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 […]

Closure Threat For Sunderland Fire Station

THE CAMPAIGN group North East People’s Assembly and residents met last night to discuss cuts to the Sunderland fire service. The plans involve scrapping one of Sunderland’s fire engines and could also mean the closure of Sunderland Central fire station. If the fire station is closed Sunderland will be without […]