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 […]

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 […]

A busy stretch of road in Sunderland that has been temporarily closed to enable works around the new Northern Spire bridge to be complete is due to re-open this week. Timber Beach Road, which runs through Sunderland Enterprise Park, will re-open to traffic on Wednesday afternoon this week (February 7). It follows a four-week closure […]

The name of Sunderland’s impressive new bridge across the River Wear has been unveiled.  The bridge will be known as ‘Northern Spire’   following a week-long public vote, where members of the community were asked to choose their favourite from a possible list of three names. More than 10,000 votes were cast, with Northern Spire receiving […]

Roadworks on the New Wear Crossing in Sunderland will get underway from next week as construction of the bridge steps up a gear. The biggest impact of the traffic management measures, which include lane closures and reduced speed limits, is expected to be along the A1231 Wessington Way in Castletown from Monday, January 11. Starting […]

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