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Ex-Sunderland MP branded 'disgrace to the human race' for refusing to name Birmingham bombings murder suspects

An ex-Sunderland MP who has refused to name living suspects accused of involvement in the Birmingham pub bombings faced anger from bereaved relatives campaigning for justice for their loved ones. Former Sunderland South MP Chris Mullin was branded a...

5 April 2019 in Regional North East
 

Police appeal to parents as Easter holidays begin

Police are appealing for help from mums and dads in tackling anti-social behaviour during the Easter holidays. Schools across the North East break up today. Now Northumbria Police is asking parents to make sure they know where their children are...

5 April 2019 in Regional North East
 

Two men deny murder of Gavin Moon after dad found dead in Washington flat

Two men have now denied the murder of a dad who was found dead in a flat. Luc Barker, 28, and Brian Goldsmith, 47, are both charged with killing Gavin Moon in an attack in January. The body of Mr Moon, a 31-year-old dad from Washington, was found in a...

5 April 2019 in Regional North East
 

Man denies murder of Sunderland teenager Connor Brown

A man has denied the murder of Sunderland teenager Connor Brown after appearing in court. Connor was found in a back lane next to The Borough pub in Sunderland in the early hours of Sunday, February 24, with life-threatening injuries, which...

5 April 2019 in Regional North East
 

Letter of the week: Why not have a referendum over Sunderland council's £61m new home bid?

In this age of austerity we have our local council cutting back on all our services such as bin collections, potholes, libraries, funding for elderly care and schools. This is just a few to mention and yet we read Sunderland Council is planning...

5 April 2019 in Regional North East
 

Images of man released by police after TV set is stolen from supermarket

Police investigating the theft of a television from a Wearside supermarket have released images of a man they would like to trace. At around 8.25am on Wednesday, March 20, police received a report of a theft from Asda at the Galleries Shopping Centre,...

5 April 2019 in Regional North East
 

Police car stolen and officer injured in suspected burglary

Two men have been arrested after a police car was stolen and an officer injured in a suspected burglary early today. Durham Constabulary was called to an address in Peterlee shortly before 7am. A spokesperson said: "Police attended reports of a...

5 April 2019 in Regional North East
 

Kegs Not Eggs: Sunderland Hospital launches campaign to collect underwear for elderly patients

Staff working with dementia patients in Sunderland are appealing for a bit of egg-stra help this Easter. Sunderland Royal Hospital's Dementia and Delirium Outreach Team has launched a social media appeal for the public to donate underwear for elderly...

5 April 2019 in Regional North East
 

Theresa May asks for Brexit extension until June 30

Theresa May has written to European Council president Donald Tusk asking for an extension to Article 50 to June 30, 2019. EU leaders are already due to meet on April 10 to consider a way forward if the UK needs an extension to Brexit. EU officials are...

5 April 2019 in Regional North East
 

Hay fever season: How the weather affects it and what you need to know about the allergy

We are well and truly into the swing of spring - and you may be starting to feel the signs of hay fever. An allergy caused by pollen, the so-called "hay fever season" runs from March to November in the UK and is split into three sections....

5 April 2019 in Regional North East
 

One-year 'flextension' to Brexit mooted as EU leaders prepare for crunch summit

A one-year 'flextension' to Brexit is expected to be suggested as a way forward for the UK's plans for leaving the EU. EU officials are reportedly considering offering the PM a flexible extension - or "flextension" - to the Article 50...

5 April 2019 in Regional North East
 

Three prison officers jailed for total of 14 years in abuse probe at former Medomsley Detention Centre

Three prison officers who subjected vulnerable teenagers to daily abuse at a detention centre in 1970s and 1980s have been jailed after a judge said their behaviour breached the public's trust. Durham Police carried out a huge investigation involving...

5 April 2019 in Regional North East
 

Easington MP among Labour backbenchers urging Jeremy Corbyn not to push for second referendum

Easington MP Grahame Morris is among 25 Labour MPs who have written to Jeremy Corbyn warning against a second referendum. The Labour leader is in talks with Prime Minister Theresa May this week to discuss a way forward for Brexit. In the letter, MPs...

5 April 2019 in Regional North East
 

Charity voices fears over plan for housing development on former glassworks site

Concerns have been raised by a countryside charity over plans to build more than a dozen new houses on a former glass works site in East Boldon The Campaign to Protect Rural England’s County Durham branch says the buildings on the ex-Mayflower Glass...

5 April 2019 in Regional North East
 

The man with ‘fairgrounds in his blood’: Tributes to showman Colin Noble, who staged funfairs at Seaburn...

A prominent showman who said fairgrounds were “in his blood” has died at the age of 86. Colin Noble, of Noble’s Funfairs, passed away on Sunday afternoon. The Sunderland fan spent most of his life going from town to town across the North East with his...

5 April 2019 in Regional North East
 


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