Houghton and Hetton

Houghton and Hetton

Police dealing with broken down vehicle on A690

A vehicle has broken down on a stretch of the busy A690 road this morning.


Chippy of the Year: Here’s your Top 10 - now choose a winner

We asked you to help us find the best chip shop in the Sunderland area - and how you responded!


Neighbours forced to flee after house fire threatens to spread to their homes

Neighbours had to flee today as a fire in a terraced house on Wearside threatened to spread to their homes.

Shock death of Sunderland mum-of-three sees sister launch campaign to help others

The death of a mum-of-three from a condition where the immune system attacks the body has led her sister to launch a campaign to save others.

Kepier (blue shirts) battle to victory against Thomas Telford School in their ESFA semi-final

Kepier boys reach English Schools FA Cup final - with the help of former Sunderland defender Martin Scott

A Houghton team has reached the national finals of the English Schools Football Association’s Elite Schools Cup.

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The A19 at Peterlee.

Teacher banned from driving after speeding at 105mph on A19

A supply teacher spotted driving at 105mph on the A19 has been banned from the roads for a year.

The car taken in the burglary, which then knocked down the owner's dog.

Dog killed by burglars as they flee scene in stolen car

A dog died when it was knocked down by burglars who had broken into its owner's home and stole their car.
Houghton and Hetton
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Boy, 8, injured in hit and run

An eight-year-old boy has been injured after being knocked over in a hit-and-run incident in Hetton.

Angler abused fisheries officers investigating illegal fishing offence

Body-worn camera footage has helped to secure the conviction of a man from Houghton.

Colin Wootton enjoying a cup of tea with Vic Lane in his newly-rented flat.

Homeless veteran goes from living in tent to new home thanks to community campaign

A former serviceman has been helped into his own home after a community rallied round when they discovered he was living in a tent.

Northumbria Police has a reduced level of police officers compared to 2012.

Police numbers down as picture of budget cuts takes affect

The number of police officers helping to keep Wearside’s communities safe has dropped by hundreds as the impact of budget cuts hit.

Coun Michael Mordey, the City Council's Portfolio Holder for City Services, said the work shows the council is committed to highways maintenance improvements.

Drivers warned of diversions as roadworks get set to start

Drivers are being warned of disruption on the roads this week as two highways maintenance projects get set to begin.
The woman was airlifted to hospital after she was cut free from the frame of a hoist.

Woman left with 'life threatening' injuries after becoming trapped in hoist

A woman is fighting for her life after she was airlifted to hospital following a rescue operation to free her from a bed hoist.

Houghton and Hetton

Revealed: The 13 Sunderland businesses with a one-star food hygiene rating

These 13 Sunderland restaurants, shops, takeaways and businesses have all been given low food hygiene ratings by the Food Standards Agency.

Colliery Lane, Hetton. Picture from Google Images

Firefighters cut horse free from gate

Firefighters had to use hydraulic cutting equipment to free a horse after it got its leg stuck in a gate.
Jordan Jordison

Man secretly moved into ex-girlfriend's house with new lover - then jumped out of window when she came back

A man who defied his ex-girlfriend's restraining order by secretly moving into her house with his new lover then jumping out of the window has been spared jail.

Lee Cooke

Drug dealer spared jail after becoming a dad and 'growing up'

A drug dealer who was caught with a haul of cannabis and cash at his home has been spared jail.
Houghton and Hetton
Dubmire Working Men's Club, in Fence Houses. Copyright Google Maps.

Man attacked while playing dominoes at working men's club

A man has suffered a serious eye injury after he was attacked while playing dominoes at a working men's club.

The event was held at Hetton Lyons Country Park.

National spotlight on Wearside as cyclo-cross spectacular wows crowds

Wearside was in the national spotlight as some of the nation’s leading cyclists got on their bikes for a major event.

The fire broke out in a former care home in Newbottle. Credit: Google.

Fire in former care home believed to have been started deliberately

A fire in a former care home is believed to have been started deliberately.

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