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The first Tyne and Wear Metro train is nearing completion ahead of its arrival later this year. Nexus, which operates Metro, has released a new image showing the nearly-finished train on the production line at the Stadler factory in Switzerland. Stadler, who will manufacture and maintain the new trains, are in the process of fitting […]

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness has requested £2m of extra government funding to help improve public safety and tackle anti-social behaviour. The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has applied for funding from the Home Office Safer Streets fund to introduce more night-time police patrols and overtime for officers on the Metro. Since securing […]

A survey has been conducted by Get Licensed, revealing Newcastle at number nine on the list and York as the top spot for a night out in the UK. York has also been revealed as the safest city for a night out, whilst Newcastle was ranked seven for drinking spots. The survey comes as the […]

Sunderland home owners remain in temporary accommodation months after the Whickham Street Gas Explosion. We spoke to a resident on Whickham Street and Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive Officer at Gentoo Group, about the incident.

Prospective homebuyers are being pushed out of the Jesmond housing market as asking prices in the suburb reach new highs. The average asking price for properties for sale in Jesmond reached £361,564 in March – the second-biggest jump seen anywhere in the UK in the last 12 months. This marks an increase of 23% from […]

Watch as the Sunderland City Runs took place in the city as thousands of runners took on the 10km and Half Marathon races.

The MP for Washington and Sunderland West is celebrating the 10th anniversary of International School Meals Day in the UK today. Mrs Sharon Hodgson is the chair of the All-party Parliamentary Group on School Food which discusses better provisions in school food and ensures children are receiving high-quality school meals in and out of school. […]

Sam Tompkins has had a whirlwind year, having just reached the UK Album Charts top 10 with his latest project, Who Do You Pray To? Brighton-native Sam will be swapping one coastline for another when he headlines A Stone’s Throw festival later this month. Here, he chats to us about visiting the North East, starting […]


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