Sunderland schoolgirl takes part in rare sea baptism in South Shields

A schoolgirl made waves as she took part in a rare sea baptism in South Shields.

South Shields

2,500 football fans roar in Sunderland FanZone as England defeat Panama 6-1 in World Cup

Football fans were dancing in the street as England guaranteed their place in the last 16 of the World Cup.


Dolphins caught on camera swimming near Roker Pier in Sunderland

These beautiful dolphins were captured on camera just off the coast of Sunderland
Footballers are in line for new 3G pitches at Ford Quarry

Next steps in £16.8million all-weather football hubs project for Sunderland

Council bosses have backed the latest plans for a  multi-million pound scheme to create a series of all-weather football complexes on Wearside.


19 pictures from this week’s Big Night Out in Sunderland

There’s nothing better than a Big Night Out with friends.


Sunderland honours servicemen and women as latest stones unveiled at Veteran’s Walk

Dozens of people have paid tribute to veterans from across the North East with a special event in a Sunderland park.

Sunderland AFC executive director Charlie Methven, left, and chairman Stewart Donald.

Fans react to possibility of Sunderland AFC taking out loan

Sunderland AFC’s new owners have revealed they are looking into the possibility of taking out a short-term loan this summer.


Papa John’s pizza giant to open first shop in Sunderland

Get a pizza the action when a huge American chain opens its doors in Sunderland.

Eating Out
Sunderland AFC is now looking to sell 23,000 season cards by Friday, July 20.

Sunderland aims to draw in 23,000 season ticket holders as it smashes latest target

Sunderland fans have been praised by the club's new chairman after 20,000 answered his challenge to snap up season tickets.

Characters from the introduction of the Doki Doki Literature Club.

Sunderland parents warned about online game as teen death probe launched

A warning has been issued about the dangers of an online game to youngsters as a coroner is investigating the death of a teenager.

Lesley Spuhler

Sunderland's Foundation of Light gets funding to fight extremism

Sunderland's Foundation of Light is spearheading the fight against extremism.

Amber Rose Cliff's story has prompted women across the world to go for their cervical check.

Supporters of Amber’s Law to take on extreme challenge as they help spread the word

A 45-strong team will set out to prove just how tough they are as they take on a obstacle challenge in honour of a woman whose life was claimed by cervical cancer.

Customers having a great time at Chambers.

A huge favourite on the Sunderland nightclub scene 25 years ago

Funny how time flies when you’re having fun – with lots of music to go with it.

The Tall Ships event zones will be packed with  attractions. Photo: Sail Training International.

Tuck into a buffalo burger at The Tall Ships Races

From buffalo burger to bratwurst - there’s going to be an international line-up of food at Tall Ships Sunderland.

The repaired road surface in Camden Street

Sunderland road markings take a wrong turn

Sunderland City Centre has been going through a bad spell recently - if the signs are anything to go by.

Miss Saigon set to be one of the biggest productions ever staged at Sunderland Empire

Hankies at the ready – Miss Saigon is heading to Sunderland and if it doesn’t move you to tears, nothing will.


Picture special: Singing along at Sunniside Live festival in Sunderland

We’ve got an exciting summer ahead in Sunderland - and there are only a few weeks left to wait until one of the city’s most popular events.

The sail trainees who are all set for their voyage.

The Sunderland ‘sailors’ who are on the crest of a wave!

They’re heading off on a voyage with the best wishes of civic dignitaries to send them on their way.

Councillor Stephen O'Brien

Sunderland councillor in bookies odds to become next Liberal Democrat leader

He may have been first elected as a councillor less than two years ago, but he's already listed as a contender to take over the helm of his party.

Where will you be watching the World Cup?

7 places to watch England’s World Cup clash with Panama in Sunderland

England continue their World Cup campaign on Sunday - but where in Sunderland can you watch the game?
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