Houghton and Hetton

Houghton and Hetton

Sunderland accountant treats her team to trip of a lifetime

Small business owner Lorraine Ellison was flying high after scooping a top award– and thought her staff deserved to as well.

Police walkabout in Houghton-le-Spring town centre.

Almost 80 youths identified by police over trouble in town

Almost 80 youths who have been causing trouble in a Wearside community have been identified and spoken to by police.

Michael Donkin with his award

Houghton trainer honoured for keeping his brain as fit as his body

Personal trainer Michael Donkin has been honoured for his efforts to keep his brain as fit as his body.

Hetton School youngsters.

Sunderland pupils on the ball with Futsal

Youngsters at a Sunderland school are gearing up to start a new sport.

Police on a recent walkabout in Houghton town centre.

Yobs kicked out of town in anti-social behaviour crackdown

Police have kicked youngsters who are suspected of causing trouble out of a Wearside community.

Police talking to youths during a walkabout in Houghton.

Police stepping up patrols in Sunderland to tackle bus crime

Officers will be stepping up their response to reports of anti-social behaviour on buses in Houghton.
Exmoor Ponies.

Popular ponies to make return to nature reserve for the winter

Picturesque ponies are set to return to a Wearside nature spot for the winter, it has been announced by wildlife bosses.

Police walkabout in Houghton-le-Spring town centre.  Chief Insp Mark Hall.

Police to go into schools as part of anti-social behaviour crackdown

Police will be going into schools to speak to pupils about the damage caused by anti-social behaviour after a town centre was once again plagued by yobs.

UKIP councillor Richard Elvin.

Labour loses overall majority on town council following by-elections

Labour has lost its overall majority on a Wearside town council for the first time in its 43-year history.

Hunter Street in Shiney Row. Copyright Google Maps.

Three men steal empty safe and cash in house burglary

Three men stole a safe from a house - but it was later found to be empty.
Broderick Terrace in Houghton. Photo copyright Google Maps.

Two taken to hospital after early hours kitchen fire

Two people were taken to hospital after a fire pan caught fire in the kitchen of a home.

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Darts wold champion Martin 'Wolfie' Adams with birthday boy Cameron Anderson.

Sunderland teenager scores star 18th birthday visit from world champion darts player

Cameron Anderson’s birthday celebration scored high with partygoers when a star darts player made a guest appearance.

The scene of the accident on the A690.

Drivers suffer delays after accident on A690 near Sunderland

Drivers suffered delays after an crash on the A690 near Sunderland this morning.
Sunderland School choirs singing in Durham Cathedral as part of a Music Outreach celebration

Sunderland schools sing their hearts out at cathedral concert

Wearside schoolchildren filled Durham Cathedral with song as their practice paid off in a grand performance.

From left, Shaun Chappell, co-owner, Kay Thompson, assistant support worker at Changing Lives, Marine Barrass and Amie-Beth Walker, both staff at the salon and Richard Chappell, co-owner.

Kind salon owners create Christmas window to help out worthy charity

Kind-hearted owners of a Wearside salon are inviting people to take a look at their festive window display and dig deep to help a worthy charity.


'There is no-one in control of these children' - Councillor hits out at Houghton parents during police walkabout

A Houghton Councillor has hit out at parents who let their kids run riot warning that 'there is no-one in control of these children'
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Lily Welch turns 100 years old.

Want to reach 100? A bag of pork scratchings a day is the key, says Sunderland grandma

Pork scratchings are the key to a long life, according to 100-year-old Lily Welch.

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Jean and David French celebrate their diamond wedding.

I second that emulsion! Couple who met over paint pot celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss

A couple who met across a paint pot have celebrated sixty years of wedded bliss.


Buses diverted away from town centre after anti-social behaviour from yobs

Buses have had to be diverted away from a busy town centre after yobs caused misery for drivers and passengers.

A photo of a horse wearing one of the rugs which was stolen in the raid.

Horse owners left upset after £7,000 of equipment is snatched from garage

Police investigating the theft of thousands of pounds worth of horse tack and equipment believe a vehicle was involved in taking away the haul.

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