A council Tax increase of 4.99 (five per cent) per cent to help support services has been agreed by Sunderland City Council yesterday (Wednesday 7 March). It includes a two per cent adult social care precept that will raise £1.79m for more than 4,000 older and vulnerable people who receive care packages. An extra £1.5m, […]

A city-wide Public Space Protection Order is being proposed by Sunderland City Council in partnership with Northumbria Police. A central Sunderland order was consulted on, backed and introduced in April 2017. The City Council is now consulting for an order to cover all Sunderland’s open spaces from parks to shopping centres. You can comment on […]

Human trafficking is the world’s fastest growing crime. The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally. The National Crime Agency say 1002 potential victims were referred in to the National Referral Mechanism during the period April to June 2016; a 12% increase on the previous quarter January to […]

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