‘I will never stop looking for you my darling’ promises mum of toddler taken by ex-wife

The mum of a toddler at the centre of an international ‘abduction’ case sparked when her former partner fled has issued a fresh heartfelt appeal for her return.

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Has your child's name made the list?

Revealed: The top 10 girls' and boys' baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

Have you been good this year? Santa Claus could be on his way ...

11 things you said about keeping the magic of Santa Claus alive

Christmas is coming - the goose is getting fat. And in just over a month, Santa Claus could be on his way!

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Big queue as Coca-Cola Christmas truck arrives in Sunderland

Hundreds of families are turning out to see Coca-Cola's festive truck after it motored into Sunderland.
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The Coca-Cola Truck

Where and when to see the Coca-Cola Christmas truck in Sunderland and Newcastle

This year people will be able to see the Coca-Cola Christmas truck in person as it will be stopping off in Sunderland and Newcastle.
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When do you put your decorations up?

When should you put your Christmas decorations up?

We're not even into December and we've already spotted a few houses with their Christmas decorations up.
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Do you want to see shops closed on Boxing Day?

Poll: Do you back the petition to close stores on Boxing Day?

Scoffing leftovers with loved ones in front of a roaring fire, or hitting the High Street in search of post-Xmas bargains - what will you be up to this Boxing Day?

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Photo: M&S/YouTube

Battle of the Christmas adverts 2016: Which is your favourite?

With less than six weeks to go until Christmas Day, the annual round of festive adverts are now in full swing.

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Do you spend a small fortune on your pet?

How much do you spend on your dog? Pet pooches cost Brits an average of £1,200 a year

Britain's owners of 8.5 million dogs spend an estimated £10.6 BILLION on their pets every year, according to a new report.

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The Royal Mail's new Christmas stamps.

Royal Mail reveals its 2016 Christmas stamps

It's that time of year again, when the Royal Mail issues a set of festive stamps to brighten up the envelopes containing your Christmas cards.

See Fenwick's Christmas window display for 2016

This year's Fenwick Christmas window in Newcastle has opened in front of a crowd of thousands of people.

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The Coca-Cola truck.

Holidays are coming! Coca-Cola truck heading to Sunderland and Newcastle this Christmas

The appearance of the Coca-Cola truck advert has become a modern-day Christmas tradition.
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Experts agree that sufficient sleep is necessary for children of all ages

Anti-monster spray to favourite stories: Nine steps to help your child go to sleep

It can be one of the toughest tasks a parent faces - quite how to persuade a child to just lay down and go to sleep.


Boo! Our favourite Spooky Snaps this Halloween

What a spooky lot you turned out to be!

Nuna Rebl i-Size child car seat in rearward-facing mode and right, image of the Nuna Rebl seat base when it broke, sending the seat backwards in some of Which?s frontal-impact tests. Images courtesy:

Product recall demanded on child’s car seat as customers urged 'don't buy'

Campaigners are demanding a recall of the Nuna Rebl i-Size car seat after it failed the Which? safety tests.
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Ghost is one of the films showing during the entertainment event. Picture: YouTube.

18 films you can see at South Shields' drive-in cinema

It's time for a night at movies - and there's plenty to choose from at Bents Park's drive-in cinema.

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Will you be carving a pumpkin this Halloween?

Morrisons launches in-store pumpkin carving lessons for parents

It’s the time of year when pumpkins are transformed into something ghoulish for Halloween.

Emmett George Hodgson, 12 weeks. Picture: Paul Hodgson.

Halloween 2016 is almost here - send us your Spooky Snaps

October has officially arrived - and that means it's time for Halloween, and Spooky Snaps!
What will you get up to this half term?

19 things to do in the North East this half term

We are well and truly into the swing of the autumn season, so it's just about time for a little break.
'Pet roadkill' is among the costumes on sale this Halloween.

From pet roadkill to killer clowns: Are children's Halloween costumes becoming 'too frightening'?

Worried parents have slammed retailers including the Duchess of Cambridge's parents for selling sickening Halloween costumes for young children.
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