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Sunderland community sports facilities remain closed amid confusion over lockdown guidelines

Sunderland community sports facilities remain closed amid confusion over lockdown guidelines

Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that from Wednesday: “you can play sports, but only with members of your own households,” Sunderland residents heading to local parks may be surprised to find sports some facilities remain locked up. Sunderland council have said facilities such as tennis courts, football pitches, and […]

Red arrows perform a display during the Sunderland International Airshow. Credit: PA Images

Sunderland Airshow CANCELLED

Sunderland City Council has confirmed that this year’s airshow has been cancelled. The Council said that it regretted the decision to cancel the airshow, one of Sunderland’s most popular events, and blamed the ‘current situation’ for the cancellation. The 32nd airshow was due to be held on Friday 24, Saturday […]

Professor Gita Ramjee passed away on Tuesday from COVID-19-related complications.

‘A huge blow to the entirety of the healthcare sector’ – Tributes paid to world-renowned scientist and former Sunderland student

A world-renowned scientist who studied at the University of Sunderland has died in hospital in South Africa from COVID-19 related complications. Tributes have been paid to Professor Gita Ramjee who was a leading scientist in the fight against HIV. She passed away near Durban, South Africa on Tuesday. She had […]

Northumbria Police hail success of Operation Sentinel after year of drug raids and gang convictions in the North East

A police operation targeting organized crime celebrates its first birthday today, after a blockbuster initial year that saw millions of pounds of drugs seized and a plethora of criminals convicted. Operation Sentinel, a joint venture between Northumbria Police, Durham Constabulary and North East Regional Special Operations Unit (NERSOU), aims to […]