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Empire and Dunn Cow
Two historic Sunderland pubs are due to be renovated – thanks to the National Lottery. The pubs – the grade-II-listed Peacock and the Dun Cow – lie in the city’s heritage-filled Minster Quarter. The renovation of the pubs is part of the Bishopwearmouth Townscape Heritage Scheme, which is regenerating that whole...
Sunderland Airshow
Hundreds of thousands of people enjoyed the Sunderland Airshow this weekend. The Airshow – held from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July – saw a major programme of air displays along Roker and Seaburn’s award-winning seafront as well as plenty of entertainment. The 2019 Sunderland Airshow – the 31st to be...
Miners' Picnic
A community picnic and programme of entertainment in Usworth Park on Saturday 3rd August will celebrate Washington’s mining heritage. The Miners’ Picnic will mark the 45th anniversary of the closure of Usworth Colliery. The mine, which opened in 1845, had 1,785 employees at its peak in 1921. During its 129-year history,...
hula hoops
A programme of fun and healthy activities is coming up for Sunderland families this summer. A series of Active Sunderland BIG Community Sports Festivals will give children, young people and their families access to a massive range of affordable outdoor activities and sports. The festivals will be held on Wednesdays in...
Keel Square
Sunderland’s Keel Square has won national recognition – by being named as runner-up for a prestigious award. The square clinched second place in the pedestrian environment category of the Street Design Awards 2019. The awards highlight best practice and innovation in urban design across Britain. Keel Square has a number of...
US flag
The idea of the Stars and Stripes flag fluttering in Washington on the Fourth of July may not sound unusual, but yesterday the Star-Spangled Banner was also flying over Washington, Wearside. Washington was the ancestral home of the first American president George Washington (1732-1799) and yesterday (4th July) the mayor...
Holy Trinity Church in the East End of Sunderland will be undergoing extensive restoration work over the next 12 months. An event to promote the conservation efforts of local community groups and trusts will be held on Saturday 6th July and aims to raise awareness of Sunderland's rich history. The Canny...
Some super-young University of Sunderland students recently celebrated their graduation. You might have heard incredible tales of ultra-bright kids finishing off their degrees at the age of 15 or 12 or perhaps even 10, but some of these Sunderland students were as young as three.   View this post on Instagram   A post...
train station
Sunderland’s plans for a first-class railway station have moved a step closer to becoming reality. Yesterday (Tuesday 18th June) it was confirmed that plans for a new station concourse – to be built on the site of the old station – and a new station carpark will be included in...
cyclist games
This summer, Sunderland is set to host swimming, road cycling and ten-pin bowling events as part of the World Transplant Games. Presenting medals at some of these events will be Karen Robson, from Farringdon, who lost her husband Leslie just before Christmas 13 years ago. As both Karen and Leslie strongly...

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