Sharon Hodgson, Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West and Shadow Minister for Public Health sent a letter to Chris Grayling , Secretary of State for Transport today calling for the Tyne and Wear Metro to be extended to Washington. The letter detailed several reasons for an extension of the Metro line, including regional growth, accessibility […]

Over two hundred children from across the North East made their way to the Washington Wetland Centre for some winter fun at the 2019 Puddle Jumping Championship. The annual event, which ran from February 18-27, 2019, featured various activities such as welly hanging, hurdle crossing and ceramic boot decorating among others. “Across the weekend and […]

Pupils across Washington are taking part in an exciting new inter-schools competition to raise awareness of recycling. Sunderland City Council’s Washington Clean and Green initiative. Funded by the Washington Area Committee, the Clean and Green Initiative are working with primary schools across the area over the upcoming months, to see which school can reduce the […]

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, […]

Live on today’s ArtyParti: Keith Gregson – Singer/Songwriter “I come from a family of entertainers – my dad and grandparents were musicians – and I’ve always enjoyed entertaining.” Keith has spent 33 years as a teacher, 14 as a freelance writer, and now he’s curating the plethora of music he’s been creating over the past […]

A new partnership from a Washington academy will enable local community groups to make use of its sports and performing arts facilities on evenings, weekends and during school holidays. Washington Academy has joined forces with School Lettings Solutions (SLS) to manage its facilities and provide leisure venues for various activities, such as fitness classes, dance workshops and craft […]

Sunderland MP Sharon Hodgson, has geared up her long-standing campaign to bring the Tyne and Wear Metro to Washington with a letter to the Transport Secretary, Chris Graylin. Sharon who represents Washington and Sunderland West, sent the letter following the publication of the Department for Transport’s: Connecting people: a strategic vision for rail. In her response […]

7 performances across the month of May; from Shakespearean classics and established theatrical pieces, all the way through to newly devised material.  All taking place at the Arts Centre Washington. SunFest 2017 is the final project of the University of Sunderland’s BA Drama students; a time to celebrate the skills & talent they’ve accumulated across […]

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