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Handwriting
In our age of the internet, texting and social media, we might be forgiven for thinking that the noble art of handwriting will soon die out. But a Sunderland tech expert who has worked in Silicon Valley claims that putting pen to paper should remain an important aspect of our...
food festival
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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With Easter coming up, thousands of people will be flocking to Herrington Country Park for some traditional family fun. Sunderland’s annual Penshaw Bowl event will feature two children’s egg rolling contests in the park’s amphitheatre. The Penshaw Bowl will this year be held on Thursday 18th April, with the free-to-enter...
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The RAF has now confirmed which of its aircrafts and display teams will be taking part in this year’s Sunderland Airshow. Visitors to the airshow will enjoy displays from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, as well as from Typhoon aircrafts, Tutors (which are aircraft used in training) and the...
sunderland airshow
Visitors to this year’s Sunderland International Airshow will have the chance to enjoy the best views of all the event’s action, music and entertainment in fully catered comfort. Tickets are now on sale for the very popular Take Off Enclosure, which was first launched at last year’s airshow.
dual carriageway
Yesterday (21st March) it was confirmed that plans for a new dual-carriageway link into Sunderland City Centre will receive a £40.5-million boost. The money, from central government, will be spent on the third phase of the Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor (SSTC). Parts of the scheme which have already been...
sunderland kits
Sunderland’s Stella Maris Seafarers’ Centre is a charity based at the Port of Sunderland that provides welfare services to ships’ crews from around the world. For over a decade now, the centre been a comfort to seafarers who are far from their homes and families and may be...
kids reading
Pupils from Valley Road Academy have helped Sunderland Library Services launch an incredible global reading challenge. The children took part in a storytelling session at the City Library on World Book Day (March 7th) to help kick off the 200 Million Minutes Reading Challenge. This challenge aims to get...
discarded trash
An extra £460,000 is set to be invested in making Sunderland a cleaner and greener city. Sunderland City Council plan to use this cash to put more environmental officers on the ground, bring in specialist cleaning equipment, and do more to enforce litter laws and tackle problems with waste...
dodgeball
Fit and healthy family half-term fun is heading to Sunderland. On 21st February an indoor sports festival will take place in the Beacon of Light – the building next to Sunderland Aquatic Centre and opposite the Stadium of Light. From 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm, the...

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