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Ex-Sunderland Players and Local Businesses Join Forces to Provide Christmas Dinners for the Homeless
This Winter, approximately 75% of young homeless people are unable to purchase a nutritious meal. In response, a group of ex-Sunderland players and local businesses have joined forces with Oasis Community Housing, an organization devoted to helping the homeless. Together, they are providing more than 60 Christmas dinners at their...
Bringing Tangible Improvements to Daily Life at Hetton Primary
PROUD pupils and staff of Hetton Primary School in Moorsley Road are settling into the new £6.7m building. This is part of the City Council's ongoing programme of investments and improvements for young people and families in the North East of England. Works began in August 2021 and the new...
A Festive Day Out: Enjoy Frozen & Home Alone in Sunderland's Keel Square
Families from the North East of England are being invited to wrap up warm and enjoy a free afternoon of festive fun in Keel Square this December. Sunderland BID and Sunderland City Council are teaming up to host two free screenings of Christmas favourites, Frozen and Home Alone:Lost In New...
Aldrin Family Foundation Chief Innovation Officer Jim Christensen with Academy 360 Year 5 pupils
Sunderland University is working with the Aldrin Family Foundation to introduce primary school children to space science and STEM subjects. The Giant Mars and Moon Maps programme uses giant interactive floor maps to help students learn about space exploration and the challenges and opportunities it presents. The programme has...
Guaranee a Safty for your Baby - Stop Using Baby Self-feeding Pillows
PARENTS are being urged to stop using  baby self-feeding pillows immediately and throw them away after a warning that they could lead to choking and death. The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has issued an Urgent Safety Alert and said using them could lead to immediate, serious harm or...
What Started as a Joke Almost Two Decades Ago Finally Come True!
What started as a joke almost two decades ago between Costas Dimitriadis and his three-year-old daughter Simoni that he would one day graduate alongside her - has finally come true. Costas, from Greece, completed his third post-graduate degree in 2005, but due to work commitments abroad he was unable to...
Sunderland Urged to Buy Local on Small Business Saturday
SUNDERLAND’S the Bridges is urging shoppers to buy local, in support of this week’s Small Business Saturday. The annual event, which took place last week (3 December) was set up to showcase independent traders and the role they play in strengthening the local economy.And while the Bridges is also home...
Double Celebration for Inspirational Former Sunderland Footballer
What a week it was for former Sunderland footballer and anti-racism activist Gary Bennett. Not only was the Wearside legend recognised by Royalty when he collected his MBE for services to anti-racism in football on Tuesday – he’s also heading to the top of the class thanks to the University...
David Ansell fundraiser extraordinaire
Soldier and fundraiser extraordinaire David Ansell has announced a new challenge which is set to take him an incredible 1,000 days to complete. David, from Sunderland, who has already raised more than £18,500 for Cancer Research UK, is to embark on a 10-mile walk or run every day for 1,000...
SUNDERLAND CITY COUNCIL is pressing ahead with work to make sure the café and garden centre at the newly transformed Elemore Country Park are perfect when they open in March. The City Council had hoped to open the café, garden and visitor centre at the former Elemore Golf Course next...

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