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2017 news archive

Statement on The Leader Of Sunderland City Council

Leader of Sunderland City Council and Leader of the City Council's Majority Labour Group, Councillor Paul Watson has sadly died at the age of 63.

Get on-board a Tall Ship in 2018!

Become a Sail Trainee and get on-board a Tall Ship in 2018.

£5.8m project aims to put communities in the driving seat

A £5.8m drive to close the gap between Sunderland's neighbourhoods has been launched in the city.

Keeping Sunderland moving

Work continues maintain highways and provide essential services

There'll be fireworks...

A fireworks spectacular will light up the night sky along Sunderland seafront this Sunday (5 November) to help celebrate this year's Sunderland Illuminations and Festival of Light.

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.

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 11 November.

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.


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.

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