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It’s the second day of The Tall Ships Races Sunderland, and nearly all of the Tall Ships are now berthed. There is loads of fantastic events today, from being able to access some of the ships and have a look around, to fireworks later and even various circus and dance acts! Throughout the event, there […]

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 […]

Emergency repairs to Sunderland’s coastal defences and it’s piers are getting underway after backing from the City Council’s Cabinet. The Old North Pier, New South Pier and Stonehill Wall were battered when Storm Emma and the Beast from the East combined and caused ‘significant damage’. The repairs are being estimated at costing approximately £3.1m with […]

As the school holidays approach, the RNLI is calling on people visiting the coast this Easter to respect the water and remember sea temperatures are still very cold. Nick Ayers, RNLI Community Safety Partner for the north east and east, says: ‘RNLI lifesavers across the north east are dedicated to providing a professional rescue service […]

Wine-Lovers can raise a glass in the name of charity this spring as a Sunderland hotel plays host to a Red and White Wine Challenge. The NSPCC’s Sunderland Business Board will host the fun evening event on 18 May, giving guests the chance to pick up expert tips and advice before trying to identify a […]

Sunderland’s restaurants, cafés and bars are preparing to dish up some delicious special offers for the city’s fourth Restaurant Week. Eat Drink Sunderland Restaurant Week will run from 17th – 25th March, with a whole host of new restaurants joining old favourites to celebrate the city’s thriving culinary scene. The event, organised by Sunderland BID, […]

People are being asked to do their bit to help keep the city’s beaches free of plastic bottles and other rigid plastics. Sunderland City Council signed up to be part of a beach plastic recycling scheme last May with two special collection crates located in Seaburn and Roker. Now the scheme is to be extended to provide three rigid plastic recycling crates at Roker, located […]

Councillors are meeting next week to examine plans that will see two-way on North Bridge Street and Dame Dorothy Street to hell improving access in and out of the city centre. The plans known as the Northern Gateway will be discussed at Sunderland City Council’s Cabinet meeting from 2pm on Wednesday 10th January. Currently, traffic operates as […]


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