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2,500 football fans roar in Sunderland FanZone as England defeat Panama 6-1 in World Cup

Flick through pictures of roaring England supporters in Sunderland World Cup FanZone as Lions beat Panama 6-1 Football fans were dancing in the street as England guaranteed their place in the last 16 of the World Cup. In the region of 2,500 people...

7 min. ago in Regional North East

Roadworks Round-up: Where you may face delays in the Sunderland area on Monday

Here are the roadworks which may case you delays on Monday: 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 work, until December...

today, 16:44 in Regional North East

Sunderland schoolgirl takes part in rare sea baptism in South Shields

A schoolgirl made waves as she took part in a rare sea baptism in South Shields. Gabriela Machicado, 12, was submerged in the sea during a ceremony watched by dozens of friends and fellow churchgoers. Pastor Peter Jeynes dropped Gabriela beneath the...

today, 15:50 in Regional North East

Next steps in £16.8million all-weather football hubs project for Sunderland

Council bosses have backed the latest plans for a  multi-million pound scheme to create a series of all-weather football complexes on Wearside. Sunderland City Council had previously submitted plans to revamp three locations as part of the Football...

today, 14:55 in Regional North East

Dolphins caught on camera swimming near Roker Pier in Sunderland

These beautiful dolphins were captured on camera just off the coast of Sunderland Tom McManus, from Hylton Castle, filmed the aquatic mammals near Roker Pier from the boat he shares with friends Paul Hartley and Neil Hudson in Roker Marina, called The...

today, 13:41 in Regional North East

‘South of the Tyne’ devolution deal would benefit region, says council leader

Sunderland City Council’s new leader has revealed plans to seek a ‘South of the Tyne’ devolution deal to bring economic benefits to the region. The comments were made at a full council meeting after city Conservatives launched a motion linked to the...

today, 11:51 in Regional North East

Police horses show off football skills staging their own England vs Panama match as part of force training

England will beat Panama 2-0 later today - at least according to this pre-match test by two police horses. Parker and Peroni are two of Northumbria Police's finest, and this week were put through their paces in a training session with a horse-sized...

today, 11:51 in Regional North East

Thousands raised for Great North Air Ambulance at charity ball

Supporters of the Great North Air Ambulance have helped the charity raise thousands at its annual Air Angels ball. More than £18,000 was raised at the Great North Air Ambulance Service's (GNAAS) 2018 event, which was held at the Hilton hotel in...

yesterday, 16:46 in Regional North East

10 first aid essentials for your family holiday

With summer in full swing, chances are that lots of fun and adventures are on the cards for kids and adults alike. However, it’s also a good time to make sure you have an up-to-date first aid kit for any scrapes, bruises and minor injuries, whether...

yesterday, 15:10 in Regional North East

Gardening: Why you need to beware red lily beetles

Watch out if you’re a lover of lilies – red lily beetles are out in force this year. It’s not just the odd nibble here and there – both adults and larvae can defoliate plants in days. Don’t think they’re a type of ladybird – adults are 8mm long,...

yesterday, 14:51 in Regional North East

Sunderland honours servicemen and women as latest stones unveiled at Veteran’s Walk

Dozens of people have paid tribute to veterans from across the North East with a special event in a Sunderland park. The latest section of the Veterans’ Walk in Mowbray Park was unveiled to the public today. Crowds gathered at the site to pay tribute...

yesterday, 13:04 in Regional North East

Final day for Virgin Trains East Coast as route to be brought back under public control

Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) is running services on the East Coast Main Line for the final day on Saturday following the failure of the franchise Trains on the route will be brought back under public control from Sunday, with the London North...

yesterday, 12:53 in Regional North East

So what does the Psychic Sunderland Pig predict for England's World Cup clash with Panama?

Big Bob the Psychic Pig's bacon as a football forecaster may only have been saved by England's late World Cup win. Yet that hasn't stopped him from confidently predicting another victory for Gareth Southgate's side when they face minnows Panama on...

yesterday, 09:52 in Regional North East

Papa John’s pizza giant to open first shop in Sunderland

Get a pizza the action when a huge American chain opens its doors in Sunderland. After months of renovation works at a former fish and chip shop in Newcastle Road, Fulwell, Papa John’s will open its first Sunderland store on the site on Monday. The...

yesterday, 09:28 in Regional North East

Sunderland parents warned about online game as teen death probe launched

A warning has been issued about the dangers of an online game to youngsters as a coroner is investigating the death of a teenager. Headteachers at schools across Sunderland were issued with the warning through the city council urging families to be on...

yesterday, 09:09 in Regional North East

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