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Sunderland, Tyneside and Teesside named on list of Russia's nuclear targets in UK

Sunderland, Tyneside and Teeside were named on a hit list of Russia's nuclear targets in the UK.

News
How many of these haunted buildings have you been to?

10 of the most haunted buildings in the North East of England

The UK in general has many renowned haunted houses, castles and pubs, but the North of England is an area which boasts a large number of these spooky buildings.
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Naked Attraction is auditioning in the North East for contestants.

Naked Attraction holds North East auditions for contestants - are you brave enough to apply?

Single men and women who don't mind baring all in a bid to find love are being offered the chance of TV stardom.

TV and Film

National Pet Day: Meet these animal crackers from Hartlepool

We love meeting all creatures great and small - and we’ve been doing just that for National Pet Day.

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In pictures: Your ‘eggscellent’ Easter creations

The schools may have broken up for the Easter holidays - but as the term came to a close you were all busy with paints, glue and glitter.

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Are you more inclined to splash the cash in the summer months?

Most people spend more cash after clocks go forward, survey reveals

More than half of people say they spend more money during British Summer Time than during the winter, paying £154 on average more each month.

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Cod and chips could soon be a thing of the past.

Why fish and chips, chicken tikka masala and a ploughman's could be threatened by climate change

Some of the nation's favourite dishes, from fish and chips to chicken tikka masala, could be threatened by climate change, environmentalists warn.

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Are you a nosey neighbour?

15 things that make you a nosey neighbour - how many have you done?

They say curiosity killed the cat, but Brits are a nation of nosey neighbours if new research is to be believed.

News

In pictures: Some of the best pick ‘n mix sweets - which was your favourite?

Can you remember the days of 20p mix-ups and penny chews?

Nostalgia
Jamie Carragher has been suspended by Sky Sports. Pic: PA.

Sky pundit Jamie Carragher should be sacked over spitting incident, say readers

Readers believe Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher should be SACKED for spitting at a car at the weekend.
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Jamie Carragher.

Jamie Carragher sorry for spitting incident after Man United v Liverpool game - but should he be sacked?

Jamie Carragher has said he will "apologise again properly" over a spitting incident at the weekend.

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Honor Etherington, senior veterinary surgeon at Hadrian Vets

Warning as deadly rabbit disease spreads through North East

Pet owners are being warned of a deadly disease which could kill their animals within days.

Environment
Is a steak pie your favourite?

British Pie Week 2018: The North East has spoken - this is your favourite pie

There are so many pies to choose from - but there can only be one favourite.

Eating Out
Steak pie is the North East's favourite.

British Pie Week 2018: North East chooses its favourite flavour

We've been asking you to vote for your favourite filling as British Pie Week gets underway.

Offbeat

Follow Pico the horse on a snowy tour through Beamish

Many of us spent the chilly, wintry weekend wrapped up and indoors.

News
British Pie Week starts today (March 5).

British Pie Week 2018: What's your favourite filling?

When the weather is cold, there's nothing better than a warming slice of pie.
Eating Out
Will you be toasting the Royal Wedding?

Pubs to stay open later for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

Pubs have been given the green light to stay open later to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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Picture from PA

Army deployed to help marooned motorists as forecasters warn UK 'not out of the woods'

Hundreds of motorists were left stranded overnight as extreme weather continued to wreak havoc across the UK - with forecasters warning the country "is not out of the woods yet".

News

When is World Book Day 2018?

It's undoubtedly one of the biggest days in the school calendar - and it's almost arrived for another year.

Family
We asked you if employers should be able to ask women about their plans for having children.

'It's discrimination' - you have your say on bosses questioning women over plans for children

As a study shows that some employers think it's acceptable to question women about their plans to have children during an interview, we asked you what you thought.

Family
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