Author: Declan Mccourt

The cost-of-living crisis is an issue faced by many in the UK today, as rising prices and increases to household bills are forcing people to make difficult decisions.     One such person is Robert Burton, a self-employed photographer living and working in the County Durham area. As a result of rising costs in shops, increases […]

Established in 1999, March 21 is World Poetry Day, a day dedicated to celebrating poetry in all its forms the world over.  According to the UNESCO website, World Poetry Day serves to honour poets and to promote the reading, writing and teaching of poetry of all kinds. And, here in Sunderland, we have a long […]

Vivienne Medrano’s Hazbin Hotel, released on January 18, 2024, was globally the largest release of any animated series in Prime Video’s history.   And the show’s original pilot episode, released on YouTube in October of 2019, has since gained over 100-million views on the platform. This success, both of the pilot and of the show itself, […]

Spark Sunderland has asked a NHS professional what they think of the cost-of-living crisis and the rates of depression in the UK.  The cost-of-living crisis has affected many people living in the UK today, and a study released by the Office for National Statistics has suggested that 24% of those who reported difficulty paying their […]

Local, independently owned businesses can help build a strong local economy and a strong local community. Here are a few in your area striving to do just that.    

Lecturers at the University of Sunderland are promising more strike action in the new year if employers don’t give them a better offer for pay and pensions.  The statement was made just days after a series of strikes took place last month and vowed that if employers don’t respond to the UCU’s concerns over pay, pensions and […]


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