Organisers of next summer's Tall Ships spectacular in Sunderland are celebrating after scooping £149,000 from Arts Council England to deliver an action-packed cultural programme as part of the event.
Ghostly goings-on and spook-tacular science are just two of the fun things on offer at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens this half term.
A major route is to be closed overnight for two weeks for roadworks to be completed in preparation for the opening of the New Wear Crossing.
Thousands of smokers in Sunderland are being encouraged to take part in Stoptober as new data shows quitting success rates are at their highest for at least a decade.
Sunderland's annual literature festival is taking on an unashamedly local theme this year as it celebrates the city's rich literary talent.
People are being encouraged to make a difference by signing up as a volunteer at the UK's largest free event in 2018.
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