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running
A free weekly local run will be launched in Washington this Sunday (19th May). Runners of all ages and abilities are welcome to take part in the runs, which will be held in Princess Anne Park on Sunday mornings. The run – part of the Great Run Local programme – is...
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...
Seafront
Improvements to Sunderland’s seafront and to the area around St Peter’s Church, Monkwearmouth, have seen the two locations shortlisted for prestigious landscape awards. Sunderland City Council’s in-house landscape design team will find out on 23rd November whether they have triumphed in the Landscape Institute Awards, which are considered the Oscars...
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The munitions manufacturer BAE Systems could cut as many as 60 jobs at its Washington plant.  A BAE spokesperson confirmed yesterday that the company will be cutting jobs on Wearside. The job losses are believed to have been recommended by a review BAE Systems has carried out into its UK...
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Teams of enterprising Sunderland business students have taken part in a challenge in which they took £25 and used it to raise thousands more for a children’s charity. The first-year students – all studying at the University of Sunderland’s Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism – raised a total of...
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It was 25-years-ago today that Sunderland-born writer Terry Deary began work on two very famous books. Terrible Tudors and Awesome Egyptians aimed to make history come alive for children by combining facts and dates with silly jokes, disgusting details and plenty of blood, guts and gore. These books would mark the...
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A Sunderland writer with strong connections to TV’s Coronation Street is to give two talks next week as part of the Sunderland Literature Festival.  Glenda Young, who studied journalism at the University of Sunderland, has been running the Coronation Street Blog since 2007. She has also written seven Coronation Street TV-tie-in...
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In the 2017 general election, all the constituencies in Sunderland have returned Labour MPs with comfortable majorities. As far as the national picture is concerned, the UK will have a hung parliament. Labour have gained seats and – though the Tories have fallen short of an overall majority – they...
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Plans are afoot to improve the shop/reception area of Sunderland Museum, Library and Winter Gardens. Making the improvements will mean that the main entrance to the complex will be temporarily closed from Monday 1st October. Visitors are asked instead to use either the old entrance to the museum via the steps...
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The University of Sunderland has been shooting up the rankings in the university league tables compiled by The Guardian newspaper. The Guardian University League Tables for 2018, which were released on 16th May, show that the university has risen an incredible 38 places in just the last two years. In its...

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