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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 […]

CELEBRATE: Chinese New Year in Sunderland

CELEBRATE: Chinese New Year in Sunderland

By Annabel Bradford & Rosa Grantham Chinese New Year will be celebrated this Saturday with lion dances through Sunderland City Centre. Celebrations of the Year of the Horse will begin with a lion dance, starting at the reception area of Sunderland Museum at 11am on February 1, with another dance […]

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 […]