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£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...

Transforming your city

Under Labour, Sunderland is a city that is transforming. Here are just some of the highlights over the last three years: • Keel Square opened in 2015 • St Mary’s Way has been redesigned to improve traffic flow • Siglion has been formed with the remit of regenerating...

Fly-tipping vehicle seizures

A LABOUR-led crack down on fly-tipping is sending a clear message to litter-louts in Sunderland. Sunderland's decision-making Cabinet today agreed measures to seize vehicles involved in waste transport or deposit offences. It is the latest addition to the council's...

Passing of former City Councillor and Mayor, Robert Kirby

It was with deep regret that we learned that former City Councillor and Mayor, Robert Kirby, passed away on April 6, 2018. A funeral service will take place on April 20, 2018 at 12:45pm in St Chad's Church, Charter Drive, East Herrington, SR3 3PG, then onto Sunderland...

Labour urges PM to address funding shortfall

Labour's leader in Sunderland has written to the Prime Minister, demanding an urgent review of the 'cliff-edge' financial position faced by local authorities, created by Government cuts to funding. In a letter to Theresa May, last week, Councillor Harry Trueman...