Author: Scott McGerty

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The newly-appointed Deputy Chief Constable of Northumbria Police says he wants to ‘build on the supportive culture within the Force to further empower officers and staff to deliver an outstanding service to the communities we serve’. After performing the role on a temporary basis for eight months, Darren Best has officially taken up the position […]

Sunderland City Council’s pioneering use of digital technology to help improve social care for vulnerable adults, has received national recognition and additional financial support. Sunderland was one of only twelve local authorities out of the 82 who applied for funding from NHS Digital and the Local Government Association, to have been successful. Sunderland will further […]

Suicide rates among students are higher than they were a decade ago, new figures suggest. New data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also indicates significantly higher suicide rates for male students than their female peers. The statistics show that overall, there were 95 students in higher education who took their own lives […]

England’s emphatic 6-1 win over Panama ensured their progress out of World Cup Group G along with joint leaders Belgium – But who else is through to the Round of 16? England captain Harry Kane scored a hatrick in the match and is now said to be gunning for the Golden Boot and wants to […]

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 […]

Clean Bandit and Demi Lovato have hit the top of the charts with their single Solo. It marks the fourth number one for electronic music group Clean Bandit and the first for US singer Lovato, who lends her vocals to the track. Solo has knocked last week’s number one, Jess Glynne’s I’ll Be There, down […]

The County Durham teenager who wowed the judges on America’s Got Talent said she felt like she had “switched bodies” during her performance. Courtney Hadwin, 13, has become a social media sensation following her appearance on the US talent show and judge Simon Cowell described her as a “lion”. The music mogul’s fellow judge, Howie […]

Works are beginning on a new Minster Quarter Access Road and landscaping improvements to help Sunderland’s growing Minster quarter. The project is about boosting the city’s established and developing cultural attractions, and improving access for visitors. Sunderland City council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration, Councillor Stuart Porthouse said the council has a master plan. […]


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