As the cold weather sets in, one charity is making sure it has staff and volunteers ready to help elderly and vulnerable people who may be affected by the harsh weather conditions.
WRVS is offering a number of services it sees as vital, to help make sure people stay warm and safe in their homes.
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The club says it is upset that comments made by its manager Ronnie Moore have been 'escalated'.
Most Sunderland fans have arrived at St James Park without any trouble, after a campaign for peace out of respect for the victims of MH17.
The Met Office have issued a yellow "Be Aware" warning of strong winds for the region for Sunday into Monday