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UK car production hit a six-year high in 2013 as the number of vehicles rolling off the line topped 1.5 million.

Woman dies in Northumberland cliff fall

A woman has died after falling from a cliff, police said today.

England U17s beat Argentina

Jordan Pickford redeemed himself in style last night, eight days after being embarrassed when his Canadian opposite number scored against him from more than 60 yards.

Striker Ji Dong-won set for Sunderland

Ji Dong-won is set to become the eighth South Korean to move to the Premier League after his K-League club Chunnam Dragons announced today that the striker has reached a deal with Sunderland.

Fleet Foxes, Hammersmith Apollo, London<br/>Take That, Stadium of Light, Sunderland

The Seattle sextet are not much to look at, but their soundworld is marvellous (and you even get some Yeats)

Darwin files 'harassment' complaint

John Darwin, the canoeist who "returned from the dead", has complained to police that the family of a dead baby whose identity he stole as part of his fraud has been harassing him.

Nissan cuts UK production over Japan quake

Nissan today became the latest car manufacturer to be hit by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan when it announced three non-production days at its UK plant.

Romag jobs are saved after buyout by Gentoo

Romag Holdings, the troubled glassmaker, was sold to Gentoo Group yesterday after failing to agree new financing terms with its lender, Lloyds Banking Group.

Album: Frankie and the Heartstrings, Hunger (Wichita / Popsex)

Hunger is a fine title for this debut.

Transfers push up Sunderland losses

Sunderland have recorded a loss before tax of £27.9m, latest figures have revealed.

Liverpool among cities most exposed to cuts

The five British cities set to be worst-hit by the looming public spending cuts are Sunderland, Liverpool, Birkenhead, Swansea and Newport,a leading think tank will say this morning.

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Wigan 22 St Helens 10: Centre makes perfect start with quick-fire double against his old team as Warriors land Grand Final for first time in dozen years

Unemployed 'father-of-eight' slammed over benefits

An unemployed 25-year-old who is reported to have fathered eight children with eight different women resulting in a potentially massive benefits bill was held up today as an example of a "disgusting abuse" of the welfare system.

Mother arrested after death of toddler

A mother who carried her "unresponsive" two-year-old son into a police station yesterday morning has been arrested on suspicion of his murder.

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