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Our work experience student, Bethan Baker, looks at Sunderland’s thriving art scene. Due to Sunderland’s repute as the home of the Stadium of Light and the Black Cats, the city is perhaps not seen as synonymous with great art and culture; despite this, in the recent years Sunderland has gained national fame for holding the […]

As Britain gears up for another summer of festivals, work experience student Ewan Wishart looks back on his first festival experience. Last summer I set off for my first experience of a music festival. Anticipation had been building from the moment the line-up of ‘Leeds fest’ was revealed. Ultimately, among my peers, it had been […]

As the government finally admits the link between food banks and Universal Credit, Sarah Sinclair meets those let down by the system. “I don’t know if I’ll get through one day to the next, that’s the honest answer,” admits dad of one, Glen, at Bethany City Church food bank. “If I didn’t have a four-year-old […]

Written by Samantha Chapman Two men have been charged with the murder of Connor Brown, 18, from Sunderland. Connor was found behind The Borough pub in the city centre in the early hours of Sunday morning after an alleged stabbing. He was taken into hospital but later died from his injuries, which police say are […]

As part of International Women’s Day, Sister Shack will be showcasing stalls with a creative, entrepreneurial and artistic background. For this event we have something extra special in store for you too. We will be focusing on the wellbeing of women by the way of specialist stalls, speakers, workshops and performers. Live DJs will provide […]

  Want to go see the X-Factor live tour at the arena on Saturday the 2nd of March?   We’ve got 2 pairs of tickets to give away to 2 lucky winners!   Want to be in with a chance of winning? All you have to do is answer this question – “The 2018 X […]

While hugely popular annual events such as the Sunderland Airshow, Illuminations and Festival of Light and Penshaw Bowl will already be on many family calendars, there will be many other dates to follow as a huge range of sport, music and cultural events are confirmed throughout the year. This year’s city calendar sees classic favourites […]

Firefighters have been sent out overnight to tackle a blaze at the Peacocks store in Sunderland City Centre. Smoke was seen coming out of the roof tiles and eyewitness statements say that the fire may have been started from the rear of the building. Greggs, Fona Pizza, and The Salvation Army were also on site […]


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