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Award Lets Sunderland Business Graduate Shine
A young North East graduate is taking his first steps into the international business arena thanks to the legacy of one of the region’s most celebrated entrepreneurs. Jesse Thompson recently graduated from the University of Sunderland with a degree in Business and Financial Management. In his final year of study...
A unique Valentine’s Day in Sunderland
A unique Valentine’s Day scheme will bring romantic joy to 50 people, thanks to Sunderland BID. To celebrate February 14, a number of costumed characters will be out and about in the city centre on Saturday (Feb 12), handing out red roses – traditionally the symbol of love.And the lucky...
HIV Testing Week
LANDMARKS across Sunderland are being lit up this weekend to raise awareness of HIV Testing Week, which takes place 7 – 13 February. Northern Spire bridge, Keel Square, Fulwell Mill, Seaburn Lighthouse, Hylton Castle and the Beacon of Light are among the landmarks and lighting features being lit up in...
New Multi-Million-Pound Sunderland Regeneration Project
Plans for a new £20 million regeneration project in Sunderland will be outlined at a public consultation launched this week by North East planning and development consultancy, Lichfields. The proposals by Jomast Developments on land to the north of Deptford Terrace could see approximately 7,500 sq. m of industrial and...
Few Simple Steps To Allow Us To Live Safely Alongside Covid
SUNDERLAND'S DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH is urging residents to continue being cautious to allow everyone to live safely alongside Covid following changes to the national guidance. In her latest video to residents, Gerry said: "This week we see a change to national guidance around Covid 19 and you will no...
Air of the Dog

Air of the Dog

Fast-thinking firefighters have been praised for extinguishing a kitchen fire – and helping to rescue a pet dog from inside. At around 9:50 on Tuesday, January 4th, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) received a call about a fire at a home in Sunderland.Crews had been alerted by...
North East sees the lowest uplift in rental prices
New data shows the North East has has one of the lowest rental price increases in the UK. The North East saw just a 1.3% uplift in rental prices over a 12 month period.This was closely followed by South East (1.3% increase), Yorkshire (1.7% increase) and East of England (1.7%...
Weekend Road Closures
MOTORISTS are warned of weekend road closures as part of ongoing improvements at the City Way Widening scheme. A full road closure will be in place between Camberwell Way and Doxford Park Way roundabout from 8am on Saturday 22 January until 4pm on Sunday 23 January.Throughout the closures, access to...
Hearts will miss a beat at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light this Saturday (22 Jan) as a very special mascot takes to the pitch. When the half time whistle blows on the Sunderland v Portsmouth match, Miss Beats, the new mascot of North East heart charity Red Sky Foundation, will make...
University Sport Ethics Expert on the Novak Djokovic Saga
World number one men's tennis player Novak Djokovic has had his visa to enter Australia revoked on his arrival in Melbourne in a huge backlash over a vaccine exemption. Djokovic remains in immigration detention in Melbourne and is facing deportation after his entry to the country was denied on Wednesday.The...

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