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Sweets thefts in Sunderland - CCTV appeal

Poundland has been the target of two confectionary thefts in Sunderland. Police investigating the incidents have now released a CCTV image of a man they need to speak to:

Credit: Northumbria Police

Both happened at Poundland at High Street West, one on November 10th and the other on November 18th. Anyone who recognises him are being asked to contact police on 101.

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Young footballers visit WW1 graves to commemorate Christmas Day truce

Young footballers from Newcastle United and Sunderland visited the mass First World War graves in Belgium to learn about the lives of soldiers.

They were there to play football against other under-12 Premier League sides in a special commemorative tournament.

The event was inspired by the famous Christmas Day truce, 100 years ago, when rival soldiers put their weapons aside to play football for one day.

Jonny Blair reports from Ypres, Belgium.

NHS strikes over pay

Nurses and hospital workers across the North East have announced plans for further strike action.

Unison members working in the NHS walked out in October after they failed to come to agreement with the Government over a 1% pay increase, which was recommended by an independent pay review body.

They plan to stage another four hour strike on Monday morning.

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