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Can you name these terms related to the City of Sunderland that begin with the letters A-Z?

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___ - Company, founded by TSK Cowie in Sunderland in 1938, which operates bus, coach, train, tram and waterbus services in 14 countries.A
The ____ - Shopping Centre in the city centre which opened in 1988.B
English ___ War - Conflict where Sunderland was used as a base of a Parliamentarian-Scottish Army.C
County _____. - County which Sunderland was in until 1974.D
______ II - Monarch who granted Sunderland city status in 1992.E
___ War of Scottish Independence - Conflict when the towns that later became Sunderland paid tribute to Robert the Bruce to avoid being sacked.F
National ___ Centre - Museum opened in 1998 as part of Sunderland University.G
______ Histories - A series of illustrated history books written by Sunderland author Terry Deary.H
Sunderland _______ Airshow - First held in 1989, this annual event is the biggest free annual airshow in Europe.I
___ IV and I - King who, in 1610, ordered that that part of Sunderland's coal revenue must be paid to Newcastle's merchants.J
_____ - Name of the groups of men in large boats that carried the coal from the banks of the river to the waiting collier ships.K
___ Party - Political Party which has largely controlled Sunderland since the 1950s.L
____ - Informal nickname for the residents of Sunderland.M
____ Motor Co., Ltd - Car manufacturer whose factory in Sunderland is a major local employer.N
John ___ - Defender who won 42 international caps for Ireland while at Sunderland AFC.O
__ - Animal that Sunderland sailor Jack Crawford, 'the Hero of Camperdown', allegedly rode from pub to pub while drunk.P
___ Alexandra Bridge - Railway bridge linking the Deptford and Southwick areas of Sunderland completed in 1909.Q
___ Park - Stadium of Sunderland A.F.C. from 1898 to 1997.R
Joseph __ - Early developer of a successful incandescent light bulb who was born in Sunderland.S
Steve ____ - 'Metric Martyr' whose prosecution by Sunderland City Council for using metric weights while selling produce was an important constitutional law case.T
Leeds ___ - Team Sunderland A.F.C. beat in the 1973 FA Cup Final.U
_____ Hall stampede - Disaster at a Sunderland concert hall where 183 children died.V
River __ - Main waterway of the City.W
___ - Radiology procedure available at Sunderland Royal Hospital.X
____ Ripper - Serial killer whose arrest was delayed by 'Wearside Jack' a hoaxer from Sunderland who pretended to be the ripper.Y
Seaburn's Ocean park and ___ - Tourist attraction closed down in 1978 after a teenager was mauled by a tiger and a lion escaped.Z

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