Washington, Tyne and Wear

Coordinates: 54°54′N 1°31′W / 54.90°N 1.52°W / 54.90; -1.52

Washington is a town in the City of Sunderland, in Tyne and Wear, England, and part of historic County Durham. Washington is located geographically at an equal distance from the centres of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland, hence it has close ties to all three cities.

Washington was designated a new town in 1964; it expanded dramatically, by the creation of new villages and the absorption of areas of Chester-le-Street, to house overspill population from surrounding cities.

At the 2011 census, its urban subdivision (which contains the neighboring settlement of New Herrington) had a population of 67,085.


Early references appear around 1096 in Old English as Wasindone. The etymological origin is disputed and there are several proposed theories for how the name "Washington" came about. Early interpretations included Wasindone (people of the hill by the stream, 1096), or Wassyngtona (settlement of Wassa's people, 1183).

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An Eye for Art: Photojournalist who created ‘Clinging to Keysville’ enjoys telling people’s stories

Carroll County Times 30 Oct 2020
Camille DeSanto is an artist from Keymar. “I always remember drawing and painting when I grew up ... Currently, DeSanto is majoring in photojournalism as a junior at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is studying to get a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and minoring in “Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship" (innovation.gwu.edu)....

‘Going abroad forced me to challenge assumptions that I had’

The Irish Times 30 Oct 2020
Relations between the US and Ireland are as strong as ever, especially here in Washington. The US has changed a lot since I’ve been here but, ultimately, the American ability to think big, be creative and open to opportunities is always here ... Brosnan, who has two adult children, is based in Washington DC, New York and St Barthelemy in the Caribbean....

NTA wins national award for trucker recognition

The North Platte Telegraph 29 Oct 2020
NTA challenged local chambers of commerce throughout the state to find creative and public ways to honor local truck drivers ... Twenty chambers signed up for the challenge and found creative ways to deliver the food ... The Washington County Chamber took third place with a creative delivery in costume....

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Volunteers Mobilize to Make a Difference in Honor of 30th Anniversary

The Marshall News Messenger 29 Oct 2020
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 29, 2020-- ... At the kick-off, Exceptional Minds debuted , an animated video that combines live video interviews and character animation, and highlights the talent and creativity of artists on the spectrum, which effectively illustrates the Foundation’s vision....

This weekend is nuts. Halloween, full moon, time change and just before the election. How ...

Henry Herald 29 Oct 2020
This week is a kind of Hell Week, figuratively and literally. Our demons are coming out ... Halloween night is also a full moon ... Wen, who is an emergency physician and a visiting professor at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. "There are lots of creative ways to celebrate Halloween outdoors, and it's much, much safer."....

Arrange your own movie date at the Magic Lantern

The Spokesman-Review 28 Oct 2020
(Photo. The Spokesman-Review). Good news for fans of the Magic Lantern Theatre (sorry but I';ve always had trouble being consistent with that British spelling of "theater") ... Well, partially ... "In order to comply with the latest limitations regarding the opening of movie theaters in Washington State, we have had to get creative." ... ....

Early Voters Are Showing Up In Record Numbers. What Could That Tell Us About 3 November?

Vogue 28 Oct 2020
From Zendaya To Kerry Washington, Celebrities Are Finding Cool, Creative Ways To Make Us Vote ... According to the Washington Post, Black voters in North Carolina accounted for “more than 30 per cent of turnout on the first day of early voting – well above their 23 per cent share ......

A super PAC run by teens is demolishing Trump with memes on TikTok

Business Insider 28 Oct 2020
"Youth activism on TikTok has been a powerful force in 2020 — much more powerful than either the Trump or Biden campaigns seem to have anticipated," said Rebekah Tromble of the Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics at George Washington University....

Sophie Turner Swaps Her Sweats For A Statement Coat

Vogue 27 Oct 2020
Our Nordic neighbours have long embraced the chillier months with open arms. So much so, that they’ve created a word to sum it up. hygge. In short ... © Backgrid ... From Zendaya To Kerry Washington, Celebrities Are Finding Cool, Creative Ways To Make Us Vote ... ....

The arts, artists and cultural organizations need immediate help

The Seattle Times 27 Oct 2020
It is time for our leaders to demonstrate a strong financial commitment to arts and cultural organizations, local artists and the creative economy in Washington state ... ....

Lady Gaga’s Pink Sparkly Platform Boots Were Made For Voting

Vogue 27 Oct 2020
Without meaning to point out the obvious, Lady Gaga knows a thing or two about creating an award-winning music video. For one, she shot “Stupid Love” in 2020 entirely on an iPhone. Enough said. Now, she’s gifted us the ultimate voting video. Period.From Zendaya To Kerry Washington, Celebrities Are Finding Cool, Creative Ways To Make Us Vote ...Category ... ....

LaLiga North America And Chef José Andrés' ThinkFoodGroup Expand Partnership Naming Jaleo 'The Home of ...

Daily Freeman 27 Oct 2020
Founded by Chef José Andrés and his partner Rob Wilder, ThinkFoodGroup is the creative team responsible for renowned dining concepts in Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, Miami, the Bahamas, and most recently in Orlando and New York City ... minibar by José Andrés in Washington, D.C.....

I Experienced Systemic Racism at One of America’s Most Prestigious Magazines

The Daily Beast 25 Oct 2020
Town & Country preyed on the artistic feat that Washington, stylist Law Roach, and photographers AB + DM achieved with their creative genius, like puppeteers pulling the strings of marionettes for the entertainment of the Town & Country reader, not much unlike the white ......

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