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Sunderland sea landmark to feature on BBC show

Sunderland sea landmark to feature on BBC show

  Sunderland’s Roker Pier is set to feature on BBC One’s Countryfile programme. The programme, which was filmed in the city last month, sees presenter Ellie Harrison visiting the historic pier and lighthouse. During her visit, presenter Ellie Harrison talked to volunteers from the Roker Heritage Group about their involvement in the project, including Phil […]

Tributes paid to Sir Terry Wogan

Tributes paid to Sir Terry Wogan

It has been announced that Sir Terry Wogan has died aged 77. His family announced his death as a result of “a short but brave battle with cancer.” The broadcaster “passed away surrounded by his family.” Sir Terry had a media career spanning 50 years, with Eurovision, Blankety Blank and […]

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Figures show Wearsiders have the shortest life expectancy and ‘least healthy’ lifestyle

[googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=zBFB5cbJUil8.kbWzngW16mig&w=640&h=480] The North East of England is the ‘least healthy’ place in the UK, new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest. The region came last place in a table of English regions, showing an average life expectancy of 77.8 years. Comparing it to the rest of […]