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Labour slams Lib Dem for failing ward

SUNDERLAND Labour Group has labelled the Lib Dems ‘weak and ineffective’ and accused the party of abandoning the people who voted them in, after a ward councillor stepped down with less than a year’s service.  Lynn Appleby was elected as a Liberal Democrat to...

New groups help people open up about mental health

A SUNDERLAND councillor is encouraging residents to open up over a cuppa in a bid to conquer mental health challenges.   Sandhill ward councillor Debra Waller, who is Sunderland City Council’s mental health champion, is working alongside local campaigner...

Events key for 2019, says Labour member

2019 will build on ‘a tremendous year of events for Sunderland’ according to the city’s Labour Group cabinet member.  Councillor John Kelly, who has responsibility for culture and events, has promised to continue to with its work to establish Sunderland as ‘an...

Funding cuts will hit poorest places

SUNDERLAND Labour Group has condemned Government plans to change a funding formula that they believe will ‘benefit rich southern councils at the expense of poorer northern councils’. Councillor Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, has criticised ‘in the...

Passing of former Sunderland City Council Leader

It is with sadness that we mark the passing of former Sunderland City Council Leader, Councillor Bob Symonds. Bob worked hard for our city both as a councillor and as council leader. He was a proud member of the Labour Party, well known in Castle Ward and a popular...

Sunderland councillor aims to tackle ward litter issue

A SUNDERLAND councillor is getting her hands dirty in a quest to tackle Washington West’s litter louts.  Councillor Fiona Miller has led the latest monthly clean-up walk in Barmston, picking up rubbish left on the street or that has fallen from bins during...

Blooming marvellous support for planting project

ONE OF Sunderland’s best loved green spaces is set to get some serious flower power, afters thousands of bulbs were planted this autumn. St Chad’s Ward Councillors Stuart Porthouse and Darryl Dixon helped fund the purchase of 5,000 bluebells, that have since been...

Councillors muck in to grow business in Shiney Row

A POPULAR shopping parade at the heart of a Sunderland community will spring into life next year, after councillors used community grants to fund a planting project in Shiney Row. Ward Councillors Mel Speding, Anne Lawson and Geoff Walker rolled up their...

Councillors welcome top rating for Sunderland

SUNDERLAND councillors have welcomed news that the city has been ranked is the best city to live and work in the UK. A survey of 2,000 people from across the UK saw Sunderland named as the nation’s favourite place to live, based on factors including housing, jobs,...