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Should empty home owners pay more Council Tax?

Empty home owners may have to pay more Council Tax.

Chinese New Year for Council Leader

Our Chinese links are being strengthened in the New Year.

Staff at Sunderland City Council have donated toys to Ward 14 of the Great North Children's Hospital

The friends and colleagues of Policy Officer Dianne Pattison raised more than £800 to buy the toys as way of saying thank you to the staff at the hospital, where Diane and Dale's two year old son Sam has been receiving treatment for Leukaemia and is now thankfully in remission.

A new light controlled 'Toucan' crossing is being proposed across a busy stretch of road into the city

Local residents are being asked for their views as part of the latest public consultation into new road safety measures in the Grindon Mill area.

Two student placements from Sunderland's French twin town of Saint Nazaire are bidding 'Au Revoir' to the city

Marceline Assani (20) and Nathanaelle Rade (19) have been on work experience with Sunderland City Council's International Team since the beginning of November, working alongside their English colleagues on a number of projects.

The restoration of historic Hylton Castle is now entering the final phase

Structural conservation work on the interior and exterior of the landmark 14th Century building is almost complete, allowing refurbishment to begin within the walls of the castle to return it to the centre of community life early next year.

Time running out to have your say on the City Council's budget

Time is running out to have your say on detailed proposals for saving an additional £11m plus from the City Council's budget in 2019/20.

Sunderland has added its voice to the Local Digital Declaration

Sunderland City Council has been chosen by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to help lead the national initiative to develop the use of online technology to deliver better services to residents.

Contractors on standby to resurface A1231

Contractors are on standby to begin resurfacing affected areas of the eastbound section of the A1231. Weather permitting this could allow the road to re-open by Monday.

Sunderland primary school pupil creates the perfect sausage recipe

Dubmire Academy pupil Paige Simpson, age 6, wins a regional 'invent a sausage' competition.

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