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Expansion plans at Russell Foster Football Centre set to go ahead, despite more than 100 objections over parking

Plans to double the number of pitches at a football centre could be given the go-ahead, despite more than 100 objections and concerns over parking issues.

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'Absolutely devastated' - reaction after Sunderland Ladies lose top flight status

A former Sunderland Ladies chief says he is “absolutely devastated” after the club was denied a place in the top two tiers of the women’s game next season.
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Sunderland Ladies face uncertain future after losing FA Women’s Super League status

Sunderland Ladies face an uncertain future after they were not awarded a place in the top two tiers of the new-look women’s pyramid.

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Arsenal Women's Beth Mead (right) in action against Chelsea Ladies' Hannah Blundell during the recent SSE Women's FA Cup Final at Wembley.

Sunderland Ladies looking to end their barren run against Arsenal

Sunderland Ladies play their penultimate game of the season when they host Arsenal Women at Mariners Park tonight (7pm).

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Sunderland Ladies' Hayley Sharp, right, casts a close eye over proceedings in a recent match against Reading, at Mariners Park, South Shields.

Sunderland Ladies relishing the chance to go head-to-head with Chelsea - Hayley Sharp

Sunderland Ladies travel to title hopefuls Chelsea tomorrow night – and defender Hayley Sharp says they are relishing the test.

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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.

Demi Stokes in action for Sunderland Ladies.

Former Sunderland Lady Demi Stokes insists there will be no complacency from Manchester City

Former Sunderland Ladies star Demi Stokes says she and her rampant Manchester City side will not take a win against the Lady Black Cats for granted when they meet tomorrow.

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Sunderland Ladies' Victoria Williams in action against Chelsea at Mariners Park this season.

Durham Women can now play in Tier 2 of the new women’s football pyramid, but Sunderland Ladies’ future in the balance

Durham Women have been awarded a licence to play in Tier 2 of the new women’s football pyramid - but Sunderland Ladies’ future remains uncertain.

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Martin raises Jarrow Roofing with hat-trick against Seaham Red Star

Former manager Mark Collingwood came back to haunt Seaham Red Star as Olly Martin hit a second-half hat-trick in Jarrow Roofing’s 3-0 win, writes Jordan Cronin.

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Former Sunderland star Julio Arca is South Shields' midfield inspiration.

Hartlepool boss has no fear of cup defeat to South Shields

Craig Harrison will not fear Hartlepool United’s testing FA Cup tie at South Shields tomorrow.

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Sunderland Ladies captain Lucy Staniforth

Sunderland Ladies hoping to heap more misery on Yeovil

Sunderland Ladies will be looking to continue their Indian sign over Yeovil tomorrow, but won’t take a win for granted.

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Sunderland RCA to face Scarborough Athletic in FA Cup, if they beat Liversedge

Sunderland RCA have been rewarded with an FA Cup trip to Scarborough Athletic, should they see off Liversedge.

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Sunderland RCA must go again after FA Cup draw with Liversedge

Sunderland RCA and Liversedge will have to do it all again in West Yorkshire on Tuesday evening after a goalless 0-0 draw in the first preliminary round of the Emirates FA Cup.

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Easington Colliery enjoy comfortable win at West Allotment Celtic

Easington Colliery had a comfortable 3-0 away win at Ebac Northern League Division Two bottom club West Allotment Celtic.

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Silksworth’s Stevens sinks Wolviston with clinical hat-trick

Silksworth produced a stunning performance to defeat Wolviston 4-0 at home in round one of the the TWR Shipowners Charity Cup.

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Sunderland star Scott hoping for final chance with England

Suspension means Jill Scott will be reduced to the role of spectator when England face Holland for a place in the Women’s Euro 2017 final but the midfielder insists she has no regrets.

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Hartlepool players returned to training this week ahead of their National League campaign.

David Preece: Forget pre-season worries, most players just want a club

No matter how much ex-footballers tell you they hated pre-season, you’d have been hard pushed to find much evidence of back-to-school-blues come that first day back to training.

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Sunderland's Tori Williams makes a clearance in the 1-1 draw with Reading on Saturday.

Melanie Reay: Sunderland Ladies must add quality in order to compete in WSL1

Sunderland Ladies must look to invest in their squad ahead of ‘the real thing’.

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Sunderland Ladies striker Steph Roche fires a shot just over the Man City bar during last night's heartbreaking defeat at Eppleton CW. Picture by Tim Richardson

Sunderland Ladies boss rues cruel late defeat to Manchester City

Melanie Reay did not know whether to smile, cry or kick the dressing room door in.

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Sunderland celebrate winning the English Cup.

Video highlights – Sunderland Deaf team adds cup to English league title success

Sunderland Deaf AFC completed a magnificent double by beating Barnet Deaf FC 4-2 in the England Deaf Football Cup final.

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