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This month sees Sunderland host both The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 and the 30th Sunderland Airshow and a ‘Pop up’ Seafront Summer Village is set to keep everyone happy both during and between these occasions. The village runs every day from Friday 13 to Sunday 29 July at the former Pullman Lodge site. Joining […]

International dishes – along with some traditional British favourites – will be on offer to visitors to The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. From 10-14 July, the city will play host to 54 sailing ships and their crews from around the world, and the international theme is echoed in the food and drink on offer […]

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 […]


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