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Volunteers celebrate trio of awards

Green fingered gardeners are celebrating after picking up a bunch of top awards in this year's Northumbria in Bloom competition.

Autumn road closures

Drivers are advised that stretches of road across Sunderland will be closed for routine maintenance and resurfacing in the coming weeks as the city council continues its multi-million pound investment in highways.

City support for Poppy Appeal

The Mayor of Sunderland has joined the Royal British Legion in launching this year's Poppy Appeal.

Festival of Light promises dazzling city centre display

A stunning light projection and sparkling new lighting installations are set to brighten the dark nights in Sunderland city centre this autumn.

Former Sunderland headteacher recognised with blue plaque

A Sunderland headteacher who played a key role in saving Washington Old Hall has been honoured with a blue plaque.

Council welcomes new apprentices

A new cohort of apprentices is taking up roles across Sunderland City Council for 2023.

Heading to see the Lionesses? - plan your journey in advance

Football fans heading to the Lionesses' match at the Stadium of Light this Friday, are being advised to plan their journeys in advance and allow plenty of time to get there.

Countdown to Houghton Feast!

Houghton Feast is set to return from Friday 6 - Sunday 15 October, bringing a packed programme of activities, events and entertainment to the streets of Houghton.

Tennis courts reopen to the public after renovation

Sunderland's new and improved tennis courts are officially open to the public after being refurbished to encourage more people to take up the sport and stay active.

Keel Square fan zone takes pride of place as Lionesses roar into the city

Sunderland's Keel Square is hosting a pre match Fan Zone ahead of the Lionesses playing their first match in the UK since their World Cup final next Friday.

Car parking and Moving Traffic Enforcement

Changes to city parking and Moving Traffic Enforcement.

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