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Before the coronavirus lockdown, it was easy to keep yourself entertained to avoid feeling lonely; go to the pub, catch up with friends, the list is endless. However, during lockdown and waiting for restrictions to rise, people have been forced to seek new ways of staying connected to one another. For many, this was tuning […]

You can listen to the Vice-Chancellor's tribute to Prince Philip here: https://www.facebook.com/SparkSunderland/posts/10157588386786557

Former University of Sunderland student Jordan North is taking part in this years I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here and our Northern Light’s editor Ewan Gleadow will write up regular reviews of the series. North is currently a radio DJ on BBC Radio One, and regularly featured on Spark FM while he was a student […]

A NORTHUMBRIA Police dog has been praised by a top cop after helping hunt down a burglary suspect who allegedly threatened his victim with a knife. At about 8.20am on Saturday (October 3) police were alerted to a raider at a home in Ashfield Park, Whickham, Gateshead. He was challenged by the occupants, who chased […]

UNIVERSITY of Sunderland (UoS) student Charlotte Riley is on a mission to make sure her centre of learning is doing its bit to protect the local hedgehog population from extinction. She has linked the UoS with a national scheme aiming to make university campuses a better place for the cute little animals – transformed into […]

THE North East is entering a period of restrictions due to an increase in Covid-19 cases in the area.  Sunderland, Newcastle, North and South Tyneside, Gateshead, County Durham and Northumberland councils – which between them serve a population of over two million people – had asked the government to bring in tighter local measures to […]

The truth about sex was laid bare at the University of Sunderland after a panel of experts hosted a special radio broadcast.   Students and staff from the University joined BBC Radio 5 Live’s panel as part of the UK’s biggest conversation about sex.   Hosted by the station’s Anna Foster; Embarrassing Bodies presenter Dr. […]

Tickets for the hottest punk rock tour in town are selling fast! The first of two nights in London and the Bristol leg of the tour are now SOLD OUT, and the bands are gearing up for an explosive 10 date tour when they hit the road next month.     Academy Events and Fireball […]


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