Sunderland City Council

Sunderland’s Fire Station hosted the BBC Reith lecture on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. Seeing a number of students, lecturers, and local VIPs in the audience. Hosted by Professor Ben Ansell, ‘The Future of Solidarity’ is section 3 of the BBC’s 4-part special. It travels internationally as a show chaired by television presenter and journalist Anita […]

Sunderland has officially kicked off Christmas with the Christmas Light Switch on 2023 on November 16 hosted by Steve and Karen from Metro Radio breakfast at Keel Square. The evening was filled with performances from the cast of Sunderland Empire’s Panto including former Emmerdale star Charlie Hardwick, band Khalysis and a host of Disney characters. […]

King Charles III coronation marked the beginning of a new era for the royal family and their people.   He inherited the throne from his mother, Queen Elisabeth II on May 6, 2023 with great pomp and circumstance.   He is the 40th reigning monarch to be crowned at Westminster Abbey

A church which has been left abandoned and unused for several years could be demolished to make way for new social housing, according to plans submitted by Sunderland City Council. St Cuthbert’s Methodist Church in Ryhope has been slated for demolition, with the plan to build social housing in its place to accommodate new people […]

Coun Claire Rowntree paid tribute among many to Freedom of the City of Sunderland owners Jill Scott, Steph Houghton and Gary Bennett after the honour was formally bestowed upon them on Wednesday (March 8). The trio were written into Sunderland history at the City Hall when councillors approved the motion they had proposed back in […]

Sunderland residents are unhappy about recent changes made to bin collections regarding side waste collections which came into effect from January 31. Sunderland City Council announced that they would no longer be collecting rubbish bags from the top of bins or beside them. The change is the latest move to try and encourage more people […]

An investigation has been ordered into the poor sound quality inside Sunderland’s multi-million pound City Hall building.  Sunderland City Council moved into its current headquarters towards the back end of 2021, and meetings in the building’s chamber have been plagued by sound issues since.  City Hall on St Mary’s Way cost £42million to build.  At […]

Libraries around the UK are dropping fines for overdue books – and Sunderland may yet adopt a similar policy. Following a national trend commenced in 2018, which has seen around 60 UK authorities scrapping fines for overdue books, Sunderland City Council has confirmed it is monitoring the situation. A council spokesman told Spark: “We are […]


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