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The Football Association has distanced itself from Newcastle United kit supplier Castore’s ‘wet kit’ controversy, saying shirt choices are a matter for clubs. Following reports of Aston Villa players complaining the ‘wet look’ kits were adding unnecessary weight and impacting performances, the Midlands club made a complaint to the kit supplier last week. TV and […]

A North East MP has called on Ofcom to “intervene” following the suspension of Laurence Fox by GB News. Mr Fox, 45, was suspended formally on Wednesday morning after comments he made about PoliticsJOE journalist Ava Evans on the show Dan Wootton Tonight on 26 September. The Lewis actor-turned-politician came under fire for an exchange […]

King Charles III coronation marked the beginning of a new era for the royal family and their people.   He inherited the throne from his mother, Queen Elisabeth II on May 6, 2023 with great pomp and circumstance.   He is the 40th reigning monarch to be crowned at Westminster Abbey

The TransPennine Express, which links the North East and North West, is to be brought under government control, for failing to achieve an acceptable standard of service. The Department for Transport said TransPennine’s contract will not be renewed on May 28, and a private company will take over its running on behalf of the government, […]

  Sunderland is getting ready to celebrate the Eurovision song contest with a full day of free partying and entertainment in the heart of the city this weekend. Celebrations will kick off at 1pm on Saturday (May 13), with numerous activities to keep the whole family entertained, and will end with a live broadcast of […]

As part of the Elections Act 2022, people in England, Scotland and Wales are now required to provide photo ID when voting. These IDs include passports and driving licenses. However it could be argued that not everybody has access to their passports and driving licenses, especially younger people.  The Conservative Government suggest that the new […]

THE North seems far less excited about today’s coronation of King Charles III than the South, according to the number of official street parties planned in our region. The North-South Royal divide is illustrated by the Eden Project Communities’ ‘Big Lunch Map’, which shows there are significantly fewer street parties and lunches taking place in […]

Sunderland are one game away from making history and securing a second consecutive year in the EFL play-offs. The Black Cats were touted to struggle this season in the Championship, especially when manager Alex Neil left in controversial circumstances, but SAFC fanzine A Love Supreme have said that new boss Tony Mowbray has “surprised everyone” […]


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