Chinese New Year celebrations in Mowbray Park and the Museum & Winter Gardens, on Sunday.

16 pictures as Chinese New Year brings lively scenes to rainy Sunderland

Bright colours and drum beats pierced through the grey skies and drizzle as Sunderland officially welcomed in the Year of the Rat.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 10:18 am

The events took place not only despite the weather, but also the deadly coronavirus outbreak which has seen other celebrations in the UK cancelled or curtailed.

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