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Cafe opening marks significant step in transformation of Elemore Country Park

The countdown is on for the new community-run cafe and garden centre at Hetton's newly transformed Elemore Country Park as it gets ready to open its doors to the public.

North East devolution consultation reaches final stages

Leaders from across the North East have issued their thanks to everyone who has taken part in a consultation into a £4.2bn devolution deal for the region.

Work gets underway on £740k Thompson Park regeneration

More than £740,000 is being invested into transforming Southwick's Thompson Park into an active park.

New Wear Footbridge moves ahead

Sunderland's striking new city centre footbridge is set to advance, with Cabinet expected to approve proposals at a meeting this week [March 16].

Raising the Commonwealth Flag

The Commonwealth Flag was raised at City Hall on Monday 13 March to celebrate Commonwealth Day.

Drones deployed to tackle nuisance bikes

A motorcycle has been seized after a drone was used to tackle motorcycle disorder in the north area of Sunderland.

Three footballing freedoms conferred

Thanks for their 'significant contributions to the wellbeing and community spirit of Sunderland'.

Old hospital makes way for new homes

Demolition work that will pave the way for new homes in Pennywell is underway.

New reuse shop saves nine tonnes of treasured items from going to energy from waste in its first few weeks

A new reuse shop, which has saved more than 9 tonnes of treasured household items, clothing, toys and more from going to energy from waste in its first few weeks, has been officially opened at Sunderland's Household Waste and Recycling Centre.(HWRC)

Still time to sign up for the BIG 3k

Places are filling up for this year's Active Sunderland BIG 3K Run, part of the annual Sunderland Runs event taking place on Sunday 7 May.

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