Blood donors asked to keep appointments in aftermath of Manchester attack

The NHS's blood donation service has said it is helping all those in need following last night's suicide attack at a pop concert.


Average UK adult getting almost two hours less sleep a night than recommended

The average adult in the UK is getting just six hours and 14 minutes of sleep a night - almost two hours less than the recommended quota, a study found.
Parents Martin Dawes and Vicky Curry of premature baby Theo Dawes, who is now seven months old.

Hartlepool dad calls on public to support hospital unit which save his son’s life

The parents of a tot who survived against the odds after being born weighing just 2lbs are asking the Hartlepool public to back a fundraising campaign in his name.

Graham Low and his son Max.

Why having a training partner helps you get in shape

The Sunderland Run Festival was a huge success the weekend before last. Well done to the 4,000 people who took part in the 3K, 10K and half marathon.

Ask for help if you're struggling with your mental health.

Why you should look after your mental health – and get help if you need it

Good mental health is essential for good physical health and wellbeing as well as strong relationships.

Glandular fever isn't just caught through kissing.

Eight things everyone should know about glandular fever

Nobody likes a sore throat, especially when accompanied by horribly swollen glands and a raging fever - which can be tell-tale signs of dreaded glandular fever.

Teenagers who have psoriasis don't need to suffer in silence.

Skin condition is making my son's life a misery

Q. My teenage son has psoriasis and it’s making his life a misery. What’s the best way of dealing with it?

Start by doing three of each exercise, then add three more.

Threesy does it for this week's East Coast Workout

There’s only three exercises in this workout, but they target nearly every part of your body. Legs, bum, arms, shoulders, chest, abs and core.

Standard cigarette packaging

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging from this weekend

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking from this weekend as rules designed to prevent young people taking up the habit come into full effect.
From left, chair of adult services Coun Stephen Thomas,  chief executive Gill Alexander,  Mayor of Hartlepool, Coun Rob Cook,  Lord Lieutenant for County Durham Sue Snowdon and council leader Coun Christopher Akers-Belcher.

New £4m complex for people with disabilities is opened in Hartlepool

A £4million centre for people with disabilities has officially opened its doors, marking four years of work to turn the plans into a reality.

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One in ten healthcare jobs remain unfilled for months as North East services suffer recruitment problem

Vacancies for jobs including scientists, nurses and other healthcare workers are lying unfilled for months, highlighting the shortage of skilled staff in the North East, a report reveals.
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Birthday message from brave Bradley Lowery

Bradley Lowery has sent a video birthday message to well-wishers from his hospital bed.
Bradley Lowery pictured at a previous Sunderland game.

Happy 6th birthday to brave little fighter Bradley Lowery

Today is little battler Bradley Lowery’s sixth birthday and well wishers from across the world have sent him their messages of love.

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The full scale of the international cyber attack that continues to disrupt the NHS may only become apparent today.

Cyber attack cases could increase as people return to work

The full scale of the international cyber attack that continues to disrupt the NHS may only become apparent when people return to work today, experts have warned.
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The NHS is one of tens of thousands of organisations and businesses affected by the software virus.

Further disruption expected for GP surgeries as NHS continues to recover from cyber attack

The NHS has said doctors' surgeries will be open as normal tomorrow morning, but says many will still be working on bring their IT systems back online.

The attack is affecting organisations up and down the country.

Region's NHS reassures public following cyber attack

NHS providers in the North East and North Cumbria are reassuring patients and the public following the cyber attack which took place on Friday 12 May 2017 and affected many organisations around the world.

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Brave Bradley Lowery with player Jermain Defoe.

Bradley Lowery’s thanks to his ‘best friend’ SAFC striker Jermain Defoe

The family of Bradley Lowery have thanked Sunderland AFC striker Jermain Defoe for being such a good friend to the little fighter as he takes on the last home game of the season.

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Blueberry banana bread.

Recipe of the week: Blueberry banana bread

This is one of my favourite banana bread recipes (who doesn’t like banana bread?!)

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Patients urged to avoid A&E after NHS hit by major Ransomeware cyber attack

The NHS has been hit by a major cyber attack on its computer systems.
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Graham Low demonstrates one of the exercises in the 777 workout.

Shaping Up: Have you tried the 777 workout?

The aim of this workout is to complete 7 repetitions of the 7 exercises below, and complete 7 rounds.

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