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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...
A1 Sunderland Road
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...
A helicopter flying over the sea towards a lighthouse, above a crowd of people.
200 people from over 150 local businesses have attended an event to learn more about how they can work alongside Sunderland City Council. The council’s Meet the Buyer event, held at the National Glass Centre earlier this month, showcased opportunities for local businesses to get involved with some of the...
WInners of the Greggs Challenge 2016, dressed in smart suits, posing with their trophies
The University of Sunderland and popular bakers Greggs have teamed up to encourage student marketing expertise. The University of Sunderland hosted an event on 15th February which saw students demonstrating their marketing skills in front of an audience of regional business people, academics, fellow students and marketing experts. As well as...
Wearmouth rail and road Bridges
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...
Winners pose with the award
University of Sunderland Scoops Prestigious Photography AwardThe University of Sunderland’s North East Photography Network (NEPN) has picked up a prestigious award for teaching excellence by teams in higher education.The Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) has been given to NEPN by the Higher Education Authority. The award was presented...
The word budget being cut in half with scissors
Sunderland City Council is poised to make enormous cuts to services in response to crippling austerity measures imposed by central government. The council aims to slash a whopping £46 million from its budget in the forthcoming financial year.In the last seven years, the Council has had to deal with...

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