River

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 […]

More than 60 of the UK’s biggest music festivals have pledged to ban the use of plastic straws at their events this summer. StraThe group of independent festivals, including the likes of Bestival, Boomtown Fair and Shambala, have also committed to eliminate all single-use plastic by 2021. Organised by the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), […]

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 […]

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 […]


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