Houghton and Hetton

Houghton and Hetton

Fire breaks out at car window tinting business

A car window tinting business has been "severely damaged" in a blaze.
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The fund-raising site set up in memory of Jay McLaren

HSE plans no further action over death of tragic dad Jay McLaren

Health and Safety Executive bosses are planning no further action over the death of a Sunderland dad whose body was found at a recycling site after a Christmas night out.
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Paul Ternent.

Police want to speak to Sunderland man in connection with offences against vulnerable people

Police in North Yorkshire want help to trace a Wearside man they want to speak to.

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Traffic on the northbound A19 backed-up due to a accident on the approach to Testo's Roundabout.

Vow to keep up pressure and make A19 a safer route

A North East MP has vowed to keep up pressure on the Government to take action to make the A19 safer.

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Elba Park off Chester Road.

Police appeal over two 'quick-fire' thefts in area

Police are appealing for information after what officers describe as two "quick-fire" thefts near Houghton.
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South Hetton Road. Copyright Google Maps.

Police hunt fuel thieves after five-mile pursuit involving helicopter

Police are hoping to trace two men following a suspected fuel theft from a petrol station which saw a pursuit involving the force helicopter.
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Firefighters say factory demolition led to fall in number of blazes

Firefighters say factory demolition led to fall in number of blazes

The demolition of a derelict factory has helped reduce the number of fires in Houghton, firefighters have said.

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He appeared at Teesside Magistrates' Court.

‘Outrageous’ banned driver drove to court in van while over legal drugs limit

A banned motorist who was under the influence of drugs took to the roads to drive to a court appearance.

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Fire crews use special equipment to rescue stricken foal

Fire crews use special equipment to rescue stricken foal

Firefighters used specialist equipment to rescue a foal which had become trapped in Hetton.

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Up to 75 women may have died early following blunders in a breast screening, according to latest estimates.

Fears for women after IT error leads to missed final breast cancer checks

A Wearside MP has urged the Government to make sure a computer failure which left more than 12,000 women across the North East unchecked for the signs of breast cancer will never happen again.

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Royal wedding fun at Dubmire Primary School.

Sunderland school’s royal wedding celebration helps charity

Staff and students at a Sunderland school made sure they enjoyed the royal wedding fun.

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Time to relax at Gillas Lane Primary School.

Special sessions help pupils at Sunderland school beat exam stress

Children at three Sunderland primary schools are taking time out to relax with special sessions.

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Items dumped in a back lane behnd The Avenue and South Market Street in Hetton.

Mattress, carpets and plant pots in street by fly-tippers

Fly-tippers dumped a mattress and another household waste in the middle of a busy back lane, leaving residents living in the area fuming.

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Success Road, in the Philadelphia area of Houghton.

Neighbours’ shock after father’s ashes stolen in burglary

Neighbours have spoken of their shock after a man’s ashes were stolen from his daughter’s home.

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The urn which was taken in the burglary.

Ashes of woman's father stolen in house burglary

Police are appealing for information after a woman reported to officers that her father's ashes were stolen in a burglary at her home.
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Hetton Community Festival returns in June.'Front, organiser Fiona Harnett, Events2gogo

Hetton Carnival returns with a host of family fun

A historic community festival given new life two years ago returns next month.

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The Russell Foster Football Centre wants to double the number of pitches, which has raised concerns about parking.

Expansion plans at Russell Foster Football Centre set to go ahead, despite more than 100 objections over parking

Plans to double the number of pitches at a football centre could be given the go-ahead, despite more than 100 objections and concerns over parking issues.

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Waste left on the former Cosy Estate, off South Hetton Road, in Easington Lane.

Anger after rubbish dumped and set ablaze at fly-tipping blackspot

Irresponsible fly-tippers are blighting a Wearside community by leaving piles of trash and then setting it on fire.

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Jim Thompson is walking the length of Britain for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.

Retired Sunderland policeman trekking 1,300 miles to support Multiple Sclerosis Trust

A retired policeman is back on the beat as he treks Britain for charity.

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Malcolm Pratt, of Philadelphia Cricket Club.

Music and beer festival returns to cricket club for fourth year

A popular music and beer festival returns next month when a Wearside cricket club stages the event for a fourth successive year.

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