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Student Raid: it’s a takeover at the Bridges

A Sunderland shopping centre is planning to welcome new and returning students to the city with a special shopping event just for them. The Bridges shopping centre has announced that its eighth annual Student Raid event will take place on Monday 1 October, with a...

Sunderland College sport student secures football scholarship in USA

A sports student from Sunderland College is heading to the USA to take up his place on a highly competitive scholarship programme. Dan McGuire, who studied Level 3 Combined Fitness at Sunderland College, will travel to Flagler College in St Augustine, on the North...

New Street Ranger hits the streets of Sunderland

A new face is pounding the beat across Sunderland city centre in a new initiative from Sunderland Business Improvement District (BID). James Denny is the city’s first SR1 Street Ranger and has been appointed by the BID to offer an extra level of support to businesses....

Sunderland BID unveils business plan

Plans for the next five years of Sunderland Business Improvement District will be unveiled this week (20 Sept) at the launch of its new business plan. Businesses across the city will vote on the future of the BID in November, with a view to it returning for a further...

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Sunderland Illuminations is back!

Autumn nights in Sunderland are set to be brightened by the return of the much loved Sunderland Illuminations and Festival of Light (Thursday October 18 - Sunday 18 November). Classic favourites will sit alongside sparkling new installations allowing returning...

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“Prepare for rejection…but never give up…”

From a paid internship on a local newspaper to reading the news for Europe’s largest radio company – Ruth Aiken’s career is a rollercoaster ride that continues to move forward. “You have to be so determined, knock on doors and be prepared for the rejection, but...

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