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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 […]

As the government finally admits the link between food banks and Universal Credit, Sarah Sinclair meets those let down by the system. “I don’t know if I’ll get through one day to the next, that’s the honest answer,” admits dad of one, Glen, at Bethany City Church food bank. “If I didn’t have a four-year-old […]

Written by Samantha Chapman Two men have been charged with the murder of Connor Brown, 18, from Sunderland. Connor was found behind The Borough pub in the city centre in the early hours of Sunday morning after an alleged stabbing. He was taken into hospital but later died from his injuries, which police say are […]

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 […]


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