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WEARSIDE MATTERS: Organisations get together to help people help themselves

A health and social care programme will help Sunderland look after itself more effectively by bringing together a wide range of organisations to co-ordinate self-care in the city. All Together Better Sunderland, an NHS ‘vanguard’ that is developing new w

7 min. ago in Regional North East
 

Snow warning for County Durham motorists

Motorists are warned to expect snowfall later this week as temperatures fall later this week. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow in County Durham on Thursday. Snow is expected over high ground with 5 to 10cm expected on some hills and 10

29 min. ago in Regional North East
 

Drivers spending five days a year stuck in traffic jams

Motorists in Newcastle and Sunderland spent five days of their lives stuck in traffic last year, a study has found. The depressing figure has been revealed by traffic analysts TomTom, which found the UK is the second-most-congested country in the world,

today, 15:06 in Regional North East
 

Suicide Squad actor Margot Robbie revealed as new face of Nissan electric cars

Margot Robbie, star of The Wolf of Wall Street and Suicide Squad has taken a midnight race around Monaco as she is confirmed as the new face of Nissan electric cars and zero emissions. Robbie tested the Nissan BladeGlider - which can top 100kph in less t

today, 15:06 in Regional North East
 

Shields Ferry returns to service after weather improves

The Shields Ferry is back in service after it was suspended due to bad weather. The boat between South Shields and North Shields was out of action yesterday because of high winds, with a replacement bus service put in operation. The service is now back i

today, 15:06 in Regional North East
 

NHS group backs awards to honour medical heroes

An NHS group is backing awards which look to honour outstanding individuals in the medical profession. NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is sponsoring the Sunderland Echo and Shields Gazette Best of Health Awards. David Gallagher, chief o

today, 14:31 in Regional North East
 

School wins accolade for turning students into good citizens

A school’s champion effort to help its teenagers discover their independence through good turns has made it a winner. The Academy at Shotton Hall in Peterlee has been named as a National Citizen Service (NCS) Champion School. We are really proud to take

today, 14:29 in Regional North East
 

Remains of cannabis farm found at Sunderland house

Police have uncovered the remnants of a drugs farm at a house on Wearside. Officers were called after two men were seen breaking into a property on Front Road, in Ford Estate, on Monday night. Police then found the remains of what appears to be a cannabi

today, 12:44 in Regional North East
 

Sunderland taxi firm drive in with Restaurant Week transport offer

Sunderland’s biggest taxi firm is offering the chance for wheels after meals, with a discount for diners during Restaurant Week. Station Tazis has got behind the initiative, organised by Sunderland’s Business Improvement District, by branding up some of

today, 12:35 in Regional North East
 

SHAPING UP: The dangers of sugar addiction

I’ve started watching a new TV series this week ... Lucky Man. It stars James Nesbitt as a detective with a gambling addiction. I’m totally hooked on it at the moment. Anyway, that’s what I want to talk to you about today, addiction. Not a gambling addic

today, 12:35 in Regional North East
 

Tributes left to Sunderland fan who died in cycling tragedy

Tributes have been left at the roadside where a cyclist died, after being hit by a car. Stuart Price from Murton, died after being involved in a collison with a black Jaguar car in Colliery Lane, next to the junction with Murton Lane, near Easington Lane

today, 11:55 in Regional North East
 

Byron Sixth Form College into national F1 Schools competition final

A team of students from a Peterlee school have won through to the 2017 F1 in Schools STEM Challenge National Finals. The pupils were successful at the north east regional final of the prestigious competition. Byron Sixth Form College team Technically Vir

today, 11:55 in Regional North East
 

Wall of thanks for Sunderland’s health heroes

The moving pictures and the kind words say it all. Each is from a grateful parent whose child survived their first days in the world against the odds. Some babies are as little as 500 grammes - the same weight as two cups of sugar. But thanks to the neo-

today, 10:34 in Regional North East
 

Construction academy is helping build bright careers

A construction academy which has helped 37 young people into employment has won the backing of its local MP. The mock facility in Peterlee features a forklift truck training area and a replica building site where students can hone their skills. It was de

today, 10:16 in Regional North East
 

Metro passengers suffer more delays due to faulty trains

Metro passengers are being warned to leave plenty of time for their journey due to delays this morning. There is currently a delay of up to 15 minutes to trains running between Pelaw and the Airport and The Coast. This is being caused by train faults. Pe

today, 09:07 in Regional North East
 


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