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Elf trail set to get locals into the festive spirit

Elf trail set to get locals into the festive spirit

  Sunderland locals will be able to get themselves into the Christmas mood with an Elf Trail stretching over the village of Penshaw, Houghton-le-Spring.  The event, organised by The Penshaw Community Association,  takes place on Saturday, December 22. Lindsey Milner, secretary for the Penshaw Community Association, said: “It’s open to anyone […]

Dated: 22/03/2016 
BRUSSELS TERROR ATTACK SUPPORT BY SUNDERLAND  
The Earl of Durham's Monument - better known as Penshaw Monument - illuminated tonight (TUES) with the  Black Yellow and Red of the Belgian flag in tribute to the victims of the Brussels  terror attacks.  
Penshaw Monument, which dominates the landscape between Sunderland and Durham, was built in 1844 as a replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens.

Penshaw monument lit to show solidarity for Brussels

Sunderland’s Penshaw Monument is being lit in Belgium’s colours tonight. It comes as a mark of solidarity following today’s (March 22) terror attacks. The monument will be lit in the black, yellow and red of the Belgian tricolour national flag from dusk this evening. Leader of Sunderland City Council, Councillor Paul […]