Sunderland City Council is asking people which services are most important to them as it tries to balance rising demand and falling budgets.
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is encouraging everyone to stay safe and enjoyable bonfires and fireworks safely, as it launches this year's bonfire safety campaign, Scarred for Life.
A military band, buglers, a barber shop quartet and an ex-services singer-songwriter are all playing their part in this year's annual Concert of Remembrance.
Pupils visited the site of Sunderland's new bridge to deliver their own works of art to the project team.
Consultation is getting underway about a Public Space Protection Order in central Sunderland.
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