An actor from Washington who is touring Italy with a stage show has spoken of his fear after earthquakes and an avalanche in Italy.Read the full story ›
Police searching for missing Washington man Adrian Lee believe he is in the Dundee area of Scotland.
58-year-old Adrian was last seen on Monday 2nd January after he left his home in Chipchase in Oxclose. His car - a blue Toyota Aygo registration AJ60 LTU - was later seen on Monday afternoon on CCTV on the Forth Bridge in Scotland.
His car has now been seen in Dundee.
Enquiries are on-going to trace him and police are appealing for the public's help.
Adrian is described as 6ft tall with a shave head and dark goatee beard. He was wearing black lace up shoes, a black sweatshirt and a black Harley Davidson jacket.
His family are becoming increasingly concerned for him and want to hear he is safe and well.
Adrian, or anyone who has seen him is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 271 030117. Anyone phone outside of the Northumbria Police area should be asked to be put through to Northumbria Police when promoted when phoning 101.
David Basrai was assaulted as he closed up Oxclose Convenience Store in Washington on this day in 2011 but nobody has even been arrested.Read the full story ›
Police are investigating after what's believed to be an improvised explosive device went off under a car in Washington.Read the full story ›
Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West says she's honoured to serve in the shadow health team.Read the full story ›
A man from Wearside, who was missing for 7 years, has been re-united with his family - after a video appeal to find them went viral.Read the full story ›
Washington Wetland Centre has welcomed a new batch of ducklings this week.
The duckery lets visitors get up close with the newest hatchlings every day during May half term. Children, and curious adults, can touch the ducklings as they're held by the park wardens.
The duckery at Washington celebrated its 20th anniversary last week. Its seen over 1600 birds successfully hatched and reared there since it’s opening in 1996.
Brian Richards, from Washington, has become the first patient in the North East to receive a new kidney using a new transplant procedureRead the full story ›
46-year-old John Bruce of Redshank Close, Ayton in Washington was last seen at 10.15pm on Sunday (April 24), when he left home and has not been in contact with family or friends since.
He is described as white, 5 feet 7" tall, slim build, with short grey hair, short beard and moustache and may be wearing thin rimmed glasses. He was wearing a long sleeved blue top, grey Super Dry front zipped jacket and denim jeans.
Police are concerned for Mr Bruce's welfare and are carrying out enquiries.
They are appealing for Mr Bruce to make contact with them, or anyone who recognises him to call police straight away.
A man has been charged with the murder of a man who died in April 2015 following an earlier assault in Washington in 2013.
31-year-old Karl Pascoe from Blackfell in Washington has today been charged with the murder of Joseph Leach.
Mr Leach, who was 32, suffered serious injuries following an incident in Woodland Terrace in Washington, on December 2013.
He was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle where he subsequently died on April 2, last year.
Following enquiries Karl Pascoe is due to appear before South Tyneside Magistrates' Court on April 15, charged with murder.