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Sunderland Remembrance Sunday parade and service
Hundreds of service personnel and veterans will join the Mayor of Sunderland when the city pays its respects at the annual Remembrance Parade and Service on Sunday 12 November.
Top pop star to switch on Christmas lights
Top pop star Pixie Lott is heading to the city and will be performing a number of her best loved songs as part of the official launch of Christmas on Thursday 23 November.
New road link given planning approval
Works for a dual-carriageway and upgraded route into Sunderland city centre are moving forward as Sunderland City Council's application for the Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor Phase (SSTC 3) was backed by the city's Planning and Highways Committee on 24 October.
Overnight road closures as A1231 roadworks completed
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.
Have your say on Council Tax support scheme
Sunderland City Council is proposing changes to its Council Tax Support Scheme to help people on low incomes cut the cost of the amount they pay.
Nissan receive Freedom of the City
Thousands of Nissan employees have been awarded the Freedom of the City of Sunderland at a special Civic Centre ceremony.
Stoptober
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.
Search is on for young achievers
The annual search for Sunderland's most inspiring young people is underway, with the launch of Sunderland's Young Achievers' Awards 2018
Get involved in The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018
Local people are being encouraged to make a difference by signing up as a volunteer at the UK's largest free event in 2018.
Tourism figures on the rise
New research reveals that visitor numbers, visitor spend and the number of people employed by tourism in the city have all increased.
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