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Chainsaw and baseball bat pub threats - man arrested

Chainsaw and baseball bat pub threats - man arrested

Search continues after River Tyne body report

Search continues after River Tyne body report

Thomas Cook flight diverted

Holiday flight from Newcastle diverted as drunk woman tried to "smash windows"

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SCARRED: Impact of First World War on North-East to be placed under the spotlight (37220848)

Impact of First World War on North-East placed under spotlight

Newcastle Crown Court

Chinese restaurant owner brought to book for fraud by his spelling mistakes

Boy collapses days after gang attack

Boy collapses days after gang attack

QUEEN: Duncan James from Blue, centre, with the Gumbies from Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Sunderland Empire.     Picture: ANDY LAMB (37212455)

Priscilla Queen of the Desert returns to Sunderland Empire

REIGN: Queen Elizabeth II pictured during a 2002 visit to Tyneside

Cathedral service to mark Her Majesty's record-breaking reign

The scene on the Quayside

Search along Quayside after reports of body in Tyne at Newcastle

Official opening of Keel Square in Sunderland with an artistic sculpture in the centre relating to the ship building history of the city and containing images of people who were involved in the industry. Council leader Paul Watson, Sunderland mayor Barry

Official opening of civic space in Sunderland

THEY'RE OFF: The panto animals at Newcastle Racecourse. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Panto race world record attempt

VOYAGE: Sean Lee

North-Easterners in global sea race

CLASSICS: A display of old buses and cars at the Seaburn showfield in Sunderland. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (37079742)

Annual bus rally back at Sunderland

FUN: Blues and Bourbon events prove popular

Events company expands after enjoying a 'sell out summer'

STABBING: Northumbria Police is appealing for witnesses

Man held over pub stabbing

LIGHT FANTASTIC: The newly-illuminated Penshaw Monument. Pic by Jonathan Kinnair

Shedding a new light on local landmark

PROUD: Joshua Boyes, who is running in memory of grandfather Roland

Grandson of former MP to take on Great North Run for charity

Police car in accident in Sunderland

Police car in accident in Sunderland

PATROL: Bird handler Stuart Laidler with European Eagle Owl Wingnut on patrol in Mowbray Park in Sunderland, with Sunderland City councillors Ellen Ball and Michael Mordey. Picture: NORTH NEWS

Eagles v Seagulls - council deploys raptor patrol to combat angry birds

HAUL: Around 1.2 tonnes of cannabis found in back of lorry

Dutch driver caught with £7m of cannabis in his lorry is jailed

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FLOWING: Sunderland's new Keel Square development features an array of fountains, which will be officially switched on at Monday's ceremony.

City's high-flying female footballers invited to opening party for new public square

MESSAGE: Shauna Nichol (left) and Beth McCabe with water safety message, pictured alongside the River Wear. Picture NORTH NEWS.

Classmates of girl who died in river tragedy help make dvd water safety message

DONATION: Matthew Smith and Shirley Smith, from the If U Care Share Foundation, with Lee Metters, manager at the Chester-le-Street branch of Newcastle Building Society

Cash boost for wellbeing charity

CHAMPIONS: Kevin Ball, then Sunderland captain, lifts the Division One trophy in May 1999. Picture: PAUL BARKER/PA

Kevin Ball and Alex Rae take SAFC fans' questions

FAB: The model of Thunderbird 1, which will be on display at Metrocentre, in Gateshead

Thunderbird to touch down in shopping centre mall

Man suffers serious stab wounds, 46-year-old arrested

Man suffers serious stab wounds, 46-year-old arrested

Homeless man charged in connection with three attempted robberies in 48 hours

Homeless man charged in connection with three attempted robberies in 48 hours

WANTED: An image of the man police want to speak to.

5 crimes in one day - police seek man they believe responsible for Sunderland incidents

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INFORMATION: Police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a string of incidents in Sunderland

Police seek help after one-man crime spree

WANTED: Police want to speak to this man.

Can you identify suspected horse box thief?

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NEW ROLE: Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe with team mate Steven Fletcher during their side's opening day defeat to Leicester earlier this month. Now, the striker is recruiting for a £60,000-a-year PA

Water plants, stock fridge, create global brand - what Jermain Defoe expects of £60k PA

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HISTORY: Time line charts the history of Hetton Lyons Cricket Club

Cricket club celebrates reaching 150 not out

RISKS: Liam Hogg, one of the RNLI lifeguards who took part in Sunday’s rescue

Five children saved in dramatic beach rescue

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SWEET: X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has expanded her business empire and skills to include... chocolate.

Cheryl to launch Greggs charity chocolate bar

INVESTIGATION: Northumbria Police want to hear from any witnesses to the attack

Teenager raped after night out

Shop worker attacked with knife after challenging suspicious customer

Shop worker attacked with knife after challenging suspicious customer

INVESTIGATION: Northumbria Police are appealing for witnesses

Noxious substance used in shop robbery

Teenage girl fighting for life after collision with car

Teenage girl critically ill after collision with car

The burglar climbs in through an open window before stealing a laptop

Police release footage of 'stinger flat' operation to highlight importance of home security

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DISTRESSED: Family left upset as pet tortoise Herby is stolen in break-in

Family left shell-shocked at theft of Herby the tortoise

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HARDSHIP PLEA: Former Sunderland footballer Dean Whitehead leaving Bradford Magistrates Court

Ex-Black Cats and Boro star driven off by chauffer after hardship plea in attempt to avoid driving ban

DONATIONS: Gentoo staff  with some of the food items donated. From left: John Walker, Lewis Walmsley, Dave Snowball, Jane Elliot, Margaret Thompson, Keith Pearson, Lee Sinclair and Jane Lertas-Robinson.

Food banks boosted by 'giving' campaign

DEBATE: The Sage at Gateshead

Labour leadership debate at Sage

Two teenage girls sexually assaulted in less than an hour

OPENING: Keel Square, newly-created focal point in Sunderland's city centre will officially open on Monday August 31.

New city centre public square to be formally opened

APPEAL: Police trying to establish how dead man came to be in the sea.

Appeal after death of man pulled from sea on North-East beach

STUDY: The Third Sector Trends Study was jointly funded by the Northern Rock Foundation and the Tyne and Wear Community Foundation

Austerity hitting charities in poor areas hardest - study

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Passenger has ear bitten off

Passenger has half his ear bitten off on flight from Newcastle to Ibiza

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POLIO: Ted Hill MBE, centre, the CEO of the British Polio Fellowship with members of the BFP Sunderland branch. Pictured are Keith Whickham, Shirley Williams, chairperson of the BFP Sunderland branch; Beth Walderon and Steve Torgensen. Picture: TOM BANKS

Polio campaigners honoured

COMIC-FANS: Fans of Japanese comic art and cartoons are expected to be drawn to St James' Park next month for a 'Mini-Con' event.

Turning Japanese at cult comic art conventions

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