Skippers from schools across Sunderland battled it out at a city-wide competition. The Skipping School, run by Chris Corcoran, was back on Wearside as this year’s tournament was held at Sunderland University’s CitySpace campus, in Chester Road. Festival one was won by Red House Academy and by Castletown Primary, with Southwick Primary runners-up. Festival two saw Academy 360 host and the Pennywell school’s primary unit won the tournament, with South Hylton runners-up.
A top dog from Wearside has taken a major prize at the prestigious Crufts show. Jig, a four-year-old Whippet - official Kennel Club name Champion Danluke Lord Of The Dance JW - and his owner Luke Johnston, 20, from Houghton, beat other talented young handlers and their dogs to be crowned the winner of the 2018 Stakes Competition at the world’s greatest dog show. Young Kennel Club Stakes classes were held at championship shows across the UK in 2017, where competition was fierce.
Residents have hit out after litterbugs left rubbish strewn across one of the “last beauty spots in Sunderland”. Elstob Farm man Norman Christie regularly visits Tunstall Woods and says he has been left horrified in recent years at the amount of waste left there. As well as everyday items such as bottles and food wrappers, metal benches, shopping trolleys and even sledges have been dumped in the wood over the past year. “It’s just building up and building up,” said sales advisor Mr Christie, 56.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".