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Sentence review for Sunderland Nissan thieves after courtroom blunder
NINE men at the centre of a large-scale Nissan theft scam could see their jail terms slashed after a prosecution courtroom blunder.
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Fri Mar 14, 2014
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City Deal 'can have same impact as Nissan'
A NEW North-East City Deal will help build on the region's stellar manufacturing reputation and keep the area at the forefront of export markets, deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.
Woman in court over allegations she harboured Gosforth mental hospital escapee
Woman pleads not guilty to harbouring a mental health patient who had escaped from St Nicholas's Hospital in Gosforth after being sectioned Yvonne Steele was in the dock at Newcastle Magistrates Court to face a rare allegation she harboured a sectioned mental health patient.
Police warning after two sneak-in burglaries in Sunderland
The first burglary happened at Alder Street, Castletown between 11pm on Wednesday, and 1am the following day.
Sunderland car hire business expands
A SUNDERLAND vehicle rental business is set to reach 1million turnover in the coming year, after launching a specialist division due to huge demand.
North East club singer tax cheat Bobby Webber on the run in Tenerife
A warrant was issued for the former club singer's arrest after he failed to pay back a single penny of A 69,000 he swindled in benefits Fugitive tax cheat Bobby Webber is on the run after failing to pay back a single penny of his A 69,000 benefit swindle, the Chronicle can reveal.
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
Government agrees A 87m deal to sort Vaux site, build new bridge and create 9,000 jobs in Sunderland
AN 87million deal to help create 9,000 jobs and get key projects off the ground in Sunderland has been agreed by Government.
Competition now closed: WIN tickets to the St Patrick's Day fixture at Newcastle Racecourse
Competition now closed: Chroniclelive and Newcastle Racecourse are getting ready to celebrate Ireland's national day in style with the MTrec St Patrick's Raceday on Saturday, March 15. But will you have the luck of the Irish and win tickets to the meet? Chroniclelive and Newcastle Racecourse are getting ready to celebrate Ireland's national day in ... (more)
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Meeting reveals crime is falling in Sunderland's East End
The number of crimes reported to police patrolling the Long Streets area has fallen to just seven in the last five weeks.
Three arrested after Sunderland shopkeeper fought off armed robbers with a mop
Rasaratnam Rahulan from News 2000 on Roker Avenue, who, not for the first time, has found himself having to defend himself and his business after two masked men came into his shop.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Farewell after 40 years at Sunderland pharmacy
Retiring after 48 years service at Hylton Castle Pharmacy, Chiswick Square, Hylton Castle, Sunderland, is Patricia Sedgwick, pictured 3rd from right with other members of staff.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Friends of murdered Peter McMahon want answers
Killer Sharon Swinhoe battered 68-year-old Mr McMahon to death with the help another boyfriend before gouging his eyes out and later hiding his body in a freezer stashed in a flat in Elswick, Newcastle.
Former Sunderland Tory leader bids for return in by-election
THE race is on to find a replacement for benefit fraudster Labour councillor Lisa Smiles, after her resignation left the St Anne's ward a member down.
Jailed: Thief who stole clothes from Oxfam clothing bank in Sunderland
An Oxfam clothing bank outside a Sunderland supermarket was raided more than a dozen times between July 17 and August 8 last year.
Tributes paid to Lemington man Jamie Belshaw as woman charged over his death
The latest traffic, travel, weather, crime and breaking news updates from The Chronicle, covering Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland and Durham for Monday, 10 March 2014.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Police CCTV operators facing the axe in Sunderland
The Echo understands the jobs of those monitoring the city centre are under threat in the face of A 46million cuts that could also see the closure of the city centre police station.
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The latest traffic, travel, weather, crime and breaking news updates from The Chronicle, covering Newcastle, Gateshead, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland and Durham for Friday, 07 March 2014 The Chronicle's live breaking news blog brings you regular updates, pictures, video, tweets and comments covering the latest Newcastle ... (more)
Sunderland building firm wins hat-trick of training awards
Brian Appleby centre manager at Carillion Training, Deptford Terrace, Sunderland presents a training award to John Walker health & safety manager Sunter Ltd., on Wednesday, A CITY company has once again been hailed for the work it does to nurture young people on their way up the career ladder.
Man stabbed in shoulder in street attack in South Tyneside
Two people have been arrested - a 23-year-old man on suspicion of assault and a 28-year-old woman on suspicion of affray.