Author: Gemma Hirst

Skies above Sunderland are lit up for VE Day

Skies above Sunderland are lit up for VE Day

Sunderland celebrated the 70th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe) with beacons of light being lit up around Seaham. The anniversary marked the Allied Forces victory in Europe during the Second World War on Friday, May 8. To commemorate this great event, more than 200 gas fuelled beacons were lit around the […]

Two popular bus routes have changed in Sunderland

Two popular bus routes have changed in Sunderland

Go North East has changed two popular bus routes in Sunderland. The Connections service 4 and Lime service 8, which take Sunderland passengers around Sunderland city centre, have changed their routes to improve reliability. Based on passenger feedback, Go North East is changing the timetable and extending the Connections service 4 to […]

Sunderland community not engaging in arts events

Sunderland community not engaging in arts events

According to the North East Arts Council the people of Sunderland are not engaging with arts organisations. The North East Arts Council advise Sunderland arts companies that they can apply for funding and encourage people to attend their events. Nicholas Baumfield, senior relationship manager of North East Arts Council, said: […]

Lamplight Film Club to host Halloween Special

Lamplight Film Club to host Halloween Special

Holmeside Coffee Shop is hosting a Halloween Film Night on October 27, 2014. Holmeside Coffee is a volunteer led club in Sunderland that screens quality films and encourages audiences to talk about the films they they watch, supported by Lamplight Film Club. Events Manager for Holmeside Coffee Joe Collins said: “I […]

Sunderland Police tackle theft

Sunderland Police tackle theft

Following a recent issue of burglars stealing items from sheds and garages in Sunderland, police have decided to launch an operation to prevent theft in the area. The operation is part of Northumbria’s Police Soundwave aimed to to support those residents who have been affected and to tackle those who may be suspect […]

Roker Pier due to be refurbished

Roker Pier due to be refurbished

Roker Pier is due to be resurfaced after part of the pier was ruined by the violent crashing of the waves. Sunderland City Council have submitted a bid of £500,000 to the Heritage Lottery Fund to provide a full restoration plan. The plans include the refurbishment of the deck and […]