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The newly-appointed Deputy Chief Constable of Northumbria Police says he wants to ‘build on the supportive culture within the Force to further empower officers and staff to deliver an outstanding service to the communities we serve’. After performing the role on a temporary basis for eight months, Darren Best has officially taken up the position […]

Sunderland City Council’s pioneering use of digital technology to help improve social care for vulnerable adults, has received national recognition and additional financial support. Sunderland was one of only twelve local authorities out of the 82 who applied for funding from NHS Digital and the Local Government Association, to have been successful. Sunderland will further […]

Next month 151 Sail Trainees will be starting the adventure of a lifetime when they take part in the first leg of The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. By sailing on one of these majestic ships, they will have an almost unique opportunity to discover their own strengths and talents as well as those around […]

Works are beginning on a new Minster Quarter Access Road and landscaping improvements to help Sunderland’s growing Minster quarter. The project is about boosting the city’s established and developing cultural attractions, and improving access for visitors. Sunderland City council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration, Councillor Stuart Porthouse said the council has a master plan. […]

Sunderland shoppers will be invited to dig deep during their Saturday shopping trip this weekend to help raise money for two hospital units. The Bridges shopping centre has signed up to take part in One Great Day, a fundraising initiative which will raise money for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity and the Neonatal unit […]

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. […]


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