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Liberal Democrats on Wearside have slammed local MPs and Sunderland Council for failing residents in Washington and Houghton-le-Spring as funding announced to re-open disused railway lines failed to include bringing trains back to the towns.
Wearside Liberal Democrats are writing to the Transport Secretary to demand that part of a £500m fund for feasibility studies into re-opening disused railway lines is spent on plans to bring the railways back to the towns of Washington and Houghton-le-Spring.
The Electoral Reform Society has raised concerns about local democracy and safe council seats in its review of the 2019 local elections.The Electoral Reform Society has today (22nd August) published its review into local council elections which took place across the country on 2nd May.
The Grey Horse pub in Consett has been announced as the pub of the year in the North East category in CAMRA’s nationwide search for the best pub in Britain. Dating back to 1848, the Grey Horse is the oldest pub in Consett and one of the oldest pubs in the North East. Ales on offer at the Grey Horse include Consett Red Dust, Consett Steel Town Bitter, and Consett Steelworkers Blonde. Since 2005 these and other award-winning beers have been brewed on-site at the Consett Ale Works brewery located at the back of the pub.
It has been announced that a new railcard which is available for sale from next week offering 50% off train fares for 16 and 17 year olds will now be able to be used on Grand Central services to and from Sunderland.
A Liberal Democrat candidate for the Houghton and Sunderland South constituency at the next General Election has called for his rival from the Brexit Party to resign after it came to light he supports trophy hunting.
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