The award-winning singer's birth coincided with her parent's graduation ceremonies in the city.
The birds were found at two sites near Hexham over the past month.
Carl Beech told police his dog was taken as a warning when he missed a meeting with his abusers.
Carole Hussey only discovered the 17th Century ornament was valuable thanks to the Antiques Roadshow.
The collection is part of a project to preserve Sunderland's glassmaking tradition.
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Gloucestershire knock off the 53 runs they require to beat Durham, easing to a six-wicket win at Chester-le-Street.
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