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5th anniversary of Sir Bobby Robson's passing.

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The football association are celebrating all he achieved on and off the pitch.

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New hospital opens it's doors

Hopewood park in Ryhope will offer inpatient treatment for people with high dependency and complex needs.

Elderly Hetton man flown to hospital after being hit by a bus

The man's described as having critical injuries.

2 fishermen dramatically rescued off the Sunderland coast

The duo had been drifting for hours, 12 miles out to sea.

Sunderland International Airshow hailed a hit !

The 26th display saw thousands of visitors and millions of pounds come into our city.

Eastbourne Pier Blaze Investigation Under Way

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Fire investigators were due to return to Eastbourne Pier this morning in a bid to find out what started a blaze that ripped through the historic landmark.

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Campaign Targets Modern Day Slavery In UK

The Government has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the growing problem of modern day slavery in Britain.

Prince Philip's Former Aide On Sex Charge

A former aide to the Duke of Edinburgh has been charged with sexually abusing a girl in the early 1970s.

NHS Hospital Paid £1,800 A Day For Nurse

NHS hospitals are so short staffed on public holidays they are paying almost £150 an hour for nurses to work, a Sky News investigation has found.

Man Guilty Of Shooting Cop On Doorstep

A man suffering from schizophrenia has been convicted of attempted murder after shooting a police officer on his doorstep before cycling away laughing.

Directors Lobby To Keep Film In Hollywood

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Top Hollywood directors are backing a bid to keep celluloid film alive in the movie and television industry.

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R Kelly Pulls Out Of Festival After Protests

R Kelly has cancelled a performance at a US music festival after sponsors and bands pulled out amid concern over allegations about his past.

Neeson: Wife's Death Still Doesn't Feel Real

Liam Neeson has spoken about the moment his wife Natasha Richardson died and how it still doesn't feel real.

Stars Pull Strings To End Prison Guitar Ban

Prisoners will now be able to use steel-strung guitars after a campaign by activists and musicians including Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr.

Tomb Raider Director To Crowdfund Next Film

The British director of Con Air and Tomb Raider is turning his back on Hollywood in favour of crowdfunding to finance his next film.

Mourinho Explains Lukaku's Exit From Chelsea

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Jose Mourinho claims Romelu Lukaku left Chelsea because he wanted to be guaranteed a regular starting place.

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Sunderland boxer goes for gold

Warren Baister is boxing for Team England, and got passed Northern Ireland's Steven Ward in his first fight at the Commonwealth Games.

Black Cats maintain winning record

Sunderland kicked off their games in Portugal with a victory over Recreativo de Huelva.

Everton Sign Lukaku From Chelsea

Everton had to overcome a late paperwork scare to finalise the signature of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku for a club record fee of £28m.

Premier League to introduce vanishing spray

The Premier League has announced that vanishing spray will be introduced in all Premier League games this season.

'Vultures' Force Argentina To Edge Of Default

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The failure of negotiations between Argentina and two hedge funds looks set to push the country into default on its debts.

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Israeli Army Mobilises 16,000 Extra Troops

Large explosions lit up the sky above Gaza City overnight, as Israel mobilised 16,000 more reservists to the conflict.

Ebola Crisis: Two US Volunteers In Isolation

Two American volunteers have been placed in isolation amid fears they could have contracted the virus in West Africa.

Nato 'Unprepared' For Possible Russia Attack

Nato is badly prepared for a potential attack by Russia on a member state, a parliamentary report has warned.

Russians Targeted By EU Sanctions Revealed

The European Commission has published the names of eight Russians - including some of President Vladimir Putin's associates - whose assets will be frozen as part of tougher sanctions against Russian actions in Ukraine.

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