Tyne and Wear’s most senior firefighter, Chris Lowther, has announced his retirement after 26 years in the job. Lowther, 50, announced his plans to retire on Monday but will remain in post until a replacement is announced in May. He will then oversee a handover period, retiring no later than October 31. Chris said: “It […]
Students at the University of Sunderland have successfully raised £4080 for earthquake victims of Turkey and Syria. The money was raised over two events hosted by the Sunderland Islamic Society (ISOC) at the University’s CitySpace in February and March. A Cup of Kindness was the latest event held on March 3, and managed to raise […]
A church which has been left abandoned and unused for several years could be demolished to make way for new social housing, according to plans submitted by Sunderland City Council. St Cuthbert’s Methodist Church in Ryhope has been slated for demolition, with the plan to build social housing in its place to accommodate new people […]
Chester-le-Street-based gym 2B-Fit are organising a mammoth fitness challenge in May to raise mental health awareness after they lost a much-loved member to suicide on what will be their 10th birthday. The event will celebrate the life of Michelle Bainbridge, who sadly took her own life in May 2021 with funds being donated to If […]
Metro operator Nexus is increasing ticket prices by 14%, for those who do not have Nexus digital payment methods. Nexus is urging people to use their smart prepaid ‘Pop’ cards or smartphone, saying this is going to save them more on fares instead of using ticket vending machines. The One Zone ticket which allows customers […]
The cost for motorists using council-run car parks in Newcastle city centre will increase at the end of April.
Whitley Bay Metro station, which was damaged by wild weather last month, will remain closed until the end of March.
Anti-racism campaigner Gary Bennett was awarded the Freedom of the City of Sunderland on Wednesday night (March 8). The event at Sunderland City Hall saw Bennett, along with Lionesses Steph Houghton and Jill Scott, formally given the award, which Sunderland City Council say is awarded to those who are valued members of the community. His […]