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Former football coach sentenced

Barry Bennell was guilty of child sex offences

The dilapidated buildings in High Street East 2

Work gets underway on historic Sunderland buildings

Restoration work on High Street West has begun, including on the original site of Binns department store

Key and Keyring

Police appeal to identify the owner of stolen property in Sunderland

The key pictured was recovered after a man was arrested

Ridley Scott pop-up The Word

Sir Ridley Scott bags a BAFTA

The South Shields born Director was among those honoured

Tory MP deletes Corbyn spy claim after threat of legal action

A Tory MP has been forced to delete a post on social media claiming Jeremy Corbyn "sold British secrets to Communist spies".

Police officer accused of taking the biscuits

Police officer accused of taking the biscuits

A police officer has appeared at a disciplinary hearing after he was accused of taking a colleague's tin of biscuits and lying about it.

Senior Brexiteers absent from meeting with EU's chief negotiator

Senior Brexiteers absent from meeting with EU's chief negotiator

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator has hosted a meeting with a group of senior MPs - but it was avoided by prominent Leavers.

Man denies 'careless driving' caused teen's death in Ferrari F50 crash

Man denies 'careless driving' caused teen's death in Ferrari F50 crash

A man killed a teenage boy after losing control of a Ferrari F50, a court has heard.

Liam Colgan: Hamburg CCTV images give fresh hope for missing man's family

Liam Colgan: Hamburg CCTV images give fresh hope for missing man's family

The brother of a man who went missing more than a week ago while on his sibling's stag weekend in Hamburg says new CCTV images are a "positive" development in their continued search for him.

Geoffrey Rush 'inappropriately touched co-star on stage', court told

Oscar-winning Australian actor Geoffrey Rush has been accused in court of repeatedly touching an actress inappropriately while on stage.

Grime 'legend' Stormin 'dies after battle with cancer'

Grime 'legend' Stormin 'dies after battle with cancer'

Grime artist Stormin - hailed a pioneer within the music scene - has died following a battle with skin cancer, according to reports.

Morrissey 'sparks walkout at Glasgow gig after criticising Nicola Sturgeon'

Morrissey 'sparks walkout at Glasgow gig after criticising Nicola Sturgeon'

Morrissey reportedly sparked a walkout at a gig in Glasgow after criticising Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Iconic guitar company Gibson could be facing bankruptcy

Iconic guitar company Gibson could be facing bankruptcy

Iconic guitar brand Gibson whose Les Paul and SG guitars have graced rock stages around the world could be facing bankruptcy, it has emerged.

BAFTA Awards go black for Time's Up and #MeToo

BAFTA Awards go black for Time's Up and #MeToo

On the night Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri cleaned up at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, the red carpet played host to a parade of stars wearing black.

Chelsea's Eden Hazard says Lionel Messi is the 'greatest ever'

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has brushed off comparisons with Lionel Messi ahead of the Champions League clash against Barcelona.

Nathan Hughes set for England Six Nations start against Scotland

Nathan Hughes set for England Six Nations start against Scotland

England have been given a clean bill of health for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Scotland with Nathan Hughes on course to start at No 8.

George Groves questions Chris Eubank Jr's world title credentials

George Groves questions Chris Eubank Jr's world title credentials

George Groves believes Chris Eubank Jr's world title ambitions were exposed as "fairy dust" and questioned whether the 28-year-old can reach the top level in boxing.

Barry Bennell receives 30-year jail sentence for child sexual offences

Barry Bennell receives 30-year jail sentence for child sexual offences

Serial paedophile and former football coach Barry Bennell has been jailed for 30 years for abusing 12 youngsters he was coaching.

Arsenal sign record shirt deal with Emirates

Arsenal sign record shirt deal with Emirates

Arsenal and Emirates have announced a new five-year extension to their long-standing shirt sponsorship deal - understood to be worth more than £200m.

Florida mass shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz makes second court appearance

A former student accused of last week's mass shooting in Florida has appeared in court for the second time.

'Kidnapped' model Chloe Ayling shows police Italian home she was 'held in'

'Kidnapped' model Chloe Ayling shows police Italian home she was 'held in'

A British model has revisited the Italian farmhouse where she was allegedly held captive as her suspected kidnapper stands trial for her abduction.

Geoffrey Rush 'inappropriately touched co-star on stage', court told

Geoffrey Rush 'inappropriately touched co-star on stage', court told

Oscar-winning Australian actor Geoffrey Rush has been accused in court of repeatedly touching an actress inappropriately while on stage.

Airstrikes and rocket fire 'kill 71' in Syrian rebel enclave

Airstrikes and rocket fire 'kill 71' in Syrian rebel enclave

More than 70 people have reportedly been killed and hundreds wounded as airstrikes, rocket fire and shelling by Syrian government forces and their allies hit a rebel enclave in eastern Ghouta.

Donald Trump backtracks over background checks for gun owners

Donald Trump backtracks over background checks for gun owners

Donald Trump has signalled his support for efforts to make it harder for criminals to buy firearms.

Police officer accused of taking the biscuits

A police officer has appeared at a disciplinary hearing after he was accused of taking a colleague's tin of biscuits and lying about it.

Amazon cleared after Alexa ad 'triggers cat food order'

Amazon cleared after Alexa ad 'triggers cat food order'

Amazon has been cleared by the advertising watchdog after a television ad for its Echo Dot smart speaker activated a viewer's device and placed an order for cat food.

Men arrested after police discover cocaine haul stashed in fake buttocks

Men arrested after police discover cocaine haul stashed in fake buttocks

Two men have been arrested after 1kg (2.2lb) of cocaine was found in a pair of fake buttocks at Lisbon Airport.

Long-lost manual reveals surprising secrets of 1720s sex

Long-lost manual reveals surprising secrets of 1720s sex

A long-lost sex manual from the 1720s has exposed some of the more unsettling beliefs to be held in Georgian times.

Beewolves have been living symbiotically with antibiotics for 68 million years, researchers find

Beewolves have been living symbiotically with antibiotics for 68 million years, researchers find

Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, but a species of insect called the beewolf beat him to antibiotics by about 68 million years.

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