Politics

St.Anne’s Ward to head to the polls

St.Anne’s Ward to head to the polls

Resident’s of the St.Anne’s ward in Sunderland will soon head to the polls in a by-election to elect a new councillor. The by-election will take place on Thursday March 27 and will feature four candidates across four parties, in an attempt to replace former Labour counsellor, Lisa Smiles who recently […]

Trade union responds to Cabinet spending plans

Trade union responds to Cabinet spending plans

A major trade union has responded to council proposals to make ‘changes’ to front-line services.  Unison, the public sector union which represents council workers, have said that they are opposed to funding cuts from Central Government and will negotiate with Sunderland City Council to prevent job losses following its new […]

City library to close for makeover

City library to close for makeover

Sunderland City Library and Arts Centre is to close temporarily as it undergoes a £500,000 refurbishment later this month. The refurbishment will include tablet computers, e-readers, a new computer suite and free Wi-Fi throughout the building, giving library users access to state-of-the-art technology. It is also to get twelve new […]