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Nissan recall thousands of cars

It's after technicians were found to be unqualified for final inspection of vehicles for the Japan market.

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Gary Barlow fans line the streets of Sunderland

Queues formed early this morning as tickets went on sale for his 2018 Empire Theatre gig.

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Painting work on the new Wear Crossing halted

Painting of the pylon has encountered a problem

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Sam Smith announces a North East gig

The singer will be performing on Tyneside.

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Power cuts reported in the region

It's affecting two SR postcodes this evening

Uber hails ex-Ofcom chief to help drive London licence appeal

A former chief executive of Ofcom, the media regulator, is being drafted in by Uber to aid its appeal against a ban that could force it to pull out of London.

EU 'green-lights' Brexit trade talk preparations

EU 'green-lights' Brexit trade talk preparations

The EU has given the "green light" to preparations for the second phase of Brexit talks, dealing with trade.

Boost for Chancellor as September borrowing lowest for 10 years

Boost for Chancellor as September borrowing lowest for 10 years

Chancellor Philip Hammond has received a boost ahead of next month's Budget as public sector borrowing in September fell to its lowest in 10 years.

Bank of England under fire over lack of diversity

Bank of England under fire over lack of diversity

The Bank of England has come under fire for a lack of diversity in top positions - and an influential group of MPs may summon the Chancellor for a grilling over their concerns.

Everton to ban fan holding child who aimed 'punch' at Lyon player

Everton to ban fan holding child who aimed 'punch' at Lyon player

An Everton fan who appeared to aim a punch at a Lyon player while holding a child in his arms is set to be banned by the club.

Actress Alyssa Milano on #MeToo campaign: 'This is your time'

Alyssa Milano says the millions of women worldwide who have shared their allegations of sexual abuse and harassment are going to continue being vocal, as she urged them "let's fix this problem".

Quentin Tarantino knew of Harvey Weinstein mistreating women

Quentin Tarantino knew of Harvey Weinstein mistreating women

Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino has admitted he had known of incidents of Harvey Weinstein mistreating women before the scandal broke earlier this month.

BFI withdraws Harvey Weinstein's fellowship

BFI withdraws Harvey Weinstein's fellowship

The British Film Institute (BFI) has withdrawn Harvey Weinstein's BFI Fellowship, due to what it calls the "serious and widespread allegations" about his "appalling" conduct.

Does Weinstein scandal mask institutional problem?

Does Weinstein scandal mask institutional problem?

Harvey Weinstein has been banned by the Academy and the BFI and suspended from BAFTA - based only on accusations.

Philip Pullman returns with prequel to His Dark Materials

Philip Pullman returns with prequel to His Dark Materials

Fantasy master Philip Pullman has returned after a 17-year hiatus with a prequel to His Dark Materials.

Jamie Redknapp on how Tottenham star Christian Eriksen can take the next step

After his Match Zone analysis with Christian Eriksen, Jamie Redknapp explains how the Tottenham star can go to the next level...

Match Zone: Jamie Redknapp with Tottenham's Christian Eriksen

Match Zone: Jamie Redknapp with Tottenham's Christian Eriksen

Jamie Redknapp sat down with Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen in a Match Zone special for an in-depth look at the Dane's traits.

Roma charged by UEFA over alleged racist chanting at Chelsea

Roma charged by UEFA over alleged racist chanting at Chelsea

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Roma over the alleged racist behaviour of their fans during Wednesday's 3-3 Champions League draw at Chelsea.

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Sunderland on the road to Brentford

The Black Cats are looking to continue an unbeaten run of 2.

Kansas City Chiefs 30-31 Oakland Raiders: Derek Carr throws late game-winning TD in dramatic finish

Kansas City Chiefs 30-31 Oakland Raiders: Derek Carr throws late game-winning TD in dramatic finish

Derek Carr connected with Michael Crabtree on a two-yard touchdown pass with no time left to lift the Oakland Raiders to a 31-30 win over their AFC West divisional rivals Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.

Hurricane and earthquake disasters to cost global insurers $95bn, says Swiss Re

Insurers are expected to take a total hit of $95bn (£72bn) as a result of a hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and earthquakes in Mexico, according to the world's second largest reinsurer Swiss Re.

'Good progress' on deal to restart search for missing MH370 plane

'Good progress' on deal to restart search for missing MH370 plane

A deal to restart the search for MH370 is expected to be agreed in the coming days, as authorities once again attempt to solve one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries.

Inmate flips middle finger and says 'I hate you' before being executed

Inmate flips middle finger and says 'I hate you' before being executed

A killer who was pursuing a lawsuit against Alabama's use of the lethal injection has been executed - using his final moments to tell the state "I hate you" and give them the middle finger.

Software uses facial expressions to 'predict' bank's policies

Software uses facial expressions to 'predict' bank's policies

Software can be used to analyse the facial expressions of central bank governors and predict policy changes, researchers have claimed.

Google owner Alphabet leads $1bn funding round for Uber rival Lyft

Google owner Alphabet leads $1bn funding round for Uber rival Lyft

Google's parent company Alphabet is leading a $1bn round of new funding for ride-hailing company Lyft that will help it step up its challenge to larger rival Uber.

Fowl play: Turkeys attack police and residents in Massachusetts town

A gang of marauding turkeys has been causing chaos in a small town in Massachusetts, harassing residents and police.

Bomb-sniffing dog fired from CIA for refusing to sniff bombs

Bomb-sniffing dog fired from CIA for refusing to sniff bombs

Some people just aren't cut out for the realities of a high-pressure work environment - and it would seem the same goes for dogs.

Sports physician called in to diagnose gorilla's knee injury

Sports physician called in to diagnose gorilla's knee injury

The head physician of an American university football team has been called in to treat an injured gorilla after she got into a scuffle with her den-mate.

Melania Trump body double conspiracy theory spreads on social media

Melania Trump body double conspiracy theory spreads on social media

Conspiracy theorists on Twitter think Melania Trump was replaced by a body double as her husband addressed the media last week.

Tokyo's 1964 Olympic flame went out four years ago

Tokyo's 1964 Olympic flame went out four years ago

It was meant to be an eternal reminder of Olympic ideals and the glory of the Games.

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