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A plan for a £10 million old people’s home could create 80 jobs on Wearside. The development, which will provide full-time independent living, is being built in Silksworth by the charity Abbeyfield. The three-storey home, expected to open in 2018, will contain 75 one and two-bedroom flats. The home will...
University of Sunderland to Present 350 Million Year History of the Wear
An exciting series of free lectures at the University of Sunderland this summer will celebrate the River Wear and its impact on the city. The lectures will range over topics such as the river’s 350 million years of geological history, the thousands of ancient artefacts discovered in its depths,...
Dogs workshop
This week a public awareness programme is being launched in Sunderland to raise awareness of how people can stay safe around dogs.  A range of activities will provide information for carers, parents, health professionals and the general public. This information will give tips on how babies, children and youngsters can...
Sunderland IAMP
A plan to deliver more than 5,000 jobs and attract over £300 million in investment could soon be put into action on Wearside. The International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) – proposed for an area to the north of Nissan’s existing plant and close to the A19 – is a joint...
tall ships pirate
A range of activities are being planned for when Sunderland welcomes vessels for the Tall Ships Races 2018. The city’s school pupils will get to take part in a record-breaking singing attempt, learn about the brave acts of Sunderland seafaring heroes and delve into the mysteries of semaphore codes. The activities,...
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A PhD student at the University of Sunderland has created a stunning chandelier – using almost 1000 pieces of upcycled glass. Helen Pailing created her chandelier – entitled Adorn – using cut-off pieces of glass discarded by lamp makers. These pieces – of all sizes and shapes – were reworked...
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Sunderland’s Summer Streets music festival will return this year, but the event will have a new home. Summer Streets – which this year will be part of the Tall Ships Race – will move from its traditional site of Thompson Park, Southwick, to Seaburn Recreation Park. The festival, which will take...
NewSouthPierafter
Work to repair Sunderland’s historic piers and sea defences is ongoing after the immense battering they received in storms earlier this year. Repairs are underway on the New South Pier, which dates back to 1893. Constructed using a gas-driven crane on rails, New South Pier wasn’t completely finished until 1912....
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An investment programme valued at around £1.3 billion could see 20,000 skilled jobs arrive in Sunderland over the next decade.  Many of these jobs will be created in the car industry though other areas of the local economy will benefit from the investment too.  A large boost to Sunderland’s economy will...
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Street artists and performers of all kinds have been invited by Sunderland City Council to showcase their talents – the prize being a chance to entertain the public when the Tall Ships Race 2018 visits Sunderland.  Successful applicants will have two opportunities to perform during the four-day event, which will...

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