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It is Day 4 of the Tall Ship Races Sunderland 2018, and nerves are mounting for the sailor training ambassadors heading to their ships today… It is Friday the 13th, and we wish the Tall Ships Ambassadors pictured here all the luck possible as they prepare to voyage to Esbjerg. Despite the preparations being made […]

Southwick Reach with Sunderland Music Education Hub bring an exciting new event, ‘Sunshine Corner’ to the Summer Streets Festival at The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. Sunshine Corner will take place on Saturday 14th July 12-4pm at the Seaburn Recreation Park. It has been funded by the Sunderland Music Education Hub and also has support […]

Sunderland took to the polls yesterday (Thursday 3rd May) in the 2018 Local Elections, deciding local councillors across 25 wards. Sunderland is split into 25 wards and one local councillor elected to each ward who will sit alongside two other already elected councillors to represent local people and discuss local issues. Across the city 17 […]

A song celebrating the greatest shipbuilding port in the world has been chosen as the official anthem for The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. The Tall Ships Song – written by North East lyricist George Lamb and performed by acclaimed blues singer George Shovlin – pays tribute to the city’s maritime heritage. And it will […]

The River Wear and surrounding coastal areas are being patrolled as part of a new initiative. Border force have 6 different vessels that are part of the Maritime Command. They patrol over 11 million miles of UK coastline. The name of the operation, Kraken, comes from an old Nordic tale of a giant sea monster […]

Paul O’Grady has been left devastated following the death of his beloved dog Olga. The 14-year-old Cairn terrier cross had starred in her owner’s radio and TV shows and died on Saturday, according to the Sunday Mirror. O’Grady, who presents ITV’s For The Love of Dogs, carried the animal into his garden to say goodbye […]

High-wire walkers will traverse the Wear as part of a cultural programme set to thrill visitors to The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. The programme will feature a wide variety of art forms that will entertain visitors to the city during the visit of the Tall Ships, between Wednesday, July 11 and Saturday, July 14. Actors, musicians and dancers from […]

Sunderland has welcomed The Tall Ships Races organisers Sail Training International to the city as part of the planning process for this year’s event. This year Sunderland will  host the races, which will take place from Wednesday 11th July – Saturday 14th July, for the first time and is also the start port for the race series. 45 […]


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