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Sunderland City Council has earmarked £3.1 million for repairs to Sunderland’s coastal defences, which were badly damaged by spring storms. Yesterday (Wednesday 25th April) the council’s cabinet agreed to fund a series of repairs to the Old North Pier, New South Pier and Stonehill Wall. Storms in March have been assessed...
Sunderland half marathon
If you fancy getting active this spring, there’s still time to register for the Run Sunderland Festival on Sunday May 13th. The festival’s main races will be the Siglion Sunderland City Half Marathon and the Siglion Sunderland 10K, but there will also be a gentler option in the Active Sunderland...
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Time is fast running out for anyone who wants to vote in the local elections but is not on the electoral register yet. Sunderland’s city council elections will take place on Thursday 3rd May – with a third of the council’s seats up for grabs. Anybody who is not yet registered...
A Sunderland woman who has used a family tragedy to warn others about the consequences of dangerous driving has been honoured with a royal medal. Violet Atkinson, 46, from Fordham Road, Sunderland, dedicated her life to raising awareness of road safety after her son Steven, aged 12, was killed by...
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It was 25-years-ago today that Sunderland-born writer Terry Deary began work on two very famous books. Terrible Tudors and Awesome Egyptians aimed to make history come alive for children by combining facts and dates with silly jokes, disgusting details and plenty of blood, guts and gore. These books would mark the...
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The University of Sunderland has been nominated for two awards thanks to the support it offers estranged students. Estranged students are young people studying without the support or approval of their family network. Such students can face a range of challenges and they have a drop-out rate which is three...
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The Great British Spring Clean is coming to the Sunderland area, with Fulwell and Roker both set for spring spruce-ups. Volunteers are invited to meet on Roker Beach on Saturday 24th March between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm. On Wednesday 28th March between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm, over 100 youngsters...
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Sixth-form students from across Sunderland have taken part in a unique challenge in which they got to see the world upside down, experience the sensation of having three arms and even stick electrodes on their friends’ heads. The sixth-formers were taking part in an open day at the University of...
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A range of activities are being planned for when Sunderland welcomes vessels for the Tall Ships Races 2018. The city’s school pupils will get to take part in a record-breaking singing attempt, learn about the brave acts of Sunderland seafaring heroes and delve into the mysteries of semaphore codes. The activities,...
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A popular event full of traditional Easter fun is set to return to Sunderland. Penshaw Bowl – a free, family event – will be taking place on Good Friday, 30th March, at Herrington Country Park. The centrepiece of the day will be a traditional egg rolling contest, which will be opened...

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