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Game of Thrones is sad, gory and brutal - so why do people watch it?

Game of Thrones is sad, gory and brutal - so why do people watch it?

In Game of Thrones, never have so many people loved something which so clearly doesn’t love them back. The wildly popular HBO series is notorious for regularly breaking fans’ hearts by killing off much-loved characters at an alarming rate. In gloomy, dea

today, 05:37 in Regional North East
 
Donating on Red Nose Day? How staff at Sunderland city council are making your generosity possible

Donating on Red Nose Day? How staff at Sunderland city council are making your generosity possible

Many of us are keen to rush home on a Friday night, but not staff at Sunderland City Council , who donned Disney outfits and late in aid of Comic Relief. Dressed in fabulous fairy-tale themed costumes, more than 80 volunteers from the council handled cal

yesterday, 21:25 in Regional North East
 

Homeless man drank so much white cider he fell into campfire and lost both his legs

A homeless man lost his legs after so getting so drunk on cheap white cider that he fell onto a fire suffering horrendous burns.. PC Claire McNaney, from Durham Police’s Alcohol Harm Reduction Unit, said the 34-year-old has continued drinking despite his

yesterday, 21:25 in Regional North East
 
'He didn't mean to hurt himself': gentle giant prescription drug death was an accident

'He didn't mean to hurt himself': gentle giant prescription drug death was an accident

A gentle giant who spent six years battling his demons died after accidentally taking too much of his medication, an inquest has found. Jamie Arthur Crighton, 25, of Southwick, died on November 8 last year after suffering a catastrophic heart attack in a

yesterday, 21:25 in Regional North East
 
Geordies wanted: Firm offers more than £40 an hour just to speak in a Newcastle accent

Geordies wanted: Firm offers more than £40 an hour just to speak in a Newcastle accent

People who’ve grown up and spent most of their life in Tyneside are being offered £40 for less than an hour’s work — so long as they’ve got a proper Geordie accent. While it won’t exactly amount to a full time job, the position, offered by Canadian compa

yesterday, 19:39 in Regional North East
 
Newcastle pervert jailed after being caught with indecent images of children in the Lake District

Newcastle pervert jailed after being caught with indecent images of children in the Lake District

A pervert has been jailed after being caught with child abuse images during a visit to the Lake District. Craig Johnson, from Manor Chare, Newcastle, was arrested by police while on an overnight stay in Keswick last summer. Using a police warrant, office

yesterday, 18:24 in Regional North East
 
Your chance to snap up six student homes in Sunderland for £775,000

Your chance to snap up six student homes in Sunderland for £775,000

Student landlords hunting for high yields should take a look at this portfolio of properties on sale in Sunderland. For £775,000, you could buy six properties with a total of 30 bedrooms right in the heart of the city’s student community. The six homes e

yesterday, 18:24 in Regional North East
 
'If that was my little girl I'd want someone to step up': Stem cell donor on lifesaving transplant

'If that was my little girl I'd want someone to step up': Stem cell donor on lifesaving transplant

Selfless Ray Noble may never meet the stranger whose life he saved. The 29-year-old registered as a stem cell and bone marrow donor four years ago after a young girl his wife knew was diagnosed with cancer. “If that was my little girl I’d want someone to

yesterday, 18:24 in Regional North East
 

Think water voles are a thing of the past? Think again - and just ask Ratty

When Mole first meets Ratty in The Wind in the Willows, he asks him: “And you live by the river?” Ratty, based on the water vole, replies: “By it and with it and in it. It’s my world and I don’t want any other.” But the world of rivers and streams in cou

yesterday, 18:24 in Regional North East
 
Woman admits causing death by careless driving after hitting a pensioner crossing the road

Woman admits causing death by careless driving after hitting a pensioner crossing the road

A woman has admitted causing death by dangerous driving after she crashed into a pensioner as he crossed the road. Kerrie Loughead suffered a “momentary lapse of concentration” when she hit 88-year-old Ronnie Ellison outside Greggs, on Front Street, in P

yesterday, 18:06 in Regional North East
 
Westminster terror attack delays meeting on crucial North East issue

Westminster terror attack delays meeting on crucial North East issue

A meeting to discuss a report which could have a massive impact on the North East economy had to be cancelled because of Wednesday’s terrorist attack on the Palace of Westminster. It has been put together by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Re

yesterday, 18:06 in Regional North East
 
'Man mountain' left train passengers and staff terrified during railway rampage

'Man mountain' left train passengers and staff terrified during railway rampage

Train passengers and staff were left terrified when this “man mountain” went on a railway rampage. Laurence Mutasa brought fear to the East Coast Mainline service with a series of attacks as it sped through the North East. A court heard the drunk 37-year

yesterday, 18:06 in Regional North East
 
Shamed Adam Johnson has spent one year in jail after being found guilty of child sex offences

Shamed Adam Johnson has spent one year in jail after being found guilty of child sex offences

Adam Johnson has now spent one year behind bars after being convicted of child sex offences. The shamed former footballer is incarcerated at HMP Moorland near Doncaster and just last week lost his appeal bid. High Court judges threw out the former winger

yesterday, 17:24 in Regional North East
 

Multi-million pound New Wear Crossing set to make big step towards completion

Developers are hoping to make a major step towards completing Sunderland’s landmark new bridge this weekend. Weather permitting, the operation to get the New Wear Crossing’s deck in place could start on Sunday afternoon. The two-day process will see the

yesterday, 17:17 in Regional North East
 

Teaching assistants in Durham to hold rally as council's contract negotiations rumble on

Disgruntled teaching assistants will hold a rally in Durham on Saturday in a week when the council said “notable progress” has been made in their contract wrangle. Classroom support staff will gather in Millennium Square from 12noon to mark their “hard w

yesterday, 16:51 in Regional North East
 


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