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Homelessness and Poverty Action Week in Sunderland

This week is National Homelessness and Poverty Action Week, which aims to raise awareness of the issues of poverty and homelessness in the UK. The week was founded in 2008 and brings together two special Sundays: Homelessness Sunday and Poverty Action Sunday. These two days are marked by churches throughout the country by […]

Sunderland AFC Transfer Roundup

Sunderland AFC Transfer Roundup

Just over five hours still remain on transfer deadline day, but it has already been a hectic day on Wearside. Midfielder Lee Cattermole will stay at the Stadium of Light after Sunderland rejected the advances of fellow relegation rivals Stoke. Earlier, Liam Bridcutt finally completed his transfer from Championship side […]

Council approves pay rise for deputy mayor

Sunderland councillors have backed a cabinet decision to raise the yearly allowance of the deputy mayor by almost 50 per cent. Labour councillor Stuart Porthouse will see his Special Responsibility Allowance increased from £3,827 to £5,735. The rise was originally decided on by the council’s cabinet earlier this month, and […]

Budget gym set for approval in Southwick

Plans for a new budget gym to open in Southwick have moved one step closer to becoming reality after receiving council approval. The proposal to convert an empty call-centre on Wayfarer road into a gym run by Leeds-based Xercise4less was given the go-ahead by councillors at a meeting of the […]