Labour welcomes planning inspector report…

Labour welcomes planning inspector report…

Sunderland Labour councillors have welcomed the planning inspector’s report on its strategy to create thousands of new jobs and homes. Members have also backed the removal of three greenbelt sites from the city’s draft Core Strategy and Development Plan. The inspector...
Labour anger at CCG Primary Care Centre fake news…

Labour anger at CCG Primary Care Centre fake news…

Labour councillors moved quickly to quell concerns that Primary Care Centres at Houghton and Washington are to close. The CCG announced that the urgent care service is to end on July 31 at Houghton, but Labour has called on the organisation to make clear that...
Colliery site focus of £12m investment and major jobs boost

Colliery site focus of £12m investment and major jobs boost

A derelict former colliery, vacant since the closure of the pits in the early 80s, is set for a multimillion-pound facelift, which could create up to 300 new jobs. Labour councillors are celebrating the sale of the former Houghton Colliery site, in Newbottle Street,...
Charity adds councillor to board

Charity adds councillor to board

A Sunderland councillor has joined the board of one of the city’s most prominent charities, as the organisation gears up to deliver additional support to children and their families. Councillor Kelly Chequer, deputy portfolio holder for health and wellbeing at...
Funding ensures CIC can flex its muscles

Funding ensures CIC can flex its muscles

A community interest company is fit for the future, after securing funding towards much-needed repair work. B Active N B Fit has been supported with funding from Hendon’s community chest, which will allow the enterprise to cover the costs of essential repairs to...