Author: Callum Rowe

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North East bus operators have secured a share of extra funding from the Government, saving routes from potential cuts.  Last week, Rishi Sunak’s Conservative Government announced £80million of additional funding as part of a wider package of measures to help struggling bus operators.  But some industry experts have only cautiously welcomed the news and have […]

A University of Sunderland graduate and former Spark volunteer is hosting Iceland’s national selection event for Eurovision 2023.  Sigurður Þorri Gunnarsson – also known as Siggi Gunnars – is one of three hosts of Söngvakeppnin, Iceland’s television show that is used to select the country’s Eurovision representative each year.  Gunnars said: “It is an honour […]

An investigation has been ordered into the poor sound quality inside Sunderland’s multi-million pound City Hall building.  Sunderland City Council moved into its current headquarters towards the back end of 2021, and meetings in the building’s chamber have been plagued by sound issues since.  City Hall on St Mary’s Way cost £42million to build.  At […]

Residents in Sunderland wanting to hold a street party to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III will have to seek permission from Sunderland City Council.  The first coronation in the country since that of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 will take place on Saturday May 6, 2023 at Westminster Abbey in London, and will […]

Spark has been named Best Student Radio Station at the 2022 Student Radio Awards in London. 

Sunderland band Vandebilt were a shining light at Waves Festival last weekend.

Newcastle has made the shortlist of seven UK cities that could host the 2023 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. 

The debut album by Sunderland band Vandebilt is the realisation of years of hard work fusing dance, pop and funk to create their inspiring sound. 


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