The 12-year-old local boy was pronounced dead at the scene in Sunderland.
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The funeral is due to take place later today, Wednesday December 4, of 12-year-old Matthew Hayes.
He died after he was hit by a bus on Ryhope Street South in Sunderland nearly two weeks ago.
He was on his way home from school.
Seven-year-old Spaniel/Collie cross Oscar from Sunderland weighed in at 5st 2lbs.
After losing a stone a routine vet check discovered a lump on his side.
“Without shedding the pounds, the lump would never have been picked up, and could have turned into something nasty,” said his owner Tanya Burrell.
Ruby’s waistline started to creep up after she was adopted four years ago.
Underweight and unloved, she was found roaming the streets.
The Martin family took her in and lavished attention, and treats, on her, admitting they ‘spoilt her rotten’.
But now she has slimmed down to a third of her bodyweight.
A dog from Sunderland has won a national pet fitness award.
Ruby, a Jack Russell Terrier, lost a third of her body weight in six months.
She had been morbidly obese but is now just above the perfect weight.
A collection of vintage clothes estimated to be worth a £100,000 has been discovered on Wearside.
They were found in the home of an elderly lady in Houghton-le-Spring.
They tell the story of fashion through the years and many have never even been worn.
12-year-old Matthew Hayes was walking home from Venerable Bede Church of England Academy when he was hit by a bus. Schoolchildren are being offered counselling and support following Matthew's death.
Flowers are still being left at the scene where 12-year-old Matthew Hayes was hit by a bus in Ryhope, Sunderland. Matthew was hit while on his way home from school. He died at the scene.
The head teacher of a 12-year-old boy, who died after being hit by a bus, has spoken of the shock felt by those at the school. Year 8 student, Matthew Hayes died on November 22 in Sunderland.
– Head Teacher Gill Booth
”This is a tragedy and the Academy family of staff, students, governors and parents are devastated to learn of Matthew’s death. We are a very close-knit school community and we are all in shock at the loss of such a young life.”
– The Venerable Stuart Bain, Chair of Governors and Archdeacon of Sunderland
“We are putting plans in place to support our students and staff on Monday morning. Our thoughts are with his family and friends, and we offer them our prayers and deepest sympathy at this sad time.”
The family of a 12-year-old boy, who was knocked over by a bus, have thanked those who tried to save his life.
Matthew Hayes was on his way home from school in Ryhope, Sunderland when he died on Friday.
In a statement, his family said: "We would like to thank all the people who tried to save Matthew's life on Friday.
"We know there were a lot of people at the scene, including Matthew's schoolfriends, members of the public and all the emergency services.
"We know everyone did their best to try and save Matthew."