Sunderland's Penshaw Monument will be lit up in red, white and blue tonight (Tuesday 23 May) as a mark of solidarity with the people of Manchester.
A general election will be held on Thursday 8 June 2017 to elect an MP for each of the three Parliamentary constituencies of Sunderland.
Sunderland has a new mayor - Councillor Doris MacKnight.
Work is set to get underway to repair Sunderland's Roker Pier this summer after it was badly damaged by storms in November.
May is National Walking Month and whether you fancy a leisurely stroll or a brisk walk, there's plenty on offer to help you take some extra steps!
Eight Sunderland libraries are set to take on a new lease of life as community venues which also offer books and free access to computers.
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