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More children in Sunderland living in poverty

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Over 12 thousand children here in Sunderland are now living in poverty according to a pressure group.

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Woman taken to hospital after assault in Sunderland

Police have arrested a man after a woman was assaulted in Sunderland. At 4.45pm on Saturday, police received a report a woman had been assaulted inside an address in Westheath Avenue.

North East's first transatlantic service launches

The first transatlantic flight sets off from Newcastle International airport this morning. It arrives into Newark Airport, a New York transport hub where travellers can connect to over 300 destinations across the continent.

WIs Stepping Back in Time to Celebrate Centenary at Beamish

On May 23 and 24, WI members will be at the award-winning Beamish Museum to celebrate the Institute’s national centenary. The museum is hosting a unique celebration, including a parade by Durham County Federation members through the traditional 1900s Town street, and women from WIs throughout the country are invited to the event.

BREAKING Advocaat offered Sunderland job

Wearside boss Dick Advocaat confirms he's been offered the chance to stay on at the club.

Ferdinand Tells Of Heartbreak At Wife's Death

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Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has told how the loss of his wife to cancer had been the "most difficult period" of his life.

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No Baa Humbug: Goat Meat Grows In Popularity

Goats' meat is making it onto the menus of some of the best restaurants in the country as chefs find tasty ways to introduce it to their customers.

Labour Party U-Turn Over EU Referendum

Labour has dropped its opposition to a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union.

Murder Probe As Three Bodies Found In House

A murder investigation has been launched after a man, woman and girl were found dead at a house in Oxfordshire, police say.

Corfu Deaths Bungalow To Be Demolished

The hotel bungalow where two children died of carbon monixide poisoning during a holiday in 2006 will be demolished later this year.

Sweden Victorious At Eurovision Song Contest

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Sweden has won the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest while the UK managed to avoid "nul points" - just.

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Grange Hill's Benny Green Dies Aged 50

Tributes have been paid to Grange Hill actor Terry Sue-Patt, who was found dead at his home aged 50.

Snoop Has 'No Regrets' Over Old Sexist Lyrics

Snoop Dogg, who was once accused of promoting misogyny by chat show queen Oprah Winfrey, has told Sky News his attitude towards women has changed.

Clarkson Back In The Driver's Seat In Live Show

Jeremy Clarkson has reunited with his former Top Gear crew in Belfast to front a live stadium spin-off of the BBC2 motoring show.

Stadium of Light prepares for the Foo Fighters

The home of the football club is being converted for the rock stars as a music venue.

Penalty Drama As Southend Win League One Spot

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Southend gained promotion to Sky Bet League One after a dramatic 7-6 penalty shootout win against Wycombe in the League Two play-off final.

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Hamilton Starts Monaco GP In Pole Position

Lewis Hamilton will start the Monaco GP on pole for the first time in his career after denying team-mate Nico Rosberg a pole position hat-trick for F1's most famous race.

Last game in charge for Advocaat?

It'll officially be the last game in charge for Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat this afternoon.

England Face Uphill Battle With New Zealand

England face an uphill battle to stay in the first Test after closing day three at Lord’s on 74-2 in their second innings, 60 runs behind New Zealand.

DeGale Adds World Title To Olympic Gold

James DeGale defeated Andre Dirrell to become the first British Olympic boxing gold medallist to win a professional world title.

Family Shocked Corfu Hotel Electrician Re-Hired

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The parents of two children who died in a Greek hotel say they are "appalled" an electrician convicted over their deaths was re-hired by the same premises.

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Cleveland Protests As Cop Cleared Over Deaths

Violence has flared in Cleveland after a police officer was found not guilty over the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012.

Sweden Victorious At Eurovision Song Contest

Sweden has won the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest while the UK managed to avoid "nul points" - just.

Ireland Celebrates 'Yes' To Same-Sex Marriage

Ireland has voted to legalise same-sex marriage in a historic referendum that saw more than 62% of voters support the campaign to amend the country's constitution.

Burma: Law Demands Three-Year Gap Between Kids

Mothers in Burma could be required to have their children at least three years apart, after a controversial population law was passed.

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