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School children across the UK are being urged to take part in a ‘big sing,’ in an attempt to break a world record. The Massed Sing is the brainchild of Sunderland Music Hub and NYMAZ, working in close collaboration with the organisers of The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 – a four-day ‘festival of sail’ […]

A delegation from the northern Chinese city of Harbin have been special guests in Sunderland (Thursday 31 May). The group included senior government figures from the city, which has a population of more than ten million. The visit is part of the on-going Friendship Agreement that was first signed with Sunderland in 2009 and renewed in […]

Leading North East businesses have once again pledged their support to a unique programme which helps prepare Sunderland students for the world of work. Work Discovery Week will return to the city for the sixth time from 25 – 29 June, with hundreds of pupils taking part in a packed programme of activities, all designed […]

A super-fit fundraiser nicknamed Run Geordie Run will embark on the latest stage of his round-the-world trip next week across 2,900 miles. Mark Allison, from Bedlington, Northumberland, will set off on the fifth stage of his Run Around The World Challenge on Monday (June 4th). He’ll be pulling his 18 stone specially designed support unit […]

Local music act Little Comets are among the acts confirmed for Sunderland Summer Streets Festival as it unveils its biggest line up yet. Summer Streets – a free annual festival founded five years ago by The Futureheads guitarist and vocalist Ross Millard – is moving from its usual Southwick home to Seaburn Recreation Park to […]

The opening of Sunderland’s new impressive bridge across the River Wear – Northern Spire – is nearing, after delays to the project due to the bad weather at the start of the year.  Finishing works on the bridge, which boasts a 105m-high central A-frame pylon, are underway with it expected to be open to traffic early […]

The Sunderland Tall Ships Races 2018 has adopted two local nautical organisations as its official charities for the event. Event organisers have opted to support Sunderland Maritime Heritage and Sunderland RNLI in the run up to – and during – the four-day festival. It’s hope their official backing will shine a spotlight on the work […]

Partners responding to the fire at the abandoned Alex Smiles scrap yard in Deptford are continuing to work on the site. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, Sunderland City Council, the Environment Agency and Public Health England have been tackling the incident since the fire broke out last Monday (14.5.18) evening. Since Friday, contractor […]



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