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'They are breaking the law so deserve a fine' - 13 things you said about dog fouling in Sunderland

Echo readers are calling on Sunderland City Council to issue more fines for not cleaning up after your dog. In an online poll, 94% of those who voted said that more fines should be issued by the authority, following the news that only five fixed...

today, 14:30 in Regional North East
 

Serial Sunderland criminal caught making botched attempt to smuggle drugs into top security prison

A serial criminal who smuggled drugs into a top security jail has been put behind bars. Shaun Ellwood was seen acting suspiciously during a visit at HMP Frankland, in Durham, and tried to make a run for it when guards approached. Newcastle Crown Court...

today, 14:30 in Regional North East
 

Simple step aims to help grieving families

A well-known local funeral director knows the pressures families face when a bereavement happens, but says planning ahead can help in many ways. When a loved one has died, organising their funeral is an extra stress at a turbulent time. Everything...

today, 14:30 in Regional North East
 

Recreated 'lost' cottage of murdered quilter opens under £18million Remaking Beamish project

A recreation of the 'lost' home of a murdered quilter has become the first building to open in an £18million project at one of the region's best-loved tourist attractions. Joe the Quilter’s cottage will give visitors the chance to look back in time...

today, 14:30 in Regional North East
 

Roadworks latest: Where to expect delays on Saturday, July 21, in the Sunderland area

Ongoing and upcoming roadworks in the Sunderland area include the following: 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...

today, 14:30 in Regional North East
 

Sharp rise in gun and knife crime in Sunderland, police recorded crime figures show

The number of people caught with guns and knives in Sunderland has increased by almost a third, according to the latest police recorded crime statistics. There were 248 weapons possession offences between April 2017 and March 2018, according to data...

today, 14:30 in Regional North East
 

Trusted GP and dad found guilty of voyeurism after taking thousands of secret pictures of female patients

A trusted GP who had a haul of 19,000 images of female patients on his home computer has been convicted of voyeurism offences. Dr Thair Altaii used two mobile phones to capture covert images of female patients during consultations and examinations at...

today, 14:30 in Regional North East
 

Northumbria Police sees decline in number of officers over 12-month period

The number of officers in Northumbria Police has dropped over the last year, new figures from the Home Office show. The reduction across England and Wales to the lowest level since 1996 has led the Police Federation to warn that “policing in the UK is...

today, 14:30 in Regional North East
 

CineSecrets: Uncovered footage shows the bustling Houghton of yesteryear

Men in flat caps and trilbies, long-forgotten shops and only the odd vintage car on the road. This bustling scene from the Houghton of the past is the focus of July’s CineSecrets. Every month, we reveal a hidden gem showing historic Sunderland on film...

today, 14:30 in Regional North East
 

Hundreds gather to say farewell to ‘wonderful and loving’ Sunderland teenager Josie King

In pictures: Sunderland says goodbye to brave Josie King A Sunderland church was packed to capacity as hundreds of family and friends gathered to say their farewells to an ‘inspirational’ Sunderland teeanger. A celebration of life service was held for...

today, 14:30 in Regional North East
 

Youths go on smashing spree in Peterlee

Youths smashed 19 windows of an East Durham building. Peterlee Police said tonight the 19 panes of glass were all shattered at Lee House in the town. A spokesman said: "A foot chase ensued, three youth suspects apprehended and are spending the...

today, 00:14 in Regional North East
 

Roadworks round-up: Where you might face delays on Friday, July 20

Here’s a list of new and ongoing roadworks that could cause delays in the Sunderland area on Friday. Cherry Blossom Way: Road closure/Major highway works, scheduled to end August 1. North Bridge Street/Dame Dorothy Street: Various lane closures/major...

yesterday, 18:59 in Regional North East
 

Opposition welcomes ‘overdue’ announcement on future of Sunderland’s Vaux site

News that work on Sunderland’s Vaux site is set to restart has been greeted with cautious optimism by the city council’s opposition. Sunderland City Council and its development partner Siglion has confirmed construction firm Tolent has replaced...

yesterday, 17:19 in Regional North East
 

Northumbria Police introduces new spit guards to protect staff

Northumbria Police is protecting its officers from being spat at. The force is introducing spit guards to protect officers and staff against such 'horrendous' assaults. The protective equipment will be issued from tomorrow. The decision comes after it...

yesterday, 17:19 in Regional North East
 

'You see the thong, I see the scoliosis' - doctor accused of voyeurism denies secret pictures were sexual

A trusted GP who had a haul of 19,000 images of woman patients on his home computer has told a court they were "definitely not" sexual. Dr Thair Altaii used two mobile phones to film female patients during medical appointments at his surgery...

yesterday, 16:54 in Regional North East
 


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