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Matthew Maltas is a local fashion designer, studying at the University of Sunderland. He is a third-year student and has already began his career by collaborating with Port Independent. I spoke to Matthew Maltas about the inspiration behind his designs and what’s next? First of all, I want to say congratulations on this collab with […]

To celebrate and raise awareness of Refugee Week, Good Vibes Presenter, Thushara spoke to CEO and Founder of Action Foundation, Julian Prior, discussing what the charity has been doing to celebrate Refugee Week, as well as reflecting on their journey in a year which sees Action Foundation celebrating 10 years. For anyone not familiar to […]

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 […]


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