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Police make arrests after Sunderland stabbing

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Police have arrested two people after a man was stabbed in Sunderland in the early hours of this morning.

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Decision to be made on Sunderland bus services

Sunderland's bus operators are set for a showdown with transport regulator Nexus and local councils over plans to change the way services operate.

Cash for support groups

Young people in our area, who care for a relative, are getting a helping hand from the Big Lottery Fund.

Wearside school takes step forward

The first Wearside school to be completed under the Governemnt's Priority School Building Programme has been handed over. Marlbrough Primary School replaces the former Usworth grange Primary.

North East prisons in crisis

Prison Officer numbers in the North East have been cut by 36%.

RAF Drones To Gather IS Intelligence In Syria

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RAF Reaper drones will fly surveillance missions over Syria, the Defence Secretary has announced.

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Brother Killed Identical Twin In Drunken Row

A plasterer who murdered his identical twin brother in a drunken row on New Year's Eve has been jailed for life.

Pregnant Kate Glad To 'Get Out Of The House'

The Duchess of Cambridge has appeared officially in public for the first time in the six weeks since her second pregnancy was announced.

Briton Found Dead With Throat Slit In Bali

A British man has been found dead with his throat slit and wrapped in a plastic bag on Indonesian holiday island Bali.

Woman Killed By Falling Tree In High Winds

A woman has died after being hit by a falling tree in London during high winds caused by the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo.

Ambassador Demands Top Gear Public Apology

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The Argentinian ambassador to the UK has made a formal complaint to the BBC and wants a public apology following the row over a Top Gear special filmed in the country.

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Baker Street Saxophone Soloist Dies

The saxophonist who played the solo on Gerry Rafferty's famous hit Baker Street, but who admitted he was "irritated" by it being out of tune, has died.

Klinghoffer Opera Draws Protests In New York

A musical work about the death of a Jewish man during the infamous Achille Lauro hijacking has drawn protests during the opening night at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

Hobbit Trilogy Bill At $745m And Counting...

The Hobbit film trilogy looks likely to set a new record for studio spending with the bill topping $745m (£461m) before production has even finished.

Fashion Favourite Oscar De La Renta Dies At 82

Oscar de la Renta, the gentleman designer whose voluminous skirts and exquisite embroideries attracted socialites and Hollywood stars, has died aged 82.

Tuilagi Ruled Out Of November Internationals

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England centre Manu Tuilagi has been ruled out of the November internationals after suffering another groin injury.

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Lions Duo Dropped From Wales Squad

Wales coach Warren Gatland has sprung a surprise by omitting British & Irish Lions pair Adam Jones and James Hook from his squad for the forthcoming autumn internationals.

De Villiers Guides South Africa To ODI Victory

South Africa captain AB de Villiers anchored his side to a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the opening one-day international at the Bay Oval.

India Suspends Tours To West Indies

The Indian cricket board has announced that it will suspend future tours to the Caribbean after the West Indies abandoned their visit to India.

Steelers' Fightback Shatters Houston

The Pittsburgh Steelers needed less than three minutes to score 24 unanswered points in an incredible second quarter to help them beat the Houston Texans 30-23.

RAF Drones To Gather IS Intelligence In Syria

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RAF Reaper drones will fly surveillance missions over Syria, the Defence Secretary has announced.

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Klinghoffer Opera Draws Protests In New York

A musical work about the death of a Jewish man during the infamous Achille Lauro hijacking has drawn protests during the opening night at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

Briton Found Dead With Throat Slit In Bali

A British man has been found dead with his throat slit and wrapped in a plastic bag on Indonesian holiday island Bali.

Range Rover Evoque Now Made in China

For the first time in its history, the iconic Land Rover brand is no longer exclusively 'Made in Britain' but now 'Made in China' too.

Prison Porn Ban Sparks Lawsuit By Killer

A convicted murderer jailed in Connecticut has sued the state saying a ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights.

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