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This year, Sunderland welcomed people in the hundreds of thousands for the annual event that every year – brings the best pilots, planes and attractions to the coastline of sunerland. With displays from teams such as the RAF Typhoon, Broncos, The swiss PC-7 team, and the outstanding Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight (to name but […]

Tracy from Age UK spoke to Breakfast presenter Nick Borthwick about their new Meaningful Connections project that supports people in Sunderland who are over 50 and identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community.   If you would like to know more about Age UK and all of the amazing things they do you can visit […]

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

I recently had the privilege of talking to Personal Trainer and founder of GYMBAM Jimmy Bamborough. You can tune in to Spark on 107FM or online on Wednesday (8th May) to hear the full interview, but for now here’s a sneak-peak of what we spoke about! Jimmy: “Hi my name’s Jimmy Bamborough, I am a […]

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 […]


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