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Emeli Sandé MBE installed as Chancellor of the University of Sunderland

Multi-platinum selling singer and songwriter Emeli Sandé MBE today said a special thank you to her parents as she was officially made Chancellor of the University of Sunderland. Having moved to the North East from Zambia, Emeli's father Joel met her mother Diane while...

Sunderland tattoo artist turned inventor inks major export deals

An internationally renowned tattoo artist has turned his hand to manufacturing with the launch of a new brand, selling machines and accessories to tattoo studios across the globe. Richard “Bez” Beston, owner of TripleSix Studios in Sunderland, started manufacturing...

Sunderland Food and Drink Festival a success

Organisers of the Sunderland Food and Drink Festival are enjoying a taste of success, after crowds turned out across the weekend. The festival, which included demonstrations by celebrity chefs Jean Christophe Novelli, Dean Edwards and children’s favourite, Katy...

Making way for the new…

PLANS to create a flexible learning and activity space at one of the region's top visitor attractions, take a step forward next week. Work is set to start on 28 May to decommission the ground floor textile gallery at Sunderland Museum, Library and Winter Gardens. This...

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Emeli Sandé

Emeli Sandé MBE was born in Sunderland on 10 March 1987. Her father Joel, having moved from Zambia, met her mother while they were both at what was then Sunderland Polytechnic, which became the University of Sunderland in 1992. Emeli moved with her family to...

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