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Pub at centre of attack investigation to reopen in the new year

A pub at the centre of an assault investigation which left a man with two broken eye sockets will be allowed to reopen in the new year. The Oddfellows Arms, in Church Street, Seaham, had its licence suspended last month, following a request from...

today, 16:45 in Regional North East
 

Tyne Tunnel fares due to rise next year

Fares for the Tyne Tunnel are due to rise next year. According to plans put the the North East Combined Authority this afternoon (Tuesday, November 20), prices for cars are expected to increase by 10p,  from £1.70 to £1.80. This would also apply to...

today, 16:32 in Regional North East
 

Sunderland councillor charged with child sex offence

A Sunderland councillor has been charged with a child sex offence. Coun Paul Middleton is due to appear at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court next month accused of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child. The 44-year-old, who was...

today, 16:29 in Regional North East
 

Here's why water was seen pouring from the ceiling of the Tyne Tunnel today

Tyne Tunnel bosses have reassured the public after a video of water spraying from the tunnel ceiling has emerged on social media. A video showing a mist of water filling an area of the Tyne Tunnel has been posted on Facebook and has been shared more...

today, 16:09 in Regional North East
 

Striking pictures show Sunderland coast getting battered by stormy weather

Batten down the hatches - winter has definitely arrived with a vengeance. Sunderland has been soaked with heavy rain today, as cold winds continue to hit Wearside from the east. It's definitely a day for comfortable shoes, a waterproof jacket and...

today, 14:35 in Regional North East
 

Four men jailed for total of 68 years for roles in gangland shooting and dealing cocaine in Sunderland and...

Four men who took part in a gangland shooting have been jailed for a total of more than 68 years. Ringleader Tony Trott was locked up for 26 years, and self-styled underworld enforcer James Lee Ratcliff, who pulled the trigger, was given 24 years. Lee...

today, 14:26 in Regional North East
 

Historic Sunderland pub front to be restored as former JJB Sports store to be transformed into new bar

Plans to transform a former city centre sports store into a bar - and restore an historic Sunderland pub front to its former glories - have been given the go ahead by council bosses. Earlier this year, a ‘change of use’ bid was lodged for Sunderland’s...

today, 14:01 in Regional North East
 

'You're an angel' - nine messages of support for founder of 4Louis charity

An inspiring mum who set up a charity to support families through miscarriage, stillbirth and child loss has been praised by Echo readers for her selfless work. Kirsty McGurrell, who set up the 4Louis charity after the loss of her first child Louis in...

today, 13:08 in Regional North East
 

Police say claim teenager was 'spiked' at cinema is not as reported

Police officers called in to investigate a report a schoolboy was 'spiked' with drugs have said they are sure the incident is now not as first claimed. A post circulated online stating the teenager had been spiked with MDMA, leading Northumbria Police...

today, 12:43 in Regional North East
 

Sunderland woman whose body was found in village lane is named

The identity of a woman whose body was found in a village lane has been confirmed. The 47-year-old was discovered in an area of Penshaw Lane in Penshaw yesterday morning. Northumbria Police said it attended alongside other emergency services just...

today, 12:35 in Regional North East
 

Man, 27, found dead in Sunderland house

The body of a 27-year-old man has been found at a house in Sunderland. Police officers were called to a house in Fairmead Way, in South Hylton, after a man's body was found on Sunday evening. A report is being prepared for the coroner and detectives...

today, 10:08 in Regional North East
 

Britain's Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy makes Harry and Meghan laugh at Royal Variety Performance

Britain's Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy said it made his day to meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after making them laugh during the Royal Variety Performance. The comedian, whose real name is Lee Ridley, has cerebral palsy and is unable to...

today, 08:44 in Regional North East
 

Motorists face problems with change machine at Tyne Tunnel

Drivers travelling south through the Tyne Tunnel may face delays if they need to use the change machine. Tyne Tunnels confirmed on Twitter today that there are issues with its change machine on the north side, for customers travelling south. The tweet...

today, 08:39 in Regional North East
 

Former Sunderland police station to feature in new film about bodybuilding

An empty Sunderland police station will feature in a new film. The old Gilbridge Police Station in Sunderland city centre closed in 2015 and is about to undergo a £4m transformation into StationH, a state-of-the-art business centre, by entrepreneur...

today, 08:24 in Regional North East
 

When is Sunderland's Christmas lights switch-on 2018, who is switching them on and what else is happening?

Bonfire Night is over and you can sniff that Christmas is just around the corner in Sunderland. Decorations are going up around the city, festive specials are appearing on menus, and everything is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Here's a guide...

today, 07:58 in Regional North East
 


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