Author: Katie Baggott

University of Sunderland chaplain Chris Howson spoke to Drivetime presenter Katie Baggott about their ‘Together for Peace’ event at St Marks road mosque today. Prayers for solidarity are needed after the New Zealand terrorist attacks last Friday. This special Sunderland Interfaith Forum event took place tonight in the city to show solidarity and support from people of […]

Sharon Hodgson, Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West and Shadow Minister for Public Health sent a letter to Chris Grayling , Secretary of State for Transport today calling for the Tyne and Wear Metro to be extended to Washington. The letter detailed several reasons for an extension of the Metro line, including regional growth, accessibility […]

From Britain Got Talent winners in 2014 to musical theatre legends, the audience of the Sage Gateshead were enthralled by musical theatre sensations Collabro on Monday night. Accompanied by special guest, Kerry Ellis, actress and singer who is best known for her work in ‘Wicked’ and ‘We Will Rock You’, Collabro received a standing ovation […]

Students at the University of Sunderland met at Bede’s Bakehouse near St Peter’s Campus last Thursday to raise awareness of ‘Time to Talk Day’. Undergraduate and postgraduate students gathered at the new community cafe for a cuppa, cake and a chat! The University of Sunderland’s Students Union launched its new event ‘Your Community Cafe’ in […]

Praise has been given to local children’s charity Rainbow Trust as nine-year-old Sophie from Durham rings her ‘end of treatment bill’ this month, marking the end of two years of gruelling chemotherapy. Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity supports families with a seriously ill child and enables them to make the most of their time together by […]

Katie Baggott discovers the key to sticking to your New Year’s Resolution Regardless of what resolution you commit to, the goal is to improve your life in the coming year. Resolutions can come in many forms; some people make a promise to change a bad habit, such as quitting smoking or eating less junk food. Others seek to improve their wellbeing […]

The 1st of December marks World AIDS Day, which is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. World AIDS Day has been on the 1st December every year since 1988, and the 2017 campaign aims to “End isolation, end stigma and end HIV transmission”. Today, many show solidarity with […]

A fantastic line-up of Wearside and East Durham businesses have  won this year’s Portfolio Awards. Judges met twice at Port of Call in Sunderland and examined every entry before deciding who should progress to the next stage. After hours of deliberation, they agreed on the finalists and agreed it had been a tough task to […]


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