North East News

Shining a Light on Refugee Week
LANDMARKS across Sunderland are being lit to mark the beginning and end of Refugee Week. (20-26 June) Penshaw Monument, Northern Spire Bridge, Keel Square, Fulwell Mill, Seaburn Lighthouse, Hylton Castle and the Beacon of Light will be lit orange on Monday 20 June and Sunday 26 June.Sunderland is also hosting...
Seen to be Believed - A Jubilee Film Show
AS PART of the city’s jubilee celebrations, Sunderland Libraries Services is hosting screenings of a new film produced and curated by the Yorkshire and North East Film Archives to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s unprecedented 70 years of reign. Seen To Be Believed takes an affectionate look at how the...
Seventeen Nineteen Prepares to Launch with Spring Fayre Event
PEOPLE CAN see a 125-year-old letter first-hand when a fully restored historic Sunderland building officially opens next week (16 April) – for the first time since 2019. Seventeen Nineteen – formerly known as Holy Trinity Church and now a performance, celebration and events space – is hosting its Spring Fayre...
Ride Anywhere Week
SUNDERLAND residents are being encouraged to get on their bikes for Ride Anywhere Week this week (21-27 March) and enjoy the benefits of cycling. Through cycling platform Love to Ride, riders can choose a pledge for the week and access helpful tips, tricks, tools, and support.Participants can choose one of the...
Sunderland MP Visits Plastic-free Sunderland School
Sunderland MP Julie Elliott recently visited one of the region’s leading secondary schools to congratulate pupils on the progress they’ve made in becoming a more sustainable school. St Aidan’s Catholic Academy, which is part of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust, has established a pupil-led wellbeing group that has developed environmental...
Lumley to Launch a Worldwide Quiz Night
QUIZZERS from around the world can take part in a first-of-its-kind quiz night at a medieval North East castle next month (March). On Saturday 19 March, Lumley Castle Hotel, at Chester-le-Street, will give away a bumper £1200 prize package to the winner of its quiz.And, because the event is being...
BRITISH Empire Medals (BEM) have been presented for outstanding services and devotion to the community. The five BEMs were all presented on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen by the Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear Mrs Susan Winfield OBE.The presentations were made at a civic reception in the Mayor's...
Royal Occasion for University's Graeme
University of Sunderland’s Pro Vice-Chancellor Graeme Thompson enjoyed a Royal occasion as he was officially awarded an MBE. Graeme, originally from South Shields, joined the University in 2009 after a successful career with the BBC and ITV.Along with his family, he attended Windsor Castle on Wednesday where he received his...
Platform North East Launches To Huge Success
EIGHT OF the North East’s rising stars are set to release their own original music, thanks to an innovative initiative from a leading talent agency. Sunderland-based entertainment providers ISG kicked off Platform North East last week (29 November) – a free, week-long programme to support up and coming performers.Throughout the...
Branded Lorries Helping to Raise Awareness of Dragonfly Cancer Trust
The iconic Coca Cola Christmas truck will have a run for it’s money this year as North East based transport company, Hawthorns Logistics, will be travelling up and down the country in two specially branded lorries helping to raise awareness of Dragonfly Cancer Trust. Also based in the North East,...

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