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Cabinet asked to approve next steps in transformation of Elemore Country Park

PLANS to transform the former Elemore Golf Course into an Eco Park, Cafe, Garden and Visitor Centre could take a significant step forward when they go before the City Council's Cabinet next week.

Festival of Light off to a dazzling start

Thousands of visitors enjoyed the opening weekend of the famous Festival of Light and Sunderland Illuminations.

Traffic calming schemes improve safety across Sunderland

New traffic calming and speed limit reduction schemes are now in place across Sunderland, with more underway.

Help to heat your home for less this winter

With energy prices on the rise, residents who struggle to pay their gas and electricity bills are being urged to see if they can get help with heating their homes for less this winter.

Sunderland Parks awarded Green Flags

Five of Sunderland's parks and gardens have once again been recognised with the prestigious Green Flag status in the awards' silver jubilee year.

Literature festival returns for 2021

Sunderland's annual literature festival is set to return for 2021 with a mixture of live and online events.

More smokers fined for littering

In the last month, 19 smokers who littered streets with their cigarettes have been fined by the courts.

Autumn maintenance and lane closures

Drivers are being warned about road and lane closures on major routes in Sunderland for maintenance works.

Sunderland's Shining Stars of 2021

The Shining Stars City Finals awards ceremony has celebrated those who have contributed to their communities throughout the pandemic.

Family fun at Cliffe Park for Festival of Light

More activities have been announced for Cliffe Park during the Festival of Light.

Ambassadors appointed to help Sunderland residents age well

Sunderland is celebrating the International Day of Older Persons by launching an Ageing Well Ambassadors Programme.

Closure order on problem properties

Sunderland City Council has secured closure orders against properties in Southwick and Redhouse following complaints from residents.

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