Changes to bin collections over festive period
Normal waste and recycling collections will change slightly during Christmas week
Sunderland's challenge to start the New Year by ditching the booze for 31 days
Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, is urging friends, families and work colleagues in Sunderland to come together and take on the 2018 Dry January challenge, as a recent YouGov poll found almost one in 10 people in the North East - 168,899 people - are already planning on taking part.
Personal growth and commercial success
A horticultural base for employment training and personal development has taken root as a commercial enterprise - Bishopwearmouth Co-Operative.
Park for free in Sunderland city centre this Christmas
More than 2,000 council car parking spaces are becoming free in the run up to Christmas
Sunderland teenagers take to the airwaves with sexual health advert
A radio advert designed by Sunderland schoolchildren to help their peers understand messages around sexual health takes to the airwaves in the city this week.
£300m Milestone Endorsed
Updated plans to help deliver more than 5,000 jobs and attract more than £300m of development have been welcomed.
Hylton Castle time capsule
The Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Doris MacKnight, presented a time capsule from the local Castle View Enterprise Academy, Hylton Castle Primary, Castletown Primary and Northern Saints Church of England Primary to contractors William Birch & Sons Ltd
Sunderland residents encouraged to be better recyclers with new council-led campaign
Sunderland City Council is launching a new recycling and rewards campaign to encourage local residents to be more environmentally friendly.
Burdon Road junction improvements proposal
Plans to update a busy city junction have been announced by Sunderland City Council.