Sunderland LIVE for Friday, October 4: Houghton Feast Opening Ceremony, breaking news, traffic and weather updates
Welcome to our live news blog covering all things in and around Sunderland – and the wider region – for Friday, October 4.
It’s Faye on the late shift until 10pm.
Our team will be with you from 6am-10pm with all the latest news, traffic, travel and weather to keep you moving today. Keep refreshing and scrolling upwards for the latest stories and if you have anything of interest for our readers then please contact us via our Sunderland Echo Facebook page, through email at email@example.com or by a good old-fashioned phone call to (0191) 5166127.