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Amid the stark realities of the ongoing Gaza crisis, a beacon of hope emerged in Newcastle as Jeremy Corbyn, a steadfast advocate for Palestinian rights, took centre stage. Newcastle played host to a fervent discussion on peace and solidarity amidst the tumultuous landscape of the Middle East. On February 11, PalesTyne, a Palestinian support group […]

Armed police have raided two properties in Newcastle as the hunt for suspected chemical attacker Abdul Shokoor Ezedi continues.  The two addresses, a pizza takeaway where Ezedi worked and a flat above, were searched in the early hours of the morning as part of a joint operation between the Metropolitan and Northumbria Police.  Ezedi has […]

A man from the Newcastle area, Abdul Shokoor Ezedi, 35, is on the run after an alkaline attack on a woman and two children in Clapham, London. By Ryan O’Hara and Joshua Kirtley The woman, 31, and her two children, aged three and eight, were attacked on Wednesday evening around 7pm and are experiencing possible […]

A North East homelessness charity is asking the public for donations once more at this “joyous and sad” time of year. Latest figures from the St. Mungo’s charity have shown that the number of rough sleepers in the UK has reached an “all-time high”, with the number rising by 26% since the start of 2023.   […]

National Rail had a planned strike on Saturday 2nd December which affected thousands of Sunderland fans ahead of the clubs visit to Millwall. Many supporter’s plans were disrupted and in some cases totally ruined. Patrick Oakley, 42, had his plans thrown into chaos as LNER announced all of their drivers would walk out on the […]

A North East MP who is rumoured to be a potential challenger to PM Rishi Sunak has received a large campaign donation, Spark can reveal. According to the Register of MPs’ interests, Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP Sir Simon Clarke, who has not previously declared interest in leadership of the Conservative Party, received a […]

NHS workers have stated that the recent pay-rise “isn’t enough” and that they feel “underappreciated”. On November 21, 2023, the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, announced that the National Living Wage will increase by over a pound an hour from April 2024. This means that the average nurse within the NHS would earn an extra £520 a […]

Over £18,663.60 has been spent by police forces across the UK to repair vehicle mis-fuelling incidents since 2019. Freedom of Information Act requests to four police forces across the UK revealed that since 2019, there have been 117 incidents of police vehicles being filled with incorrect fuel. The average cost of repairing each vehicle was […]


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