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The University of Sunderland is today backing international calls for the release of its visiting Professor of Photography from a Bangladeshi jail. Shahidul Alam, an internationally-renowned Bangladeshi photographer, photojournalist, activist, and friend of the University, has been in police custody since August 5, 2018. He was arrested after an interview he gave to Al Jazeera, […]

A new Sunderland charity is looking for book donations as it works to improve literacy in the region. Sunderland Literacy Aid (SLA) was registered earlier this year in an attempt to positively impact literacy levels in the Sunderland area. Its aims include saving unwanted texts from landfill sites and overseeing their redistribution into to the […]

VK Electric… Into The Night is coming to nine cities across the UK for one huge party and a line-up you are going to be buzzin’ for. Summer banter doesn’t have to end yet, so grab your mates and get ready for some serious fun in Manchester, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol, Sheffield, Liverpool, Oxford and […]

By Dave Shaw Not many people can say they had the privilege of seeing Pale Waves play a sold out show at The Boiler Shop in Newcastle, a venue that is notoriously intimate for a band who are making waves (pun intended) across the airwaves (two in one sentence? ok) right now. They have been […]

Your community radio station has been nominated for six national radio awards. Here’s who’s shortlisted in the Community Radio Awards 2018: Spark itself has been shortlisted for the highly coveted ‘Station of the Year’ award.  “A station nomination is such a monumental win for us in the current community radio environment,” said Scott McGerty, Compliance […]

The time of the year has arrived where we think football. The EFL started last week with a convincing second half win for Sunderland against Charlton Athletic. Optimism is present across Wearside with season ticket sales up and more supporters regaining faith in the football team again. Jack Ross, the main man in the helm, […]

We are getting to that stage of the year where the next steps of your career needs to be decided. The Next Step Series will be a collection of broadcasts across Sunderland that will help you make the right decision after you receive your A Level or GCSE Results. Nathan Ely will take the station […]

Five Sunderland parks have kept the Green Flag status that recognises them as some of the best in the country. Barnes Park, Herrington Country Park, Hetton Lyons Country Park, Mowbray Park and Roker Park have this week (week beginning Monday 16 July) received prestigious Green Flag Awards – the mark of a quality park or […]


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