With new research claiming that the economy of Sunderland is on the up, we took to the streets of the city to ask people whether they thought Sunderland's economy was indeed on the up.
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Vera Robinson MBE has died at the age of 101. She had been a fundraiser for the Redcar RNLI lifeboat station since she was 16 years old.
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With just 49 days until the start of the Rugby World Cup, the Webb Ellis Cup is touring our region.