Wearmouth Bridge and the Echo Building

Indeed, the Wearmouth Road Bridge in Sunderland, spans the River Wear together with a rail bridge.

Penshaw Monument

This is Penshaw Monument in Sunderland - of course it is the best loved landmark in the North East of England.

Washington Old Hall

Of course, Washington is the ancestral home of the first president of the USA.

Roker Pier At The Mouth Of The River Wear

Sunderland's massive breakwater - a great piece of Victorian engineering.

Stadium Of Light

Obviously, Sunderland AFC play their home games here after moving from Roker Park in 1997

Wearside Online - Local News And Sport

Sunderland Forum

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Wearside News

Indeed, here at Wearside Online we have a lot going on. Firstly we have up to date news on the Local News Headlines page. In fact, we show the headlines from across the region. For example, we have local news to the whole of Sunderland. Then we have sub-pages that show local news for Washington etc. Then there are the business, crime and other news sections as well.


Indeed, we couldn't run a local website without touching on the greatest football club on earth. Therefore, we have up to date news headlines on Sunderland AFC. In fact, we have the latest results, fixtures and league table too. Obviously, we have an SAFC Fans Blog too where all supporters can contribute. We also cover the lads in the forum too, so why not use both!

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Obviously, Wearside Online is a website for Wearsiders, Mackems and SAFC Supporters. However, we have some site information that users should make themselves familiar with. For example, we have a comprehensive Privacy Policy, an About Us page and a Contact Us form. So, if you need to look these up click here. Obviously, we want users to feel safe here.
To begin with, Wearside Online is an information website for Sunderland and areas around the River Wear. In fact, WO is a blog where anyone can join in. Indeed you don't even have to register. But, there are advantages should you become a member. So, if you want to look up the local news headlines, including the latest on SAFC, do that here. Likewise, we allow users to add their own posts. So, if you have some local issues you want to publicise, again do that here. Of course, what you decide to talk about is entirely up to you. For example you may want to talk about local news, football or sport. Indeed, you can advertise an event or a business too. Obviously we cover all the City of Sunderland like Washington, Houghton and Hetton. However, we also cover County Durham and South Tyneside.
Wearside Online is a website that obviously allows visitors and members to post. In order to safeguard the site, users need to contribute at least two posts before their submissions become live. In other words, their first two posts go in a queue for moderation. After this however, their posts become live immediately. With this in mind, we can't possibly moderate all posts. However, we ask all contributors to act responsibly and within the law. So, should you find anything at Wearside Online that offends or is illegal, let us know. In essence, we operate a few websites such as the Sunderland Forum. Therefore, we invite you to pop over to the Sunderland Message Boards and join in there too. Finally, Wearside Online and the Sunderland Forum are 'Family Friendly' sites. Obviously, we don't allow anything that might upset the younger generation.