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Your new fiver could be worth £50,000 - this is what you need to check them for

Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style 'Golden Ticket' giveaway. Tiny portraits of Jane Austen have been added to four of the new £5 notes by talented mic

Hartlepool Mail, 59 min. ago

Sunderland to honour its golden boys and girls

Sunderland will honour its Olympic and Paralympic heroes and heroines at a special ceremony next week. Mayor of Sunderland Coun Alan Emerson will present specially commissioned medals to the city's sporting representatives at a civic reception held in th

Sunderland Echo, today, 17:16

Schoolgirl rescuers pull elderly man from danger on road

Schoolgirl Samaritans have been praised after pulling an elderly man from a busy road. The 85-year-old, who is almost blind and struggles to hear, was returning home from the shop for his 83-year-old wife when he stumbled. The fall, which left him with a

Sunderland Echo, today, 16:50

Search for North East man as one week anniversary of his disappearance nears

Officers searching for a man who has gone missing from his home are appealing for help to find him. Craig Rose, who is from the Felling area of Gateshead, has not been seen since Friday, December 2. The 28-year-old is around 5ft 9in tall, bald and was la

Sunderland Echo, today, 16:43

Two feared dead in Lucker house fire

Two people are believed to have died in a house fire in Lucker. Emergency services were called out in the early hours of this morning. Police, fire service and ambulance attended and found a terraced house severely damaged by fire, next to the Apple Inn.

Berwick Advertiser, today, 16:32

Futureheads and Field Music musicians produce Christmas track with primary pupils

Primary school pupils have created a cracker of a Christmas track after enlisting the help of a Mercury Music Prize-nominated artist. David Brewis took a break from recording music with critically-acclaimed Sunderland band Field Music to produce Howletch

Sunderland Echo, today, 16:27

Council worker used £48,000 public funds to buy gadgets – then sold them through Grainger Games

A council worker who stole more than £48,000 from a city in an electronic gadget scam has been ordered to pay back every penny or face going to jail. Administration employee Alison Tindle used a Sunderland City Council Vodaphone account to buy £48,012 wo

Sunderland Echo, today, 16:27

Picture shows shocking injuries suffered by aunt of Sunderland murder victim Nikki Allan after street attack

The mother of murdered schoolgirl Nikki Allan has spoken of the moment she feared her sister had been killed. Sharon Henderson's sister Joan Mann was attacked in the early hours of Sunday. She was returning from a night out at The Oddfellow's Arms, near

Sunderland Echo, today, 16:16

Student who denies rape had played role of an accused sex attacker in training session, court told

A student nightline advisor who denies raping a drunken woman had previously played the part of an accused sex attacker in training for his role, a court has heard. Alistair Cooke, 22, who studied geography at Durham University, is accused of following t

Sunderland Echo, today, 16:16

Driver locked up for horror crash with Hartlepool pensioner on mobility scooter

A speeding driver who had taken cocaine has been jailed for three years for crashing into a pensioner on a mobility scoter - causing him ‘life changing’ injuries. Anthony Flounders, aged 69, was thrown into the air by the force of the impact after 31-yea

Hartlepool Mail, today, 16:14

Bargain hunters warned over fake toxic cosmetics as scammers use MAC and Kylie names

Shoppers hoping to bag top names at a cut price are being warned not to be tricked into buying counterfeit cosmetics which could contain toxic chemicals or rat faeces. Durham County Council’s consumer protection service has issued the warning having rece

Hartlepool Mail, today, 16:14

These are the top 15 signs of success for Brits

Being happy, healthy and having well-behaved children are the true signs of success - far ahead of being rich, according to new research. A survey of 2,000 UK adults also found just three in 10 have some kind of plan in place to actually achieve success.

Hartlepool Mail, today, 15:17

Suicide cases stretch bereavement service to limit as grim times hit Hartlepool

Hartlepool’s bereavement service is appealing for help to raise £10,000 to address a growing demand from families affected by suicide. The organisation, which helps about 200 people a year, says it is seeing an increasing workload related to the issue in

Hartlepool Mail, today, 15:17

Dr Chris Steele opens centre in honour of Denise Robertson

This Morning’s Dr Chris Steele took a break from the hit show to open a charity headquarters named after East Boldon agony aunt Denise Robertson. The beloved broadcaster, who was born in Sunderland, became a champion for a number of charities before she

Sunderland Echo, today, 14:57

Suspected hare coursing in Berwickshire

Two incidents of suspected hare coursing have been reported to Borders police. Police revealed that on the morning of Thursday, December 1, a white Ford Transit van with the registration number BN07 HPZ and containing three males and dogs was seen on far

Berwick Advertiser, today, 14:56

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