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Looking ahead and up for the 30th Sunderland Airshow

Sunderland is getting ready to celebrate the 30th Airshow - one of the UK’s largest outdoor events. What began as a small scale community event in 1989, has grown in size and popularity to become a landmark regional event attracting visitors and exhibitors from around...

OH BUOY! Star-studded panto cast visit The Tall Ships to launch Peter Pan!

The dastardly Captain Hook (I’m a Celebrity’s & Hollyoaks, Jamie Lomas) and heroic Peter Pan (Josh Andrews) enjoyed an epic battle to celebrate the launch of Sunderland Empires festive pantomime, on the backdrop of the majestic Tall Ships celebrations this week. The...

US and UK dancers to stage unique shipboard show

Dancers from Washington DC are heading to George Washington’s British ancestral birthplace to stage a series of shows on board a spectacular sailing ship. More than 50 ships from around the world are currently setting sail for Sunderland which, as host port for The...

Tales from The Tall Ships riverbank

A new riverside webcam will provide live pictures from one of the oldest parts of Sunderland as the city prepares to welcome the Tall Ships. The webcam situated on the north bank of the Wear at St Peter’s looking across to the East End and the Port, has been installed...

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Tourism on the up in Sunderland

With less than a week to go until the Tall Ships Races in Sunderland, new research reveals that visitor numbers, visitor spend and the number of people employed by tourism in the city are all on the increase. The latest statistics received by the City Council through...

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Sunderland model prepares for national final

A member of the aftersales team at Jennings Motor Group is through to the Supermodel England National Final, after being crowned Top Model of Sunderland. Georgia Mordey, 19, from Washington, works as a service advisor within the Contact Centre, where she is...

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Sunderland school has a record win

An innovative project to turn LP records into clocks has helped a Sunderland school scoop a major award. As part of last week’s Work Discovery Week, students from a number of schools competed in a business problem solving challenge event, which was held at...

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Stagecoach provides boost for community project

A community enterprise from Sunderland will be taking to the neighbourhood again this summer to spruce up the community thanks to a boost from Stagecoach North East. St Peter’s Action and Community Enterprise (S.P.A.C.E) entered the local bus operator’s Green Santa...

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Community lecture: Shipwrecks and Life Saving

Schoolchildren across the UK are being urged to take part in a ‘big sing,’ in an attempt to break a world record. The Massed Sing is the brainchild of Sunderland Music Hub and NYMAZ, working in close collaboration with the organisers of The Tall Ships Races Sunderland...

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