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Ultra-fit North East lawyer wins a place in London Landmarks half-marathon to help raise funds for equality and access to justice! MH Mark Hodgson

A leading North East lawyer has won a much sought after place in the new London Landmarks Half Marathon….in his continued quest to help raise awareness and much needed funds for the voluntary ‘pro bono’ work within the legal profession. Hugh Welch took up running as a...

A happy eventful new year!

While hugely popular annual events such as the Sunderland Airshow, Illuminations and Festival of Light and Penshaw Bowl will already be on many family calendars, there will be many other dates to follow as a huge range of sport, music and cultural events are confirmed...

Against the odds: How VJ inspired her University classmates

Thousands of miles from her birth home in Tamilnadu, India, a student is inspiring those around her with resilience and determination. University of Sunderland Master’s student Vijayalakshmi Subramani – known as VJ – has risked it all for a better education to help...

Lion King teams up with Black Cats

Oscar-winning lyricist Sir Tim Rice is bringing his West End friends to Sunderland to help some of our region’s most in need communities. Sunderland AFC fan Tim, who wrote the words for many of the nation’s most-loved musicals including Joseph & the Amazing...

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Community castle keep

AS HISTORIC HYLTON CASTLE PREPARES TO OPEN ITS DOORS LATER THIS YEAR local people have been working hard behind the scenes. More than 120 people volunteered their time, skills and expertise at the castle last year in a range of roles and variety of events and...

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Cheeky start to 2019

To celebrate the arrival of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s CALENDAR GIRLS THE MUSICAL this March, Sunderland Empire has got behind Sunderland Business Improvement District’s #ShopSunderland initiative for 2019! Inspired by the extraordinary story, local businesses and...

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£20M to help build new homes

A £20m bid to help boost road and infrastructure links for thousands of new homes is being examined by Sunderland City Council's Cabinet. The submission to the Government's £2.3bn Housing Infrastructure Fund is for supporting the South Sunderland Growth Area. This...

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