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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,...

Lib Dems condemned for failing to fill scrutiny seats

SUNDERLAND Labour has condemned the Liberal Democrats and Others Group for failing to fill their allocated seats on the Children, Education and Skills Scrutiny Committee. Following last May’s local elections the Lib Dem & Others Group was allocated one seat on the...

Summer of learning for Sunderland’s young people

EVERY DAY is a school day for a group of young people in Sunderland – even during the summer holidays… Rather than learning maths, English and science over the summer though, 30 youngsters from the West area of the city are finding out how having a kind heart can...