Lifestyle

I recently had the privilege of talking to Personal Trainer and founder of GYMBAM Jimmy Bamborough. You can tune in to Spark on 107FM or online on Wednesday (8th May) to hear the full interview, but for now here’s a sneak-peak of what we spoke about! Jimmy: “Hi my name’s Jimmy Bamborough, I am a […]

While hugely popular annual events such as the Sunderland Airshow, Illuminations and Festival of Light and Penshaw Bowl will already be on many family calendars, there will be many other dates to follow as a huge range of sport, music and cultural events are confirmed throughout the year. This year’s city calendar sees classic favourites […]

Words by Hebe Fryer On Monday, December, 10, I was lucky enough to attend my very own film premiere, at Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle. I was one of 15 young people from all over the North East to meet every Saturday from September to December as part of Tyneside Cinema’s Documentary Academy. Our task was […]

Students from the University of Sunderland are getting ready to join an all-star panel to get personal. As part of the UK’s biggest conversation about sex, media students and staff from the University will be joined by I’m a Celebrity winner and Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison, along with Embarrassing Bodies presenter Dr Christian Jessen. […]

Meet Princess Alaria of the North Sea. This University of Sunderland graduate is making a splash across the North East after finding work – as a mermaid. Princess Alaria – real name Hannah Potter – is fast becoming a popular fixture at both children’s parties and corporate events throughout the region. Hannah, from New Hartley […]

After Englands victory on Tuesday, Sunderland BID have announced that there will be a second FanZone at Low row which people can use for free. There will still be a FanZone in place at Sunniside Live for those attending the two day music festival which Spark will have coverage of. The FanZone location had been […]

Oscar-winning film producer Lord David Puttnam has today addressed one of the most diverse issues in the UK. Lord Puttnam has returned to the University of Sunderland, to the building built during his time as Chancellor (1997-2007). Spark Report’s Charlotte Price spoke to Lord Puttnam about what he’s been doing in Sunderland today: Brexit has […]

Harry’s Game Shack, the biggest gaming venue in the North East, has raised £1300 forSunderland Alzheimer’s Society after hosting a 12-hour charity gameathon.  The gameathon at Harry’s Game Shack, found above Geeky’s in Sunderland City Centre, had participants gaming solidly from 8pm until 8am the following morning, doing so all for charity. Alzheimer’s Society, provides information and support […]


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