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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 […]

The title race between Hebburn Town and Stockton Town is reaching its climax, and the upcoming round of fixtures on Saturday 27 April 2024, is set to be absolutely thrilling. Hebburn Town travel to face off against Sheffield, while Stockton Town will be taking on Belper Town. The outcome of these matches will have a […]

Sunderland have announced the death of their legendary former player Charlie Hurley at the age of 87.  Hurley, a centre half, was dubbed ‘The King’ by Sunderland fans and joined the Black Cats in 1957 from Millwall. He was voted as ‘Sunderland’s Player of the Century’ on the club’s centenary in 1979.   Kelvin Beattie, of […]

Kim McGuinness, who is representing Labour in the upcoming North East mayoral election, has outlined her three main priorities if she was to be elected. She told Spark that she would focus on “Job creation, from the foundational economy with measures to support the high street to green engineering jobs backed by a Mayoral Development […]

From ‘the Tyne to Palestine,’ a beacon of solidarity and compassion illuminated the shores of North Shields on International Women’s Day. On the evening of March 8, 2024, the event, held at King Edward’s Bay, gathered a diverse group of individuals in a display of solidarity with Palestine. Participants, donned in black attire, carried lanterns […]

The UK government stated it plans to introduce a new tax on vapes and vaping products alongside a plan to ban disposable vapes to try and tackle the epidemic of children vaping. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt stated in the 2024 Budget that a new duty for vaping products will come into action by October 2026. The […]

  At Northumbria University, students and staff gathered for a candle-lit vigil organised by the Friends of Palestinian Society, demanding a lasting ceasefire in Gaza. Over 28,000 Palestinians have been killed since the war broke out.  Similar vigils spanned across multiple cities globally for consecutive months, highlighting a unified plea for an end to the […]

Five MPs, representing Sunderland and Newcastle, voted No on the House of Commons’ third reading on the Safety of Rwanda bill. The bill outlines that the purpose is to prevent and deter any illegal migration by returning the refugees to Rwanda while the UK processes their application. MP Nick Brown, who represents Newcastle upon Tyne […]


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