The sign has now been sold by bathroom and kitchen retailer Tecaz, which bought the Echo’s former premises, and the money will be given to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. The ‘Sunderland’ part of the sign, pictured below, is around 63ft wide The former head office and printing factory for publishing group Northeast Press has been bought by bathroom and kitchen retailers Tecaz in a deal set to create 60 jobs. Echo House on the Pennywell Industrial Estate – headquarters for the Sunderland Echo The 10ft red letters, which were clearly visible to motorists on the A19, have been taken down from the company's former office at Pennywell by the site's new owners, Tecaz. The bathroom and kitchen retailer is auctioning off the sign on eBay tonight Harry, of Chester-le-Street, County Durham, said the leak had caused considerable damage. “I asked Tecaz for help because it was them who provided the name.” The leak was repaired but Harry still faces repair bills for the damage. I asked Jim Gales POLICE arrested 1,471 Wearside children and teenagers for crimes including drug dealing, sex offences and kidnap during the last year. But officers today said they were successfully cracking down, claiming arrests involving young people had plummeted by 26 .