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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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Plans are afoot to revive one of Sunderland’s most historic districts. An area of central Sunderland that includes Fawcett Street, High Street East, High Street West and Church Street East has been declared a Heritage Action Zone. The Heritage Action Zone initiative, run by Historic England, aims to “unlock the...
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Sunderland University’s impressive record of encouraging and supporting older students has seen it shortlisted for a national award. Sunderland has made the shortlist for the Student Diversity and Widening Participation Category of The Guardian University Awards 2017. Run by The Guardian newspaper, these awards aim to highlight exceptional work by UK...
World Class Photography Exhibition Coming to Sunderland
A free exhibition showcasing the entries to one of the world’s most prestigious portrait photography competitions is coming to Sunderland. Photographs from the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize will be on display at the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens from Saturday 18th March till Sunday 4th June. Organised by London’s National...
Sail Training Ambassadors in blue uniform pose with Sunderland's Mayor
A group of Sail Training Ambassadors – local youngsters who will participate in, and are helping to promote, the Tall Ships Race – have met Sunderland’s mayor, Councillor Alan Emerson. The Sail Training Ambassadors are tasked with getting other young people involved in events surrounding the Tall Ships Race, which...
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It’s a growing phenomenon that costs Britain billions of pounds per year and which claimed 2 million victims in the year up to March 2016. As more and more criminals get web-savvy, cybercrime is becoming an increasingly serious security threat. But due to a shortage of highly skilled cybersecurity professionals,...
Sunderland City Council Invite Voluntary Groups to Run Libraries
Sunderland City Council has begun discussions with groups that might be interested in running libraries in the city. Earlier this month, the council’s cabinet agreed to keep the city centre library and libraries in Houghton and Washington under council control.   At the same time, the cabinet decided to initiate talks with...
Government Confirm Sunderland Will Compete for UK City of Culture 2021
The government today released the list of the cities and towns that will compete to become UK City of Culture 2021.  The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has confirmed that Sunderland, Cardiff, Wells, Coventry, Hereford, Paisley, St Davids, Portsmouth, Stoke, Swansea, Perth and Warrington will all be vying for...
Siglion – a regeneration company formed by Sunderland City Council and developers Carillion – is set to hold a series of public consultations over its plans to remodel Sunderland’s seafront at Seaburn. Siglion plans a development that would blend housing with leisure facilities and be focused around a broad central...
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A planning application to build a dual carriageway through the centre of Sunderland has been lodged. The multi-million-pound scheme would provide a continuous dual carriageway between the A19, Sunderland city centre and the Port of Sunderland. It is hoped the scheme would open up more development sites and opportunities along...

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