Houghton and Hetton

Houghton and Hetton

Police appeal after on-line iPhone sale scam

Police have issued a photo of a man they want to speak to in connection with an on-line sale scam in Houghton.

Crime
Candidates for the Copt Hill ward in the Sunderland council local elections. Clockwise, from top left, Anthony Allen (Independent), Jack Edward Cunningham (Labour and Co-Operative Party), Patricia Ann Francis (Conservative Party) and Esme Rose Stafford Featherstone (Green Party).

Meet the Copt Hill ward candidates vying for 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.

Politics
Kelis. Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Win tickets to Kelis at Bongo’s Bingo night at Rainton Meadows Arena

Milkshake singer Kelis is heading to Houghton – and you could be there for free.

Music
Fire crews rescue man from Morecambe garage fire.

Sunderland fire crews called to blaze in village

Wearside firefighters were called to put out a rubbish blaze.
News
MP Bridget Phillipson with leaders and members of 1st Herrtington Scouts at the unveiling of their refitted hut.

Scout hut ready for service after revamp project is complete

A Scout hut eaten away by critters has been given a revamp thanks in part to the legacy of its late leaders.

News
Some of the items taken during the burglary.

Thief 'ashamed' after stealing irreplaceable jewellery from family home

A mum was left "on edge" in her own home after precious property was stolen during a daylight raid.

Crime
Fencehouses Service Station

Service station gears up for development

A Wearside service station is in new hands.

News
Kelis. Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Singer Kelis to perform at Rainton Meadows Arena for Bongo’s Bingo night

Singer Kelis is set to perform at Rainton Meadows Arena in Houghton.

Music
Teesside Crown Court

Carer ‘didn’t know drugs were in her outhouse and cannabis farm was in her loft’, court told

A carer denied knowledge of drugs and drug dealing paraphernalia found at her property.

Crime
Some of the tobacco which was seized during the raids.

Illegal tobacco seized as properties in North East are raided

Over 100,000 illegal cigarettes and 100kg of hand-rolling tobacco have been seized after properties were raided as part of a campaign.

Crime
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service has issues a plea for those with children to be ware of the craze of putting tinfoil in a microwave.

Fire service issues warning over online craze of microwaving tinfoil

Fire chiefs have urged people not to fall for an online claim which could prove deadly.
News
Dairy Lane Care Centre, Dairy Lane Houghton-le-Spring

Help at hand for Sunderland families as they search for a care home

Families are being offered the chance to call in independent help to help them check out care homes for their loved ones.

News
Tributes have flooded in for popular teenager Taylor Bowe since his death.

Date set for funeral of much-loved teenager Taylor Bowe

The funeral of a much-loved teenager who died suddenly is to be held next week.

News
Gareth Wetherell

Attacker told pensioner 'phone an ambulance because you're going to get it' before leaving him covered in blood

An attacker told his pensioner victim to phone the emergency services and warned "you're going to get it" before leaving him unconscious and covered in blood.

Sunderland
Taylor Bowe died at his home in Houghton on Monday.

'He will stay forever young' - your tributes to tragic Taylor Bowe

Dozens of readers have paid tribute to a much-loved teenager who died suddenly at his home.

Houghton and Hetton

Cracking turn out as Penshaw Bowl egg roll sees thousands join in

There was a cracking turn out as thousands of children lined up to roll their eggs at Penshaw Bowl.

News
Briget Philipson MP opens the Burnside Academy's new community building with younsters Faith Mullan, 4 and Paige Burns, 5.

Sunderland MP opens school’s new community hub

A new community hub for Sunderland is up and running for visitors.

News
Some of the items of jewellery taken in the burglary.

Police appeal to track down jewellery including war medal which were taken in burglary

Police are hoping to track down various items of jewellery which were taken in a burglary.
News

Men who murdered Vietnamese mum are ‘most violent and cowardly individuals’ detective has come across

The detective who led the investigation into the murder of Quyen Ngoc Nuyen said today her two killers are probably the “most violent and cowardly individuals” he has come across in his decades in the police force.

Crime
Chairman of Philadelphia Cricket and Community Club Malcolm Pratt.

Cricket club gets £50,000 towards club house revamp

A cricket club’s facilities are set to be given a revamp after it was awarded almost £50,000 towards refurbishment plans.

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