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.

The westbound A195 at Washington. Picture from Google Images

Serious accident partially closes A195 in Washington

A busy Wearside road is partially blocked after a three-vehicle collision.

Pictured left to right: Andrew Hoseason, project manager at Washington Foodbank with David McNee, centre manager at the Galleries Shopping Centre.

How shoppers can support Washington Foodbank this Christmas

The Galleries Shopping Centre is supporting Washington Foodbank in the build up to Christmas and is urging shoppers to buy an extra tin or packet of dried food for those in need as the festive season begins.


Families enjoy winter wonderland at Washington Christmas festival

Children and families have been enjoying some festive fun as a Christmas village came to town.

MP backs drink drown campaign following tragic death of firefighter’s son on night out

A Wearside MP has given her backing to a campaign urging people not to drink near water following the tragic death of a devoted son.

Ross Irwin (right), with his dad Dave.

Dad whose son died in River Wear tragedy helps launch Don’t Drink & Drown campaign

A Wearside firefighter has helped launch a national campaign to warn drinkers to steer clear of water after his son died a year ago in a river tragedy.

Sharon Hodgson presents Julian Atkinson with the certificate

MP honours Washington coffin firm

Coffin manufacturer JC Atkinson is making the opposition green with envy.

Louise Jones with pupils.

Sunderland teacher Louise makes sweet music with business

Louise Jones has hit the right note with her own business.

Councillor Niall Hodson of the Liberal Democrats.

Councillor calls for former railway line to be brought back into use

A Wearside councillor is calling for a former railway line to be re-opened.

MP Sharon Hodgson is a long-standing campaigner against ticket touting.

Sunderland MP Sharon Hodgson welcomes crackdown on ticket touting sites

Campaigning Sunderland MP Sharon Hodgson has welcomed an industry watchdog's clampdown on the sale of event tickets at inflated prices.
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Zoe King, centre, receives her award from TV personality Saira Khan.

Washington woman Zoe is Queen of all she surveys

Things are looking good for Zoe King.

Barmston resident Vicky Walker start bus lane petition to stop car driving through with family friends

Family’s bus lane campaign to stop cars after girl and gran hurt

A family has mounted a campaign to crackdown on motorists who drive in a bus lane after a schoolgirl and a grandmother were involved in incidents with motor menaces.


One arrest after stolen car hits house in Washington

One person has been arrested after a stolen car hit a house in Washington.

The incident happened on the A1(M) at Washington Services.

Man safe with his family after alert on A1(M) leads to road closure

Concern for a man's welfare led to both sides of the A1(M) being closed in the early hours of today.

Sunderland School choirs singing in Durham Cathedral as part of a Music Outreach celebration

Sunderland schools sing their hearts out at cathedral concert

Wearside schoolchildren filled Durham Cathedral with song as their practice paid off in a grand performance.

Metro funding was one of the few positives in the Budget.

Sharon Hodgson MP: Budget lets people down by sticking to the status quo

The past couple of weeks have seen the Tories embattled as they lurch from one crisis to another.

Protest at Sunderland Civic Centre

Protestors submit 9,000-strong petition over controversial waste-fuelled power plant in Washington

Protestors campaigning against plans for a controversial new power plant in Washington have seen their petition presented to council bosses.

The A195 in Washington. Copyright Google Maps.

Disabled man robbed of cash while on mobility scooter

A disabled man was robbed of money while out on his mobility scooter.
Washington Concord Christmas lights switch on with deputy mayor Lynda Scanlan and consort SAFC legend Micky Horswill, Martha Finnigan, and Sun FM's Simon and Danni

Hundreds turn out for Concord switch-on

Hundreds of people turned out in Washington this evening for the big Concord Christmas lights switch-on.
Neel Chawla is director of Ailantus Hotels, which owns the George Washington Hotel Golf and Spa.

See how this popular hotel could look after expansion work

Here’s how a popular Wearside hotel could soon look after a major redevelopment.

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