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.

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.

Goa Indian restaurant, Queens Parade

Review: Goa, Seaburn, Sunderland

There’s not much that can warm your cockles more on a sleety Sunday night than a trip to Goa.

Eating Out
Alex Hopkins, former chief executive of Together for Children.

Sunderland children's services spend £7.7million on agency staff as top boss resigns

Sunderland's struggling children's services organisation spent £7.7m on temps in a year it has emerged.
Liberal Democrat Campaigner Martin Haswell

Councillors call for more trains to help cope with 'Metro failures'

Liberal Democrats on Wearside are calling for an increase in the number of Northern Rail services between Sunderland and Newcastle in the morning and evening rush hours to cope with repeated failures on the Tyne and Wear Metro.

Nadia Heron's design

Have yourself a Mackem little Christmas with Sunderland-inspired gifts

Ha’way in a manger - Christmas has been given a Mackem makeover thanks to students at Sunderland College.

Charlotte Beresford and Kayleigh Rafferty having great fun with the tall ships project.

Sunderland goes for a singing world record

Wearside students will be in fine voice for a Tall Ships world record bid.

The Stadium of Light

Win tickets to see Sunderland AFC take on Fulham FC

Will Sunderland pull off a Christmas cracker this weekend?

Christina Votter and dog Bonnie were rescued after falling into a frozen pond at James Steel Park.

Woman hails 999 hero after she and dog fall into freezing pond

A woman is hoping to be reunited with a Good Samaritan who helped saved the lives of her and her dog after she dived into freezing water when her beloved pet fell in a lake.

Sunderland's household waste recycling site at Beach Street

Cabinet approves plans for new Sunderland recycling centre as part of £60million extra spending

Sunderland council bosses are ploughing millions of pounds into keeping the city’s streets clean.

William Roney and his brother Miles McBurnie.

Family thank hero firefighters after Sunderland toddler brought back to life after house blaze

The family of a toddler rescued from his burning home have hailed the heroes who saved his life.

Paul Smith.

Sunderland man wanted on recall to prison after breaching terms of his licence

An appeal has been issued to track down a man a Sunderland man who is wanted on recall to jail.
William Stokoe

Appeal for help to trace missing Sunderland man

Police have appealed for help to trace a missing Sunderland man.

Anthony Davison has been jailed for 10 months.

Sunderland burglar turned to life of crime after mum's death from 'flu jab reaction'

A grieving son who claimed he turned to crime after his mother died from a reaction to a flu jab has been jailed.

The cover of the new album which includes a tribute to Sunderland-born hero Claude Ridley.

He fought Zeppelins, German planes and evaded capture for three months - now a Sunderland war hero has been remembered in a new album

A Sunderland war hero has helped to inspire a hit single - and hopes are high that it will be the same with an album.

Retro 1
North East Ambulance Service paramedics will team up with Northumbria Police officers this Christmas and New Year to help partygoers in Sunderland city centre.

Police and paramedics team up to keep Christmas nights out safe

Blues will work in twos this Christmas as police and paramedics team up to go to the aid of Sunderland’s city centre partygoers.

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