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Man dies in car crash close to Nissan plant in Sunderland

A man has died after a four-vehicle crash close to Nissan’s Sunderland plant.

Last year's Big Bike Ride in Sunderland.

Entries still open for Active Sunderland Big Bike Ride

Cyclists from Wearside and beyond are gearing up for this year’s Active Sunderland Big Bike Ride which is now just weeks away.


Police force unveils rainbow car ahead of Durham Pride event

Police have unveiled a rainbow coloured car just in time for this weekend’s Durham Pride festival.

Zoo World  at Seaburn.

The equal of any other seaside resort

Watch out for our latest Retro page in the Sunderland Echo this weekend. As always, we’ll be concentrating on one year in history and this time, its may 1989.

This is Elvis

Win tickets to This is Elvis at Sunderland Empire

Sunderland Empire is set to get all shook up next month when This is Elvis – Burbank and Vegas hits the stage for a week - and you could be there for free.

Theatre and Comedy

Woman arrested after 21-hour siege which saw armed police deployed

A woman has been arrested and taken to hospital following a 21-hour armed siege in a street.

Ryhope Dene in Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.

Three-car crash near railway bridge in Sunderland

Motorists are facing delays following a smash near a railway bridge.

Michael Jason Foster.

‘Prolific’ car thief banned from entering three areas of Sunderland

A prolific car thief who has caused misery for residents across Sunderland and South Tyneside has been banned from entering certain areas in a bid to curb his behaviour.

Daniel Sirrell died while on holiday in Amsterdam.

Appeals to bring home young footballer who died in Amsterdam are nearing £30,000

Fundraising set up to help bring a young footballer who died while on a holiday back home have raised thousands of pounds.

Royal Shakespeare Company practitioners (left to right) Anna Marsland, Joe Cummings and Chris Piper with pupils from Our Lady, Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School.

Matilda’s magic takes over Sunderland classrooms for RSC workshops

Children struck a pose inspired by the magical Matilda musical.

Theatre and Comedy
No2 Church Lane in Sunderland

Win a vegan meal for two at Sunderland’s No2 Church Lane

Following on from the success of its first Vegan Day earlier this month, No2 Church Lane is hosting another one this Sunday - and you could be there for free.

Eating Out
A previous Big Fish Little Fish rave

Mini ravers set to go large as family dance event returns to Sunderland

Pint-sized ravers and tiny trance fans are in for a treat when a family dance event returns to Sunderland.

Children from Hasting Hill Primary School  who have won the Never Such Innocence: Songs of the Centenary competition.

Singing Sunderland school pupils London-bound after winning competition

Pupils from a Sunderland school are bound for the capital after winning a singing competition which marks the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The group who took part in the litter pick in Hetton. Photo by TGR Photography.

Community champions help clean up streets of Hetton

Residents fed up of eeing rubbish on the streets of Hetton gave up their valuable time to clean up the community.

The staff at Newcastle Airport donating the bears.

Knitters urged to make new outfits for Bradley Lowery Foundation teddy bears

Knitters are being urged to get crafty and make 500 new outfits for charity teddies.


Sting’s Bank Holiday performance of The Last Ship cancelled

A Bank Holiday performance of Sting’s musical has been cancelled.

Council bosses set to scrap proposal for permanent stopover site for travellers in Sunderland

Council bosses set to scrap proposal for permanent stopover site for travellers in Sunderland

Plans to provide a permanent stopover site for gypsy/traveller communities in Sunderland are set to be scrapped by council bosses in a policy update.

Olivia Burt's parents have described her as 'a wonderful young woman'.

Nightclub outside where Durham uni student died will not have licence revoked following review

A nightclub, outside where a Durham University student died earlier this year, will not be forced to close.

Pubs and Clubs
John Mooney, senior lecturer in public health at the University of'Sunderland

£60,000 Sunderland Uni boost to help young people battling drug and alcohol problems

A £60,000 funding boost will help hundreds of North East youngsters struggling with drug and alcohol problems.


Stand-off in Washington as armed police negotiate with woman

Armed police are involved in a stand-off with a woman in Washington.
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