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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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One in 25 people in the UK are estimated to have dyslexia, a condition that makes reading and writing difficult. Despite dyslexia being relatively common, those with the condition can face social exclusion and can have difficulty finding work and accessing services. Sunderland Library Services has launched a partnership with...
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With Halloween approaching, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens will be hosting a series of eerie events this half-term.   Visitors will get to follow a spooky trail, enjoy a Halloween party with a science twist, and even crochet false beards and moustaches. The spooky trail will involve searching for hidden treasures...
University of Sunderland Academic to Conduct Game of Thrones Fan Survey
An academic from the University of Sunderland is part of a team which will conduct a survey of the attitudes of fans of Game of Thrones. The team wish to establish what makes such a gloomy and death-ridden show so culturally successful and important. The research team – which includes the...
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Sunderland isn’t a city that gets mentioned often alongside tech hotspots like Seattle, California’s Silicon Valley or even London’s Silicon Roundabout. But that could all be about to change. A recent report claims that Wearside has one of the highest rates of job creation within the tech sector. According to the...
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Volunteers at a Sunderland youth project have used their ‘upcycling’ skills to help a young person with learning difficulties furnish his new home. Nearly 30 people volunteer at the Box Youth Project in Doxford. The volunteers help with community projects all across Sunderland’s East Area, in Doxford, Hendon, Millfield, St...
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A number of critically acclaimed plays are due to be put on at Arts Centre Washington, thanks to the Sunfest festival.   The festival – which will include drama from some of the UK’s and the world’s best playwrights – will run from 4th to 27th May. Organised by the University of...
A nautical launch for the 4th annual West Area community
Stilt-walking pirates and mermaids will be among the attractions at a free family fun day taking place on Saturday 30th June. Taking its theme from the upcoming Tall Ships Race, the fun day will focus on ships, pirates and sea shanties and will mark the culmination of a three-day event...
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Pupils from a number of Sunderland Schools will try to smash a world record when The Tall Ships Race 2018 comes to Wearside. Pupils from 20 schools will perform on one of the event stages, ‘singing in the ships’ as the vessels begin to arrive. They will be joined by...
Sunderland City Council Reveals New Housing Strategy
Sunderland City Council has announced its housing strategy for the coming five years – a vision that includes both affordable and luxury homes. The council’s cabinet will meet on Wednesday to discuss the plan, which is put forward in a report entitled A Housing Strategy for Sunderland 2017-22. The plan will then...

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