Sunderland City Council

Election results for 2019

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Most Recent

Plans to increase number of hotel rooms at Sunderland venue are rejected

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Plans to boost the number of rooms at a seafront hotel in Sunderland have been knocked back due to concerns over parking.

The Grand Hotel, Seaburn
LDRS

Owners of the Grand Hotel in Seaburn lodged plans with the city council to convert a two-storey car park in order to make room for an extra 27 bedrooms.

If approved, the plans would have removed 24 parking spaces and increased the hotel's capacity to 110 bedrooms.

However, council officers called for the plans to be refused over highway safety fears.

And they claimed the plans would leave a “reduced and substandard” level of parking for the hotel with 59 spaces in total.

Sunderland Vaux Brewery revamp

Stephanie Finnon

BBC Newcastle

It is 20 years ago today since the Vaux brewery closed in Sunderland after more than 160 years in production, with the loss of more than 400 jobs.

Sunderland Council says its expecting developers to submit plans for housing on the three-acre site overlooking the River Wear.

The first phase of its regeneration finished earlier this year with the completion of an office complex.

And planning permission has been granted for a new city hall to replace the ageing Sunderland Civic Centre and council offices.

Fast-charging station for electric cars opens in Sunderland

A new fast-charging station for electric cars has been officially opened in Wearside.

It can charge vehicles in about half an hour compared to eight hours at a standard charge point and it is powered from solar panels on its roof and wind energy.

At the moment, the charging station on West Wear Street, in Sunderland, is free to use but motorists will have to pay later in the year.

Fastned UK electric point
Sunderland City Council

Jordan Henderson line up for Freedom of Sunderland

Local Democracy Reporting Service

James Harrison

Ex-Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson is being lined up to be given the Freedom of the City.

The footballer captained Liverpool to Champions League glory on Saturday night in Madrid.

Now his home city of Sunderland could be about to give him another honour, which has in the past been awarded to the likes of Niall Quinn and Jimmy Montgomery.

The plans, which are still at an early stage, have been confirmed by council bosses.

Deputy leader Michael Mordey said Henderson has always been a "fantastic ambassador" for his home city, club and county.

Jordan Henderson of Liverpool applauds fans
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'Last night’s losses are likely to continue'

Richard Moss

Political Editor, BBC Look North

Labour had a lot to lose in the North East & Cumbria. It is the party that dominates its town halls - but it took some heavy hits overnight.

Sunderland’s voters delivered the early blows - 12 councillors gone.

Then Hartlepool was lost; losses in Allerdale hit double figures and, to add insult to injury, there was a by-election defeat in a usually reliable part of County Durham.

And the party’s problems in northern Mayoral races continue as their candidates trailed in a distant second to Independents in Middlesbrough and Copeland.

Local leaders were quick to point to Brexit confusion. But that just highlights the party’s dilemma. While their leader in Sunderland claims flirting with a new referendum cost him councillors, Newcastle’s Labour leader says a failure to fully back one backfired.

And it just seems voters wanted anyone but Labour in some places. How else to explain gains for UKIP, Greens, Lib Dems, Independents and Conservatives?

As the establishment in the region, perhaps some sort of kicking for Labour was inevitable. But do not discount local factors.

It may be convenient - and partly justified - for council leaders to blame events in Westminster, but anyone who has talked to voters in the region will know that some Labour regimes here are far from loved.

And last night’s losses are likely to continue in other parts of the patch as more results come in.