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Safc legends to attend charity event

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Sunderland legends Kevin Phillips, Bobby Saxton and Kevin Ball will attend a charity dinner tonight in Grangetown. David Ferman, a patient with two types of cancer, has organised the event.

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Sunderland teen aims for the top in TV talent show

Sunderland's very own starlet, Olivia Lawson is set to wow judges on the TV show 'The Voice'. The 17-year-old will perform her spin on Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'.

Arrests made after disturbance in Washington

A number of arrests have been made after a disturbance in Washington. It happened in the early hours of this morning in Hazelwood Gardens in Harraton.

Mayor rewards Sunderland youngsters for their artistic flair

The Sunderland Arts Awards 2015 took place last night at the Washington Arts Centre.

Work Discovery Week 2015 launches in Sunderland

Key speakers were at the Stadium of Light last night.

Miss Marple Actress Geraldine McEwan Dies

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Geraldine McEwan, who was best known for playing Miss Marple on TV, has died aged 82.

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Hundreds March Over Soaring Housing Costs

Hundreds of people have marched through London in a protest over soaring housing costs in the UK.

Sovereign Funds Dial Up £3bn O2 Mobile Stake

A pack of the world's biggest sovereign wealth funds are pursuing a stake in the company that is poised to become the UK's largest mobile phone operator.

Missing Manics Star's Family Reveal Pain

The family of Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards have spoken of their pain at still not having closure 20 years on from his disappearance.

Ebola Evacuation For Worker After Needle Jab

A British military healthcare worker has been evacuated from Sierra Leone after being accidentally jabbed with a needle while treating Ebola patients.

Miss Marple Actress Geraldine McEwan Dies

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Geraldine McEwan, who was best known for playing Miss Marple on TV, has died aged 82.

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Whitney's Daughter Found Unresponsive In Bath

The daughter of late singer Whitney Houston has been taken to hospital after being found unresponsive in a bathtub.

Missing Manics Star's Family Reveal Pain

The family of Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards have spoken of their pain at still not having closure 20 years on from his disappearance.

Director Stephen Daldry Slums It For New Film

Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry has turned his attention to Brazilian film-making with his latest film Trash.

William And Kate Duck Gay Pardons Campaign

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have declined to publicly back a campaign that seeks to pardon tens of thousands of gay men prosecuted along with codebreaker Alan Turing.

Turning point for Sunderland?

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The Stadium of Light will see what could prove to be a turning point in Sunderland's Premier League fortunes. The game against Burnley this afternoon will help determine whether or not the Black Cats stay out of the relegation zone.

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Willliams Wins The Australian Open

Serena Williams extended her winning streak against Maria Sharapova to 16 matches to claim a 19th Grand Slam title in the Australian Open.

Clarke Denies Rift In Aussie Team

Australia captain Michael Clarke has made his return to action after hamstring surgery and dismissed reports there is a rift between him and his international team-mates.

England Saxons Beat Ireland Wolfhounds

Sam Burgess made a forgettable representative union debut as England Saxons ground out an 18-9 victory over the Ireland Wolfhounds in Cork.

Tamed Tiger Crashes Out of Phoenix Open

Tiger Woods slumped to the worst round of his professional career as he crashed out of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Ukraine: Psychiatric Care On The Frontline

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At the psychiatric hospital in western Donetsk, an elderly man stands reciting Pushkin.

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Screaming Woman Saved By Telemarketer's Call

Police rescued a woman who was being attacked after the phone in her pocket accidentally answered a telemarketing call.

Ukraine Peace Talks Break With No Solution

Peace talks aimed at ending the bloodshed in eastern Ukraine have broken up with no plans to resume, according to Sky News sources.

Massive Fire Ravages Moscow Library Archives

A fire that has raged for more than 17 hours at one of Russia's biggest libraries has destroyed thousands of rare documents.

Teacher Sues Over 'Irrational' Pepper-Spraying

A teacher who was pepper sprayed while talking on the phone to his mum is suing police and the city of Seattle for $500,000 (£330,000).

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