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One person checked by paramedics after fire

One person had to be checked by paramedics after a fire in Washington last night.

Calls have been made for an inquiry into safety on the A19.

Calls for A19 safety inquiry grow louder

Safety on the A19 has been raised once again in Parliament as calls are made for an inquiry which could help save life and limb.

Rubbish left outside New Herrington Community and Sports Club in January 2018.

Outrage after piles of rubbish dumped at Sunderland social club

Staff and drinkers at a popular Wearside social club have been left angered after piles of rubbish were dumped on the site.

Rev Alison Hampton (second from the left) and artists Chris Folwell (second from the right) with some of the St Marks modellers.

Project to make models for Tall Ships 2018 underway in Sunderland

Work to produce a fleet of models to herald the start of this year’s Tall Ships Race in Sunderland has set sail.

Natalia Rooks

Sunderland teen in cancer remission following treatment in America

A Sunderland teenager who has been battling cancer says she is looking forward to getting her life “back on track” after specialised treatment in America.

Workers at Nissan

Pension plan changes to affect hundreds of Nissan staff in Sunderland

Hundreds of staff at Sunderland’s Nissan plant face changes to their pension scheme.

Carol Attewell has been nominated for a Best of Wearside Green Champion Award.

Meet the retired Sunderland librarian hoping to be our Green Champion

A dedicated volunteer who gives up her time to clean up the streets of Washington has been nominated for a Best of Wearside Award.

Strictly Come Dancing is here next week

Eight great things to do in the North East this weekend and beyond

From waltzing to Wonderland, there’s a host of events taking place across the region in the coming days to keep you entertained.

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Firefighters at the scene of the blaze.

Arsonists jailed after couple forced to flee for their lives from burning flat

Two arsonists who started a fire which caused a couple to flee their flat have been jailed for a total of more than 10 years.
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Underwear tree on Pennywell's former housing plot off Pickering Road.

'It's a Knickermore Tree' - Readers react to Sunderland bras and knickers tree

Readers have reacted with laughter and bemusement at the sight of a Sunderland tree covered in women's underwear.

Young people in training at the Foundation of Light.

Sunderland’s Foundation of Light begins search for aspiring footballers and coaches

A scouting mission is underway to find aspiring young footballers and coaches for a two-year scholarship programme which could set them on their way to life in the professional game.

Underwear tree on Pennywell's former housing plot off Pickering Road

Why is a tree in Sunderland covered in women's bras and knickers?

The unusual sight of a tree covered in various items of women's underwear has been discovered in a Sunderland community.

Police investigating a sexual assault in Fellgate have arrested a man.

Man arrested after sexual assault in Fellgate

A man has been arrested by police following a sexual assault in Fellgate.

Sunderland North Neighbourhood Inspector Don Wade.

Three families evicted and nine people arrested after police crackdown on Sunderland estate

Three families have been evicted and nine people have been arrested following a police crackdown on crime and anti-social behaviour on an estate in Sunderland.
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth with the cast of Calendar Girls

Gary Barlow’s Calendar Girls to play Sunderland Empire

Make a date for your diary when Fern Britton heads up an all-star cast for Calendar Girls’ return to the Sunderland Empire.


Learn about £2million project to breathe new life into historic buildings of Sunderland's Minster quarter

Wearsiders have the chance to learn more about the bid to breathe new life into historic buildings in Sunderland's Minster quarter.

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Neville's Cross, in Durham City, where the work is due to take place. Copyright Google Maps.

Durham drivers warned of disruption as gas mains work starts at Neville's Cross

Drivers are being reminded that essential gas mains repair work will begin at Neville’s Cross in Durham next week which could cause some disruption on the roads.
The incident happened on the A19 yesterday.

Sunderland man dies after A19 crash following ‘medical episode’ at the wheel

A Sunderland man has died following a crash on the A19.


Asylum seeker who 'didn't understand' it was illegal to have sex with a child gets snared in Sunderland

This is the moment an asylum seeker who 'didn't understand' that it was illegal to have sex with a child was snared by paedophile hunters.
Police across Cleveland and Durham are taking part in a national a clampdown on drivers using their mobile phones.

Police set to take part in national clampdown on drivers using phones

Police across Cleveland and Durham are getting set to take part in a national a crackdown on drivers using their mobile phones.
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