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WATCH: Protesters fly EU flag on Brexit day

WATCH: Protesters fly EU flag on Brexit day

Protesters have flown numerous EU flags outside Sunderland’s Museum and Winter Gardens to show their support for the Remain campaign. Many people gathered at the cultural landmark in the city centre to mark Brexit Day – the day the Prime Minister (PM), Theresa May, formally triggered Article 50. The aim of […]

Photo by David Whinham.

North East for Europe campaign group highlight regional landmarks that would not have existed without EU funding

The North East for Europe campaign group is highlighting regional landmarks that would not exist without EU funding. Many of the North East’s iconic buildings and projects have been created and regenerated with money from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) which comes from the EU, including: The Core Science Central in […]

File photo dated 24/11/16 of Prime Minister Theresa May and Chancellor Philip Hammond, as Mrs May said that the Chancellor will listen to concerns raised by Tory MPs about the Budget's controversial National Insurance hike, but defended the change as "fair".

Sunderland’s self-employed breathe sigh of relief as Prime Minister delays controversial national insurance plans

Prime Minister Theresa May has postponed a vote on the national insurance rise until autumn following public and political uproar. The plans, which the PM described as “fair”, would see national insurance payments increase by 2% for large numbers of self-employed workers in Sunderland and across the UK. Alan Zimmer, of Zimmer […]