Dad to take on half marathon following daughter’s cancer diagnosis

A devoted dad is set to tackle a half marathon to give something to the charity has helped him and his family since his daughter was diagnosed with cancer just three months ago.

Sunderland Civic Centre

Safeguarding fears as Ofsted inspectors rate Sunderland City Council apprenticeship and adult learning services 'inadequate'

Government inspectors have branded Sunderland City Council's further education and apprenticeship service 'inadequate' and highlighted concerns over 'risks of radicalisation and extremism.'
Friends and family pictured outside of Newcastle Crown Court wearing mourning headbands in tribute to Quyen Ngoc Nguyen.

Flames from burning car reached 30 feet as murdered mum lay dying inside, court told

Flames from a car that was torched while a murdered mum lay dying inside reached 30ft into the air, jurors have heard.
David Mark will host a workshop at the festival

Creative Writing Festival returns to Sunderland

City scribes are preparing to put pen to paper for Sunderland’s second Creative Writing Festival.

Bellini Italian Restaurant

Review: Bellini, Seaburn Dene, Sunderland

Does Bellini have the cocktail for success in a city which isn’t short of an Italian restaurant or two?

Eating Out

Your pictures of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Sunderland

It was a special day in Sunderland’s calendar - and one we’ll be able to remember forever.

Organ donation.

Julie Elliott MP: Change in organ donation law will save lives

Introducing a change in the law on organ donation could save as many as 500 lives a year – lives that you, your family or those close to you may treasure dearly.

University workers hold leaflets they begin a month of walkouts in the latest stage of a bitter dispute over pensions. Pic: PA.

Thousands of students face disruption as lecturers go on strike

More than a million students around the UK could face disruption to lectures and classes today as university workers begin a wave of walkouts in an ongoing bitter dispute over pensions.
Quyen Nguyen.

Murder accused took ‘smiling selfie’ after raping ‘tiny’ mum and setting body on fire, court told

Two men accused of “raping and incapacitating” a nail salon worker before setting her body and car on fire are said to have taken a selfie after the killing

You could be at Saturday's home game for free

Win tickets to see Sunderland AFC take on Middlesbrough FC

Fancy going to the Wear-Tees derby for free?

Kate's henna tattoo, given to her by members of Young Asian Voices.

Kate gets henna tattoo on royal visit to Sunderland

The Duchess of Cambridge was given a special reminder of her visit to Sunderland today thanks to the work of a youth project.


Duke and Duchess of Cambridge put some of the final touches to Sunderland’s Northern Spire landmark

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge helped put some of the final touches to Sunderland’s Northern Spire bridge - during a visit to Wearside’s striking new landmark.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to the former Sunderland Fire Station

Nine things you said about William and Kate’s royal visit to Sunderland

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge received a right royal welcome when they arrived on Wearside.

PC Paul McVeigh

Police officer goes on trial accused of assaulting prisoner

A police officer has gone on trial accused of two assaults on a prisoner.


Royal fever grips Sunderland as William and Kate visit The Fire Station

Royal fever gripped Wearside as crowds turned out to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Sunderland’s new cultural quarter.

More than 30 people have been arrested in connection with car crime in Sunderland and South Tyneside this week

More than 30 arrests after car crime crackdown across Sunderland and South Tyneside

A car crime crackdown across Sunderland and South Tyneside has seen more than 30 arrests so far this year.

St Anne's RC Primary School pupils watching the maritime themed theatre performance.

Ahoy there! The Tall Ships have taken to a Sunderland stage

All aboard for the Tall Ship theatre show.


Health chiefs vote on future of maternity, stroke and paediatric services at South Tyneside and Sunderland hospitals

Health chiefs have voted on the future of services at South Tyneside District Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital
A front view of a three bedroom house proposed as part of the 37million Chester Gate development in Sunderland

Revealed: How 500 new homes in Sunderland could look in major £37million plan

Plans to build 500 new homes in Sunderland as part of a £37million flagship development have been revealed today.
Billy Graham at Sunderland's Roker Park in 1984.

Evangelist preacher Billy Graham who once spoke in Sunderland dies aged 99

US evangelist the Rev Billy Graham - who once spoke at Sunderland's Roker Park - has died aged 99.
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