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99-Year-Old Sunderland Man Awarded British Empire Medal

A 99-year-old community hero has been awarded the prestigious British Empire Medal (BEM). The BEM is given to people who have made outstanding contributions to...

Tickets Go on Sale for Sunderland’s Festival of Light

Online tickets are now on sale for Sunderland’s Festival of Light, an extravaganza of illuminations set to brighten up the dark early winter nights. The...

Empty Sunderland Homes to Be Brought back into Use

terraced houses
Sunderland City Council has announced its determination to tackle the issue of long-term empty properties on Wearside. A key priority in the council’s City Plan...

Blue Plaque Honouring Sunderland’s First Female MP Unveiled

Marion Phillips
Sunderland’s first female MP has had a blue plaque unveiled in her honour. Marion Phillips – a Labour politician and social activist – held her...

Sunderland Seaside Mural to Get Fishy Facelift

whale mural
A much-loved ocean-themed mural in Roker is to be given a facelift. The mural – which resembles a whale – curves along the walls and...

Sunderland Minster Churchyard & Town Park Get Lottery-Funded Facelift

Town Park
Renovation work is underway on Sunderland’s historic Minster Churchyard and the nearby Town Park. The works are part of a project to revitalise the city’s...

Over 9 Million Visit Sunderland in Boom Year for Tourism

Last year saw Sunderland host a range of prestigious events, from the thrilling Sunderland Airshow to the majestic Tall Ships Races. This led to a...

Sunderland Landmarks to Be Lit up for World Transplant Games

penshaw monument lit
Some of Sunderland’s most famous landmarks will be illuminated in red, white and blue to celebrate the World Transplant Games coming to the north...

Low Cloud Doesn’t Stop Fun at Sunderland Airshow 2019

Sunderland Airshow
Hundreds of thousands of people enjoyed the Sunderland Airshow this weekend. The Airshow – held from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July – saw a...

BIG Fun for Families this Summer in Sunderland Parks

hula hoops
A programme of fun and healthy activities is coming up for Sunderland families this summer. A series of Active Sunderland BIG Community Sports Festivals will...