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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 […]

Happy Chinese New Year! 恭喜发财! Did you know that Chinese New Year is celebrated in different countries around the world? Chinese New Year was first celebrated in the Shang Dynasty, 3500 years ago in China and soon spread across countries with high Chinese populations. It is now celebrated in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, […]

A Movember spokesperson has discussed the importance of men’s mental health to mark the 20th anniversary of the organisation.  Harry Cleary issued his thoughts on the organisation as a whole, men’s mental health in today’s world, anxiety and much more.  He said: “Men’s mental health is simply just not discussed enough”.  Harry embraced and touched […]

Spark volunteers have won six awards at the Student Radio Awards (SRAs) on Tuesday 14 at the O2 in London. The annual awards ceremony highlights the talent that student radio has to offer with volunteers and industry professionals alike coming together to celebrate their achievements. The station brings home to Sunderland: GOLD – Best Presenter […]

  Christmas is just 46 days away and decorations are up for grabs for affordable prices here in Sunderland. The Bridges Shopping Centre is well known for its bright and lovely Christmas decorations. Some families already have their decorations up and in ready for the festive season but if you are finding it difficult to […]

Spark is celebrating its fourteenth birthday on October 26. Over the years, the station has brought listeners from all around Sunderland (and beyond) thousands of shows, plenty of presenters and so many stories that shape our city. The award-winning station has always strived for excellence over its fourteen years and will continue to for many […]

On September 25, a two-week strike by Go North East was announced due to driver protests about pay disputes. “We’re sorry to tell you that Unite the Union has called a series of strikes at Go North East which are likely to bring many of our bus services to a halt on the following dates:  Saturday […]

October is most known for its Autumn leaves and its spooky celebrations but this time of year is also very important to the Black community – with Black History Month being celebrated throughout the month. The celebration honours and acknowledges the historical achievements and contributions of Black individuals to British society, culture, and history. The […]


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