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North East visit for Rail Minister as Eastcoast franchise is announced

The rail franchise was given to Virgin Trains and Stagecoach.

Farringdon Jubilee Centre in for Peoples' Millions

The Wearside community cafe needs your help...

Sunderland firm looks to triple in size bringing new jobs

Expert Tooling is to build a new expansion at Rainton Bridge.

'Sadist' Accused Of Abusing 'Trafficked' Teen

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A former care home resident has claimed he was trafficked around the country for the sexual gratification of powerful men including former North Wales care home boss John Allen.

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FA Charges Wigan Chairman Over Race Comments

Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan has been charged by the FA with breaching its rules over comments he made about Jewish and Chinese people.

Judge Satisfied Mitchell Did Call Cops 'Plebs'

A High Court judge has said he is satisfied former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell called police officers "plebs".

Victims Describe Brutal Ordeal In Care System

Two men who were sexually abused by care home boss John Allen have revealed how they were abandoned in a care system that destroyed their lives.

Paedophile Abused 19 Children In His Care

A "sadistic" former children's home boss has been found guilty of an "appalling" catalogue of abuse of youngsters in his care.

Katie Bulmer-Cooke still flying the Sunderland flag on The Apprentice

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The Wearside fitness gurus in the last 8 on the TV show.

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Crime Writer PD James Dies Aged 94

Acclaimed British crime writer PD James, whose books included Death Comes To Pemberley, has died aged 94.

Take That Snub Spotify With Google Album Deal

Take That have snubbed Spotify after striking a deal with Google's streaming service for their new album.

Cosby Tried To Keep Sex Assault Claims Secret

Bill Cosby has said he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview in 2005 in exchange for the tabloid dropping a story by a woman accusing him of sexual assault.

Ghomeshi Faces Charges Of Sexual Assault

Celebrity radio host Jian Ghomeshi has been charged with sexual assault in one of Canada's biggest scandals.

Sandown Off Sprinter Sacre's Agenda

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Sprinter Sacre will not make his return to action in the 888sport Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown on Saturday week.

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Wilshere Ruled Out For Three Months

Arsenal will be without Jack Wilshere for around three months after the England midfielder underwent successful surgery.

Twelvetrees Recalled To England Line-Up

Billy Twelvetrees has been called into the England side for the final QBE International against Australia on Saturday.

Former Rangers Owner Detained In Mexico

Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte has been detained in Mexico after failing to attend a number of High Court hearings in London.

Phillip Hughes Dies After Severe Head Injury

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died after suffering a severe head injury during a Sydney cricket match.

Pele Moved To Hospital's Special Care Unit

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Brazil football legend Pele has been moved to a special care unit in a Sao Paulo hospital amid reports his condition has worsened.

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Google Should Be Broken Up, Say Euro MPs

The European parliament has demanded action that could lead to competition regulators attempting to break-up firms such as Google.

Putin's Former 'Banker' Sought By Police

Interpol has called for the arrest of a former Russian billionaire and Kremlin insider-turned Putin critic who is accused of stealing state money.

Kim Jong-Un's Little Sister Takes Top Job

North Korea has named Kim Jong-Un's younger sister as a senior party official, confirming her rise to become a potential key aide to the leader.

British Paedophile Suspect Held At Thai School

A British man wanted by police over a number of alleged paedophile offences has been arrested at a school in northeast Thailand, local officials said.

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