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The debate surrounding the death penalty was pushed into the spotlight in the final months of Donald Trump’s presidency when he carried out more federal executions than any other president in almost 200 years. Now, a new book by North East academics delves back into the history of public executions...
MBC Arts Wellbeing Donates Essential Fuel Packs To Sunderland Residents In-need
Sunderland-based community interest company, MBC Arts Wellbeing has this week donated 200 essential winter fuel packs to residents in Sunderland who are living in fuel poverty. Having successfully secured a funding grant from the Social Enterprise Support Fund through the National Lottery Community Fund, MBC Arts Wellbeing spearheaded a campaign...
University of Sunderland's Student Doctors Actively Playing A Part In Vaccine Roll-out
A group of medical students from the University of Sunderland is playing their part in the UK vaccination roll-out in a bid to beat Covid-19. On September 16, 2019, the University opened its first School of Medicine, as well as providing the opportunity to study medicine to students with the...
Sunderland's Landmarks To Light Up In Honour Of Captain Sir Tom Moore
Landmarks across Sunderland will be lit up tonight in honour of national hero, Captain Sir Tom Moore following his death with Covid-19 yesterday.Captain Sir Tom set out in April to raise £1,000 for health service charities by walking 100 lengths of his garden before his 100th birthday and went...
New starts for the City Council's next round of investments includes boosts for housing, schools, business, transport, culture and allotments.More than half a billion pounds of investment (£623m) is earmarked for Sunderland over the next four years.New starts of £234m are being examined at the council's next Cabinet meeting...
Residents Being Given More Time To Have A Say On Anti-Social Behavior Concerns
Sunderland people are being given more time to give their views on plans to strengthen city-wide enforcement powers on a range of anti-social behaviour issues. An online consultation has been extended to Monday 15 February and the City Council is encouraging people to have their say at www.sunderland.gov.uk/consultation.The council is...
New Social Enterprise Helping To Put Children's Mental Health First Across Sunderland
A Sunderland graduate has helped support the mental health and wellbeing of more than 5,000 children and families across the UK since launching her social enterprise during the lockdown. Drawing on her own experiences of mental health, as well as responding to the impact of the first Covid-19 lockdown, Rebecca...
Council Secures £510K Funding To Support Vulnerable Communities During Covid-19
Sunderland City Council has secured £510,000 from the Government to help support the city's most vulnerable communities through the Covid pandemic. The funding will be used to support those shown to be most at risk from COVID-19, who are also often the hardest to reach, to stay safe and help...
Multi-Million-Pound Project In Sunderland Adding Value To North East's Businesses
A multimillion-pound University of Sunderland project is having a critical impact on North East businesses, a new report has found. At a time when many of the region’s manufacturing SMEs are having to re-think and readjust their practices, a University support project is proving a much-needed lifeline by adding millions...
New Study Removes Barriers To Cancer Screening Among BAME Women
While national cancer screening programmes play a leading role in saving lives and help to increase survival rates, figures show a significant low uptake among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women. Researchers are now looking to address this imbalance through a new study, funded by the Scottish Government's Screening...

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