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 Hill 10 Dec 2019
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Virginia legal landscape shifts as cannabis support grows

Herald-Standard 10 Dec 2019
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Holiday pop-up bars offer festive, sparkly cocktail fun

Washington Blade 07 Dec 2019
What’s the difference between the 12 days of Christmas and eight days of Hanukkah? Four of Washington’s most entertaining holiday pop-up bars. Far from the White House Christmas Tree are these bars filled with frivolity, creativity and wonky winks and nods to the city’s culture....

Mr. Yuk and the Washington Poison Center Launch their 14th Annual Poison Prevention Poster Contest ...

Ellensburg Daily Record 05 Dec 2019
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Georgetown’s GLOW is back with walking tours, store discounts

Wtop 05 Dec 2019
Georgetown’s annual winter light show GLOW returns Dec. 6 through Jan. 5, with 11 commissioned works throughout Georgetown illuminated each night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m ... “GLOW helps in establishing Washington, D.C., as a creative place for artists, making public art accessible to all.” ... Source ....

A Curly W Christmas: DC pop-up bar celebrates the Nationals

Wtop 05 Dec 2019
If your Christmas wish was already granted with the Washington Nationals’ World Series win, there’s a pop-up bar in D.C ... “I reached out to Kerin [Kolonoskie], the creative director for the Washington Nationals, who is a friend of mine, and said, ‘If they win the World Series I’m going to do a pop up this year.’ And she was like, ‘Yeah, great’.”....

Jeff Rossen Joins Hearst Television; Group Picks Up Rossen Reports Franchise

Daily Freeman 05 Dec 2019
"Jeff and Rossen Reports are a perfect fit for our efforts to bring to local viewers throughout the country stories that are impactful and relevant to their lives; Rossen Reports is an ideal complement to our growing investigative reporting initiatives, as underscored by our recent launch of a Washington-based investigative unit."....

How do you protect your packages? Package theft rampant in urban areas.

Democratic Underground 04 Dec 2019
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Social Painting: Lacey Company Offers Painting Events at Scatter Creek, Flood Valley

The Centralia Chronicle 03 Dec 2019
“Connecting that painter with their inner creativity, even if they don’t think they have it ... Bommersbach relocated to Washington in 2017 and brought her business with her ... Since moving to Washington, though, Bommersbach exclusively offers painting parties within a two-hour driving radius of her home in Lacey....

Wacif Supports ‘Made in D.C.’ Entrepreneurs at Reagan Airport

The Washington Informer 29 Nov 2019
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Black Co-Working Space Opens in Mount Rainier.

Afro 28 Nov 2019
Breaking down barriers and creating opportunities for Black creatives, Davis, felt that it was important to base the co-working space in Prince George’s County because she believed that Black Creatives should be able to have the resources to thrive and connect without having to go to Washington, D.C....

Rand Merchant Bank Organises Art Exhibition

This Day 27 Nov 2019
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