Sunderland’s The Lake Poets announces new record and tour

Sunderland’s The Lake Poets will see in the New Year with a new EP.

A police officer.

Newlyweds from Sunderland burgled while on their honeymoon

A newlywed couple have been burgled while they enjoyed their honeymoon.
The cast of Jack and the Beanstalk at the Museum and Winter Gardens

Jack and the Beanstalk cast check out Sunderland’s giant foliage

Sunderland Empire’s panto stars are full of beans about opening night.

Theatre and Comedy
Bonded Warehouse, Fish Quay Sunderland

More plans revealed for the redevelopment of Sunderland’s historic Bonded Warehouse

A new tap house is gearing up to pull its first pints at a historic city building.

Pubs and Clubs
(C) BBC - Photographer: Ben Blackall

League of Gentlemen tour to make debut in Sunderland

Cult comedy The League of Gentlemen will kick off its first UK theatre tour in more than 12 years in Sunderland next summer.

Theatre and Comedy
Penshaw Juniors in 1960-1961.

Wearside man re-lives his all-conquering junior football days

Peter Malcolm is 68 now - but one of his strongest abiding memories is of the Penshaw junior football team of 1960-61.

Coun John Kelly.

Sunderland sails ahead with £95,000 boost for art and culture

Sunderland has secured a £95,000 boost to encourage art and heritage projects linked to The Tall Ships Races.

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman meets seven-year-old Abi Smith during a Christmas visit to Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Sunderland AFC boss Chris Coleman and players spread Christmas cheer to young fans on hospital visits

Chris Coleman thanked families and staff for an ‘amazing welcome’ as he and his Sunderland squad visited children’s wards across the North East.

Pat Brown, Toni Green, Karen Teasdale with Shannon Crowder, of Hope 4 Kidz.

Last chance to donate to the Sunderland Echo Toy Appeal and make a child’s Christmas special

Gifts have been flooding in in response to our appeal to help make Christmas special for a child in need.

Frosty weather has returned this morning.

What is weather in North East going to be like this weekend?

The North East could be set for more frosty weather in the coming days.
MPs have hit out at the funding of transport in the North East.

Transport cash funding targeted by MPs upset over region’s share

North East MPs have hit out at the Government with a claim it has lumped together our region with the North West to mask its lack of investment in our transport systems.

Manager at The Dolphin (left) Carl Donkin with the Echo's Pub of the Year honour alongside fellow staff.

Revealed: Who has won the Echo’s Pub of the Year award?

Drinkers at a Sunderland boozer are raising a glass for the third time in a row after it pulled the Echo’s Pub of the Year award once again.

Sujona Begum has become Sunderland's first female Asian driving instructor

Sunderland mum qualifies as city’s first female Asian driving instructor

A Sunderland mum is making her dream come true after qualifying as the city’s first Asian female driving instructor.

Alan Lee angry over fly tipping

Fuming Sunderland residents hit out at rubbish dumped near their homes

From unwanted children’s toys to empty food cartons and bottles, fuming residents have hit out at people dumping rubbish in their communities.

Coun Michael Mordey

Sunderland man caught dumping rubbish outside of neighbour's home

A Sunderland man caught dumping rubbish outside of his neighbour's home has been hit in the pocket.
New performance tables for Sunderland primary schools have been published today.

New Sunderland primary school league tables published: How do they rank?

New tables showing the number of primary school pupils in Sunderland reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths have been published today.

Sunderland Empire

Sunderland Empire reveal panto for Christmas 2018

This year’s panto may not even be underway yet, but Sunderland Empire have already announced their festive spectacular for Christmas 2018.

Theatre and Comedy
Sing-a-long with The Muppets

10 things to do in the North East this weekend and beyond

From pantomimes to muppets - there’s plenty going on in the region to keep you entertained this weekend.

Theatre and Comedy
Miles McBurnie who was saved from a house fire earlier this week.

Fire crews praised for saving life of toddler in Sunderland house blaze

A fire chief today praised colleagues who saved a toddler after he was caught up in a Sunderland house blaze.

Clare Barker boosted the Echo Scanner of Hope Appeal when she heard a Teletubby toy was up for grabs.

Ho ho ho? It was as much as case of eh-oh on Wearside in Christmas 1997

It wasn’t so much ho ho ho as eh-oh across Wearside during the Christmas season 20 years ago.

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