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2019 news archive

Construction of Sunderland's Affiliated warship HMS Anson is nearing completion

The formal Affiliation between the city and the ship was announced on the eve of Armed Forces Day last year, and a civic delegation was invited by the Royal Navy to see the progress of work on the Astute Class nuclear powered submarine.

Libraries go global in record breaking reading challenge

Children from Valley Road Academy have helped Sunderland Libraries Services kick off a global reading challenge aimed at getting children across the world to read for a collective 200 million minutes.

Budget backed

The budget has been debated and agreed - 44 votes to 11.

Sunderland libraries sign up for global reading challenge

Sunderland Libraries Services have signed up for a global reading challenge aimed at getting children across the world to read for a collective 200 million minutes.

Flytipper fined

Dumping a mattress, bed base and duvets in what turned out to be the not so appropriately named Featherbed Lane cost a Ryhope resident dear after he was fined £350.

This year's Active Sunderland BIG event programme has begun

More than 1000 people attended the launch event, an Indoor Sports Festival at the Beacon of Light where children and families enjoyed a range of games and sports activities.

Sunderland's adopted Regiment - 4th Regiment Royal Artillery - celebrate their 80th anniversary this year

The Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Lynda Scanlan, welcomed a delegation of leading soldiers into the Mayor's Parlour to congratulate the Regiment on behalf of everyone in the city.

Ofsted notes significant improvements in Learning and Skills Service

Ofsted inspectors have found signs of significant progress in family, adult and community learning and apprenticeships in Sunderland.

You're fined - for fly-tipping.

£350 fine for dumping litter in the back lane.

Coroner's appointment is a national first

City coroner is now one of only two Deputy Chief Coroners for England and Wales.

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