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Have you seen missing Boldon woman Ann Stewart?

Northumbria Police are appealing for information to help find missing Boldon woman Ann Stewart. The 60-year-old from Winslow Close, Boldon Colliery, was last seen around 11am on Saturday, December 3. She left her home address for a morning walk and faile

yesterday, 19:44 in Regional North East

Alan Shearer urges football abuse victims to come forward

Alan Shearer has urged footballers to come forward with allegations of sexual abuse. The former England and Newcastle caption Shearer said he was "shocked and deeply saddened" by recent revelations and appealed for victims to contact the...

yesterday, 19:11 in Regional North East

Brave Bradley Lowery wishes supporters a Merry Christmas as he switches on festive lights

Battling youngster Bradley Lowery took the time to wish everyone in the region a Merry Christmas as switched on Durham County Council’s festive lights. The 5-year-old, who is battling cancer neuroblastoma for a second time, was dealt another health blow

yesterday, 17:24 in Regional North East

Sunderland couple’s nightmare over baby daughter ‘abuse’ allegation

A Wearside couple have revealed their “nightmare” after they were wrongly suspected of abusing their baby daughter after taking her to hospital. Amy Agnew, 24, and Steven Gardener, 32, took their eight-week old daughter Scarlett Gardener to Sunderland Ro

yesterday, 17:09 in Regional North East

Anarchy in Sunderland? Punk exhibition opens at city museum

Sunderland has remembered its punk roots with the launch of a British Library exhibition in the city. Punk 1976-78 started with a bang last night at Sunderland Museum, Library & Winter Gardens - with performances from 1977 and Loudmouth setting...

yesterday, 16:24 in Regional North East

Sunderland Post Office closed by strike action

Sunderland's main post office was closed this morning after Royal Mail staff walked out as past of an ongoing dispute. Members of the Communication Workers Union and Unite staged action on one of the busiest days of the year, mounting picket lines across

yesterday, 15:45 in Regional North East

Caring brothers recognised for efforts to raise hundreds for charity

Two brothers who have spent years pounding the pavements to raise funds for charity have been nominated for a Best of Wearside Award. Youngsters Loghan, 12, and Hayden MacDonald, nine, have made it their annual mission to raise hundreds of pounds for wor

yesterday, 15:45 in Regional North East

Sunderland Metro services suspended after train fails

Black Cats fans face delays on their way to the match, with problems on the Tyne and Wear Metro. No services are currently running between Park Lane and South Hylton due to a failed train. There is no information yet on when services will resume. Sunderl

yesterday, 15:04 in Regional North East

Family of murdered Tipu Sultan speak of "struggle" without him

The family of a popular dad gunned down outside his takeaway say they have been left with a huge financial loss after his murder. Tipu Sultan, 32, was shot dead outside his family-run business Herbs & Spice Kitchen in April 2015. That cold-blooded...

yesterday, 10:16 in Regional North East

Masked men attack elderly pair in their Peterlee home

Police are hunting three masked robbers armed with planks of wood who attacked two elderly residents in their own home. The men targeted a property in Bailey Rise, Peterlee at around 9pm last night. After barging their way into the property the robbers d

yesterday, 09:11 in Regional North East

Wearside care home still in special measures after again being rated inadequate

A Wearside care home remains in special measures after it was again rated inadequate by watchdogs. Inspectors from the Care Quality Commision (CQC) visited Donwell House, in Washington, in October to follow up on a previous inspection in March, when it w

yesterday, 00:20 in Regional North East

Battling Bradley Lowery lights up city with Christmas lights switch-on

Battling youngster Bradley Lowery lit up peoples’ hearts with his cheeky smile as he turned on Durham County Council’s Christmas lights. The five-year-old, who is battling cancer neuroblastoma for a second time, was joined by Santa and Durham County Coun

Friday, 19:09 in Regional North East

Ponies to be the mane event once more in return to Cleadon Hills

Exmoor ponies look set make a return to Cleadon Hills after their munching mission proved a success. The horses were first drafted in as part of a pilot to manage the grazing of the local nature reserve. Now a South Tyneside Council committee will hear t

Friday, 18:25 in Regional North East

Government to hear what Sunderland wants from Brexit

The Government's new Brexit watchdog is coming to Sunderland. The cross-party Committee on Exiting the EU will be on Wearside on Thursday to hold its first public evidence hearing away from Westminster. The hearing will form part of the Committee’s inqui

Friday, 17:23 in Regional North East

Police trying to trace Hartlepool man missing from home

Police are appealing for information to help find a Hartlepool man who has gone missing from home. Darren Joseph Jack, 28, left an address on Wordsworth Avenue in Hartlepool at 10:30am yesterday, Thursday, December 1. Darren was last seen wearing a navy

Friday, 16:43 in Regional North East

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