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Man whose body was found in Sunderland Travelodge is named

An inquest has opened into the death of a man who was found dead in a Sunderland Travelodge. The body of Ryan Thomas Wilson, 31, was discovered at the hotel in High Street West, shortly after mid-day on Sunday. Sunderland assistant coroner David Place op

today, 19:21 in Regional North East

Police search for man wanted on warrant

Police have issued a photo of a man they want to track down. Gurpreet Singh, 38, of Tamar Street in Easington Lane, is wanted for a fail to appear warrant. Singh has connections to Easington Lane and Shotton Colliery, as well as Leamington Spa and Birmin

today, 17:54 in Regional North East

Fireworks fear as blaze breaks out at industrial unit

A report an industrial unit used to store pyrotechnics was on fire led to fears of a major incident. But firefighters called to Pennywell Business Centre, off Portsmouth Road on the estate, quickly brought the incident under control. They were called to

today, 17:54 in Regional North East

Paedophile son of Greggs founder is jailed for sex attacks on boys

The son of the founder of the Greggs bakers chain has been jailed for 13-and-a-half years after being branded a "sophisticated, predatory paedophile" by a judge. Colin Gregg, 75, was sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court having been convicted...

today, 17:36 in Regional North East

Two North East men to stand trial following violent clashes in Liverpool

Two North East men have appeared in court charged with conspiracy to commit violent disorder following clashes in Liverpool. Brian Stamp, 34, from Talbot Road, South Shields and Alan Raine, 40, from Percival Street, Sunderland appeared at Liverpool Crown

today, 16:43 in Regional North East

Murder accused in court after man dies following disturbance in Hartlepool

A 43-year-old man appeared in court charged with murder following the death of a man who had suffered head injuries. Leslie Dowson, of St Oswald's Street, Hartlepool, appeared in custody before Teesside Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of Stanl

today, 15:45 in Regional North East

Man stabbed and squirted with ammonia in attack by thug and two girlfriends

A thug and two of his girlfriends took part in a terrifying group attack where a man was stabbed and squirted with ammonia. Paul Smith, his then partner Shauna Connolly and Sarah Schonewald, confronted their victim at a flat in Sunderland in an early mor

today, 15:22 in Regional North East

POLL: Will the new protection order make Sunderland a safer and more pleasant city?

Scores of warning signs are going up today in advance of new powers which come into force next week to tackle nuisances in our city. A number of activities including begging, bin-raking and irresponsible dog ownership will be banned in key areas of Sunde

today, 14:28 in Regional North East

How ‘pony therapy’ helps Sunderland dementia sufferers

Two tiny horses brought joy to dementia sufferers on Wearside at a canter. Four-legged friends Blondie and Poppy visited the Princess of Wales Centre, run by the Alzheimer’s Society, in Hylton Road,Sunderland. The American Miniature Horses brought a touc

today, 14:24 in Regional North East

How to recover after being made redundant

There's no dressing it up, redundancy is difficult to deal with. It’s a bitter blow to your self-esteem, your finances, and often your health. Indeed, along with divorce and bereavement, losing a job ranks as one of life’s biggest causes of stress - and

today, 14:01 in Regional North East

Sunderland star Duncan Watmore in Bahamas boat rescue

Sunderland star Duncan Watmore helped save the lives of three elderly passengers in a Bahamas boat accident, a national newspaper has reported. The Sun says the Black Cats winger and girlfriend Sophie were thrown overboard when a catamaran ploughed into

today, 13:00 in Regional North East

‘Disgraceful’ - what you said about school asking for £10 a month from parents

The news that a school is asking parents to make a suggested donation of £10 each month due to financial problems has sparked a huge debate among readers. Whitburn Church of England Academy has appealed to families for financial support as it faces a fun

today, 12:12 in Regional North East

Delays as accidents hit A19 and A1

There were delays after accidents on two of the region's busiest roads this morning. Lane closures were in place on the A19 southbound due to a five vehicle collision between the two flyovers at Dalton Park. Emergency services were called to the scene bu

today, 10:07 in Regional North East

Son of Greggs founder to be jailed for sex attacks on young boys

The son of the founder of the Greggs bakers chain will be jailed today for indecently assaulting four boys. Colin Gregg, 75, helped to build up the family business in the 1960s before becoming a teacher, headteacher, social worker and charity boss. The g

today, 08:37 in Regional North East

Meet the Sunderland woman taking charge of Grace House

The new boss in charge of Grace House has spoken of her vision for the charity and how she wants it to be a “regional asset”. Sunderland-born and raised Victoria Brown has taken up the role of chief executive at the respite care facility for children and

today, 08:37 in Regional North East

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