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Over two hundred children from across the North East made their way to the Washington Wetland Centre for some winter fun at the 2019 Puddle Jumping Championship. The annual event, which ran from February 18-27, 2019, featured various activities such as welly hanging, hurdle crossing and ceramic boot decorating among others. “Across the weekend and […]

As part of International Women’s Day, Sister Shack will be showcasing stalls with a creative, entrepreneurial and artistic background. For this event we have something extra special in store for you too. We will be focusing on the wellbeing of women by the way of specialist stalls, speakers, workshops and performers. Live DJs will provide […]

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 […]

While hugely popular annual events such as the Sunderland Airshow, Illuminations and Festival of Light and Penshaw Bowl will already be on many family calendars, there will be many other dates to follow as a huge range of sport, music and cultural events are confirmed throughout the year. This year’s city calendar sees classic favourites […]

Firefighters have been sent out overnight to tackle a blaze at the Peacocks store in Sunderland City Centre. Smoke was seen coming out of the roof tiles and eyewitness statements say that the fire may have been started from the rear of the building. Greggs, Fona Pizza, and The Salvation Army were also on site […]

Larnie Moles graduated with her Masters degree – and walked straight into a job with one of the most prestigious names in broadcasting. Larnie, 26, graduated with MA Radio from the University of Sunderland in November and immediately landed a post at the BBC Creative Agency in London. BBC Creative is the BBC’s in-house creative agency.  They […]

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 […]

Words by Ann-Christin Korsing Snow Patrol are on their UK/Ireland Tour with their album Wildness, which was published in May. First stop: Newcastle. The crowd slowly filled the Metro Radio Arena while entertained by two pre-acts: Roe and Foy Vance, both Irish singers like Snow Patrol. Roe was clearly touched: “I try not to cry” […]


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