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Man assaulted in Sunderland

A man has been arrested following an assault in Sunderland.

At it happened on Friday evening, September 26, on Foyle Street.

A 34-year-old man with head injuries was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital where he remains.

His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing GBH with intent.

He has been bailed as the investigation continues.

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Tyne Tees Weather - Sunday

Wild Woodland Mushrooms in the Northeast Credit: EMILY MURDOCH

Generally dry with bright spells or sunny periods. There is a chance of a little more cloud in the west with an odd shower over hills.

Rather warm for the time of year, especially in the east, with highs to 19 °C

Investigation after multi-vehicle crash

Police are appealing for information after a crash involving four vehicles in the Houghton area.

It happened at about 8.15pm, on Friday, September 26, on the A19 southbound between the A690 and B1404 junctions.

The circumstances of the crash are still being investigated, however, officers say a Fiat Punto travelling north on the A19 had failed to stop for Durham Police officers.

A short time later the car lost control and crossed the central barrier, colliding with a Renault Megane and Citroen C3 travelling on the opposite carriageway.

Passengers in the Punto, a woman and two men, were taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital. One man has since been discharged with minor injuries.

The driver of the Citroen C3, a man, was taken to the same hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening but remains in hospital.

No-one else was injured as a result of the crash.

The A19 southbound and northbound around the crash was closed and diversions put in place. The roads reopened around 4am.

Two men, aged 34 and 27, and a 31-year-old woman have all been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and bailed.

North East rebel MPs vote against air strikes

A handful of North East Labour MPs have voted against British military involvement in Iraq.

Government plans to join air strikes against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq were backed in a commons ballot by 524 votes to 43.

Amongst those who voted no were Easington MP Grahame Morris, Ronnie Campbell, who represents Blythe Valley, and Jarrow MP Stephen Hepburn.

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Sage concert remembers North East men and women of WW1

Salute Our Heroes will take place at The Sage Gateshead this weekend Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A unique concert of words, pictures, music, song and dance to commemorate the North East response during WW1 is being held at The Sage Gateshead this weekend.

The concert will cover the period before the war, industrial support, the role of women, the war years including life stories, heroic deeds and how the casualty figures mounted.

It will end with a tribute to the brave men and women from the North East who sacrificed so much.

For tickets, visit the Sage Gateshead website

The time of year to help those near: Text Santa's back!

Alesha Dixon will join PaddyMcGuinness for one hour of the charity extravaganza Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

AleshaDixon joins the presenter line-up of ITV’s Text Santa for the first time this year, it was announced today.

Singer and Britain’s Got Talent judge partners Paddy McGuinness for one hour of the charity appeal extravaganza on Friday, 19th December.

Ant &Dec, Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley will also present a Text Santa that's bigger than ever, with chart-topping live music performances and some of the biggest names in show business. Amongst some of the treats lined up, George Clooney takes part in a specially-written scene of Downton Abbey; The Cube has a unique Text Santa twist and the stars of Coronation Street perform as we’ve never seen them before.

Text Santa 2014 promises three hours of non-stop entertainment, full to the brim of surprises.

The show raises money and awareness for six UK-based charities in the run-up to the big night. This year’s chosen charities are Teenage Cancer Trust,Guide Dogs, WellChild, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Alzheimer’s Society and Together for Short Lives.

Viewers can donate by visiting the Text Santa Just Giving page

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