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A plan to deliver more than 5,000 jobs and attract over £300 million in investment could soon be put into action on Wearside. The International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) – proposed for an area to the north of Nissan’s existing plant and close to the A19 – is a joint...
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People are being encouraged to sign up as volunteers for the Tall Ships Race – before the deadline of January 8th 2018. The Event Makers Programme is searching for over 350 volunteers to ensure that The Tall Ships Race Sunderland 2018 runs smoothly. Volunteers are being sought to welcome visitors, sell...
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Recycling rates in Sunderland are on the increase, but the council is reminding residents they can still do more. Sunderland’s households are now recycling 30% of their waste – an improvement on last year, during which 26% of household waste was recycled.  Sunderland City Council is now running a campaign –...
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Improvements to Sunderland’s seafront and to the area around St Peter’s Church, Monkwearmouth, have seen the two locations shortlisted for prestigious landscape awards. Sunderland City Council’s in-house landscape design team will find out on 23rd November whether they have triumphed in the Landscape Institute Awards, which are considered the Oscars...
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Street artists and performers of all kinds have been invited by Sunderland City Council to showcase their talents – the prize being a chance to entertain the public when the Tall Ships Race 2018 visits Sunderland.  Successful applicants will have two opportunities to perform during the four-day event, which will...
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A free fireworks display will light up Sunderland seafront on November 5th.  Great views of the fireworks can be had from all along the seafront and from Cliffe Park.  As well as celebrating Bonfire Night, the fireworks display will mark the end of the Sunderland Illuminations and Festival of Light.  The ticket-only...
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Volunteers at a Sunderland youth project have used their ‘upcycling’ skills to help a young person with learning difficulties furnish his new home. Nearly 30 people volunteer at the Box Youth Project in Doxford. The volunteers help with community projects all across Sunderland’s East Area, in Doxford, Hendon, Millfield, St...
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Road closures and parking restrictions have been introduced around the Stadium of Light on matchdays.  Sunderland City Council, Sunderland AFC and the police have agreed to the restrictions in order to improve pedestrian safety in the Sheepfolds area.  Motorists who used to park on the Sheepfolds Industrial Estate should now seek...
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With Halloween approaching, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens will be hosting a series of eerie events this half-term.   Visitors will get to follow a spooky trail, enjoy a Halloween party with a science twist, and even crochet false beards and moustaches. The spooky trail will involve searching for hidden treasures...
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A Sunderland writer with strong connections to TV’s Coronation Street is to give two talks next week as part of the Sunderland Literature Festival.  Glenda Young, who studied journalism at the University of Sunderland, has been running the Coronation Street Blog since 2007. She has also written seven Coronation Street TV-tie-in...

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