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Plans for the Friday night launch of this years 30th Sunderland International Airshow have been revealed including musical nostalgia, spectacular flying programme and breath-taking fireworks. This year’s Friday evening event will take place on Friday 27th July and will once again welcomes a showcase musical spectacular from last year’s headline performers, the Sunderland based i-Stage […]

Double Olympic gold medallist, Max Whitlock, has launched a new initiative at Washington Leisure Centre to drive gymnastics participation across Sunderland. More than 100 children from Biddick Primary School in Sunderland joined double Olympic champion Max Whitlock, to celebrate the launch of his gymnastics programme in Everyone Active centres across the country. The initiative aims […]

Partners responding to the fire at the abandoned Alex Smiles scrap yard in Deptford are continuing to work on the site. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, Sunderland City Council, the Environment Agency and Public Health England have been tackling the incident since the fire broke out last Monday (14.5.18) evening. Since Friday, contractor […]

Sunderland’s Beautiful Beaches are flying the flag after being awarded prestigious Blue Flag and Seaside Award by leading environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy. It was announced today (Thursday 17 May) that Roker and Seaburn beaches have once again picked up the national awards for their consistent high water quality, cleanliness and constantly improving visitor amenities The internationally recognised Blue Flag will […]

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 […]

It is the 30th year of the annual Sunderland Airshow this summer- and everyone who has helped to make it such a success over the years is invited to join in with the celebrations. People are being asked to share their memories of the event, with their photographs, videos, memorabilia and interviews being used as part of a souvenir […]

A section of the A1231 Wessington Way in Sunderland will be closed overnight this week to enable final resurfacing works to be carried out ahead of the opening of the city’s new bridge later this spring. The section of road between the Colima Avenue roundabout, near McDonald’s, and the Queen Alexandra Bridge roundabout will be […]


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