The blood cancer charity, Anthony Nolan, says a third of people in the North East say they would join the bone marrow donor register, but are scared and confused about what is involved. Only 1 in 1000 people on the register are a match and the charity says it is nowhere nearly enough to meet demand
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A look ahead at a lively start to the weekend
2,000 children from more than 100 primary schools flocked to Sandhaven at South Shields for the annual Sandcastle Challenge.
Sunderland is set to welcome the world famous Tall Ships race in July 2018. Now, it has been given the honour of starting the race.