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Dog unable to work with police needs a home

Barnie needs a home

Northumbria Police hope someone will be able to give this dog a home. Barnie is a 16 month old male Dutch Herder. He is very friendly but has developed a medical condition in one of his hind legs, his kneecap is dislocates. This means he is unable to be a police dog but would make a good pet.

To find out more about Barnie and other dogs click here.

"We are looking for a home with experience of owning large energetic dogs with no young children. Barnie is free of charge."

– Northumbria Police

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Council to transform derelict Sunderland homes

Sunderland City Council is working to transform derelict properties in the area into family homes. Credit: Sunderland City Council
The council is helping landlords refurbish empty houses. Credit: Sunderland City Council

Sunderland City Council is working to transform derelict properties in the area into family homes.

Councillors are concerned that run down properties attract vandals and create empty neighbourhoods. The council is helping landlords refurbish empty houses.

Sunderland fans have two weeks to claim cash after historic defeat

Sunderland fans who saw their side lose 8-0 at Southampton have been given two weeks to claim back their costs.

The club says claims should be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 5th November. Fans can either take their match tickets to the Stadium of Light or post them.

Any money not claimed before the deadline will be given to the local children's charity Grace House.

You can see more details on how to get your money here.

Children's charity "overwhelmed" by Sunderland's generosity after 8-0 defeat

Sunderland's charity donation comes after their worst defeat in 32 years. Credit: PA

Sunderland have said they will make a donation to a local children's charity after suffering their worst defeat for 32 years.

Grace House is a Sunderland-based hospice that provides care for children from across the North East with life-shortening conditions.

Sunderland lost 8-0 away to Southampton last Saturday (18 October). They announced this afternoon (Tuesday 21 October) that they would reimburse the travel and ticket costs of the 2,500 fans that made the 700-mile round trip.

However, the club added that any fans who do not want the personal refund will have their share donated to Grace House.

The charity's chairman, David Cook, said in a statement that he was "overwhelmed".

I am overwhelmed by the generosity of Sunderland Football Club and their supporters, this is an amazing gesture towards Grace House and children in our region with life-limiting conditions.”

– David Cook, Chairman, Grace House

Sunderland skipper wants to "acknowledge" fans

Making amends: Sunderland skipper John O'Shea thinks it is right that fans should be paid back. Credit: PA

The Sunderland captain John O'Shea has said he wants to "acknowledge" the fans who made the 700-mile round trip to see their team lose 8-0 at Southampton.

It was announced this afternoon (Tuesday 21 October) that those the 2,500 fans who made the journey would have their costs reimbursed.

We win and lose as a team, players, staff and fans, however we wanted to acknowledge and thank the supporters who travelled such a long way to give us their backing and despite everything, stayed with us until the final whistle.”

– John O'Shea, Sunderland captain

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Sunderland fans offered refund after 8-0 defeat

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Dedicated Sunderland fans who travelled to Southampton to watch their team lose 8-0 have been offered a refund.

The idea was initially suggested by goalkeeper Vito Mannone.

Speaking on behalf of the squad, Sunderland AFC’s captain John O’Shea said: “We win and lose as a team, players, staff and fans, however we wanted to acknowledge and thank the supporters who travelled such a long way to give us their backing and despite everything, stayed with us until the final whistle."

Details of how to claim a refund are on the club's website.

Two arrested after Sunderland stabbing

Police have arrested two people after a man was stabbed in Sunderland.

A33-year-old man was stabbed in the arm just before 1.20am, on October 21, at an address on Eden House Road.

He was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital for treatment where his condition is not thought to be life threatening.

Police have arrested two men, aged 49 and 32, on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit GBH.

A knife has been recovered by police.

"I'd like to reassure residents that this appears to be an isolated incident.

"We have officers on patrol and anyone with concerns should speak to them.

"Anyone with any information on the incident should also come forward."

– Detective Sergeant Simon Auty, from Northumbria Police's Major Crime Team

Met Office warning as Hurricane Gonzalo sweeps through region

High winds will sweep through North East England.

The region is expected to be hit by gale force winds and heavy rain today as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo sweeps across Britain.

The Met Office has issued a a yellow warning for wind and is advising people to expect disruption to travel.

The strongest winds are expected as the rain clears eastwards and winds veer northwesterly through Tuesday morning.

Surface water and spray will make driving conditions difficult, as fallen leaves will affect drainage increasing the risk of surface water.

Woman injured after firework explodes inside car

A 35-year-old woman is recovering after a firework exploded inside her car after being thrown in through the window.

The victim was sat in the stationary vehicle on Sea Road on Wednesday October 15 at around 3:30pm when a man in a dark Audi threw the lit firework into the open window and drove off.

She was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital for treatment.

Earlier that day, a woman saw two fireworks being thrown from a black Audi car, one at the junction of Fulwell Road and Roker Avenue and the second at the junction of Fulwell Road and Roker Baths Road.

Both were thrown onto the road near to passing cars but no damage has been reported.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested.

Throwing fireworks is extremely dangerous and can have serious consequences and we won't tolerate this dangerous anti-social behaviour.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact officers.

– Sergeant Graeme Ward, Northumbria Police
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