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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The Saratogian 22 Aug 2019
WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR ... Register today for some messy, exhilarating, creative fun!. WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR ... WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR ... We would like to invite you to Polka Party and Craft Show at the Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Ave ... WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR ... The aura, spirituality and creative energy that permeates Yaddo is discussed....

Skip the school dance

Johnson City Press 21 Aug 2019
Most recently, we’ve seen just how much indecision can foster anxiety among parents thanks to Washington County’s inability to approve a plan for schools in Jonesborough ... It’s a creative solution that may have merit, but knowing Washington County’s flaky politics, no one should place any bets at this stage....

Colorful display welcomes back Berm students

Gettysburg Times 20 Aug 2019
The students of Bermudian Springs High School will rise with the sun today as school opens across the district ... She’s also looking forward to an annual visit to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Youth Art month, when the society challenges the student body to express themselves creatively in many forms ... .......

Herbie Hancock, Kamasi Washington a smashing double bill in Berkeley

The Mercury News 19 Aug 2019
Catapulted into stardom by his work with rapper Kendrick Lamar and the release of 2015’s triple album “The Epic” (Brainfeeder), Washington came up in L.A.’s creatively charged Crenshaw District scene “where we had gospel integrated into jazz integrated into R&B and hip-hop, ......

Brand USA celebrates best in destination storytelling at ESTO 2019 with Inaugural Brand USA Video ...

Dothan Eagle 19 Aug 2019
Their work serves as an example of innovation and creativity in delivering stories to global audiences and inspiring them to visit the US." ... Culture is a unique lens by which to discover a destination and Destination DC used its creative voices to bring the city to life in its video series, "Explore the Arts District in Washington, DC."...

Rat rodders rumble into Gering ahead of High Plains Riot

Scottsbluff StarHerald 17 Aug 2019
Starting with 10 people last year, he’s now up to about 50 participants bringing 25 build-off rat rods ... “Each one is 100 percent unique in its own way and that comes from the builder’s imagination and creativity.” ... License plates were from Washington, Minnesota, Michigan, Kansas, Nebraska, California, Canada and more ... jpurvis@starherald.com ... ....

Restoring Soil can Help Address Climate Change

Resilience 16 Aug 2019
It’s time to take soil seriously ... To avert climate catastrophe, the report warns, people need to make changes in agriculture and land use ...  ... Soils under stress ... But soils release carbon too ... ] ... Montgomery, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license ... ....

Gunn museum exhibit looks back at all of Washington’s villages

Republican American 15 Aug 2019
The Gunn Historical Museum will hold an opening reception for its new long-term exhibit, “Washington, Connecticut – An American Story,” on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m ... The immersive exhibit, designed by SandorMax, a creative agency in Sandy Hook, focuses on all villages of Washington, Conn.....

How do you create a space conducive to creative thinking?

Deccan Chronicle 14 Aug 2019
Washington. A number of recent books explore the working environments of creative people in search of hints and inspiration ... They are spaces that reflect the real lives of people,” says Ted Vadakan, co-author with Angie Myung of the new “Creative Spaces ... They talked with 23 creative people in a range of disciplines....

Village Etiquette: Education needs some good news

Sunnyside Daily Sun 14 Aug 2019
Women in the 1910s who did this type of out of the home training were rare ... Gram was all set, once the wax was dried on her teaching certificate ... In other, not good news, Washington State school districts are still trying to creatively backfill key lost positions such as school counselor, when the McCleary decision limited local support levies ... .......

Names and faces

Arkansas Online 13 Aug 2019
Walsh offers free guitar lessons to wounded veterans at Walter Reed National Medical Center, outside Washington ... The 32-year-old Wiley played Poussey Washington on the Netflix series that released its seventh and final season in July. The show's creative team has established a ......

Go calendar

The Post-Star 13 Aug 2019
AMORAK Youth is a nonprofit organization providing free curricular and creative opportunities to children and teens in Washington County, NY and the surrounding areas ... LARAC is an administrator for the New York State Council on the Art's Community Arts Grant program which supports arts and cultural programming in Warren and Washington Counties....

Trump says Korea-Japan row puts US in 'very bad' position

Korea Times 11 Aug 2019
9, 2019, in Washington, as he prepares to leave Washington for his annual August holiday at his New Jersey golf club ... Washington has said that while it ... State Department official said last week that Washington recommends the two countries "find the space for creative solutions."....