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Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner is supporting a campaign for victims of revenge pornography and upskirting to be better protected by the law. Dame Vera Baird QC is calling upon the government to recognise the non-consensual nature of image-based sexual abuse. She said: “The law does not currently adequately protect victims of upskirting, another emerging […]

Over 2,200 schoolchildren enjoyed a lesson with a difference when they visited the construction site of Sunderland’s new Northern Spire bridge through its construction. During the past 16 months, every primary and secondary school in the city, including those for special needs youngsters, was invited to bring some pupils to site to learn about the […]

Over 230 residents in Sunderland have signed up to be part of the team volunteering at the Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. 233 people, young and old, have signed up as an Event Maker to assist with the smooth running of the event, which is set to be the UK’s largest free event in 2018. […]

Hundreds of youngsters from schools across Sunderland are learning valuable water safety lessons that could help save lives. The RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) has been at Seaburn beach over the last few weeks running 28 ‘Hit the Surf’ sessions for 8 – to 11 year old primary school pupils. The programme offers a unique […]

Sunderland residents and visitors to The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 are being urged to take note of road closures during the five-day festival of sail. From 11 to 14 July, the city, which is the start port for the international sailing event, will welcome up to 1.5m visitors keen to see the 55 ships […]

Visitors to the North East will be able to enjoy a sneak preview of the UK’s largest free, family festival after it unveiled plans to launch a day early. The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 is scheduled to take place from 11 to 14 July – but organisers have announced a preview day on 10 […]

The final countdown has begun for The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. From 10-14 July, the city of Sunderland will host the UK’s largest, free family event: a five-day festival of beautiful ships, circus, theatre and music. And with just one month to go, organisers have revealed the scale of the event in numbers – […]

Thousands of young people created a huge buzz around The Customs House after taking over the venue for a week of arts activities. This year’s Takeover Festival has been hailed “the biggest and best yet” thanks to the support of funders, notably Scottish Power Foundation, and a dedicated team of young people in charge of […]


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