Sunderland News

Two drones are now being used by The Council to definitely not spy on us, promise, and potentially deter fly-tipping. The drones (unmanned aerial vehicles - UAVs) allow the council to more easily investigate and access areas with reports of fly-tipping. The drones are also being deployed against off-road motorcyclists,...
A Sunderland couple were guests of honour at a Downing Street garden party this week (9 August). Sergio and Emma Petrucci, whose Red Sky Foundation supports cardiac-related causes across the North East, helping babies, children and adults living with heart conditions, were last year recognised with a Point of Light...
Drivers and fans attending Saturday’s Sunderland AFC game are being reminded of diversions on the busy A1290 Wessington Way. The diversions in north Sunderland are because of repairs to a burst water main and reconstruction of the damaged road.The water main, located between the Northern Spire and Queen Alexandra Bridge...
Veronica Allton, collects her BA Education Studies degree, just a day before daughter Holly Allton, 27, picks up her BA Journalism degree, during the University’s graduation ceremonies at the Stadum of Light.
A mum and daughter have proved that the family who sticks together succeeds together – and this week they will celebrate graduating together from the University of Sunderland.Veronica Allton, collects her BA Education Studies degree, just a day before daughter Holly Allton, 27, picks up her BA Journalism degree,...
Volunteers Help Fund Latest Water Safety Equipment
A DAD WHO LOST HIS SON to drowning has helped raise funds for new water safety equipment in Washington. Dave Irwin's 22-year-old son Ross tragically died in December 2016 after he fell into the River Wear at the end of a night out.A serving firefighter with Tyne and Wear Fire and...
Shining a Light on Refugee Week
LANDMARKS across Sunderland are being lit to mark the beginning and end of Refugee Week. (20-26 June) Penshaw Monument, Northern Spire Bridge, Keel Square, Fulwell Mill, Seaburn Lighthouse, Hylton Castle and the Beacon of Light will be lit orange on Monday 20 June and Sunday 26 June.Sunderland is also hosting...
Immunology Academic’s Community Rally for Vaccine Uptake
A Sunderland academic is part of a North-East engagement project which aims to increase Covid-19 vaccine uptake in underserved communities across the region. While the pandemic may not be making major headlines now, statistics show that the disease has not gone away, deaths are still occurring and there remains sections...
Sunderland's Big Walk is Back!
Starting in Herrington Country Park at 9am, the Active Sunderland BIG Walk sees hundreds of people of all ages set off on one of the three, eight or 12 mile route options. Entry prices start from £5 per person for the three mile route, with discounts for groups on the...
Postboxes Get A Platinum Jubilee Makeover
PUPILS from Sunderland schools have been working with artists to design special post boxes to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Each design is completely unique and inspired by the Queen’s connections to Sunderland. There are 12 post boxes in total, created in partnership with cultural and creative organisations across the...
Flower Bombs Bringing Past Blooms to Life
FLOWERS which were once a common sight in parks and gardens will once again bloom on Wearside, with the help of local children (May). On Tuesday 31 May, Seventeen Nineteen, at Sunderland’s historic Holy Trinity Church, is holding a special, flower themed craft session for those aged three and over.They...

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