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The British music industry contributed £6.7 billion to the UK economy in 2022. Yet, according to the Music Venue Trust, 66 venues have closed in the last 12 months. But why and what can be done? The origins of this crisis are due to rent increases with 125 UK venues abandoning live music in the […]

  At Northumbria University, students and staff gathered for a candle-lit vigil organised by the Friends of Palestinian Society, demanding a lasting ceasefire in Gaza. Over 28,000 Palestinians have been killed since the war broke out.  Similar vigils spanned across multiple cities globally for consecutive months, highlighting a unified plea for an end to the […]

International student enrollments saw a drop from last year, despite having 115,730 applicants from countries outside the UK this past academic year. A big deterrent for these students, who according to the government bring in massive economic support, are the ever-increasing tuition costs. Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Sunderland, […]

Northumbria Police are investigating an area of Roker Beach in Sunderland after “suspected human remains” have been found. The police were seen having a major search of the area on Tuesday, February 13, and it has been reported that searches have continued. A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly after 10am on Tuesday, we received a […]

As The Angel of The North celebrated its birthday on Thursday, locals, including an Olympic torch bearer, shared their memories of the landmark.   The Angel turned 26 years old today and located on the side of the A1 motorway, it stands 65ft (20m) tall dominating Gateshead’s skyline.  Sir Antony Gormley was the designer behind the […]

Five MPs, representing Sunderland and Newcastle, voted No on the House of Commons’ third reading on the Safety of Rwanda bill. The bill outlines that the purpose is to prevent and deter any illegal migration by returning the refugees to Rwanda while the UK processes their application. MP Nick Brown, who represents Newcastle upon Tyne […]

Primark Metrocentre is getting a makeover with a 14,100 square foot extension. The store, located in Anchoring Exhibition Square, is to take over unused space previously owned by Argos. The extension open date is to be confirmed this summer. Conor Walsh, Director of Sales UK commented:  “We are excited to be extending our popular Gateshead […]

Amid the stark realities of the ongoing Gaza crisis, a beacon of hope emerged in Newcastle as Jeremy Corbyn, a steadfast advocate for Palestinian rights, took centre stage. Newcastle played host to a fervent discussion on peace and solidarity amidst the tumultuous landscape of the Middle East. On February 11, PalesTyne, a Palestinian support group […]


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