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Darron Gibson involved in car crash close to Sunderland AFC training ground

Sunderland midfielder Darron Gibson has been involved in a crash which wrecked a number of vehicles.


Dramatic pictures show coast taking a battering as flood warning issued ahead of high tide

A flood warning for parts of the North East coast has been issued ahead of this afternoon's high tide.

Nick Barnes has been reunited with his unique matchbook

Sunderland commentator Nick Barnes thanks the Good Samaritan who saved his unique matchbook after it was stolen from his car

Sunderland radio commentator Nick Barnes has thanked the Guardian Angel who saved his beloved matchbook.

Darron Gibson.

Sunderland suspend Darron Gibson after midfielder is charged with drink driving

Sunderland have suspended Darron Gibson with immediate effect after the midfielder was charged with driving with excess alcohol.

Aman Sharma.

Sunderland film producer's starring role in awards showcase

A Wearside film producer is to appear at a festival as it is hosted in the North East for the first time.


Drivers urged to take care as 'mini Beast from the East' tightens its grip

Drivers are being urged to take extra care today after the return of wintry weather.

Sunderland AFC fan pens song spelling out despair

A beleaguered Sunderland AFC fan's song spelling out his despair at the state of the club has been watched thousands of times online.

The match will be played at Maiden Castle in Durham.

Cops v students match to bring together players

A football tournament designed to bring the community together is being held to score a charity a boost.

County Durham

Drone footage shows damage to Seaham North Pier Lighthouse caused by Beast from the East

Breathtaking drone footage recorded above Seaham Harbour shows damage to the lighthouse following recent wintry weather.
Durham Constabulary want to track down this woman.

CCTV images issued as police search for garage store shoplifter

Police hope to trace this woman as they investigate a suspected shoplifting incident at a garage.


14 Sunderland retro pictures from 1979

We love a trip down memory lane here at the Echo - and today we're turning back the clock to 1979.


Sunderland house hit in suspected arson attack owned by 'underworld enforcer' Alan Smart

A home at the centre of an arson inquiry belongs to a "Teflon Don" who is serving a jail term for endangering life by setting fire to houses.

Sunderland house fire under arson investigation after early-hours blaze

An inquiry has been launched by police after a fire left a house severely damaged by smoke.

Sunderland landlord’s desperate appeal for help as flooding issues threaten 350-year-old pub

A Sunderland pub landlord has appealed for the help of council bosses as flooding issues threaten to bring more than 350 years of history to an end.

Seaham Harbour's team with professional Tony King in May 1982.

Sad news as Seaham Harbour Cricket Club fold in their 150th anniversary year

Cricket in the North East has been rocked by Seaham Harbour Cricket Club’s decision to fold in their 150th anniversary year.


Firefighters tackle blaze at city factory

Sunderland firefighters have dealt with a blaze at a city factory.

High winds batter Sunderland as 'Mini Beast from the East' arrives

Winter weather is back with a vengeance and expected to get worse this weekend.

Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery. Picture from Google Images

Failing to pick up dog mess costs owner more than £200

Failing to pick up after her pet left an East Durham dog owner more than £200 worse off and with a criminal conviction.

Cars parked up outside the Stadium of Light and Sunderland Aquatic Centre ahead of the SAFC v Aston Villa game.

Deal scores Stadium of Light match day spaces for Sunderland Aquatic Centre visitors

Bosses at Sunderland AFC and its neighbouring Aquatic Centre have struck an agreement over match day parking.

Litter left on the pavement in Sunderland's High Street West.

Sunderland litter louts face tougher fines - how much will they be?

“Lazy and disrespectful” litter louts could be hit with higher fines in a bid to clear up Sunderland’s rubbish-strewn streets.

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