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Sunderland have announced the death of their legendary former player Charlie Hurley at the age of 87.  Hurley, a centre half, was dubbed ‘The King’ by Sunderland fans and joined the Black Cats in 1957 from Millwall. He was voted as ‘Sunderland’s Player of the Century’ on the club’s centenary in 1979.   Kelvin Beattie, of […]

Why are food videos so entertaining? With the recent rise of TikTok – what I eat in a day videos are becoming the new big trend.  These short videos have become so popular over the past few years that it’s created problems. It is very easy for people on social media to compare what they […]

This week Spark Sunderland headed to the University of Leeds, to attend SRA Con 2024. Arriving on Monday afternoon, the event kicked off with a keynote talk from University of Leeds alumni – with Jaguar Bingham, Mo Ayoub, Helena Webb and Sammy Jones all talking about how student radio impacted their careers. It was then […]

In the last decade-and-a-half, there has been an explosion in the popularity of vinyl records. But who are the people fuelling the vinyl revival? Callum Rowe investigates. 

With Easter coming up, many of us will be dazzled and tempted by the shiny foil-wrapped treats lining the shelves, however, the prices will leave a less sweet taste in our mouths. The price of chocolate has increased by over 40%, during February leaving companies and manufacturers concerned about the future of their business. Richard […]

Port of Call, one of Sunderland’s most popular restaurants, has launched its new menu after celebrations of their 10 year anniversary. The well-loved bar and restaurant has now been trading in Sunderland’s city centre for 10 years, and with owners Karen and John Dickman also announcing renovations of sister restaurant Gatsby, it seems to be […]

Established in 1999, March 21 is World Poetry Day, a day dedicated to celebrating poetry in all its forms the world over.  According to the UNESCO website, World Poetry Day serves to honour poets and to promote the reading, writing and teaching of poetry of all kinds. And, here in Sunderland, we have a long […]

With two weeks off over Easter, I’m sure everyone’s currently scrambling to find egg-citing things to do over the holidays. Whether it’s with kids or without, we’ve rounded up some of the best things in Sunderland to fill your time. Stack Seaburn is running multiple Easter-themed events for the kids, starting with ‘A Celebration of […]


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