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Nexus’s Tyne and Wear metro system has been a staple in the north-east since it’s opening, on November 6, 1981. However, in recent years, the service has seen a fall in reliability in the service, with the percentage of trains arriving on time decreasing from 84% to 78% between March 2022, and March 2023. Nexus […]

The International Community Organisation of Sunderland is one of the largest charities in the North East that strives to better the lives of Black and Minority Ethnic individuals. The ICOS have launched many successful projects, such as Back in Control and the Eastern European Women’s group, that have seen resounding benefits. The charity’s Back in […]

Sunderland are one game away from making history and securing a second consecutive year in the EFL play-offs. The Black Cats were touted to struggle this season in the Championship, especially when manager Alex Neil left in controversial circumstances, but SAFC fanzine A Love Supreme have said that new boss Tony Mowbray has “surprised everyone” […]

The cost of living crisis is affecting millions of people up and down the land, with households across the nation grappling with astronomically high energy bills, and their hard-earned money stretching ever-thinner. But there’s one aspect of our communities that is quietly being squeezed to the point of literal extinction in certain areas, and that […]

Anna Bondarenko arrived in the north east in 2022 after fleeing the war in Ukraine and moved in with a family in Whickham. She endured a long journey from Kremenchuk to the UK by train and is now focussing on her dream job in the photography and illustration industry. Currently working as a photographer for […]

Recent studies have found that boys are typically diagnosed with autism at age seven while women are more likely to receive a diagnosis in their 30s. Mya Clouston speaks to two women with autism and a charity hoping to change this. Lauren graduated from the University of Sunderland with a first-class degree in Illustration and […]

An investigation into snooker’s rise from a Commonwealth-only game to a genuinely worldwide sport. Since snooker began, it has always been a popular sport in the UK. The identity of the game is changing as the sport spreads to other countries globally, with tournaments across the world and its biggest break has undoubtedly been in […]

Less than a decade ago, South Shields FC were playing in front of literally a man and his dog. Now, they are going all out to conquer America. But what is the story behind the latest trans-Atlantic leg – designed to attract young players from the US and elsewhere – of the incredible Shields journey? […]


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