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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Kerry Washington Wins Her First-Ever Emmy

Houston Forward Times 23 Sep 2020
However, justice has been served (sort of), as Washington took home her very first Emmy at this year’s awards ... Along with her production company, Simpson Street, Washington scored the Creative Arts Emmys for Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for her work on ABC’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience....

Has the skin lightener industry learned from Black Lives Matter?

Graphic 23 Sep 2020
Black Lives Matter activism has jolted the skin lightener industry. In June, manufacturers of skin lighteners joined other corporations in voicing support for the racial justice movement ... Many names, many uses ... Lynn M ... Thomas, History Professor, University of Washington. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license....

Microsoft to Acquire Bethesda Softworks for $7.5 Billion

The Hollywood Reporter 21 Sep 2020
The deal unites the Xbox maker with the publisher of 'The Elder Scrolls' and 'Fallout'. Microsoft is growing its video game domain, acquiring the parent company of publisher Bethesda Softworks for $7.5 billion in cash ... The Redmond, Washington, tech giant will also grow its portfolio from 15 creative studios to 23 through the acquisition ... 10 ... ....

20 Best Dressed Stars at the 2020 Emmy Awards

The Hollywood Reporter 21 Sep 2020
Kerry Washington A four-time nominee for 2020 who already had picked up one trophy at the Creative Arts Emmys earlier in the week, Washington appeared on Sunday’s virtual ceremony in a leopard-pattern sequined sheath, embellished with black beaded fringe, by Dolce & Gabbana, ......

Creative director Jemel McWilliams on his Emmy nod: ‘It’s an absolute honor’

The Grio 18 Sep 2020
One of the most exciting aspects of this year’s big night is the number of Black creatives nominated across so many categories ... One of those nominees is choreographer, artistic director, and creative director, Jemel McWilliams. The Washington, D.C ... As a creative director for some of ......

Maya Rudolph wins first Emmy for ‘Big Mouth’

The Grio 18 Sep 2020
During the fourth night of the Creative Arts Emmy, streamed live on Emmys.com, the comedian won the Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance category for bringing life to the Hormone Monstress ... Kerry Washington wins first Emmy at 2020 Creative Arts Awards ... Read all the winners from the fourth night of the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ... ....

Republican’s write-in campaign highlights post-primary intrigue | Roegner

Maple Valley Reporter 18 Sep 2020
Just when you thought the primary battles had been settled and were behind you, politicians get creative and look for new ways to make a win out of a loss. There was some joking that Washington is such a blue state that Democrats were running against each other ......

Dogs have a storied history in politics

Red Bluff Daily News 18 Sep 2020
In the mid-1780’s, aware of George Washington’s intense interest in hunting dogs, Marquis de Lafayette, his ally during the Revolutionary War, sent him seven massive hounds ... In addition to the creatively named Vulcan, Sweet Lips, Tipsy, Tipler, Cloe, Searcher, and Drunkard, Washington had more than twenty other canine companions....

Rosh Hashanah this year is online, or masked and spread out

The Keene Sentinel 18 Sep 2020
The virus has forced Jewish leaders to be creative in responding to that need. Most Jewish communities in the Washington region are conservative about in-person gatherings, and the majority of synagogues remain closed, with beefed-up services online, according to the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington....

What's The 411?

The Philadelphia Tribune 18 Sep 2020
Speaking of the Emmy-nominated, congratulations are in order because the Creative Arts Emmys were given out this week. Actress Kerry Washington, who has multiple nominations as an actress, just won her first Emmy as a producer. Washington won with Norman Lear for the revival presentation of two of Lear’s classic ‘70s sitcoms....

Kerry Washington Secures First Emmy at 2020 Creative Arts Awards

The Source 17 Sep 2020
It’s crazy to think that Kerry Washington earned her first-ever Emmy after years of playing the iconic Olivia Pope on Shonda RhimesScandal series ... The post Kerry Washington Secures First Emmy at 2020 Creative Arts Awards appeared first on The Source ....

Jazz critic Stanley Crouch dead at 74

The Grio 17 Sep 2020
Read More ... In 1993, he was the recipient of the MacArthur “GeniusGrant, which awards money to creatives they deem worthy to further their work ... “She has a certain skill, but she has no serious artistic vision or real artistic integrity,” Crouch once told The Washington Post ... Kerry Washington wins first Emmy at 2020 Creative Arts Awards ... ....

Byte is Now the Official Smile for the Seattle Seahawks

The Marshall News Messenger 17 Sep 2020
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 17, 2020-- ... “From practice to games, I spend a lot of time on the move ... This year has been marked by new strategic partnerships for Byte across the board, from Kerry Washington joining the team as Creative Advisor and Investor to teaming up with Anthem insurance ... Byte ... CALIFORNIA WASHINGTON UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA....