Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has praised the achievements of local rivals Newcastle United this season.
The Magpies are currently fourth in the Premier League table, and could qualify for the Champions League.
Speaking before his side's clash with Bolton tomorrow, O'Neill said it's something the Black Cats will try to aspire to next season.
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It's been confirmed that the Marks and Spencer stores in both Stockton and Darlington will close in August.
It's part of the investigation into the disappearance of Donna Keogh from Middlesbrough in 1998 when she was just 17 years old.
The move is likely to lead to the loss of more than 1,500 jobs.