With climate change still on the rise, scientists are looking for solutions to satisfy food security; the latest being python meat. Jennifer Igbafen gets the thoughts of the public on the possibility of python farming spreading to the UK.   Due to effects of climate change increasing climatic volatility, global food security is at risk […]

A woman from South Shields has started to unite women who are struggling with mental health. According to the NHS, one in every four adults has at least one diagnosable mental health problem at any given year. Angela Reay, the creator of the group, said: “I thought I was fine. “All of a sudden I […]

University of Sunderland graduate and BBC Radio 1 presenter Jordan North will receive an honorary degree from the university where his career began. On Tuesday he announced to listeners during Radio 1’s drivetime show that he will receive his Honorary Fellowship in July. The radio star, who landed a regular slot on hit ITV show Ant […]

An Apprentice Fundraiser at Grace House will be taking on physical challenges to raise vital funds for young people with disabilities. This year Harry Forster, 19, will be taking part in the Sunderland 10k in May to raise funds. As well as the National Three Peaks challenge at the end of May and the Virtual […]

A couple have taken on the challenge to clean 30 beaches on the east coast of England in 30 days, starting in Bamburgh. Alice Eames and Jonny Leeding are supporting Surfers Against Sewage, a national Cornwall-based charity initiative, to clean one million miles of beach and waterways, with sponsorship from MOS Motorhome Hire. Jonny Leeding said: […]

Supporters of a charity that helps families affected by miscarriage, stillbirth, and the death of a child, are on the road again. After a four-year break, Paul , Phil and Mark, will be venturing on a 200-mile walk from Nottingham to Sunderland to raise vital funds for Sunderland-based charity 4Louis. The charity, based in Pallion, […]

Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day. Literally. With a range of Valentine’s food options for your sweet tooth and some wholesome Valentine’s-themed meals. To be enjoyed alone, or even better, with someone you love. As the saying goes, the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. The Old Bank Pizza Co. The Old Bank […]

Are you looking for something to do this Easter? Then you’ve come to the right place! Spark has compiled a list of different Easter events in the North East. There are a range of children events and family events, all happening this April.

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