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Houghton-le-Spring Venue Reveals Plans For Its Fair This Spring
Families looking to have some much-needed fun once lockdown restrictions are eased should get their skates on – and head over to Rainton Arena. The Houghton-le-Spring venue has revealed plans for its Spring Fair which will open its doors on 12 April and run until 9 May.Among the many attractions...
Gift Card Prizes To Be Won For Sunderland Easter Trail Completion
An augmented reality trail in Sunderland will not only offer a day of fun for families this Easter but the chance to win money off their next shopping trip too. Sunderland BID has unveiled a spring-themed trail taking place across the city until 30 April, with seven new characters to...
Enjoy This Easter With Sunderland Experience App's Augmented Spring Reality Trail
SUNDERLAND BID is hoping that families will hop on over for some Easter fun and enjoy a special, augmented spring reality trail. Following the success of the two previous trails which ran at Halloween and Christmas, the BID is unveiling seven new characters that can be captured via the Sunderland...
Lamplight Festival Plans To Proceed As Scheduled Amidst Covid-19
Sunderland City Council has confirmed that plans to host the inaugural Lamplight Festival, due to take place in Mowbray Park on August 7 and 8 this year, are proceeding as scheduled.  Sunderland City Council is working with Public Health and other partners to ensure that safety remains a priority and...
Sunderland Businesses Treating Rewarding Ten Deserving Mums This Mother's Day
To mark this year’s Mothering Sunday on 14 March, Sunderland BID has organised a competition which will see a group of mums each receives a special treat. And now families are being encouraged to nominate the special woman in their life, with a view to her receiving one of the...
Residents Being Given More Time To Have A Say On Anti-Social Behavior Concerns
Sunderland people are being given more time to give their views on plans to strengthen city-wide enforcement powers on a range of anti-social behaviour issues. An online consultation has been extended to Monday 15 February and the City Council is encouraging people to have their say at www.sunderland.gov.uk/consultation.The council is...
Don't Let The Pandemic Stop You From Having A Special Valentine's Day With Your Loved One
Absence might supposedly make the heart grow fonder – but that’s not much comfort for couples spending the most romantic day of the year apart. Valentine’s Day celebrations will undoubtedly be out of the window, as those who don’t live together or who are distanced from each other won’t be...
Spend this Christmas Eve in deep space While many have felt restricted by lockdown, a group of filmmakers took the opportunity to launch a new creative enterprise – and launched it 33 million miles into space. Andrew T. Smith graduated from the University of Sunderland with a MA in Film and...
A Merry Christmas For Students Unable To Travel Home For The Holiday
Students unable to travel home for the Christmas holidays woke up to discover Santa had paid them an early visit today.Hundreds of students from the University of Sunderland got a surprise delivery in the shape of a festive goody bag.Staff and partners from across the University came together to...
Dashers and Prancers across the North East are asked to put on their running shoes for a virtual race to raise money for charity. The Sunderland Virtual Reindeer Dash – a Covid-safe twist on the city’s annual event at the Bridges shopping centre - will take place between 1 and...

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