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Heritage Open Days celebrates astounding inventions and innovations

A programme of free events will celebrate Sunderland's rich history this month as part of this year's Heritage Open Days, England's largest festival of history and culture.

Community gears up to welcome the Tour of Britain to Sunderland

A Sunderland care home is gearing up to celebrate the arrival of the AJ Bell Tour of Britain in the city on Tuesday.

Raising the Red Ensign

Sunderland is paying its respects to the Merchant Navy for Merchant Navy Day (3 September).

Investing in heritage

Work is now complete on The Rabbit Bar and Bistro at High Street West, with the Grade II listed building the latest in the area to be renovated.

Everything you need to know about the AJ Bell Tour of Britain's visit to Sunderland

Sunderland city centre will be the place to be when the AJ Bell Tour of Britain comes to the city for the first time next Tuesday afternoon, 6 September.

Landmarks lit for Ukrainian Independence Day

Landmarks across Sunderland are being lit in blue and yellow to mark Ukrainian Independence Day.

New living roofs are causing a buzz

Bus shelters with living roofs have started appearing across Sunderland, as the council continues with its drive to make the city a cleaner and greener place to live.

Sunderland gears up to welcome the AJ Bell Tour of Britain

Sunderland is gearing up to welcome Britain's leading cycling event, The AJ Bell Tour of Britain which arrives in the city for the first time on 6 September.

Drivers warned of 'abnormal loads' passing through the city centre

Drivers in Sunderland are advised that slow-moving HGVs will be passing through the city centre next week, as six 'abnormal loads' of up to 114ft long are transported to the Port of Sunderland.

New eyes in the sky

Drones are being deployed to help detect and deter fly-tippers and environmental crime.

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