Sunderland News

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...
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...
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...
The Council is refreshing its approach to events as it looks to grow and evolve the city’s annual programme in response to resident feedback.Sunderland’s events plan will focus on key areas to grow the city’s offer for residents and visitors: - Attracting new events such as the World Triathlon Championship...
On Saturday 22 October Hylton Castle will host Conjuring at the Castle, an immersive experience where you wander throughout the site, populated with “real ghosts” who will share their sad, macabre stories. There will be six performances of Conjuring at the Castle and tickets are £8 from  hyltoncastle.org.uk. The terrifying tales...
University of Sunderland graduate Leanne Pearce has landed a place in the search for Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year competition 2022. This will be Leanne’s second attempt at winning the prestigious arts show after making it to the heats stage in 2017.Leanne, 41, from Gateshead, has specialised in...
Everyone who helped their streets and neighbourhoods bloom this spring and summer have been applauded for their good work. Floral displays sprung up this year for the first East in Bloom competition. Based on the annual and thriving Northumbria In Bloom, East in Bloom was launched earlier this year to...
LANDMARKS and lighting features across Sunderland will be lit purple, the traditional colour of rulers since the days of the Phoenicians, on Sunday evening as a mark of respect for Her Majesty The Queen.National Trust owned Penshaw Monument, Northern Spire bridge, Hylton Castle, The Beacon of Light, the lighthouse...

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