Former Liverpool and Newcastle defender Jose Enrique is recovering from surgery to remove a brain tumour.
The illegitimate child of an alcoholic, she grew up thinking her unmarried mother was her sister.
The £5m celebration of art, culture, design and innovation hopes to attract three million people.
The Great Exhibition of the North, billed as "the country's biggest event in 2018", opens on Friday.
How city centres once abandoned by residents became the UK's most desirable areas to live.
Jack Ross admits he had a difficult choice to make before joining Sunderland ahead of Ipswich Town and staying with St Mirren.
Sunderland boss Jack Ross adds to his backroom staff by appointing John Potter as first-team coach.
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