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Sunderland City Council has officially appointed Irene Lucas CBE as its chief executive. Though Ms Lucas has been doing the job on an interim basis for the past twelve months, she has now signed a contract which will see her continue in the role for at least another two...
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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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,...
Get Your Tickets For The Festival Of Light This October
Sunderland City Council has now released tickets for the ever-popular Festival of Light event in Roker Park.  The event opens on Thursday 14 October and will run every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Saturday 13 November, including every day over half term week beginning 25 October. During half term there will...
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University of Sunderland graduate Martin Longstaff has been creating quite an online commotion with Shipyards, his song that became the theme tune of the Netflix documentary Sunderland Till I Die. And now Martin – backed by staff at the university – is attempting to make the tune Christmas number one...
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Sunderland residents will soon have the chance to learn about the north east’s fascinating, complex and often radical political history. The Tyne-and-Wear section of Heritage Open Days – which is England’s largest free festival of history and culture – will open today (Friday 13th September) and last until Sunday September...
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This year will see not one but two new food and drink festivals bringing mouth-watering treats to Wearside. The Sunderland Food and Drink Festival will take over the city centre between Friday 21st and Sunday 23rd June, with Keel Square, High Street West, Market Square and Blandfood Street all dedicated...
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Sunderland’s mayor is to be joined by Cinderella and Prince Charming this November when the city’s Christmas lights are switched on. Cllr David Snowdon will turn on the lights together with stars from this year’s Sunderland Empire pantomime Cinderella on Thursday 21st November. The switch-on fun, in Keel Square, will begin...
It has been a long time coming but the former Vaux Brewery site is set to get its first tenant. Online shopping giant Ocada will be the first to move in and is now poised to be responsible for the creation of hundreds of jobs in the North East. The news...
Town Park
Renovation work is underway on Sunderland’s historic Minster Churchyard and the nearby Town Park. The works are part of a project to revitalise the city’s Minster Quarter, entitled the Bishopwearmouth Townscape Heritage Scheme. This scheme is backed by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Sunderland City Council. £700,000 will be invested...

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