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Sunderland fans 'feared for their safety' at West Ham's London Stadium

Sunderland fans had to run a gauntlet of threats and intimidation as they left the London Stadium after their last-gasp 1-0 defeat yesterday by West Ham United, it has been claimed. Posts on social media have reported that small groups of visiting fans -

30 min. ago in Regional North East

Children’s Codex has arrived in Rome

A literary pilgrimage from Sunderland has reached the final stage of its journey. The Children’s Codex, produced by pupils from schools in Sunderland and Jarrow, has arrived in Rome and will be presented to Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday by a d

today, 06:16 in Regional North East

‘Her legacy will live on’ - Sunderland family pays emotional tribute to little fighter Jasmine

A Sunderland family has paid an emotional tribute to a courageous little girl who made it her mission to raise thousands for charity while battling health problems that sadly claimed her life. Described as ‘inspirational’ by those who knew her, two-year-

yesterday, 17:45 in Regional North East

Aerobatics and spectacular nature caught on camera as geese come in to land

Many people consider them a pleasant addition to an autumn skyline. Others, however, aren’t so complimentary when their sleep is disturbed as they noisily fly over their rooftops in formation. For motorists using the A690 between Sunderland and Durham an

yesterday, 17:45 in Regional North East

Prisoner death: Serious concerns over female inmate found hanged after giving birth

The coroner at an inquest into the death of a prisoner found hanged in her cell days after she gave birth said the hearing had revealed "a series of very serious matters". Michelle Barnes, 33, was serving a two-year sentence for drugs...

yesterday, 17:28 in Regional North East

Sunderland's Victor Anichebe left red-faced after Twitter blunder

Sunderland striker Victor Anichebe was the laughing stock of the social media world today when he made a big blunder on Twitter. The 28-year-old Nigerian international has only featured fleetingly for the Black Cats since signing on a one-year deal in Se

yesterday, 16:29 in Regional North East

Serial flasher jailed after exposing himself on late night buses

A serial flasher had been put behind bars for exposing himself to lone women on late night buses. Gary Norman told a teenage student "that is for you, gorgeous" after masturbating beside her on the upper deck of the number 21 from Gateshead...

Saturday, 17:34 in Regional North East

Three Conservation Areas have been put on the at risk register

Three of South Tyneside’s prettiest places have been put on the ‘at risk’ list by a campaign group. Conservation Areas in Whitburn, Cleadon and East Boldon have been added to the Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register, which was published today. Th

Saturday, 13:53 in Regional North East

Brave Bradley goes back to school despite battling cancer

Battling Bradley Lowery went back to school after his latest bout of chemotherapy. The five-year-old spent the afternoon at Blackhall Colliery Primary School with the rest of his Year 1 classmates. Bradley, from Blackhall, has not been to school since th

Saturday, 11:45 in Regional North East

Dark Justice snared internet pervert who thought he was meeting girl, 13, for sex

An internet pervert who turned up to meet a 13-year-old girl he had chatted to online found himself confronted by paedophile hunters. Unemployed Steven McCarthy believed he had been talking to an underage schoolgirl on Facebook and arranged to meet her a

Saturday, 10:55 in Regional North East

Minister reveals £4million plan to boost electric car numbers in bid to calm Nissan's Brexit fears

Business Secretary Greg Clark has set out a £4million plan to boost the number of electric vehicles on the UK's roads as he met Japanese automotive chiefs in an effort to reassure them about Brexit. The electric vehicle scheme will allow firms to receive

Saturday, 10:37 in Regional North East

Man charged with murder of woman who was stabbed to death in street

Police investigating the murder of Jodie Wilkinson have today charged a man with her murder. The 27-year-old died on Monday after being stabbed in the street. She and a 25-year-old man were in Stanhope Street in the Arthur's Hill area of Newcastle shortl

Saturday, 09:21 in Regional North East

Teaching assistants vote to strike

Teaching assistants in Durham have voted overwhelmingly to strike over cuts. Durham teaching assistant members of the Assocation of Teachers and Lecturers, ATL, are in a long running battle with Durham County Council over planned cuts to their pay. Durha

Saturday, 09:21 in Regional North East

Pick of Wearside’s tourism businesses line up for awards

Two hotels and a university are among the pick of the region’s tourism businesses going head-to-head. The shortlist for the North East England Tourism Awards has been announced today and sees Seaham Hall nominated in the Business Tourism Award, while Ram

Saturday, 09:11 in Regional North East

A pioneering lab in Sunderland will change healthcare

A pioneering new lab in Sunderland is set to revive patient care in the region. England’s leading nurse, Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, travelled to the city to launch the new Living Lab facility at Sunderland University. Sunderland is breaking new ground

Friday, 17:08 in Regional North East

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