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.

Name

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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DREAM JOB: Mattress company Casper paying people to sleep

Canoe 09 Aug 2022
In 2015, the company opened several pop-up stores, with Chief Creative Officer Luke Sherwin, a co-founder, telling The Washington Post at the time that “one of our biggest challenges is educating consumers that an amazing mattress can be bought online.” While employees offered ......
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Dream job alert: A mattress company is paying people to sleep

The Spokesman-Review 09 Aug 2022
In 2015, the company opened several pop-up stores, with Chief Creative Officer Luke Sherwin, a co-founder, telling The Washington Post at the time that “one of our biggest challenges is educating consumers that an amazing mattress can be bought online.”....
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Football recruiting: Three-star summer commitments we really liked

The Florida Times Union 09 Aug 2022
It's been a hectic summer on the recruiting trail. . Just look at what happened the past two months ... And that's just some of the highlights.  ... Recent. Recruiting ... More. Recruiting ... More. Exclusive ... It doesn’t take a lot of creativity for an offensive coordinator to figure out a way to use Jackson.Jailen Ruth (Hawthorne OLB/Washington State)....
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Peggy Murphy’s Song to the Moon

The Stranger 08 Aug 2022
The Stranger’s Artist of the Week. by Corianton Hale. Peggy Murphy is a Seattle painter and University of Washington alumnus whose passion for the materiality and physicality of the creative process yields fantastic, fascinating gestural abstractions ... Often music is what drives me into the studio rather than painting ... Washington St, Seattle ... .......
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Today’s famous birthdays list for August 7, 2022 includes celebrities David Duchovny, Charlize Theron

Cleveland 07 Aug 2022
Birthday wishes go out to David Duchovny, Charlize Theron and all the other celebrities with birthdays today ... Top celebrity birthdays on August 7, 2022. Wayne Knight arrives with a guest at the Creative Coalition Inaugural Ball on Monday Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington. (Photo by Larry French/Invision/AP)Larry French/Invision/AP ... Fun fact ... Fun fact ... ... 2020 ....
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After Ayman al-Zawahiri's Killing, US can re-evaluate Taliban's policy

Beijing News 05 Aug 2022
Washington , August 5 (ANI) ... While the conventional wisdom in Washington maintains that al Qaeda has become a statistical outlier in Afghanistan's sprawling jihadist landscape, the group is hardly a bottom feeder in the country ... First, Washington should declassify one of the two ......
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After al-Zawahiri, what’s next for America’s Taliban policy?

The Hill 04 Aug 2022
While the conventional wisdom in Washington maintains that al Qaeda has become a statistical outlier in Afghanistan’s sprawling jihadist landscape, the group is hardly a bottom feeder in the country. The group’s codependent partnership with the Taliban’s core governing partners is one of mutual confidence....
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Applications Open For Idea Accelerator Program

The Greeneville Sun 04 Aug 2022
Applications for the 10-member cohort will be accepted from Carter, Cocke, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington, Jefferson and Sevier counties ... “Over that time, I’ve witnessed many examples of how one person with a creative idea can be transformational for a community....
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Call for artists and artisans deadline Aug. 5

The San Juan Journal 02 Aug 2022
Festival includes local artists, artisans, food producers, music, picnic food, kids activities, farm strolls – plus San Juan County Maker Creativity ... A core value of the Guild is celebrating and sharing the unique island landscapes, lifestyles and creative industries of San Juan County, Washington....
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Struggling to complete Wordle? Scientists say nibbling something SWEET could help to boost your creativity

The Daily Mail 01 Aug 2022
The taste of sweetness can boost creativity, researchers have found ... The effect of the sweet taste was specific to creativity - and did not improve people's performance on analytical, attention-to-detail tasks. The link with creativity is thought to be due to the way humans associate sweet taste with positive experiences and situations....
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Applications are now being accepted for business accelerator program

Kingsport Times-News 01 Aug 2022
Applications for the Northeast Tennessee cohort will be accepted from Carter, Cocke, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington, Jefferson and Sevier counties. Anyone who has a creative and novel idea for a new business or for solving a problem can ......
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‘Let's try something new’ meets the national housing squeeze

Finger Lakes Times 01 Aug 2022
The use of alternative construction techniques and materials, along with creative means of land ownership and financing and siting homes may help more people live in one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the nation ... We'll leave that to the for-profit developers, and we'll try to navigate in our lane as creative and as innovative as we can."....
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Law professor explains how grand juries work — and why Jan. 6 prosecutors are relying ...

Alternet 31 Jul 2022
Peter A. Joy, Washington University in St Louis. Grand juries play a major role in the U.S. criminal justice system ... Brian Kemp. In Washington, D.C., the U.S ... Federal and state ... 7, 2017 ... Joy, Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law, School of Law, Washington University in St Louis. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license....

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