One in four teachers in the North East have reported seeing a child fall asleep in class due to hunger.
The report, published by a cereal company, highlights how many children are arriving at school without breakfast.
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Hundreds have left the Civic Centre in Sunderland as this year's Sunderland Pride gets underway.
It happened after yesterday's football game, which saw Barrow win 2-0 against York City.
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