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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 […]

Sunderland’s longest established taxi firm is gearing up for a programme of summer events in the City, with the introduction of credit and debit card payment machines in all of its vehicles. Station Taxis has a fleet of almost 200 vehicles, and is the first taxi company in the City to roll out this facility […]

The Lightning Seeds’ Three Lions could be set to dominate the charts as World Cup fever sweeps the nation. Bookmaker Coral has slashed the odds on the 1996 hit reaching number one from 10-1 to 3-1. The anthem, sung by David Baddiel and Frank Skinner and written by Ian Broudie, has become synonymous with the […]

Suicide rates among students are higher than they were a decade ago, new figures suggest. New data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also indicates significantly higher suicide rates for male students than their female peers. The statistics show that overall, there were 95 students in higher education who took their own lives […]

Newcastle Arena have announced the introduction of new security measures including walk through metal detectors for future events at the venue. The walk through metal detectors will replace the current manual scanning procedure with the aim to increase security but also to increase the speed of entry for visitors. The new detectors are being installed […]


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