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North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) is celebrating the academic achievements of 413 members of staff tonight at an annual awards event at Ramside Hall. The annual event marks the education, learning and development of staff on the frontline and in support services. Presenting the awards, Yvonne Ormston, chief executive said: “We recognise the value of […]

The University of Sunderland has launched a campaign this week tackling attitudes to hate crime, harassment and violence. The campaign, which includes an animated video, posters and a poem focusing on what is acceptable behaviour, has been created by two University of Sunderland graduates. The new campaign was created in response to a national call […]

It is the 30th year of the annual Sunderland Airshow this summer- and everyone who has helped to make it such a success over the years is invited to join in with the celebrations. People are being asked to share their memories of the event, with their photographs, videos, memorabilia and interviews being used as part of a souvenir […]

Time is running out to get on Sunderland’s Electoral Register if you want to vote in the City Council election on Thursday 3 May. Credit: Ana Jaks There are already 207,810 people on the Sunderland Electoral Register and 86,414 people have registered for a Postal Vote. Voting is already underway as those registered for a […]

A section of the A1231 Wessington Way in Sunderland will be closed overnight this week to enable final resurfacing works to be carried out ahead of the opening of the city’s new bridge later this spring. The section of road between the Colima Avenue roundabout, near McDonald’s, and the Queen Alexandra Bridge roundabout will be […]

The guardians of one of England’s most well-kept naval secrets are heading to the River Wear ahead of a the Tall Ships Race. On 11 July a magnificent fleet of sailing vessels will arrive at the North East coast for the UK’s largest, free, family festival; the Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. And with just […]

The University of Sunderland’s Student Union has launched a new initative that celebrates the city’s student friendly venues! Sunderland Students’ Union (SU) have launched their new City Venues Guide, with funding from Northumbria Police and Crime Commission. The project aims to give students safe spaces to go in Sunderland City centre which celebrate inclusivity, diversity […]

High-wire walkers will traverse the Wear as part of a cultural programme set to thrill visitors to The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. The programme will feature a wide variety of art forms that will entertain visitors to the city during the visit of the Tall Ships, between Wednesday, July 11 and Saturday, July 14. Actors, musicians and dancers from […]


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