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Sunderland hosts a regional book day

Northern Children's Book Festival Gala Day.

Sun FM makes way for kids on Take Over Day

Youngster are taking control as part of the Children's Commissioner's Take Over Day 2014.

A Sunderland school bags 3 awards from Duchess of Cambridge

Highfields Community Primary were represented at Kesington Palace.

A new set of courses to help with mental health issues

The Recovery College aims to help both sufferers and carers.

Families Lash Out At 'Rude' Consular Staff

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Bereaved families of Britons who have died abroad have criticised Foreign Office staff for their lack of sensitivity, compassion and competence.

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MI5 Spared Major Criticism Over Rigby Killing

The murder of soldier Lee Rigby was random and largely unpreventable, a major year-long investigation is set to reveal.

Taxi Apps Price War Sees Fares Slashed By Half

A price war has broken out among taxi booking apps, forcing firms to slash fares in half in the run-up to Christmas.

Sky Sources: Ex-PM Gordon Brown To Quit As MP

Gordon Brown is poised to announce that he is to quit as an MP at the next election after 32 years in the Commons, Sky sources have revealed.

Sturgeon Lists Demands For Westminster Support

Scotland's new First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has set out a list of demands her party would insist on in return for supporting Labour in the event of a hung parliament.

Ramsay's Signature 'Forged For Pub Deal'

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Gordon Ramsay has told a court of his "shock and horror" after discovering his father-in-law used a ghostwriter machine to forge his signature for a deal to rent a pub.

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Motown Singer Jimmy Ruffin Dies Aged 78

Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits included What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted, has died.

The Graduate Director Mike Nichols Dies

Hollywood director Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for The Graduate, has died aged 83.

Cornwell Resolute Over Jack The Ripper Identity

Crime novelist Patricia Cornwell has reiterated to Sky News her claim to know the true identity of Jack the Ripper.

Sunderland's Panto for 2015 revealed

Next year's panto Aladdin will be flying into our city

Bellew Claims His Revenge

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Tony Bellew gained sweet revenge with a split decision points win over Nathan Cleverly in their cruiserweight rematch.

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Sunderland look to out wit the Foxes

The Black Cats are away at the King Power Stadium to play Leicester City.

England End Losing Streak

Winger Jonny May scored two tries as England ended their five-game losing streak with a 28-9 win over Samoa at Twickenham.

Saturday's Premier League Round-Up

Manchester United climbed into the top four in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory at Arsenal.

Ireland Complete November Clean Sweep

Ireland completed their first autumn Test series clean sweep since 2006 with a 26-23 victory over Australia, despite being outscored three tries to two in a thrilling clash in Dublin.

Bill Cosby Performs Amid Assault Accusations

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Under-pressure comedian Bill Cosby performed a near sell-out show in Florida on Friday night, amid claims he has raped and sexually assaulted women.

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Painting By Hitler Fetches £103,000 At Auction

A 1914 watercolour by Adolf Hitler has sold for 130,000 euros (£103,000) at an auction in the German city of Nuremberg.

Firearms Charges Ahead Of Ferguson Ruling

Two men have been charged with firearms offences ahead of a decision in the case of the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Window Cleaner Falls 11 Storeys On To Car

A window cleaner is fighting for his life after plummeting 11 storeys from a high-rise building in San Francisco and landing on a moving car.

Reports: Two British Jihadists Killed In Syria

The Foreign Office says it is investigating reports that two British Jihadis have been killed during fighting in Syria.

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