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Bosses confident of safety arrangements around derby game

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This afternoon's Tyne-Wear Derby match will be the culmination of six months of planning by Sunderland's safety team.

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Safc and Nufc fans asked to applaud at points during derby

As Sunderland head to Tyneside, officers are urging fans to make it a peaceful gathering. Both sets of fans are being asked to applaud on the 17th minute in respect of the two Newcastle fans who died in the plane crash in the Ukraine, and on the 33rd minute to symbolise the money raised after the tragedy in a campaign started by a Sunderland fan

Cruelty risk to North East children

It's claimed more than 2 thousand North East of 16 and 17-year-olds are at risk of cruelty because of a legal loophole.

Warning from RNLI ahead of Boxing Day Dip

Wearsiders planning on attempting unsupervised Christmas dips this year - are being warned to think twice. The RNLI are reminding us life guards don't work during the winter - and that the sea is cold, dangerous and unpredictable.

Drink aware campaign launched in Sunderland

With Christmas just around the corner, North East revellers are being encouraged to have fun but stay safe over the festive period.

Weather Forecast: Will You Have A White Xmas?

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The long-range weather forecast now goes as far as Christmas Day - and reveals where it is most likely to snow.

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Survivors Welcome Scrapping Of Sex Abuse Panel

Survivors have welcomed reports, in a letter seen by Sky News, that Theresa May is planning to scrap the panel set up to investigate allegations of historical child sex abuse.

Elton John Marries His Long-Term Partner

Sir Elton John and David Furnish have officially married - nine years to the day after they tied the knot in a civil partnership ceremony.

Ex-Army Inmates To Be Targeted For Support

Not enough is being done to support ex-members of the Armed Forces who end up in prison, a report had concluded.

Ambulances May Take Twice As Long, Memo Says

Some patients who need an ambulance may soon have to wait longer for it to arrive even if they are classed as a serious case, under new proposals seen by Sky News.

Sony Hackers Mock FBI: 'You Are An Idiot'

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The group behind the devstating hacking attack on Sony has apparently posted a message mocking the FBI.

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Sony Hack Was 'Act Of Cyber-Vandalism'

President Barack Obama says he does not consider the Sony hack an act of war but an act of "cyber-vandalism".

Beyonce And Jay Z Outbid On Beverly Hills Pad

The billionaire creator of the computer game Minecraft has reportedly won a bidding war for a Beverly Hills mansion which Beyonce and Jay Z had their eyes on.

Team America Pulled From Theatres Amid Sony Row

Screenings of the comedy Team America: World Police have been cancelled in some US theatres after Sony dropped the release of The Interview amid threats.

Elton John Marries His Long-Term Partner

Sir Elton John and David Furnish have officially married - nine years to the day after they tied the knot in a civil partnership ceremony.

It's derby day!

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Sunderland are in Premier League action today,and it's the small matter of the Tyne-Wear derby. If the Black Cats win,it'll be the 4th victory in a row agsinst Newcastle.

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Late Skrtel Goal Earns Liverpool Draw With Arsenal

A 97th-minute bullet header from defender Martin Skrtel earned Liverpool a 2-2 draw in their Premier League clash with Arsenal at Anfield.

Goode Stars In Ricoh Opener

A record-breaking performance from Andy Goode inspired Wasps to a 48-16 win over London Irish as 28,254 attended the Ricoh Arena curtain-raiser in Coventry.

Johnson stuns Newcastle

Adam Johnson condemned Newcastle to a fourth successive derby defeat for the first time in their history as Sunderland snatched a dramatic last-gasp 1-0 victory at St James' Park.

United End Celtic Run

Dundee United ended Celtic's eight-match winning run with a 2-1 victory over the Scottish Premiership leaders at Tannadice.

Police Officer Shot And Killed In Florida

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A police officer has been shot to death in Florida, authorities say, hours after two cops were killed in Brooklyn.

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Boko Haram Gunmen Massacre Men In School Hall

Boko Haram militants have released a video apparently showing civilians being shot as they lie face down in a hall as the group's leader boasted the floor was "crimsoned" with blood.

Sony Hackers Mock FBI: 'You Are An Idiot'

The group behind the devstating hacking attack on Sony has apparently posted a message mocking the FBI.

All Is Bright: 450,000 Xmas Lights On House

A German man has comfortably outdone the neighbours with Christmas decorations, as his house is sparkling with more than 450,000 lights.

Sony Hack Was 'Act Of Cyber-Vandalism'

President Barack Obama says he does not consider the Sony hack an act of war but an act of "cyber-vandalism".

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