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Laser pen warning after plane flying over North East is targeted in early hours attack

A police warning has been issued after a laser pen was shone at a plane as it flew over the North East. We are warning people of the dangers of shining laser pens at aircrafts after a commercial plane was targeted as its route took it over the...

14 min. ago in Regional North East
 

We investigate EU myths: From bendy bananas to banning kids colouring

Over the years there have been a number of stories about how EU laws impact our lives in the UK. With the Brexit date looming we take a look at the rulings that have made the headlines over the years and discover if they are true or false. The EU...

30 min. ago in Regional North East
 

Village sad to see pub go - but hope building could be an opportunity for new business

A community has spoken of its sadness that another village pub is to be lost with the closure of a bar. Greene King has confirmed the Grey Horse in Whitburn is to shut, but has not revealed who the new owner of the building is. Read more: Village pub...

46 min. ago in Regional North East
 

Broken down fuel tanker on A19 blocks slip lane

A fuel tanker has broken down on the A19 this afternoon. Highways England says that a lane on the northbound side of the road at the exit for the A1231 is blocked. Crews are on the scene and hoping to clear the disruption. Highways England tweeted:...

46 min. ago in Regional North East
 

Jordan Towers loses appeal over murder of young Sunderland dad Kevin Johnson

A Sunderland man who was convicted as a teenager of a brutal murder has failed to convince top judges he was the victim of a miscarriage of justice. Jordan Towers, now 27, was found guilty of murder and jailed for life at the age of just 16 at...

today, 12:03 in Regional North East
 

Bradley Lowery holiday home - take a look at the house to be built in memory of the young Sunderland fan to...

Plans for the new respite home in memory of Sunderland football fan Bradley Lowery reveal a beautiful haven surrounded by wildlife. Designers have released images of what the property in Scarborough will look like and the holiday home will be a touch...

today, 12:03 in Regional North East
 

Retired former Sunderland detective reunited with the helmet he wore as a beat bobby 50 years ago after...

A retired Sunderland detective has been reunited with the helmet he wore half a century ago after a miracle find sparked a modern-day investigation. Thomas Parker, 73, joined the police in 1965 as a bushy-tailed teenager at a time when police boxes...

today, 11:31 in Regional North East
 

'The smell was repulsive in the summer' - 13 things you said about moves to bring back weekly bin...

A return to weekly bin collections looks like it could become a reality for thousands of households in Sunderland. Environment Secretary announced at the weekend that councils could be given more funding for weekly food waste collections and free bins...

today, 11:21 in Regional North East
 

Managing director retires after more than 40 years with

The end of an era has come for Peterlee’s GT Group after the retirement of long-standing managing director Keith Bendelow. Keith retires after more than 40 years with the technology specialist, having begun his career as a trainee before working his...

today, 11:21 in Regional North East
 

Retired South Shields police officer reunited with his helmet 50 years on after miracle find

A former officer has been spectacularly reunited with the helmet he wore while walking the beat half a century ago. Thomas Parker, 73, joined South Shields Police in 1965 as a bushy-tailed teenager at a time when police boxes were dotted about the...

today, 10:58 in Regional North East
 

Car mounts pedestrian crossing in Sunderland crash

A car has mounted the railings of a pedestrian crossing in a one-vehicle crash off the A690. Emergency services were called to the one-vehicle collision on Durham Road at junction with Premier Road yesterday. The car had crashed into the railings of...

today, 10:44 in Regional North East
 

Sunderland charity 4Louis receives cash boost for its national memory boxes

One of the city’s most dedicated teams of Boxing Day dippers have donated vital funds to a charity which supports bereaved families. Each year, the Footprints in the Sand team take the plunge at Seaburn Beach to raise thousands for Wearside charities,...

today, 10:32 in Regional North East
 

Sunderland city leader gives his support to bring back weekly bin collections

The leader of Sunderland City Council has said he would support the return of weekly waste collections. Councillor Graeme Miller was commenting on a consultation launched by the Government which, as well as proposals for a return scheme for cans and...

today, 10:29 in Regional North East
 

Sunderland student engineering great future and encouraging other girls to do the same

A Sunderland student is proof of why girls should be thinking of a career in engineering. Bethany Harrod, a student at the University of Sunderland, has spoken out about her dreams as part of 'Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day'. February 21 is the...

today, 10:29 in Regional North East
 

CCTV appeal following large disturbance outside McDonald's

A CCTV appeal has been issued following a large disturbance involving a number of adults and youths outside a McDonald's in Peterlee. Officers were called to reports of a large disturbance outside McDonald's, Castle Dene Shopping Centre, in Surtees...

today, 10:10 in Regional North East
 


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