Plans to improve Sunderland City Centre are to be unveiled by business leaders. They want to create a Business Improvement District where local traders would work together to attract more visitors.
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13-year-old Leighton Alexander from Shire Moor has just come out of a coma after suffering multiples injuries.
The boys, aged 15 and 13, had got into difficulties while swimming off the beach at Skinningrove.
Jason Gillespie is to leave his position as coach at Yorkshire County Cricket Club at the end of the 2016 season.