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Man dies after being pulled from River Wear

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Police were called to the river in Washington at 12.30pm this afternoon at Bonemill Lane, Fatfield near the Biddick Inn.

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Wear your suncream on Wearside

A warning for those out and about in the warm weather at home.

North East named a repossession hot spot

A new report reveals our region's amongst the worst.

British Empire Medal for Sunderland pensioner

80 year old James Cleghorn from High Barnes recieved the royal honour.

60,000 turn to North East foodbanks

A growing number are relying on charity to eat.

House Price Increases Create 'Generation Rent'

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The booming housing market is causing a generation of young people becoming inreasingly pessimistic about their chances of getting on the property ladder, according to a new study.

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Detectives Launch Manhunt After Essex Murder

Police have launched a murder hunt after a man died from stab wounds he suffered when he was attacked in Essex.

Orangutan Breathes Easy After UK First Surgery

A team of vets and doctors from around the world have performed pioneering surgery on a 29-year-old orangutan at Chester Zoo.

Woman Burned In Doorstep Cleaning Fluid Attack

Six people have been arrested after a woman suffered serious burns when she had a caustic liquid thrown in her face while answering the door.

MP Lucas Cleared Of Fracking Protest Charges

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has been cleared of public order offences after taking part in anti-fracking protests.

Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies In Mexico

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Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died aged 87.

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X-Men Director Accused Of Teen Sexual Assault

X-Men director Bryan Singer has been accused of drugging and raping a teenage boy in the late 1990s, according to a lawsuit filed in a US court.

Leigh And Loach Up For Top Cannes Prize Again

Films by British directors Mike Leigh and Ken Loach have been selected to compete for the Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Richard E Grant To Star In Musical As Hologram

Actor Richard E Grant will appear in the world premiere of a stage musical – as a 3D hologram.

Robin Williams 'Back For Mrs Doubtfire Sequel'

Robin Williams is to make a sequel to his 1993 hit Mrs Doubtfire, according to reports.

Sunderland Man City draw not enough

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The Black Cats lost a lead to end 2-2.

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Rodgers: No Guarantees

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Sunderland's 2-2 draw at Manchester City has provided a stark reminder for his side that nothing can be taken for granted in the remaining four games of the season.

Nadal Joins 300 Club

Rafael Nadal won his 300th match on clay in style with a 6-1 6-3 thrashing of Italy's Andreas Seppi moving him into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Robson Out Of Wimbledon

British tennis No 1 Laura Robson has announced that she is to have wrist surgery and will be forced to miss the French Open and Wimbledon.

Wenger: We Can Handle The Pressure

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says his team are able to handle the pressure as they chase a top-four finish in the Premier League and an FA Cup final win over Hull City.

Chelsea Clinton 'Thrilled' At Pregnancy News

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Chelsea Clinton has announced she is expecting her first child with husband Marc Mezvinsky.

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Captain 'Not At Helm When Ferry Capsized'

The captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized with 475 passengers on board was not at helm of the ship when it capsized, according to investigators.

Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies In Mexico

Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died aged 87.

A War Of Hearsay Amid Clashes In Mariupol

Outside the national guard base in Mariupol, an officer pointed out the cartridge cases on the ground.

Obama Raises Spectre Of War With Russia

When it comes to relations between countries, Winston Churchill famously said, it's better to "jaw jaw than war war".

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