Lifestyle

Healthy Heart Tip: Pancake Day
Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, occurs 47 days before Easter Sunday and this year it will take place on 1st March. Traditionally, pancakes are made with flour, eggs and milk and they are fried in butter or oil. Whether you prefer your pancakes with a savoury or sweet...
Sunderland's Declaration On Healthy Weight
SUNDERLAND has become the first local authority in the North East to sign the Healthy Weight Declaration, underlining a commitment to supporting residents to live full and healthy lives. Signing the declaration means that Sunderland City Council is committing to delivering practical measures to help the city’s residents stay healthy,...
Joe Rogan Spotify Saga
It’s been a controversial start to the year for Spotify. Musicians, including Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, asked for their music to be removed from the streaming giant after criticism that the US broadcaster Joe Rogan has helped to spread COVID misinformation on his show The Joe Rogan Experience. Prince Harry...
HIV Testing Week
LANDMARKS across Sunderland are being lit up this weekend to raise awareness of HIV Testing Week, which takes place 7 – 13 February. Northern Spire bridge, Keel Square, Fulwell Mill, Seaburn Lighthouse, Hylton Castle and the Beacon of Light are among the landmarks and lighting features being lit up in...
Few Simple Steps To Allow Us To Live Safely Alongside Covid
SUNDERLAND'S DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH is urging residents to continue being cautious to allow everyone to live safely alongside Covid following changes to the national guidance. In her latest video to residents, Gerry said: "This week we see a change to national guidance around Covid 19 and you will no...
Shedding light on the darkness of Blue Monday
Monday 17th January 2022. It’s the most depressing day of the year – apparently. But why? What is it about the third Monday of January – particularly in a COVID-era - that seems to make us feel worse than any other time?Dr Rebecca Owens is a psychology expert from the...
Veganuary: Time to join the New Year’s Revolution?
From diet to fitness, it’s the time of year when you might be rethinking your lifestyle – and as Veganuary gets underway, could this be the perfect time to kickstart your plant-based journey? Veganuary is a growing movement that encourages people to embrace plant-based diets during January and beyond....
Sunderland's the Bridges Looks Back on a Year of Growth…
SUNDERLAND’s the Bridges is feeling positive about the year ahead, after it continues to see growth in shopper numbers and in the level of spending. Despite the problems caused by lockdowns when only essential retailers were open and the knock-on effect that has had on centres around the country, since...
Bridges Style Pod Helps Sunderland Students Gain New Skills
SUNDERLAND STUDENTS are gaining valuable skills in styling and visual merchandising, thanks to a partnership with a leading shopping centre. The Bridges teamed up with Sunderland BID earlier this year to launch the Style Pod – a large glass case with mannequins showcasing the upcoming trends and offerings from fashion...
Book Your Booster Now To Help Stay Safe This Christmas
SUNDERLAND'S Director of Public Health is calling on everyone to book their booster now to help keep themselves and their families safe this Christmas. Gerry Taylor, Director of Public Health at Sunderland City Council also urged people to do simple things like wearing a face covering, meeting outdoors where they...

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