Hartlepool murder accused had porn stashed on phones

A stash of pornography was found on mobile phones used by the man accused of murdering foster mother Norma Bell.

The apple tree in June 2016, with the desired open goblet shape but yet more work need to be done in the next month or two on remaining water shoots.

GARDENING: Avoid over-pruning fruit trees in winter

Following on from last week’s guide to winter pruning apple and pear trees, here’s how to fix a major problem of over-pruning – water shoots.

Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of Nissan

Government ‘gambling’ with Sunderland’s future says MP after Nissan boss reveals post-Brexit ‘review’ of car plant

Nissan will review the competitiveness of its car plant in Sunderland once the final outcome of Brexit negotiations becomes clear, the Japanese company's chief executive has said.

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BT has announced a raft of price increases.

BT hikes prices for all broadband and TV customers

BT broadband and TV customers can expect to pay extra for their services as of 2 April as BT announces price changes.

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Padraig Amond.

Hartlepool striker touch and go for Stevenage clash

Hartlepool United are sweating on the fitness of Irish frontman Padraig Amond.

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Eileen Brennan died after she was hit by a bus in Darlington.

Bus driver blames mechanical failure for crash which killed pensioner

A bus driver accused of causing the death of a pensioner blames mechanical failure for the crash, a court heard.

10 players who have played for both Sunderland and West Brom

10 players who have played for both Sunderland and West Brom

We take a look at 10 players who have played for both Sunderland and West Brom over the years.

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Cash machine fees could be on the way after bank ATM dispute

Bank customers could soon be forced to pay to withdraw their own cash at ATM machines, following a dispute over who maintains them.

This weekend could be a frosty one as temperatures fall.

What does the weekend's weather have in store?

It's been a mild week weather-wise - but you'd be advised to wrap up well if you're out and about this weekend.

Members of Easington Millennium Luncheon Club raised money for Help for Heroes.

Do you want to support Help for Heroes?

Members of an Easington group have been fundraising for a worthy cause.

ON THE WATERFRONT: Pounding the River Wear beat

ON THE WATERFRONT: Pounding the River Wear beat

Established on September 1, 1840, the River Wear Watch undertook marine policing and fire fighting duties on the Port of Sunderland waterfront until it was disbanded in 1961.

Top tip on getting a decent kip: Dont drink a gallon of coffee at bedtime

RICHARD ORD: Goodbye Heroin Chic, hello Cocoa Chic

My 16-year-old son looked me up and down. “Dad, you look like such a ... a ...” he struggled for the right word. Then it came to him. “You look such a dad.”

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Wasdale Close, Peterlee. Picture from Google Images.

Peterlee postcode scoops lottery pay-out

Four neighbours in Peterlee are celebrating thanks to their lucky postcode.

Workers were injured after health and safety lapses at two KFC restaurants in Stockton.

KFC fined £1million after two workers burned due to health and safety lapses

Fast food chain KFC has been ordered to pay almost £1million after two of its employees suffered burns at branches on Teesside.
Victim Tony Stokoe and his wife Marie.

Widow's heartache as danger driver is jailed for six years for killing her husband

A widow has spoken of her devastation at losing her husband who was killed by a danger driver.
Ewen Bremner (Spud), Ewan McGregor (Renton), Jonny Lee Miller (Sickboy) and Robert Carlyle (Begbie) from the film Trainspotting 2. Picture: Sony Pictures Releasing/PA.

Choose mildly positive reviews: Trainspotting sequel wins over critics

Trainspotting's long-awaited sequel has won over most critics - although all agree it can never leave the same legacy as the original.

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Men from North East wanted to become Butlers in the Buff

Attractive, approachable men who are also happy to bare all are being sought for a part-time job that pays around £25 an hour.

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Sixty-eight trusts out of 152 raised the alarm at least once due to bed shortages and problems managing the flow of patients through A&E. Picture: PA.

Nearly half of NHS trusts declared major alerts last week

Some 45% of NHS trusts in England declared a major alert last week as services came under pressure.

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John Cummings represented Easington in Parliament for 23 years.

Community says farewell to long-serving MP John Cummings

A community today said farewell to former MP John Cummings, who represented it in Parliament for 23 years.

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39 North East eateries to try during Vegan Restaurant Week as Veganuary continues

Vegans and the vegan-curious are being offered a wealth of special offers and dining options as North East eateries embrace Vegan Restaurant Week.
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