches on Wearside could be given the go-ahead next week.

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Hundreds of care home beds empty in Sunderland, councillors hear

Hundreds of care home beds empty in Sunderland, councillors hear

Hundreds of care home beds are unoccupied across Sunderland at any one time, a meeting has heard.

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Sharon Hodgson has signalled her support for the plan.

Sunderland MP backs Labour policy to fund free bus travel for under-25s

A Sunderland MP has backed a new policy by the Labour Party to fund free bus travel for people aged under 25.

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Plan for new home in city garden gets go ahead despite student accommodation concerns

Plan for new home in city garden gets go ahead despite student accommodation concerns

Plans to build a new family home in a Durham garden have been approved despite concerns it could be turned into student accommodation.

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Do you think there should be minimum standards for hospital food? Picture: PA.

Vote: Should there be mandatory minimum standards for hospital food?

There should be "mandatory minimum standards" for hospital food, Labour has said.

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