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2017 news archive

New road link given planning approval

Works for a dual-carriageway and upgraded route into Sunderland city centre are moving forward as Sunderland City Council's application for the Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor Phase (SSTC 3) was backed by the city's Planning and Highways Committee on 24 October.

Search is on for young achievers

The annual search for Sunderland's most inspiring young people is underway, with the launch of Sunderland's Young Achievers' Awards 2018

Get involved in The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018

Local people are being encouraged to make a difference by signing up as a volunteer at the UK's largest free event in 2018.

Top pop star to switch on Christmas lights

Top pop star Pixie Lott is heading to the city and will be performing a number of her best loved songs as part of the official launch of Christmas on Thursday 23 November.

Tourism figures on the rise

New research reveals that visitor numbers, visitor spend and the number of people employed by tourism in the city have all increased.

Flying the flag for Sunderland

Sunderland's beautiful beaches have once again been recognised as being among the best in the country.

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