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Sparkly cowboy hats adorned Sunderland as Beyoncé returned to the Stadium of Light on Tuesday, May 23, as part of her Renaissance tour. It was not the first time Queen Bey has come to the region, having previously brought her Lemonade tour to the city back in 2016. We were eased in at the start […]

Nexus’s Tyne and Wear metro system has been a staple in the north-east since it’s opening, on November 6, 1981. However, in recent years, the service has seen a fall in reliability in the service, with the percentage of trains arriving on time decreasing from 84% to 78% between March 2022, and March 2023. Nexus […]

King Charles III coronation marked the beginning of a new era for the royal family and their people.   He inherited the throne from his mother, Queen Elisabeth II on May 6, 2023 with great pomp and circumstance.   He is the 40th reigning monarch to be crowned at Westminster Abbey

A soon-to-be bride in Sunderland is keeping her love on a budget as she prepares for her big day. With the high cost of living, Endurance Idowu has been creative in finding ways to save money. Despite the challenges, she said: “I am optimistic, determined, and focused on a brighter future.’’

Nexus has announced a £2million refurbishment of the lifts and escalators at a problem-plagued Metro station in the heart of Newcastle. Head of renewals Sarah McManus said the refurbishment programme was to ensure that facilities at Haymarket station are fit for service for years to come. The station recently lost the use of one of […]

The TransPennine Express, which links the North East and North West, is to be brought under government control, for failing to achieve an acceptable standard of service. The Department for Transport said TransPennine’s contract will not be renewed on May 28, and a private company will take over its running on behalf of the government, […]

With the cost-of-living prices increasing in the UK, a record number of food parcels were given out in the past 12 months. More people have started to use their local food bank with the highest annual rise in food parcels being dispersed in the UK was in the North East at 54%.   I visited […]

  Sunderland is getting ready to celebrate the Eurovision song contest with a full day of free partying and entertainment in the heart of the city this weekend. Celebrations will kick off at 1pm on Saturday (May 13), with numerous activities to keep the whole family entertained, and will end with a live broadcast of […]


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