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University of Sunderland’s Reverend Chris Howson spoke out believing the Church of England’s lack of progressiveness and forward thinking have caused a decrease in Christianity. The Chair of Sunderland Interfaith and University Chaplain, Reverend Howson, believes inclusivity could be a problem causing the decline in Christianity.  Reverend Howson, who is the associate priest at Sunderland […]

Lecturers at the University of Sunderland are promising more strike action in the new year if employers don’t give them a better offer for pay and pensions.  The statement was made just days after a series of strikes took place last month and vowed that if employers don’t respond to the UCU’s concerns over pay, pensions and […]

Sunderland Branch Liaison Council have launched a new mental campaign – aiming to “fill the gap” in women’s mental health support.  The group announced the new campaign on Twitter, whilst they also said they would be working with Washington Mind and the Beacon of Light on the campaign.  They said on Twitter: “Happy to share […]

The Sunderland Food Bank has seen a 150% increase in people accessing the food bank compared to the same period last year. This comes after rising living costs forced people to rely on food banks to get by. The charity, which has eight locations across Wearside, has called for more volunteers and donations this Christmas […]

At the age of 16, Nick Pope felt his football dream was over after Ipswich Town – his boyhood club – released him.  Pope was a season ticket holder for the Tractor Boys, and it was his dream to represent the team he supported since he was a young boy.  After his release, Pope studied […]

North East journalist Craig Hope says he believes England’s World Cup squad is ‘fair’ – but doesn’t believe the side will progress past the last eight. With England securing a place in the round of 16 topping group B, followed by a 3-0 victory against Senegal securing them a place in the quarter finals, many […]

Callum Wilson has been handed a World Cup call-up following a strong start to the season, with North East journalist Craig Hope saying Wilson’s call up was “fully deserved.” Multiple others have also been selected for the World Cup from the North East including Nick Pope and Kieran Trippier, who were selected alongside Wilson, Fabian […]

Andrew Gimson’s comprehensive retelling of Boris Johnson’s tumultuous time as Prime Minister. Andrew Gimson begins his biography of Boris Johnson with Johnson’s obituary. His actual obituary, not his political one. Gimson was commissioned by the Daily Mail in April 2020 to give his account of Johnson’s life, in case the then Prime Minister died of […]


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