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Delays to a £3million major Sunderland road improvement project could cost the taxpayer tens of thousands of pounds, SR News and the Echo can today reveal. Extensive work on the A19/A1231 junction at Hylton Grange Interchange began last May and was due to…

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The Big Bike Ride 2015 is coming to Sunderland this June.  It will be the fifth time the annual has come to Sunderland. Participants can cycle five miles on Saturday June 13, or they can choose from distances of 14, 20 or 35 miles to ride on Sunday June…

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Building work on a new Premier Inn hotel for Sunderland City Centre has been temporarily halted after the building firms enter financial difficulties.  Work started on the new multi-million pound hotel, restaurant and bar in January 2014 when GB…

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A North East mum has just 30 days to raise enough money to potentially save her toddler’s life. Mum Kat Musgrove is trying to raise £550,000 to take her two-year-old son Kian to America for ground breaking surgery. Kian was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma…

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Newcastle City Council passed its annual budget last week, which include £40m of cutbacks and an increase in council tax. The Labour-led council voted through the plans using their majority, but faced opposition from the Liberal Democrats, in particular…

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A former food disorder suffer has spoken out about the importance of a new support group which is launching in Sunderland. The group has been set up by the charity Mind and aims to provide support for anyone who has a difficult relationship with food.…

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Arts fanatics from the North East are celebrating the news that the Arts Centre Washington has been awarded more than £250,000 to improve facilities.   The National Lottery and Arts Centre England have given the main grant of £257,609, with Sunderland…

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A number of charities have signed up to take part at Sunderland Live’s WearSlide event next month, where hundreds of participants will face the 50-metre water slide to raise money for their chosen charity. Herrington Country Park will host the first ever…

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Last night The Customs House in South Shields played host to catwalk show Lose the Label, organised by South Tyneside Hearing Impaired Service. Thirty models took to the catwalk at The Customs House to strut their stuff for the audience in their favourite…

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A local MP has called for the Tyne and Wear metro line to be extended to Washington in a petition delivered to Parliament this week. Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West, wants to extend the rail service to the town by reopening the old…
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