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To celebrate and raise awareness of Refugee Week, Good Vibes Presenter, Thushara spoke to CEO and Founder of Action Foundation, Julian Prior, discussing what the charity has been doing to celebrate Refugee Week, as well as reflecting on their journey in a year which sees Action Foundation celebrating 10 years. For anyone not familiar to […]

It’s Volunteer’s Week, starting Saturday 1st June. It’s running right here in Sunderland till Friday.   We caught up with Hannah Finney from Citizen’s Advice, which you can listen back to at sparksunderland.com/listenagain.   Fancy joining over 22,000 volunteers nationally? Get in touch at citizensadvice.org.uk Hannah.Finney@citizensadvicesunderland.co.uk 0191 417 4048

Local band The Strands will step into the big spotlight later this month when they play in front of an audience of 15,000 after winning the University of Sunderland’s Battle of the Bands 2019. The band made up of students from the university and talented local musicians were the overwhelming winners of the Battle of […]

Students and staff at the University of Sunderland are set to go head to head in a Battle of the Bands final on May 1, 2019.  The winners will have the opportunity to perform in front of 15,000 people on stage 2 of the This Is Tomorrow festival in Newcastle on Friday, May 24. The event, […]

To many his name might not be familiar, but a radio revolutionary is set to be remembered thanks to a University of Sunderland academic. In the week that would have marked his 100th birthday, broadcast legend Charles Parker is celebrated in a special Radio 4 programme on Saturday. Charles Parker: Radio Pioneer will be broadcast […]

Autistic people often feel under pressure to imitate “normal behaviour” in order to feel accepted in mainstream society, according to a University of Sunderland expert. On World Autism Day, April 2, Dr Amy Pearson, an autism researcher, said: “Mimicking neurotypical behaviour can help autistic people to fit in, but it also has a negative impact […]

University of Sunderland chaplain Chris Howson spoke to Drivetime presenter Katie Baggott about their ‘Together for Peace’ event at St Marks road mosque today. Prayers for solidarity are needed after the New Zealand terrorist attacks last Friday. This special Sunderland Interfaith Forum event took place tonight in the city to show solidarity and support from people of […]

Sharon Hodgson, Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West and Shadow Minister for Public Health sent a letter to Chris Grayling , Secretary of State for Transport today calling for the Tyne and Wear Metro to be extended to Washington. The letter detailed several reasons for an extension of the Metro line, including regional growth, accessibility […]


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