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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Gale force winds and spells of rain to start the weekend. The Met Office have now issued a warning
Paul Brand meets more parliamentary candidates in our last political programme before the General Election. Watch it here: