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Councillor Heather Fagan welcomes Go North East U-turn, after people on an estate in Ryhope in Sunderland were at risk of being left stranded. Bus company Go North East is drastically cutting its services from 1st June, slashing services as people start to come out of lockdown. The decision was going to mean residents on Tunstall Bank Estate in Ryhope would have been left with no services during the day Monday to Saturday, as the 38 bus will now only go as far as Hollycarrside.
Horse racing resumes at Newcastle racecourse on Monday. 4 days in the week. This means the whole estate (which is private property) is closed to strollers (adults and children), dog walkers and cyclists for the whole week, per the sign. There will be stewards at all entrances (including the less obvious ones) to turn unauthorised people away. The races likely to go worldwide - sending out a clear global message that Newcastle is back in business. So it's vital all goes smoothly.
Grindon and Thorney Close councillor Stephen O'Brien has hit out after residents have complained that trees planted as part of a £160,000 scheme look like they're dying. A scheme which has seen 424 trees planted across Sunderland as part of the government's Urban Tree Challenge Fund to see more trees in urban areas has come under fire after complaints some of the trees are already starting to die.
Millions of people are worried for their loved ones. They have made heartbreaking sacrifices every day since lockdown, including missing family gatherings like weddings and funerals. People are rightly angry about Dominic Cummings' behaviour. It cannot be one rule for senior government officials and one rule for everyone else
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 National Lottery Community Fund are delighted to confirm that the Government’s new Coronavirus Community Support Fund will open for applications at 10am on Friday 22nd May. This new funding stream makes available £200m in Government funding that will be aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England. The Fund has two key objectives: to […]
Local Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to ramp up mental health support for health and care staff in Newcastle to ensure "world-class" support for those tackling the virus head on. Highlighting the "deep scar" coronavirus will leave on health and care staff Newcastle Liberal Democrats have put forward a package of mental health measures, including:
Opposition Liberal Democrats councillors on Newcastle City Council have issued a warning that local democracy is not functioning effectively during the Covid crisis, which has seen local elections postponed, council meetings mostly suspended and day to day decision-making powers passed to senior officers and Cabinet members.
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