Messages of love pour in for Bradley Lowery

Messages of support and love have been pouring in for Bradley Lowery and his family following news the cancer has spread rapidly.

The NHS's Blood Donation Service has asked people to keep their appointments.

Blood donors asked to keep appointments in aftermath of Manchester attack

The NHS's blood donation service has said it is helping all those in need following last night's suicide attack at a pop concert.


Average UK adult getting almost two hours less sleep a night than recommended

The average adult in the UK is getting just six hours and 14 minutes of sleep a night - almost two hours less than the recommended quota, a study found.
Esma Richardson.

South Shields mum overjoyed at charity backing for vital treatment

A woman from South Tyneside who is on a mission to raise £50,000 for vital treatment to save her life is being backed by a local charity.

Graham Low and his son Max.

Why having a training partner helps you get in shape

The Sunderland Run Festival was a huge success the weekend before last. Well done to the 4,000 people who took part in the 3K, 10K and half marathon.

Ask for help if you're struggling with your mental health.

Why you should look after your mental health – and get help if you need it

Good mental health is essential for good physical health and wellbeing as well as strong relationships.

Glandular fever isn't just caught through kissing.

Eight things everyone should know about glandular fever

Nobody likes a sore throat, especially when accompanied by horribly swollen glands and a raging fever - which can be tell-tale signs of dreaded glandular fever.

Teenagers who have psoriasis don't need to suffer in silence.

Skin condition is making my son's life a misery

Q. My teenage son has psoriasis and it’s making his life a misery. What’s the best way of dealing with it?

Start by doing three of each exercise, then add three more.

Threesy does it for this week's East Coast Workout

There’s only three exercises in this workout, but they target nearly every part of your body. Legs, bum, arms, shoulders, chest, abs and core.

Standard cigarette packaging

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging from this weekend

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking from this weekend as rules designed to prevent young people taking up the habit come into full effect.
Dementia support worker Liz Williams

Hebburn leads the way in battle against dementia

A pledge to improve the lives of people living with dementia was made yesterday in Hebburn.

Picture by Rui Vieira/PA Wire

One in ten healthcare jobs remain unfilled for months as North East services suffer recruitment problem

Vacancies for jobs including scientists, nurses and other healthcare workers are lying unfilled for months, highlighting the shortage of skilled staff in the North East, a report reveals.
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From left, Cappuccino Kids owner Leanne Silmon with Esma Richardson and fundraising friend Carly Simms.

South Shields mum Esma hits £10,000 milestone in her fight against cancer

A mum from South Tyneside who is on a mission to raise £50,000 for vital treatment to save her life has hit her first milestone.


Birthday message from brave Bradley Lowery

Bradley Lowery has sent a video birthday message to well-wishers from his hospital bed.
Bradley Lowery pictured at a previous Sunderland game.

Happy 6th birthday to brave little fighter Bradley Lowery

Today is little battler Bradley Lowery’s sixth birthday and well wishers from across the world have sent him their messages of love.

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The full scale of the international cyber attack that continues to disrupt the NHS may only become apparent today.

Cyber attack cases could increase as people return to work

The full scale of the international cyber attack that continues to disrupt the NHS may only become apparent when people return to work today, experts have warned.
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Systems used by the NHS have been affected by the ransomware virus.

Further disruption expected for GP surgeries as NHS continues to recover from cyber attack

The NHS has said doctors' surgeries will be open as normal tomorrow morning, but says many will still be working on bring their IT systems back online.
The attack is affecting organisations up and down the country.

Region's NHS reassures public following cyber attack

NHS providers in the North East and North Cumbria are reassuring patients and the public following the cyber attack which took place on Friday 12 May 2017 and affected many organisations around the world.

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Brave Bradley Lowery with player Jermain Defoe.

Bradley Lowery’s family thank ‘best friend’ Jermain Defoe as Sunderland AFC striker set for last game at Stadium of Light

The family of Bradley Lowery have thanked Jermain Defoe for being such a good friend to the little fighter as Sunderland AFC’s star striker prepares for what is likely to be his last game for the club at the Stadium of Light.

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South Tyneside Against Bullying founder Callum Carr.

South Tyneside anti-bullying campaigner receives royal invitation

A teenage anti-bullying campaigner has been invited to a royal event to celebrate the life-changing work of young people across the country. South Tyneside Against Bullying founder Callum Carr will travel down to London on Thursday to attend a Diana Award ceremony.

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