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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...

£25k boost for Southwick Community Centre

A TIRED community centre will be given a new lease of life, thanks to council funding that will deliver much-needed improvements Southwick Community Centre will push ahead with work to upgrade its facilities, renew its kitchen, improve lighting and lay new flooring,...

Shadow Minister joins fight to save urgent care centres

THE SHADOW Health Secretary has joined a campaign to keep three of Sunderland’s Urgent Care Centres open, after Sunderland CCG announced plans to consolidate services. Jon Ashworth MP has joined Sunderland Labour Group and Sunderland MP Sharon Hodgson at Bunny Hill...

Public urged to join fight to save urgent care

SUNDERLAND Labour Party is leading the fight to save the city’s urgent care centres, with an organised rally to ensure residents are aware of plans to close three local centres. The party has criticised plans to close urgent care centres at Houghton, Bunny Hill and...

Labour urges city progress to come before party politics

SUNDERLAND Labour Group has slammed the Wearside Lib Dems for putting ‘childish political point-scoring’ ahead of progress. Labour, the majority party in the city, claims that the Lib Dems are ‘playing roulette with the city’s economic future, by opposing for...

Parking just the ticket in Sunderland

SUNDERLAND COUNCIL is driving down costs for motorists with the lowest parking charges in the UK. A new survey carried out by private number plate provider National Numbers found that Sunderland is the cheapest place for motorists to park their cars in the UK. The...

New leader appointed

SUNDERLAND Labour Group has announced Councillor Graeme Miller as its new leader. The Washington South councillor, who previously held a portfolio position with responsibility for Health, Housing and Adult Services, has taken the reins from Cllr Harry Trueman. Cllr...