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  Gardening: Get pruning to ensure a good apple and pears crop
  Gardening: Get pruning to ensure a good apple and pears crop  

If you have an apple or pear tree, now’s the time to winter prune it to ensure a good crop of fruit in autumn. Unpruned trees become less productive and congested with old branches.

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Getting in a spin over the revival of the vinyl record
Getting in a spin over the revival of the vinyl record
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Parents 'buckling' under the strain of long working hours, study warns
Parents 'buckling' under the strain of long working hours, study warns
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Travel: Keep on running in stylish and cosmopolitan Danish capital
Travel: Keep on running in stylish and cosmopolitan Danish capital
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Sunderland distillery launches coffee-flavoured gin
Sunderland distillery launches coffee-flavoured gin
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News
  Man seriously injured after stabbing in South Shields street
  Man seriously injured after stabbing in South Shields street  

A man has been left with serious injuries after being stabbed following an “alteraction” in the street.

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Count down begins to return of delivery services at South Shields maternity unit
Count down begins to return of delivery services at South Shields maternity unit
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Mum sets up own school crossing patrol after lollipop lady retires – then gets ordered to stop by council
Mum sets up own school crossing patrol after lollipop lady retires – then gets ordered to stop by council
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South Shields woman claimed drugs were sweets after smuggling them to prison inmate
South Shields woman claimed drugs were sweets after smuggling them to prison inmate
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What's the weather going to be like in the North East this weekend?
What's the weather going to be like in the North East this weekend?
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Sport
  Rafa Benitez reveals the ‘positive’ to come out of his talks with Mike Ashley at Newcastle
  Rafa Benitez reveals the ‘positive’ to come out of his talks with Mike Ashley at Newcastle  

Rafa Benitez refused to talk about his longer-term future at Newcastle United – after Mike Ashley broke off takeover talks with Amanda Staveley.

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Kelland Watts spot on to guide Newcastle United into FA Youth Cup’s last 16
Kelland Watts spot on to guide Newcastle United into FA Youth Cup’s last 16
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Aleksandar Mitrovic edging closer to comeback at Newcastle – as transfer deadline approaches
Aleksandar Mitrovic edging closer to comeback at Newcastle – as transfer deadline approaches
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Sunderland must pull together to evoke the spirit of Big Sam’s survival push
Sunderland must pull together to evoke the spirit of Big Sam’s survival push
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Rafa Benitez reveals what Mike Ashley told him about transfers and the prospects of a takeover at Newcastle
Rafa Benitez reveals what Mike Ashley told him about transfers and the prospects of a takeover at Newcastle
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Newcastle United
  Rafa Benitez reveals the ‘positive’ to come out of his talks with Mike Ashley at Newcastle
  Rafa Benitez reveals the ‘positive’ to come out of his talks with Mike Ashley at Newcastle  

Rafa Benitez refused to talk about his longer-term future at Newcastle United – after Mike Ashley broke off takeover talks with Amanda Staveley.

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Kelland Watts spot on to guide Newcastle United into FA Youth Cup’s last 16
Kelland Watts spot on to guide Newcastle United into FA Youth Cup’s last 16
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Aleksandar Mitrovic edging closer to comeback at Newcastle – as transfer deadline approaches
Aleksandar Mitrovic edging closer to comeback at Newcastle – as transfer deadline approaches
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Rafa Benitez reveals what Mike Ashley told him about transfers and the prospects of a takeover at Newcastle
Rafa Benitez reveals what Mike Ashley told him about transfers and the prospects of a takeover at Newcastle
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Amanda Staveley breaks silence on bid for Newcastle
Amanda Staveley breaks silence on bid for Newcastle
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Sunderland AFC
  Sunderland must pull together to evoke the spirit of Big Sam’s survival push
  Sunderland must pull together to evoke the spirit of Big Sam’s survival push  

Billy Jones is hoping that Sunderland can evoke the spirit of Big Sam’s survival charge, starting in the crucial Championship clash against Hull City this afternoon.

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Sunderland boss lifts lid on frustrating transfer business; Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Man City also make headlines
Sunderland boss lifts lid on frustrating transfer business; Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Man City also make headlines
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VOTE: 10 players who have played for both Sunderland and Hull City
VOTE: 10 players who have played for both Sunderland and Hull City
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Sunderland boss gives injury update as midfielder closes in on return
Sunderland boss gives injury update as midfielder closes in on return
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Why would I walk away and be left jobless? Sunderland’s Jack Rodwell hits back over contract claims
Why would I walk away and be left jobless? Sunderland’s Jack Rodwell hits back over contract claims
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What's On
  How Ian Beesley used one of the world’s biggest cameras to take intimate portraits of former miners
  How Ian Beesley used one of the world’s biggest cameras to take intimate portraits of former miners  

It was while rooting around a storage room that Ian Beesley stumbled across the inspiration for his latest project – a giant camera, 8ft long and 5ft high, one that takes four people to move and which was built to use film that isn’t made anymore.

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Big Interview: Michael Portillo on Great American Railroad Journeys
Big Interview: Michael Portillo on Great American Railroad Journeys
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Food and Drink: There’s an art to eating solo - and you don't have to rely on toast, says food writer Janneke Vreugdenhil
Food and Drink: There’s an art to eating solo - and you don't have to rely on toast, says food writer Janneke Vreugdenhil
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Eight great things to do in the North East this weekend and beyond
Eight great things to do in the North East this weekend and beyond
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Gary Barlow’s Calendar Girls to play Sunderland Empire
Gary Barlow’s Calendar Girls to play Sunderland Empire
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