Police have confirmed that the body found in the River Wear is that of missing 23-year-old Daniel Moir from Washington.
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Wicked, the West End musical that tells the story of the Witches of Oz, has confirmed a return to the Sunderland Empire Theatre.
The striking white pylon left the Port of Sunderland at around 5am on Thursday, arriving some two hours later on a barge.
An actor from Washington who is touring Italy with a stage show has spoken of his fear after earthquakes and an avalanche in Italy.