Students net themselves new support from football club

Sunderland College had struck up a partnership with the Black Cats.

SAFC players visit St Anthonys Catholic Girls Academy. Seb Larsson

Sunderland star Seb Larsson visits school for European Day of Languages

Continental Black Cats stars have visited a Sunderland school for a special day devoted to communication.

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The winning campaign came from Year 7 pupils of St Wilfrids RC College in South Shields

Newcastle United and SAFC putting rivalry aside for business project

A ground-breaking project has resulted in budding entrepreneurs promoting unity between the Black Cats and the Magpies.

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Sunderland Civic Centre.

Deadline to apply for Sunderland school places extended after council IT system failure

The deadline for online applications for secondary school places is being extended for a week following a power unit failure that disrupted Sunderland City Council computing facilities last week.

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19 phrases and words all new Sunderland University students should know

So you've made the move to our great city. Good decision.

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From left: Pupils Layla Powell, Ellie Hill and Amelia Huscroft celebrate the latest Ofsted report on Hope Wood Academy in Easington Colliery.

Special school saved from ‘quagmire of inadequacy’

A special school’s new leadership team has rescued it from a “quagmire of inadequacy” say education bosses.

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Emma Dougherty  with Next Steps personal advisor Chris Feasey,  Councillor Louise Farthing and Stephanie Hunter, senior lecturer in childhood studies.

Fostered Sunderland student Emma is set to help others

One of the city’s most inspirational students has been recognised for her achievements.

Roald Dahl costume celebration at Fatfield Academy
Corey Watson aged 6 and Lexi Dawson aged 6

Sunderland pupils enjoy a scrumdiddlyumptious day

Youngsters at a city school dressed to impress to mark the centenary of a children’s author’s birth.

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Take a look around the new multi-million pound Sunderland College campus

The doors of a multi-million college campus have opened to students.

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Hetton School new buildings

New school shows good things come to those who wait..and wait and wait

It might have taken almost a decade – but Hetton School finally has a new building.

New Silksworth Academy opens.

Two Sunderland schools become one to form a new academy

Two Wearside schools have joined forces for the start of the new term.

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Ashfield Nursery in the grounds of South Tyneside District Hospital.

Probe launched at nursery over claims boy broke his leg

An investigation is underway at a South Tyneside nursery where it has been claimed a child broke his leg.

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James Longman tweets about his BAFTA win.

Sunderland graduate’s LA life with the stars turns to accolades as he wins a BAFTA

A graduate has gone from Wearside to honours Stateside after making one of the world’s most famous television shows a winner.

Southern Area Command Chief Inspector Paul Milner and Pub Watch chairman Nik Chapman.

Five tips to keep yourself safe during Sunderland Freshers Week

As Freshers Week kicks off in Sunderland this weekend it's important to keep yourself safe whilst having a good time.

The Family Learning Ministry of Food programme run by the Foundation of Light is supported by Jamie Olivers Ministry of Food.

Foundation of Light scoops accolade at Festival Of Learning Awards

Sunderland AFC charity Foundation of Light is delighted after winning the Northern England project award at the Festival Of Learning Awards.

Last year's Shine exhibition

Sunderland exhibition set to shine with digital display

An exhibition featuring digital artworks by marginalised groups in the city will go on display next week.

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Sunderland's Literature and Creative Writing Festival launch. Front from left, author's Holly Sterling, Sheila Quigley and Alan Parkinson.
Back from left, Kay Wood, Coun John Kelly, Iain Rowan, Tim Crocker and Craig Smith.

Take Two - Sunderland on film

A second volume of Wearside film memories is helping launch this year's Sunderland Literature and Creative Writing Festival.

Dr Mike Collier.

Wordsworth wandering to Japan for the first time thanks to Sunderland lecturer

A Wearside lecturer is helping to take the original manuscripts of William Wordsworth to Japan for the first time.

County Hall in Durham.

County Durham teaching assistants given new compensation offer by council

Councillors have agreed to increase the compensation offered to teaching assistants in County Durham in a final effort to end their dispute over proposed contract changes.


Sunderland University pledges best financial support for struggling students

Sunderland University students will see more of increased tuition fees helping poorer scholars than any other in the North East.

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