In Pictures: Pupils go for glory in national robot competition

Machine making schoolchildren have their sights set on winning a place in the final of the battle of the bots.


Chippy of the Year: Here’s your Top 10 - now choose a winner

We asked you to help us find the best chip shop in the Sunderland area - and how you responded!

Ron and Pat Forsyth with pupils who took part in the dementia
caf� launch.

Washington primary school is one of the first in the North East to launch a dementia café

A primary school has become one of the first in the North East to launch a dementia café, where children can chat and play games with older people living with the conmdition.

Shaun Dobinson died while in New York. PA Photo/thinkstockphotos.

Decision due soon on criminal charges over death of Sunderland man in New York

A decision on possible criminal action over the death of a Sunderland man on holiday in the U.S. is expected by the end of the month.

Encore Envelopes' Washington plant

More than 120 jobs saved as Wearside firm takes over rival

More than 120 jobs have been saved after a Wearside firm stepped in.

The No Monster Incinerator in Washington group, fFrom left David Tatters, Paul Gibson, Jen Loader, George Sanderson and Tracey Young.

Protesters call for Prime Minister to scrap power plant plan

Campaigners against plans for a new power plant on land close to Sunderland’s Nissan site have called for the Prime Minister to step in.

Sarah Tishler, Dean Williams, Mark Jerrard, and David Dowson from the Simpson Group.

Print firm with more than 100 staff set to be taken over in buyout deal

A Wearside company with an £11m turnover has been taken over in a management buyout hoped to see an investment and jobs boost at the firm.

There have been delays on the A194M. Picture by Google Maps.

Delays on key road after problems with ice

Drivers have faced delays this morning on a key North East road after work to remove ice from the carriageway.

Police on the scene in Hylton Court, Oxclose, Washington, after the body of Nicola Ross was found.

Woman’s whose death sparked murder probe died after taking ‘cocktail of drugs’, inquest finds

A woman whose death sparked a murder inquiry died after taking a ‘cocktail of drugs’, an inquest heard.

Sharon Hodgson on This Morning

MP Sharon Hodsgon shares her pain at loss of her baby daughter on national TV

A Wearside MP has spoken on national television of the pain of discovering her stillborn baby daughter did not officially exist.
Coun Harry Trueman, deputy leader, Sunderland City Council and Michael Binnie, area manager of Welding Engineers.

Engineering firm wins contract to work with up to 1,400 High Street stores

A nationwide engineering company with a Wearside production facility has won a contract to work with up to 1,400 high street stores across the country.
Holiday Inn, Washington

Win: An overnight break for two at Holiday Inn

Fancy a night away from it all that won’t cost you a penny?

Colin Wootton enjoying a cup of tea with Vic Lane in his newly-rented flat.

Homeless veteran goes from living in tent to new home thanks to community campaign

A former serviceman has been helped into his own home after a community rallied round when they discovered he was living in a tent.

Washington Wine and Convenience

Thousands of counterfeit cigarettes found in Washington shopkeeper’s garage

A shop keeper has admitted possession of more than 10,000 cigarettes found at his home.

Northumbria Police has a reduced level of police officers compared to 2012.

Police numbers down as picture of budget cuts takes affect

The number of police officers helping to keep Wearside’s communities safe has dropped by hundreds as the impact of budget cuts hit.

Paul Sammons was handed a suspended sentence when he appeared at Newcastle Crown Court.

Thief stole Domino's delivery driver's car then led police on dangerous chase

A carjacker stole a pizza delivery driver's vehicle then used it to lead police on a high speed chase.

Revealed: The 13 Sunderland businesses with a one-star food hygiene rating

These 13 Sunderland restaurants, shops, takeaways and businesses have all been given low food hygiene ratings by the Food Standards Agency.

The A1 southbound near Birtley. Copyright Google Maps.

Two-vehicle crash on A1 near Washington

Two cars have crashed on the busy A1 road this morning.

Craig Jackson

Thug jailed after he headbutted girlfriend

A brute who headbutted his girlfriend in a violent attack then refused her requests to help her get to hospital has been put behind bars.

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