PC Paul McVeigh 'assaulted man after being spat on'
The police officer dropped a handcuffed suspect face first on to a cell floor, a court hears.
Sunderland owner Ellis Short ready to give away club for free
Sunderland owner Ellis Short is prepared to give the club away for free if a buyer will take on the club's substantial debt.
Health chiefs approve South Tyneside Hospital changes
The move will see a reduction in maternity, stroke and children's services.
Sunderland City Council's further education provision 'inadequate'
Ofsted inspectors raise alarm over failure to warn students of radicalisation risks.
Kieron Dyer: Strangers commend him for revealing sexual abuse
Kieron Dyer says strangers have stopped him to tell him how he has inspired them since revealing he was sexually abused.
University lecturers begin strike in pension dispute
Lecturers at 64 universities walk out over changes they say could halve their retirement income.