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Severe snowy weather cost council £844k

Recent periods of severe snowy weather have cost Sunderland City Council £844,000. Earlier this year, Storm Emma hit the UK with snowy and icy conditions causing disruption to council services and road networks. A Freedom of Information Request (FOI)...

yesterday, 16:12 in Regional North East
 

Light fitting’s fall closes Sunderland’s National Glass Centre

The National Glass Centre remains closed today after a light fitting crashed to the floor in its shop. Visitors were asked to clear the attraction after the fitting fell to the ground on Saturday and has stayed shut since. Shortly after the incident...

yesterday, 16:06 in Regional North East
 

Newcastle winger Rolando Aarons faces jail over 90-second city bar brawl which 'blew up out of nowhere'

A Newcastle United player is facing jail over a 90-second city bar brawl which "blew up out of nowhere". Winger Rolando Aarons was on a night out with friends and family celebrating a birthday in the VIP area at Livello, on the city's...

yesterday, 15:44 in Regional North East
 

Katie Cast: Childhood, Instagram and quick-fire questions as Katie Bulmer-Cooke interviews Rosie Ramsey

Fitness trainer Katie Bulmer-Cooke and actress Rosie Ramsey have shared their thoughts on motherhood, business and fame in an online interview. The women reveal their answers to a series of quick-fire questions - including their choice of fame or...

yesterday, 15:04 in Regional North East
 

Aly Dixon and Big Pink Dress join runners to launch 10th anniversary of Great North 10k

This summer marks a major milestone for the North East's biggest 10k running event. And Sunderland's own Aly Dixon joined runners in Gateshead today to launch 2018's Great North 10k, which takes place on Sunday, July 8. The race will celebrate its...

yesterday, 15:04 in Regional North East
 

Barriers to business success are removed in Seaham

Independent retailers in Seaham are celebrating after a ‘barrier to business’ was removed. Blue barriers which segregated Byron Place Shopping Centre and independent retailers on Church Street have been removed by Durham County Council. The decision...

yesterday, 14:50 in Regional North East
 

UKIP says party is ‘not dead’ in Sunderland

UKIP ‘is not dead’ in Sunderland, the party has insisted – despite failing to field any candidates in next month’s local elections. The statement – issued by the Sunderland and Houghton branch of the eurosceptic group – is an attempt to prevent...

yesterday, 13:42 in Regional North East
 

Sunderland’s Liebherr plant reveals how it’s preparing for Brexit

Dozens of senior North East executives have been given an insight into how Sunderland’s massive Liebherr plant is preparing for Brexit. More than 150 North East England business leaders were given essential advice on how to prepare their supply chains...

yesterday, 13:38 in Regional North East
 

Sunderland six-year-old invites Queen to her birthday party

Summer Green hopes a visit from the Queen will be the jewel in the crown for her birthday celebrations. The six-year-old, from Southwick, decided to write the note to the monarch after thinking ahead to her next milestone day – and has already been...

yesterday, 13:09 in Regional North East
 

Roadworks Round-up: Where you may face delays in Sunderland on Wednesday

A list of the roadworks which may cause you woes on Wednesday: Cherry Blossom Way: Road closure/Major highway works, scheduled to end August 1. North Bridge Street/Dame Dorothy Street: Various lane closures/major highway improvement work, until...

yesterday, 12:53 in Regional North East
 

Meet the Hendon ward candidates for the Sunderland local election

This year’s local elections are just around the corner, and we are turning the spotlight on all Sunderland's candidates in the run-up to polling day on May 3. Each one will be given the opportunity to tell readers why they are standing and why people...

yesterday, 11:54 in Regional North East
 

Legal Eagle: Claiming compensation for brutality by the authorities

Q: I was at a young offenders institute many years ago. The regime there was brutal and I was frequently assaulted by the officers. I was at a young offenders institute many years ago. The regime there was brutal and I was frequently assaulted by the...

yesterday, 11:54 in Regional North East
 

How hayfever sufferers could be affected by the 'pollen bomb' hitting Britain

Now that we've had our first proper taste of spring, it's time to welcome an unwanted guest of the season - hayfever. Tissues, antihistamines and eye drops at the ready - because Britain has fallen victim to a "pollen bomb". As reported by...

yesterday, 11:48 in Regional North East
 

Meet the Fulwell ward candidates for the Sunderland council local election

This year’s local elections are just around the corner, and we are turning the spotlight on all Sunderland's candidates in the run-up to polling day on May 3. Each one will be given the opportunity to tell readers why they are standing and why people...

yesterday, 11:48 in Regional North East
 

Meet the Cleadon and East Boldon candidates in the South Tyneside local elections

This year’s local elections are just around the corner, and we are turning the spotlight on all South Tyneside's candidates in the run-up to polling day on May 3. Each one will be given the opportunity to tell readers why they are standing and why...

yesterday, 11:03 in Regional North East
 


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