Pervert spared jail despite having 'grotesque' collection of child abuse pictures and videos

A pervert caught with a sickening collection of child abuse images has been told by a judge his behaviour is "grotesque".
More than a dozen bouquets of flowers along with other items have been left off the A194 Leam Lane in Jarrow in honour of Alan Stubbings.

Tributes left after tragic death of 49-year-old granddad

A family has said a granddad was “the best you could ever hope for” after his tragic death close to a busy road.

Manor Park in Concord, Washington. Copyright Google Maps.

Police warning after 'bogus' window cleaners strike in street

Police are urging residents to be on their guard against bogus callers after men pretending to be window cleaners tried to get into a house.

The A1 northbound near the Angel of the North. Copyright Google Maps.

Delays on A1 due to broken down car

Motorists are facing delays on the A1 this morning due to a broken down car.

The incident took place at a house on Heatherlea Place. Image by Google Maps.

Masked men raid house and threaten man with weapons

Four masked men broke into a house and escaped with a substantial amount of money and jewellery after threatening another man with weapons.

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Police appeal after pub gaming machine theft

Police have issued CCTV images of three men they want to talk to after money was stolen from a pub gaming machine.
Pat McCormack with his gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.'Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

Mum's pride as boxing sons win gold and bronze at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

The mum of Wearside boxers Pat and Luke McCormack says she is "proud as punch" at their medal success in the Commonwealth Games.

Pat McCormack at an earlier fight

'I want riches, fame and glory' - Pat McCormack cites Anthony Joshua as inspiration as he eyes glittering future after claiming gold at Commonwealth Games

Pat McCormack came into 2018 knowing that he needed a big year "to get his name on the map".

Luke McCormack being awarded his bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games. Picture by Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Medal ceremony takes place for Wearside boxer Luke McCormack at Commonwealth Games

Boxer Luke McCormack has been presented with his medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Pat McCormack. Picture by Owen Humpheys/PA Wire

Wearside boxer Pat McCormack wins gold in Commonwealth Games

Wearside boxer Pat McCormack has claimed gold in the Commonwealth Games.

Luke McCormack (left) gets in a shot against Namibia' s Jonas Jonas in yesterday's light-welterweight semi-final. l

Pat McCormack thrilled to go for gold in Commonwealth Games, but it’s agony for brother Luke

Wearside brothers Pat and Luke McCormack had contrasting fortunes in the Commonwealth Games’ boxing semi-finals.

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Wearside boxer Luke McCormack settles for bronze in split decision at Commonwealth Games

A split decision ended Luke McCormack’s Commonwealth Games campaign as the Washington boxer was eliminated from the light welterweight event at the semi-final stage.

Back row from left: Sam Scott, Matty Harris, Paul Milroy and Jason Carrahar. From from left: Karen Scott, Allison Harris, Louise Milroy and Allison Carrahar.

Sunderland friends stepping out in charity trek

A team of hardy fundraisers are preparing for an 84-mile trek along Hadrian’s Wall to raise cash for charity.

Twins Pat, left, and Luke McCormack are both guaranteed a medal in the Commonwealth Games.

Mum's pride as boxing twins Luke and Pat McCormack guarantee Commonwealth medals

The mum of Washington boxing twins Luke and Pat McCormack has told of how she is bursting with pride after BOTH fought their way to a Commonwealth Games medal.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service has issues a plea for those with children to be ware of the craze of putting tinfoil in a microwave.

Fire service issues warning over online craze of microwaving tinfoil

Fire chiefs have urged people not to fall for an online claim which could prove deadly.
The car park outside the Galleries in Washington. Copyright Google Maps.

Car fire in town centre car park

Firefighters have put out a car blaze in a Washington car park.

Dairy Lane Care Centre, Dairy Lane Houghton-le-Spring

Help at hand for Sunderland families as they search for a care home

Families are being offered the chance to call in independent help to help them check out care homes for their loved ones.

Engineering company fined more than £60,000 for breaching fire safety regulations

Engineering company fined more than £60,000 for breaching fire safety regulations

An engineering company has been fined a total of £60,645 for breaching fire safety regulations.
Luke McCormack

Washington's Luke McCormack opens up Commonwealth boxing bid with win over wild opponent

Luke McCormack began his quest for Gold Coast gold with a feisty victory over Uganda’s Kavuma Ssemujju at the Commonwealth Games.

Neel Chawla is director of Ailantus Hotels, which owns the George Washington Hotel Golf and Spa.

Hotel tees up new rooms as £1.8m expansion nears completion

A £1.8million hotel expansion that even includes a ‘presidential suite’ looks set to be unveiled in May.

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