The editor of A Love Supreme, Martyn McFadden, hopes, after three managers in just over two years, the club can now build and progress:
Martyn McFadden, editor of Sunderland fanzine A Love Supreme, says former manager Dick Advocaat will always be fondly remembered by fans. The Dutchman stepped down after helping the club avoid relegation:
Speaking ahead of Monday's play-off final against Norwich City, Aitor Karanka says he's pleased the fans are enjoying themselves:
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka says he's looking forward to playing in front of a far bigger crowd at Wembley on Monday:
Newcastle United manager John Carver says the club has its own future in its hands ahead of Sunday's crunch relegation match with West Ham.
Volunteers have saved the library, based at Fawdon Community Centre, after it faced closure due to cutbacks in the council's budgets.
The library will reopen on Tuesday 26 May as a volunteer-run service.
The volunteers have formed a collective called Friends of Fawdon Community Library, and will keep the facility open five days a week, Monday to Friday.
Councillor David Faulkner, who helped organise and champion the volunteer takeover, said: “Our volunteers have come together with a shared purpose to operate and develop the library, as well as promoting reading, literacy, learning and the enjoyment of books in this part of the city.
“We hope to welcome new and returning visitors to this much-loved community library, and we’d welcome anyone who wants to volunteer for us in any capacity.
“We’re grateful for the support of our landlords at Fawdon Community Centre, Newcastle Tenants and Residents Federation, and for the help of staff at Newcastle City Libraries who kindly transferred the existing book stock to us and provided helpful advice.”
The library will be open: Mondays 12pm to 5pm Tuesdays 10am to 1pm Wednesdays 10am to 1pm Thursdays 2pm to 5pm Fridays 10am to 1pm.
Further information, including membership forms, can be found on the library’s new website athttp://fawdoncommunitylibrary.com/
At least eight dolphins have been spotted off the coast of Roker Beach in Sunderland.
ITV Tyne Tees Twitter follower Nathan Askew tweeted us a picture and then emailed us this clip of one of the dolphins emerging briefly from the North Sea.
Nathan said: "The sea around Roker Pier was covered with dolphins."
Dolphins have been spotted off the coast of Roker before but it's a very rare occurrence.
Victorious team members of the North Shields FC squad are parading the FA Vase trophy around North Tyneside in an open-top bus tour this evening
The bus will travel through North Tyneside so fans can catch a glimpse of the cup and cheer on the team.
The Robins triumphed in the FA Vase final at Wembley on May 9, beating Glossop North End 2-1.
The trophy will pass several pubs in the town, including the Gunner, the Alexandra and the Spring Gardens, as well as taking in the Fish Quay.
The bus will leave the Daren Persson stadium at 6.30pm and head to Tynemouth, before heading back to North Shields and finishing at Chirton Club at 8.30pm.