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An NHS clinic has opened in Sunderland to treat those who have problems with gambling addiction. The clinic – run by the Northern Gambling Service and financed by the NHS and the charity GambleAware – will offer free treatment to gamblers as well as giving support to gamblers and their...
greggs
A new, vegan offering from north-east baker Greggs has won the approval of a University of Sunderland academic. The firm recently launched a meat-free version of its much-loved steak bake. This follows on from the launch of Greggs’ vegan sausage roll last year – a snack that has become one...
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Sunderland’s emergency services have issued a plea to the public not to mess with the city’s lifebelts. The emergency services, the Port of Sunderland and Sunderland City Council have become concerned after a number of incidents in which lifebelts have been unnecessarily hurled into the Wear, making them unavailable for...
bungalow
Sunderland City Council is set to invest £2.85 million into an affordable housing scheme. The scheme will see 26 affordable bungalows constructed. Nine of the bungalows will be for general needs while 17 will be designed for people with disabilities. As well as the bungalows, a new day centre will be...
A writer who has created some of the UK’s best-known TV shows is to become a visiting professor at the University of Sunderland. David Quantick has worked on programmes including The Thick of It, The Day Today, Brass Eye and TV Burp. David has also written for radio, coming up with...
James Bond
Goldfinger, Skyfall, Living Daylights – in addition to their memories of these classic James Bond movies, film fans may also recall their title songs zooming up the charts. Sometimes when new Bond films come out, the title songs – and the title sequences that accompany them – are almost as...
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Motorists are being reminded of the importance of parking and driving safely around Sunderland’s schools. In a city-wide campaign, thousands of pupils and parents are receiving ‘smarter parking’ messages. The campaign – which is part of National Road Safety Week – has seen staff from Sunderland City Council visiting schools and...
Elephant Tea Rooms
One of Sunderland’s most iconic buildings is not only undergoing renovation – it is about to enter the 21st century by being the star of a podcast. The Elephant Tea Rooms are being restored by Sunderland City Council. The council plan to renovate the ground and first floors so the...
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With the general election coming up and campaigning already begun, Sunderland’s residents are being urged to make sure they have registered to vote. If you aren’t yet registered, you have until Tuesday 26th November to register to vote. Anyone who would like a postal vote has until 5.00 pm on...
LenGibsonBEM
A 99-year-old community hero has been awarded the prestigious British Empire Medal (BEM). The BEM is given to people who have made outstanding contributions to their communities, professions, country or walk of life. The medal is awarded as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Len Gibson, from West Herrington, Sunderland,...

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