Many people who live in the area where the potash mine could be built say that they are worried that, if built, it could spoil one of England's most beautiful areas.
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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.