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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Edward Kennedy Ellington was born into a lower middle-class family in Washington, D.C., on April 29, 1899. His mother was the daughter of a former slave ... The content of this composition was socially critical ... APK, 2022, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license) ... A U.S ... ....

Chamber Banquet had been relocated to E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center

Delta Democrat-Times 23 May 2024
The Washington County Economic Alliance, ... With your support, we are able to grow industrial recruitment, build a skilled talent pipeline for employers, innovate within the small business ecosystem, and increase the quality of life in Washington County through creative placemaking....

WSU men get commitment from Icelandic guard, add 2 assistant coaches

The Seattle Times 22 May 2024
New Washington State men's coach David Riley isn’t just getting creative with his offseason additions, he’s going international, signing a guard from Iceland ... ....

Legal Experts Says OpenAI Is in Big Trouble If Scarlett Johansson Decides to Sue

Futurism 22 May 2024
So just how good are her odds against OpenAI, the ChatGPT-creators that have stopped at nothing to vacuum up the internet and amalgamate the entire corpus of human creativity?. "This is a very strong case of appropriation of likeness," Ryan Calo, a law professor at the University of Washington, told The Information's The Briefing newsletter ... .......

Exhibits, galleries, theater and more: Seacoast arts and culture news

Foster's Daily Democrat 22 May 2024
Visions of Home. A Tribute to Jim Reagan's New England at The Art Center. DOVER — The Art Center announced the opening of a special exhibition, "Visions of Home ... Attendees are encouraged to don their finest artsy outfits and express their own unique creativity and style. The Art Center is at 1 Washington St., Suite 1177, in Dover ... Wednesday, June 12....

Rep. Cuellar Announces Montana Franke as Winner of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition

Texas Border Business 21 May 2024
Congratulations to Montana Franke for winning TX-28’s Congressional Art Competition! I admire her effort and creativity in this competition and know she will represent South Texas very well in Washington,” said Dr ... Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards reception in Washington, DC....

WSU earns commitment from Iceland guard Tomas Thrastarson, Cougs add 2 assistant coaches

The Spokesman-Review 21 May 2024
PULLMAN — Washington State coach David Riley isn’t just getting creative with his offseason additions. Now he’s going international ... The news came Tuesday from CBB Europe ... 🇮🇸 2024 6-6 G Tómas Thrastarson has signed with Washington State....

Trump campaign says it will sue filmmakers behind 'The Apprentice' movie for including 'blatantly false assertions'

The Hill 21 May 2024
Hours before its Monday premiere, Variety reported that Dan Snyder, the billionaire investor in the film, was not happy with its final creative direction ... Kinematics president Emanuel Nuñez said the creative disagreement between the company and filmmakers did not involve Snyder....

A portrait of Princess Kate is drawing backlash. Is it really that bad?

Toronto Sun 21 May 2024
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Indiana Township teen Mira Owens takes top prize in Congressional Art Competition for 17th District

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 19 May 2024
Rep ... I look forward to seeing their art when I’m down in Washington for votes this year,” said Deluzio, D-Aspinwall. “The creative energy of these students is truly inspiring.” ... Owens will be honored at an event in June in Washington, D.C., alongside winners from congressional districts across the country ... .......

Frustration with Netanyahu boils over on plans for Gaza after Hamas

The Hill 19 May 2024
Israel can't handle staying in Gaza, it's a lot of effort, a lot of money, a lot of death and casualties,” said Neomi Neumann, a visiting fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and former head of the research unit at the Israel Security Agency, or Shin Bet, and with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs....

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