Coverage of Millfield will now recommence following a short Easter break. With more protests over the Millfield mosque and the suspected arson attack on Zeba take-away, there has been of news in the Sunderland suburb, so here is a round-up of all the news from over the Easter period.
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Six men have been charged following the October protest over the proposed mosque in Millfield.
The demo turned violent when far-right and anti-fascist groups clashed near the proposed site on St Marks Road.
The Sunderland Echo say that prosecutor Glenda Beck told Sunderland magistrates that both sides were shouting at each other from the start but: “The right-wing group was the most hostile, trying on several occasions to breach the police line to get at the left-wing demonstrators. Continue reading →
Sunderland Millfield Salvation Army are hosting a weekend of music and worship as brass band Fanfara come to town.
The band will play two shows on Saturday night and Sunday evening and band manager Neil Lacey says: “We are very much looking forward to the weekend, the band is well rehearsed and so hope that the concert audiences will enjoy what we have to offer.”
‘Fanfara’ is Italian for ‘brass band’ and the group were formed in July 2007. They are made up of either current but mainly former Salvation Army bandsman.