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Sunderland Under-21 claimed a thrilling 4-3 extra-time victory at the Select Car Leasing stadium over Reading Under-21 in the Premier League 2 play-off semi-final to book their spot in the final. Black Cats captain Ellis Taylor scored a superb hat-trick, which included a last-gasp equaliser with the last kick of normal time to force the […]

The UK government has decided that from April 4th the minimum wage required for a skilled worker visa rises to £38,700. Until April this year, the minimum wage employers had to pay to sponsor someone for a skilled worker visa was £26,200. This is an increase of almost 50% and it is a worry to international students. Students on a student […]

The Northeast of England has seen an increase in population in recent years. UK-Population, a population database in the UK, has stated that Newcastle, which is the biggest city in the Northeast, has seen a population growth of 5,542 since 2022, but what is the reason for the continuous growth?   We spoke to London-born Wayne […]

Platforms like Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat could be forced to ban users under 18 if they do not implement rules set out by Ofcom. Ofcom have stated that although social media requires users to be over 13 years of age, children are regularly exposed to harmful content, such as posts promoting self-harm or violence while […]

A former University of Sunderland student has reached number two in the music charts after his debut release. Nathan Brown, from Ryhope, Sunderland had his first single released earlier this month after signing with Italian record label DPE. His two track EP went to number two in the Beatport electronic music chart. The single ‘I […]

South Shields Football Club recently played host to a vibrant fusion of football and culinary delights at their stadium, the 1st Cloud Arena to raise money for charity. On Friday, May 3rd, fans gathered to partake in the inaugural event named ‘Around the world in 90 minutes’, organised by the International Academy at South Shields […]

Durham Fringe is one of the UK’s largest performing arts festivals and is returning this July. Featuring act’s from all over the country, the festival highlights some of the best up and coming talent in the scene. Supplying some North East representation to the Fringe, are local theatre company, Menstrual Rage. Menstrual Rage are a […]

Opening a restaurant is not easy, so when it comes to doing it in an unknown environment and introducing different flavours this task becomes much more complicated. Awah Gentry, chef and co-owner of Native Cave explains her adventure. Native Cave is an Afro-Carribean restaurant that opened in July 2023, in the city of Newcastle. It […]

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