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New writing club opens doors at Independent

New writing club opens doors at Independent

Holmeside Writers began on Wednesday, February 5, with 11 eager attendees ready for a session of creative writing. The new writing club is based at Holmeside Coffee, ground floor of Independent, and will run monthly, allowing all forms of writers to socialise and collaborate and to critique their written work. […]

City library to close for makeover

City library to close for makeover

Sunderland City Library and Arts Centre is to close temporarily as it undergoes a £500,000 refurbishment later this month. The refurbishment will include tablet computers, e-readers, a new computer suite and free Wi-Fi throughout the building, giving library users access to state-of-the-art technology. It is also to get twelve new […]

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Pub bosses happy with licence extension

By Joe Pennington and Ben Park Sunderland pub owners are happy with the Prime Minister’s rethink call on extending pub opening hours for England’s World Cup against Italy in June. PM David Cameron overruled a Home Office refusal on allowing pubs to remain open long enough facilitate coverage of the […]