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As more animals are brought into the facilities, animal rescue organisations are feeling the strain of the escalating demand.   Pressure on animal rescue centres: Pawz For Thought interview  Cats, rats, and mice are among the most frequently surrendered animals, and the cost-of-living crisis has played a significant role in the staggering number of animals entering […]

One of the current Conservative party’s flagship policies, the controversial Rwanda policy, has recently run into a major setback in the form of the UK supreme court. The Rwanda policy was a proposed solution by the conservative party in 2022 to the ongoing migrant crisis, backed strongly by Rishi Sunak and Suella Braverman. In short, […]

University 0f Sunderland students have been recognised for their work at the The Sparkie Awards. The Sparkie Awards celebrate student success, recognising the efforts and achievements of undergraduates and postgraduates across the media area at the University, featuring a range of categories, including audio, TV, film, post-production and sustainability. The nominees are: Best Audio Documentary […]

Sparkly cowboy hats adorned Sunderland as Beyoncé returned to the Stadium of Light on Tuesday, May 23, as part of her Renaissance tour. It was not the first time Queen Bey has come to the region, having previously brought her Lemonade tour to the city back in 2016. We were eased in at the start […]

Nexus’s Tyne and Wear metro system has been a staple in the north-east since it’s opening, on November 6, 1981. However, in recent years, the service has seen a fall in reliability in the service, with the percentage of trains arriving on time decreasing from 84% to 78% between March 2022, and March 2023. Nexus […]

On May 4, Sunderland University held a global food event at their city centre campus. The event features various food options from different countries around the world like Nigeria, China, South East countries and Malaysia.  Society Coordinator, Anna Kemp said that it is important to represent all the students on campus. “We hope there will […]

The cost of living crisis is crippling for many families but especially for small businesses across the North East that are struggling to cope with the ever rising prices. With the price of not only stock items and materials but also the price of rent and gas/electric for shops, many businesses are facing their biggest […]

A Northumberland charity wants to raise £3000 to rehome dogs rescued from the Chinese meat market. Dog Meat Trade Dachshund Rescue and Support Group Charity (DMT DRSG) is organising their third annual sponsored dog walk on June 4, with the proceeds helping to pay to bring the dogs to the UK. The walk is open […]

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