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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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The BBC has announced that it is planning to base a team of journalists in Sunderland. The BBC will work in partnership with the University of Sunderland’s School of Media and Communication, with the BBC team using the university’s MediaHUB.   Used by the university’s journalism and media students, the MediaHUB is...
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This year’s Sunderland International Airshow will be kicked off by an ensemble of Zulu performers, a ‘pit pop’ brass/folk band, and a nostalgic nineties extravaganza. The airshow’s Friday evening launch – on 21st July – will take place at Cliffe Park in Seaburn.  The Lions of Zululand will start the show...
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An enormous careers fair – featuring stalls from top companies, workshops, demonstrations and hands-on activities – is due to be held at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light. The careers fair will be attended by around 1,000 Wearside youngsters, who will have the chance to learn about different sectors of the job...
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Wearside is showing its solidarity with Manchester after Monday night’s terror attack by floodlighting two iconic structures in the colours of the Union Jack. Last night, the Penshaw Monument – a large folly built on Penshaw Hill near Washington – was lit in red, white and blue, as was the...
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Hundreds of north east job seekers flocked to the Stadium of Light yesterday to attend The Job Show North East.  The jobs fair was showcasing over 1,000 vacancies and apprenticeships from a large variety of companies. Practical workshops were also on offer, on subjects such as how to write a...
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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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A journalism student at the University of Sunderland has won a prestigious national prize.  Second-year student Sophie Dishman won Best Reporter, Highly Commended, in the Student Publication Association (SPA) Awards. The SPA Awards assess up-and-coming journalistic talent from across the UK and the Irish Republic.  In addition to her university studies, Sophie...
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Lecturers at the University of Sunderland are faced with threat of losing their jobs this summer.  The university’s academic staff were sent an email on Tuesday breaking the news.  Though voluntary redundancy packages are being prepared, it also seems that compulsory redundancies are likely. At this point, it is unclear how many...
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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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