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Sunderland has now officially been a city for 25 years. It was on St Valentine’s Day, 1992, that the announcement came that the Queen would confer city status on Sunderland. The proclaiming of the UK’s 54th city was part of celebrations marking the 40th year of the Queen’s reign. The competition...
Julie Walters and Sir Michael Caine in a scene from Educating Rita, 1993
Sunderland-born actress Jessica Johnson has landed the role of Rita in a production of Educating Rita, which will be staged at Durham’s Gala Theatre. Ms Johnson will star opposite Patrick Driver, who will take on the role of Frank. Patrick Driver has previously appeared in Silent Witness and Call the...

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