Revamp of Fulwell windmill in Sunderland nears completion

People have been learning more about centuries-old crafts as the restoration of a local landmark nears completion.

Sunderland Tall Ship Races 2018 Maxim beer naming competition.
From left Culture Portfolio Holder Councillor John Kelly,, Sun FM's Simon Grundy and Danni Moore, Maxim Brewery MD Mark Anderson and Tall Ships Project Officer Ian Flannery.

We’ll drink to that! What a start to the online vote to name a Tall Ships beer

It’s brewing up to be a winner! Our online vote to name a Tall Ships-themed ale is off to a flying start.

Work and Pensions secretary David Gauke addresses the Work and Pensions Committee at the House of Commons in London.

Wearside MPs back rethink on Universal Credit roll-out

Two Wearside MPs have urged the Government to halt the roll-out of the controversial new benefit Universal Credit.

Distiller Luke Smith

Bottoms up: Sunderland distillery launches autumn-inspired gin

Anyone for a G&T?

Pubs and Clubs
Chambers pictured in 1987.

Can you believe it’s 30 years since Sunderland nightclub Chambers opened?

Thirty years ago this month, a new addition to the Wearside nightclub scene opened.

The Skinnypigs advert placed on the Territorial Army Centre building in Tynemouth.

‘Make you look better naked’ banner from Sunderland fitness group sparks big reader response

Readers have been having their say on a controversial fitness class banner promising to “make you look better naked” which attracted criticism online.

Tracey Bowman, senior HR manager at Komatsu UK.

Komatsu out to inspire next generation of engineers at Sunderland event

One of the region’s best-known manufacturers had its sights set on unearthing the next generation of North East engineers, at a Sunderland event.

The illuminated tap sculpture in Sunderland.

Water company taps into Sunderland illuminations

Northumbrian Water is supporting this year's Festival of Light on Wearside.

Chloe Gray with mum Francesca Bowser at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland youngster battling serious illness enjoys special match day in Bradley Lowery hospitality box

The legacy of heroic cancer battler Bradley Lowery is living on as his memory helps other young children battling serious illness.

Winton Keenen, Acting Chief Constable of Northumbria Police.

Confidence in Northumbria Police remains high - says latest report

Residents say Northumbria Police is doing a good job as the force continues to put victims first, according to latest statistics.
Chief Inspector Mark Hall.

Sunderland police launch safety campaign for dark nights

Police in Sunderland are urging people to take extra care during the late evenings.

James Beard, the new chief operating officer of tombola.

Sunderland gaming firm tombola appoints new chief operating officer

Sunderland-based online gaming firm tombola has appointed a new chief operating officer as the company targets further growth.

Mamma Mia has landed at the Sunderland Empire.
From left The Dynamos, Tanya played by Emma Clifford, Donna Sheridan played by Helen Hobson and Rosie played by Gillian Hardie

From Waterloo to Wearside - Mamma Mia arrives at Sunderland Empire

Dust off your satin flares - Mamma Mia has begun its month-long run at Sunderland Empire.

Theatre and Comedy
Dancing Queens take to the stage.

REVIEW: Mamma Mia, Sunderland Empire, until November 11

People were dancing and jiving and having the time of their lives.
Whats on
Terry Butcher and his family have been left devastated by the death of son Chris at the age of 35. Pic: PA.

Ex-Sunderland player-manager Terry Butcher 'devastated' after son's death

Former Sunderland player-manager Terry Butcher has said he is "devastated" after the death of his son Christopher aged 35.

Naomi Austin whose passion for The Tall Ships Races stretches back 25 years.

Sunderland woman’s 25-year obsession with The Tall Ships Races

A Sunderland lecturer is continuing her 25-year love of The Tall Ships Races by planning a commemorative book and an exhibition.

The Skinnypigs advert placed on the Territorial Army Centre building in Tynemouth.

Owner of Sunderland fitness class defends controversial ‘make you look better naked’ banner

The owner of a Sunderland fitness organisation has defended himself after an advertisement promising to “make you look better naked” sparked fury online.


Sunderland College students pitch in for city centre clean-up

Hundreds of Sunderland students have really cleaned up.


Mary honoured for more than six decades tending German war graves in Sunderland cemetery

A Sunderland grandmother who has tended German war graves in Castletown cemetery for more than 60 years has been honoured by the German Government.

The Seaburn Hotel.

The days when dinner dances went with a swing at the Seaburn Hotel

The Seaburn Hotel’s dinner dances were the place to be.

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