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Cheeky names for otter babies
20/07/2016 - 13:11
Although it seems like just yesterday that WWT Washington's cheeky Asian short-clawed otter quadruplets were born, they’re now 4 months old and are positively thriving. After oodles of ideas and...
Oh we do like to be beside the seaside
07/07/2016 - 17:41
What better way to spend the summer than by the sea? We can’t promise that the sun will shine, but family fun is guaranteed. With a beautiful sandy beach, ideal for sandcastle building and splodging...
Award winning flower show garden coming to Washington wetland reserve
06/07/2016 - 16:31
A garden that shows people how they can help solve local flooding through gardening has won a Gold Award and Best Garden Award at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2016 – and it’s coming to wow...
05/07/2016 - 15:59
Thousands of years after the Ruthless Romans, Savage Saxons and Vicious Vikings stormed ashore on the coast of Britain and the Gruesome Greeks competed in the first ever Olympic Games. You can relive...
04/07/2016 - 08:23
SUNDERLAND ILLUMINATIONS, one of the biggest events in the North East calendar, will be back and brighter than ever in 2016. Around 300,000 people visited in 2015 and the event starts on Saturday 24...
Fifth season for Plays in the Park
24/06/2016 - 12:04
A season of classical plays is coming to some of Sunderland’s best loved parks for the fifth year running. Roker Park, Mowbray Park and Barnes Park will each play host to theatre performances in July...
Beyonce concert travel advice
21/06/2016 - 13:48
Beyonce fans travelling to the Formation World Tour concert at the Stadium of Light have been advised to plan their journey well in advance. More than 50,000 fans are expected at the concert on...
Hacienda Classical’s first North East performance announced for Sunderland
21/06/2016 - 10:45
Following a string of dates across the country, Hacienda Classical is to make its debut performance in the North East, bringing the critically acclaimed show to Sunderland's Herrington Country Park....


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Registrations for Penshaw Bowl are now open! It’s a free event, taking place on Good Friday, 30 March at Herrington… 2 days 11 hours ago
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Fantastic news today, can’t wait to see Elmer and his pals trumpeting around the North East 4 days 12 hours ago
Ooh this looks like another tasty Restaurant Week! 5 days 2 hours ago
RT : Don't miss the amazing hour long on BBC 2 at 8pm this Thursday. 5 days 2 hours ago
RT : A trip to Roker Pier & Lighthouse is a brilliant day out for all the family this half-term. Nothing will beat Downe… 6 days 13 hours ago
RT : Come and join us for some fun and make a pirate portrait! 🏴‍☠️We're in the pottery gallery all day, the a… 6 days 13 hours ago
RT : The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Sunderland on Wednesday 21st February, where they will officially open… 1 week 1 day ago
Amazing opportunities to dine and sail on the spectacular Tall Ships this summer 1 week 3 days ago
Making plans for half-term? We’ve got some great suggestions! 1 week 3 days ago
RT : Come along to Bright Sparks family fun event this Saturday from 10am for a day of activities and cha… 1 week 4 days ago
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