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CRIME fighters are using a new weapon in the battle against arsonists torching shrubs and grass on fields behind a Sunderland school.
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The Great North Passion Play project was performed in Bents Park in South Shields in front of an audience of thousands and broadcast to millions of viewers live on BBC1 today.
The man has been indentified as coming from Durham but Northumbria Police said he would not be named until an inquest.
RAMBLERS stepped out with gusto for bracing walks along a newly opened stretch of coastal path in the North-East.
STMF bosses say they are "thrilled" at the diverse geographical area from which new members have arrived, including Newburn-based Spincraft and RUBB Buildings, from Team Valley, Gateshead, as well as South Tyneside firms Rotary Power, ICE Print and Design, Complete Fabrication Services and Katysue Designs.
A crew from Fulwell fire station used a special rescue tender to reach the animal which was trapped 40ft up in the gutter of the building in Tatham Street, "It had been up there for three or four days and was making quite a racket because it was being attacked by gulls," said crew manager Bryn Hanson.
One Direction fans have been warned there will be no leniency over age restrictions at venues on the U.K. leg of the band's forthcoming stadium tour, and they will be turned away if they are not old enough.
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After a cold start it will be dry with sunny spells. Sunshine turning more hazy in afternoon.
Daniel Smith pushed his partner into metal shutters and was spotted lifting a traffic cone over his head when police arrived to deal with the dispute.
The man died at the Royal Victoria Infirmary this morning after suffering substantial burns in a house fire at Redemarsh, Leam Lane Police received a report from the fire service about the blaze at Redemarsh at 6.35pm yesterday, and the man died at the Royal Victoria Infirmary this morning after suffering substantial burns.
DRAMA students are staging a series of critically-acclaimed plays at Arts Centre Washington as part of an annual month-long festival in May. The University of Sunderland students will bring seven plays to life at the venue, featuring the work of some of UK's greatest playwrights, presenting some unforgettable nights of drama.
Former heroin addict John Duggan was caught by police while driving to top up his electricity key in a bid to save his dinner.