Author: Spark

A NORTHUMBRIA Police dog has been praised by a top cop after helping hunt down a burglary suspect who allegedly threatened his victim with a knife. At about 8.20am on Saturday (October 3) police were alerted to a raider at a home in Ashfield Park, Whickham, Gateshead. He was challenged by the occupants, who chased […]

UNIVERSITY of Sunderland (UoS) student Charlotte Riley is on a mission to make sure her centre of learning is doing its bit to protect the local hedgehog population from extinction. She has linked the UoS with a national scheme aiming to make university campuses a better place for the cute little animals – transformed into […]

THE North East is entering a period of restrictions due to an increase in Covid-19 cases in the area.  Sunderland, Newcastle, North and South Tyneside, Gateshead, County Durham and Northumberland councils – which between them serve a population of over two million people – had asked the government to bring in tighter local measures to […]

SUNDERLAND and the North East were today bracing themselves to face tighter Covid-19 restrictions, after local councils became worried about an increase in the number of people testing positive for the virus. Northumberland, Newcastle, Sunderland, North and South Tyneside, Gateshead and County Durham councils, which between them cover a population of over two million people, […]

Cal Pacino’s biggest Bellator bout has been put off for the second time. The fight that was scheduled to take place in Dublin on Saturday 22nd February has been cancelled as James “The Strabanimal” Gallagher has had to pull out due to an injury.   Below is the original article published 1st February 2020   […]

Sunderland’s emerging talents will be showcased at Independent as part of Independent Venue Week     Independent Venue Week is a unique nationwide initiative working with local music venues across the UK providing a local feel to every event. Funded by Arts Council England and the wider music industry and global brands, Independent is one of […]

Infinity War promised fans an experience that would bring the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and other characters like Doctor Strange together. Did Marvel pull it off?  Jake Anderson has this review for Spark. -Spoiler Alert- ‘Avengers Infinity War’ is one of the best Marvel movies to date and saying it is “good”, is an […]


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