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Ride Anywhere Week
SUNDERLAND residents are being encouraged to get on their bikes for Ride Anywhere Week this week (21-27 March) and enjoy the benefits of cycling. Through cycling platform Love to Ride, riders can choose a pledge for the week and access helpful tips, tricks, tools, and support.Participants can choose one of the...
Sunderland MP Visits Plastic-free Sunderland School
Sunderland MP Julie Elliott recently visited one of the region’s leading secondary schools to congratulate pupils on the progress they’ve made in becoming a more sustainable school. St Aidan’s Catholic Academy, which is part of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust, has established a pupil-led wellbeing group that has developed environmental...
Sunderland’s School of Medicine Supports Refugees Fleeing Ukraine
“I'm proud to see the University working together with the people of Sunderland and the wider north-east region” A major collection effort is underway by students and staff at the University of Sunderland’s School of Medicine to help provide essential items for refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine.In response to...
Three New Play Parks
WORK is now complete on three new play areas across Coalfields area of the city. New equipment for a range of ages and abilities has now been installed in East Rainton, at Quarry House Lane Play Area and Elemore View Play Area.The new upgraded parks offer swings and see-saws, as...
Apprenticeship Programme Offers an Affordable Academic Route into the Profession
“This programme is true partnership working” Tackling a recruitment crisis in social work is at the heart of an apprenticeship programme offering an affordable academic route into the profession. For the last four years, a partnership between Gateshead Council and the University of Sunderland has been offering career progression through a...
Sunderland-based Arts Organisation Donates £3000 Worth of Humanitarian Aid
MBC Arts Wellbeing has donated £3000 worth of humanitarian aid to relief efforts taking place at the Ukraine-Poland border to support refugees fleeing war in Ukraine. The Sunderland-based arts organisation has opened its doors to become a drop-off centre for those who are able to donate items to the emergency...
Lumley to Launch a Worldwide Quiz Night
QUIZZERS from around the world can take part in a first-of-its-kind quiz night at a medieval North East castle next month (March). On Saturday 19 March, Lumley Castle Hotel, at Chester-le-Street, will give away a bumper £1200 prize package to the winner of its quiz.And, because the event is being...
BRITISH Empire Medals (BEM) have been presented for outstanding services and devotion to the community. The five BEMs were all presented on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen by the Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear Mrs Susan Winfield OBE.The presentations were made at a civic reception in the Mayor's...
Royal Occasion for University's Graeme
University of Sunderland’s Pro Vice-Chancellor Graeme Thompson enjoyed a Royal occasion as he was officially awarded an MBE. Graeme, originally from South Shields, joined the University in 2009 after a successful career with the BBC and ITV.Along with his family, he attended Windsor Castle on Wednesday where he received his...
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,...

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