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Here is your ultimate guide to Sunderland. Discover blogs and articles about our vibrant smart city and get to know what makes our region great. From recommendations on things to do, visitor guides, top tips and the latest news, you'll find everything you need to know about Sunderland on our blog. 

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A city built for social enterprise

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Reinventing Sunderland's Seaside

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Restoring historic buildings creates space for city creatives

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14 Egg-citing things to do in Sunderland this Easter

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Game on: Everything you need to know about Sunderland's National Esport Campus

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A city under spotlights

Sunderland's thriving music scene from past to present!

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Ray Lonsdale's love for the city and his "gan canny" work of celebratory art

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Minchella's an Italian family business with years of history who made Sunderland their home!

Find out about the family business who makes your visit to the coast so special!

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We do like to stay beside the seaside

A once famed North East tourism destination is reinventing itself, with a major redevelopment programme attracting visitors from across the UK and beyond.

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A sustainable new urban quarter for Sunderland...

Riverside Sunderland is an ultra-sustainable urban quarter being developed in the heart of Sunderland city centre.

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Raise a glass to Sunderland's history

A new café bar has joined a hub of independent businesses calling Mackie's Corner home, honouring the city's rich heritage.

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City landmark smartens up its act

After being sympathetically restored to its original grandeur, Mackie's Corner is looking as dapper as the day it was built, thanks to a leading North East retailer.

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Why Hays Travel is committed to Sunderland

From humble beginnings to an empire spanning 550 branches and more than 7,500 employees, Hays Travel is the UK's largest independent travel agent, and has called Sunderland its home for the past 40 years.

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Sunderland 1973 FA Cup winners awarded Freedom of the city

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