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  • Ciaran Morrissey at the Raich Carter Centre
    Article: Aug 7, 2021
    By Ciaran Morrissey

    Hendon councillor Ciaran Morrissey is demanding answers from the City Council as the Raich Carter swimming pool shows no signs of re-opening - despite pools being allowed to re-open since May.

    The Raich Carter Centre in Hendon has re-opened its other facilities, but the swimming pool still remains closed.

  • 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: