Sunderland LIVE: Updates after large fire at former Simpson Street School and latest traffic and travel updates

Hello and welcome to the LIVE blog where we will bring you updates on local news from across Wearside.

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 9:32 am
Damage caused by a fire at Simpson Street School
Damage caused by a fire at Simpson Street School

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Firefighters at the scene of the blaze at the former Simpson Street School building. Photo by reader Anthony Issac Fisher.