A Sunderland headteacher, whose school was vandalised during lockdown, has praised local community members who have rallied around to repair the damage.

Natalie Fountain, headteacher at Hastings Hill Academy, said she has been blown away by the support of local people and businesses, who have worked together to raise funds that will fix damage caused by yobs earlier this month.  As well as smashing windows, vandals ripped up plants, smeared mud across school