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  • Niall Hodson in front of the Platform 5 artwork at Sunderland railway station
    Article: Jul 22, 2021
    By Niall Hodson

    Lib Dem councillor Niall Hodson is raising concerns about the future of an award-winning light art installation at Sunderland's railway station, following the announcement last week that the station will be undergoing major refurbishment work.

    Plans announced by Sunderland City Council last week include the reopening the closed platforms, which is currently home to 'Platform 5', a moving illuminated artwork designed and installed by the renowned Jason Bruges Studio.

  • Lib Dem councillor for Doxford Heather Fagan ()
    Article: Jul 19, 2021
    By Heather Fagan

    Sunderland City Council is looking to require funfairs being held on council land to ban the giving of live animals as prizes from stalls.

    The move comes after Liberal Democrat councillors in the city backed a campaign by the RSPCA to protect animals, often goldfish, who often die before they reach their new homes.

  • Ciaran Morrissey
    Article: Jul 14, 2021
    By Ciaran Morrissey

    Liberal Democrats on Wearside have welcomed a decision to axe freebie tickets for councillors as an extended lease and management agreement for the Empire Theatre is agreed by Civic Centre chiefs.

    Sunderland City Council's cabinet will today (13th July) agree an extended lease and management agreement for the city's Empire Theatre with operator ATG.

  • Ciaran Morrissey
    Article: Jul 6, 2021
    By Ciaran Morrissey

    Speaking after comments made to a Parliamentary committee this morning (6th July) by North of Tyne Mayor Jamie Driscoll that he is in discussions with government about extending the mayorality and devolution deal to include Sunderland, County Durham, Gateshead and South Tyneside, Liberal Democrat Sunderland City Councillor for Hendon and Grangetown Ciaran Morrissey said:

  • Paul Edgeworth outside Newcastle Airport
    Article: Jun 24, 2021
    By Paul Edgeworth

    A bid by Wearside Liberal Democrats to support renaming Newcastle Airport has passed its first hurdle as city councillors in Sunderland gave a plan their backing.

    Councillors from all political parties gave agreed to a resolution to contact the airport's directors to ask them to consider a suitable new name for the Airport.