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Artists impression of entrance
13/10/2020 - 09:37
A vision to create a new history centre showcasing County Durham's rich heritage can now become a reality after plans were approved this week.  Durham County Council have been given the go ahead to...
07/10/2020 - 11:18
Sunderland's Remembrance commemorations are going online this year. In light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and national and local government restrictions, the City Council has decided not to go...
Jimmy Montgomery
06/10/2020 - 12:54
Sunderland AFC’s 1973 FA Cup winning team could be receiving the Freedom of the City. The City Council’s Cabinet is examining the proposal at its meeting next week on Tuesday 13 October. Freedoms are...
Literature Festival 2020
24/09/2020 - 13:07
Sunderland Libraries Services Literature Festival: 1-10 October 2020 Sunderland's annual literature festival is once again upon us, celebrating local talent, literature and themes with local authors...
September clean
09/09/2020 - 08:24
Finally, after the Great British Spring Clean was postponed earlier this year due to Covid-19, it's time to get ready for the country's biggest mass-action campaign. We're calling on Sunderland...
Harry Watts
08/09/2020 - 12:50
Final preparations are underway for the opening of a new Sunderland school that caters to children with autism. The Harry Watts Academy Harraton, which is based at the former Harraton Centre in...
Coastal planting
08/09/2020 - 12:01
A £2.32m package of further street and landscape improvements is being lined-up for Sunderland's seafront at Seaburn. Sunderland City Council has invested more than £10m in recent years along the...
Bellotto Fortress
08/09/2020 - 10:43
One of the most impressive examples of 18th century landscape painting is coming to Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens as part of a major UK-wide tour organised by the National Gallery London,...


Did you know?

Sunderland is home of the National Glass Centre - the only UK centre celebrating the history of glass making and providing a world focus for glass. The centre reopened in 2013 after undergoing a major refurbishment.

Sunderland Top Ten's

Looking for a great family day out in a friendly, exciting city by the sea? Looking for fascinating museums, cute wildlife and plenty of space for your little ones to run off their excess energy? Look no more because Sunderland ticks all those boxes and more. Here are our ten best things for all of the family to do in Sunderland.


RT : SUNDERLAND AIRSHOW CANCELLED In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the decision has to cancel this yea… 1 week 2 days ago
RT : Sunderland's Mowbray Park in between this afternoon's snow showers. Opened in 1857, it's one of the oldest municipa… 1 week 3 days ago
Thank you for joining us for Penshaw Bowl 2021. Although a little different to normal we hope you have enjoyed it! 2 weeks 2 days ago


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