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Sign Up For The Great British Spring Clean
THERE'S STILL TIME to join the army of volunteers lining up to take part in this year's Great British Spring Clean. Sunderland City Council is supporting individuals, schools, local groups, and businesses to take part in more than 45 clean-ups planned across six areas of the city, beginning this weekend, as part...
Healthy Heart Tip: Mother’s Day
This Sunday, 27th of March, treat your mum to a luxurious, heart healthy day. It’s important for all mums to remember to take care of their own health and wellbeing, as well as that of their families. Here’s a few ways to make the day healthy and special:Breakfast in Bed...
Active Sunderland Easter Family Fun Next Month
FAMILIES CAN LOOK forward to an egg-stra special day out when Active Sunderland Easter Family Fun takes place at Herrington Country Park next month. With a focus on making families healthy and happy, the event on Thursday 14 April, will also feature:Penshaw Bowl, the traditional egg rolling competition SAFC...
Three New Play Parks
WORK is now complete on three new play areas across Coalfields area of the city. New equipment for a range of ages and abilities has now been installed in East Rainton, at Quarry House Lane Play Area and Elemore View Play Area.The new upgraded parks offer swings and see-saws, as...
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...
Students Use Performance Skills to Boost Children’s Health and Wellbeing
A group of Performing Arts students from the University of Sunderland have been using their creative talents to inspire primary school pupils to look after their physical and mental health. The Year 3 students have spent the last two months touring local primary schools as part of the HealthyBods project,...
Healthy Heart Tip: Pancake Day
Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, occurs 47 days before Easter Sunday and this year it will take place on 1st March. Traditionally, pancakes are made with flour, eggs and milk and they are fried in butter or oil. Whether you prefer your pancakes with a savoury or sweet...
Bumper Year of Events in Sunderland
2022 promises to be a bumper year of exciting events in Sunderland with major new sporting attractions adding to the mix of old favourites. New events this year include the British Triathlon Super Series Grand Final, which for the first time ever is being held at Roker and the seafront...
Sunderland Restaurant Week
SUNDERLAND’S FAVOURITE food spots are dishing up deals next month, when one of the city’s most popular events returns. Sunderland Restaurant Week – which is organised by Sunderland BID and supported by Station Taxis – takes place from 12 to 20 March, with nearly 30 cafes and restaurants already signed...
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...

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