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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...
Heroes Win Award after Saving Sunderland Woman from Blaze
Two men have won an award for saving an elderly woman from a house fire in Sunderland.  Security supervisor Alfredo (Alfie) Romero was giving his colleague Chris Ward a lift home after a night shift when they noticed the blaze.  At around 5.30 am on March 15th, Alfredo was about to...
Sunderland Shorts Film Festival to Welcome Worldwide Talent
Talented filmmakers from across the globe will soon see their efforts showcased at the Sunderland Shorts Film Festival. The festival, now in its third year, will boast short films from countries as diverse as Israel, Belgium, the USA, Switzerland, Lebanon, Norway, Canada and Japan. The films, from young, indie and up-and-coming...
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,...
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...
University of Sunderland Graduates to Help Fight Cybercrime
The University of Sunderland is introducing a master’s degree programme to help in the struggle against cybercrime. The university’s new MSc Cyber Security course will equip the next generation of security experts with the skills vital for an era which is seeing a massive growth in online criminality. According to...
Irene Lucas posing in front of portrait of Queen Elizabeth
Sunderland City Council has officially appointed Irene Lucas CBE as its chief executive. Though Ms Lucas has been doing the job on an interim basis for the past twelve months, she has now signed a contract which will see her continue in the role for at least another two...
Four elderly people smiling and giving thumbs up.
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 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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