A charity has warned it is expecting a huge increase in the number of North East families who are forced to use foodbanks this summer.
The Trussell Trust says parents, whose children would normally receive free school meals, struggle financially during the holidays.
Jonny Blair reports:
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Sam Allardyce has paid tribute to Sunderland supporters after departing the club to become England manager.
In his first press conference as England boss at St George's Park, Allardyce said:
I had a really good time at Sunderland. The fans were magnificent for me.
Hopefully the England fans will enjoy my time with them just as much as the Sunderland fans did last season.
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Two people escaped uninjured after an arson attack in Ashington in Northumberland.
Emergency services were called to a house fire at 2am this morning (SAT) on Newbiggin Road in the town.
Two people were in the house at the time of the fire but escaped uninjured.
They were taken to hospital by paramedics to be treated for smoke inhalation.
Police and firefighters are treating the fire as a suspected arson.
"This is believed to be an isolated incident but extra officers are in the area to carry out enquiries and reassure any concerned members of the public.
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