album and wide critical acclaim in the mid-to-late-1990s. In recent years, a thriving underground music scene in Sunderland has helped the likes of The Futureheads, Field Music and more recently Frankie & The Heartstrings gain national recognition. Other famous Mackem musicians include punk rockers The Toy Dolls, who broke the top five of the charts with "Nellie the Elephant" in December 1984; the punk rock band Leatherface; the lead singer of dance outfit
, while the City of Sheffield contains part of the Peak District National Park. The largest "city" district in terms of area is the City of Carlisle, which covers some The band released their debut album The Futureheads in September 2004, which included the hit singles Hounds Of Love, Decent Days & Nights, and Meantime. Their second album News & Tributes (News and Tributes) followed in May 2006, with their third album 'This Is Not The World (This Is Not the World)' was released in May 2008 via the bands own label Nul Records. *Kenneth Erskine – aka "Stockwell Strangler"; sentenced to life imprisonment in 1988 for murdering seven pensioners. *Steven Grieveson – aka "The Sunderland Strangler"; murdered three teenage boys in Sunderland (City of Sunderland), Tyne and Wear in 1993 and 1994. *John George Haigh – aka the "Acid Bath Murderer" and the "Vampire of London"; active in England during the 1940s; convicted of six murders, but claimed to have killed 9; executed in 1949. '''South Hylton Metro station''' serves the suburb of South Hylton on the banks of the River Wear. The station opened as part of the Sunderland (City of Sunderland) extension in 2002. The announcement of the Metro extension to South Hylton contributed to the closure of the Jolly Bus service, based in South Hylton. Centred on the town of Houghton-le-Spring in the City of Sunderland, it elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post system of election. It was abolished in 1983, and replaced by the new constituency of Houghton and Washington (Houghton and Washington (UK Parliament constituency)). North East England County Durham & Darlington, Gateshead (Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead) & South Tyneside, Newcastle (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) & North Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland (City of Sunderland), Tees (Cleveland, England) - thumb right 120px File photo of a w:Opel Vectra Vauxhall Vectra (Image:2009 Vauxhall Vectra.jpg) from 2009 A girl has died after her bicycle collided with a car in Tyne and Wear (w:Tyne and Wear), in the north-east of England (Portal:England). The 11-year-old has been identifed as Kately Weldon. According to police, she came from the local area. She was riding on her bicycle in the city of Sunderland (w:City of Sunderland) at 2049 GMT (w:Greenwich Mean Time) on Saturday when a Vauxhall Vectra (w:Opel Vectra) collided into her, causing her to fall of the bike. She was fatally injured as a result of the crash, which closed the road the collision occurred on for three hours so as to allow an investigation to take place. No other individuals suffered injuries as a result of the incident.
of contemporary and classic popular music alongside local news, travel and covered ground breaking dance music in the early 90's. The principal part of Wearside is the City of Sunderland, including Washington (Washington, Tyne and Wear), Houghton-le-Spring, Shiney Row and in the south, Ryhope and Hetton-le-Hole. Additional settlements considered within Wearside as part of the 'Sunderland Urban Area' are Easington (Easington, County Durham) and Seaham. Its population
newspaper . It also has its own local radio (Independent Local Radio) station Sun FM,a community radio station Spark FM and a hospital radio station - Radio Sunderland for Hospitals, and can receive other north-eastern independent radio stations Metro Radio, Magic 1152
. Originally wanting to become an engineer, he flunked mathematics in Sunderland (City of Sunderland) and chose to study marketing and business studies in Newcastle (Newcastle upon Tyne) instead, earning a Higher National Diploma in Business Studies in 1968. From being more reserved in his youngest days, he soon became a player in Northern English student politics. In 1967 he fought over the office of vice president
Olive (Olive (band)), Ruth Ann Boyle, who achieved a UK chart-topper with "You're Not Alone" in May 1997, and has gone on to work with fellow chart-toppers Enigma (Enigma (UK band)); A Tribe of Toffs made number 21 with their cult hit "John Kettley is a Weatherman" in December 1988. On 7 and 8 May 2005, Sunderland played host to BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend concert - the UK's largest free music festival. The event, held at Herrington Herrington
and carries over 37 million passengers a year, extending as far as Newcastle Airport, Tynemouth, South Shields and South Hylton in Sunderland (City of Sunderland).
with Sunderland, and the area's history, is documented in Bryan Talbot's 2007 graphic novel ''Alice in Sunderland''.
Sulgrave. Sulgrave Manor has a road named after it: Sulgrave Court, situated in a housing district of Milton Keynes called Great Holm. '''Greenhill''' is a village in County Durham, England. It is situated a few miles south of Sunderland (City of Sunderland), and adjoins Murton (Murton, County Durham). *Stoke-on-Trent 4.1% S. Asian
''bars gules'', above, three ''mullets gules''" (a white shield with two red bars below three red stars). A 2002 BBC documentary featuring the town of Selby and Selby Abbey showed the coat of arms with the commentator referring to it as the inspiration for the U.S. flag, a commonly held belief in Britain. In order to overcome export tariffs and delivery costs to its European customers, Nissan contemplated establishing a plant in Europe. After an extensive
The '''City of Sunderland''' ( ) is a local government district of Tyne and Wear, in North East England, with the status of a city (City status in the United Kingdom) and metropolitan borough. It is named after its largest settlement, Sunderland (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear), but covers a far larger area which includes the towns of Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring, Washington (Washington, Tyne and Wear), and a range of suburban villages.
The district was formed in 1974 as the '''Metropolitan Borough of Sunderland''' as part of the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972 and is an amalgamation (Amalgamation (politics)) of four former local government districts of County Durham. It was granted city status in 1992, the 40th anniversary of the Queen Elizabeth II's (Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom) accession. The city had a population of 275,300 at the time of the 2011 census, with the majority of the population (174,286) residing in Sunderland (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear). The 'Sunderland Built-up Area' (including Whitburn (Whitburn, South Tyneside) in South Tyneside and Chester-le-Street, Ouston (Ouston, County Durham), South Hetton and Pelton (Pelton, County Durham) in County Durham) is quoted alternatively as having a population of around 335,000.