Snow White - Lily Roberts and Tinkerbell - Polly Emmerson at Railway Rascals.

Railway Rascals is a runaway success

Parents are hoping that funding cuts won’t effect the success of their council-subsidised children’s group. Railway Rascals takes place every Thursday at The Monkewearmouth Railway Museum from 1.30-2.20pm. Children and their parents and carers are encouraged to take part in the variety of tasks that are put on each session. […]

New streetlights will halve council energy costs

New streetlights will halve council energy costs

Replacement streetlights on the A1231, Wessington Way, will cut energy consumption by 50 per cent, generating £11,000 in annual council savings. The ‘Sustainable Lighting Project’ involves the replacement of over 200 streetlights on Wessington Way; changing the high wattage ‘orange’ lights to new more energy efficient and safe ‘white’ light […]

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Businesses in Sunderland set to soar

Sunderland businesses and profits in the city are continuing to strive with the ever existing competitiveness of the retail market, according to the North East Chamber of Commerce. Even with the current issues regarding the economic climate, the businesses within Sunderland has successfully coped through this with ever growing profits and […]

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Newcastle Road takeaway plans rejected

Controversial plans to open a takeaway on Newcastle Road have been rejected. Plans to convert HNH Newsagents in Monkwearmouth into a fast-food shop were submitted to Sunderland City Council in February. But councillors voted unanimously to refuse planning permission at a meeting of the North Sunderland Development Committee on Tuesday, March […]