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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, […]

It has been a very strange few months hasn’t it? We have been in a weird environment with the constant pressure of what the ‘ new normal’ will look like with us being in the middle of the ‘Rona’ pandemic of 2020. Because we have been stuck at home, we have not got to see […]

Ever wondered how to make eggy bread? Well look no further! Here’s Kai Valentine’s master recipe. Ingredients Eggs x 2 Milk (Full Fat) Bread. White. Lesco’s Finest. Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Method Crack eggs into bowl, add milk and mix. Transfer mixture to plate. Soak bread in mixture. Transfer bread to hot frying pan. Fry. […]

As it’s #InternationalWomensWeek here on Spark, each day this week we will be dropping a new episode of our NEW podcast! Each episode will focus on women’s issues and contain lots of discussion from other women. In the first episode we concentrate on contraception, which can be daunting for all women at any age. Episode […]

Not only are Spark playing ALL women artists and having female presenters all day, Sunday the 8th of March, for International Women’s Day.  BUT, Spark is going 1 better…International Women’s Week sees a breakfast takeover from the 9th till the 13th of March to celebrate the occasion.  This week will include female presenters all over […]

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 […]


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