Author: Abbie Burgess

Oscar-winning film producer Lord David Puttnam has today addressed one of the most diverse issues in the UK. Lord Puttnam has returned to the University of Sunderland, to the building built during his time as Chancellor (1997-2007). Spark Report’s Charlotte Price spoke to Lord Puttnam about what he’s been doing in Sunderland today: Brexit has […]

Ed Sheeran has joked about having to take two toilet breaks during a recent gig – saying it was far better than the alternative. The singer, 27, nipped off stage twice in Cardiff, after performing Galway Girl and then three songs later, in the middle of Photograph. He tells Friday’s debut episode of The Big […]

Next month 151 Sail Trainees will be starting the adventure of a lifetime when they take part in the first leg of The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. By sailing on one of these majestic ships, they will have an almost unique opportunity to discover their own strengths and talents as well as those around […]

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner is supporting a campaign for victims of revenge pornography and upskirting to be better protected by the law. Dame Vera Baird QC is calling upon the government to recognise the non-consensual nature of image-based sexual abuse. She said: “The law does not currently adequately protect victims of upskirting, another emerging […]

With summer holidays on the horizon, you can be forgiven for spending most of your free time loading up on healthy salads, or hitting the gym, but are you seeing the results from all your efforts? Sealy’s sleep expert, Neil Robinson, advises on why sleep plays such an important role when it comes to looking […]

Newlyweds Harry and Meghan begin their first day as a married couple after tying the knot during an emotional wedding ceremony that captivated the nation. After a day that saw the couple seal their union with a kiss, process through Windsor in a carriage and experience a moving wedding reception speech in their honour from […]

A group of Sunderland AFC staff completed the gruelling 5 Ferries Challenge on Wednesday night, raising almost £16,000 to date for the Bradley Lowery Foundation, a charity close to the hearts of the club and its supporters. 31 people from across the club, including administration, football and medical staff, took part in the fundraiser, accompanied […]

North East business NBS, is planning to showcase the best of North East architecture and engineering in a unique way as part of next month’s Great Exhibition of the North. 10 landmarks will be plotted on a map of the region, and with the use of an iPad each building will be brought to life […]


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