Sunderland News

Three New Play Parks
WORK is now complete on three new play areas across Coalfields area of the city. New equipment for a range of ages and abilities has now been installed in East Rainton, at Quarry House Lane Play Area and Elemore View Play Area.The new upgraded parks offer swings and see-saws, as...
Apprenticeship Programme Offers an Affordable Academic Route into the Profession
“This programme is true partnership working” Tackling a recruitment crisis in social work is at the heart of an apprenticeship programme offering an affordable academic route into the profession. For the last four years, a partnership between Gateshead Council and the University of Sunderland has been offering career progression through a...
Sunderland-based Arts Organisation Donates £3000 Worth of Humanitarian Aid
MBC Arts Wellbeing has donated £3000 worth of humanitarian aid to relief efforts taking place at the Ukraine-Poland border to support refugees fleeing war in Ukraine. The Sunderland-based arts organisation has opened its doors to become a drop-off centre for those who are able to donate items to the emergency...
BRITISH Empire Medals (BEM) have been presented for outstanding services and devotion to the community. The five BEMs were all presented on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen by the Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear Mrs Susan Winfield OBE.The presentations were made at a civic reception in the Mayor's...
Sunderland's Declaration On Healthy Weight
SUNDERLAND has become the first local authority in the North East to sign the Healthy Weight Declaration, underlining a commitment to supporting residents to live full and healthy lives. Signing the declaration means that Sunderland City Council is committing to delivering practical measures to help the city’s residents stay healthy,...
Bumper Year of Events in Sunderland
2022 promises to be a bumper year of exciting events in Sunderland with major new sporting attractions adding to the mix of old favourites. New events this year include the British Triathlon Super Series Grand Final, which for the first time ever is being held at Roker and the seafront...
Sunderland Students See Artwork Recognised in Local Exhibition
A record-breaking number of artwork pieces by students from two outstanding secondary schools in Sunderland have been selected to feature in a highly respected local arts exhibition. In total, 22 pieces of art, created by 18 students from St Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy and their mixed sixth form with St...
Sunderland Restaurant Week
SUNDERLAND’S FAVOURITE food spots are dishing up deals next month, when one of the city’s most popular events returns. Sunderland Restaurant Week – which is organised by Sunderland BID and supported by Station Taxis – takes place from 12 to 20 March, with nearly 30 cafes and restaurants already signed...
Award Lets Sunderland Business Graduate Shine
A young North East graduate is taking his first steps into the international business arena thanks to the legacy of one of the region’s most celebrated entrepreneurs. Jesse Thompson recently graduated from the University of Sunderland with a degree in Business and Financial Management. In his final year of study...
A unique Valentine’s Day in Sunderland
A unique Valentine’s Day scheme will bring romantic joy to 50 people, thanks to Sunderland BID. To celebrate February 14, a number of costumed characters will be out and about in the city centre on Saturday (Feb 12), handing out red roses – traditionally the symbol of love.And the lucky...

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