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The UK’s Homes For Ukraine scheme opened on 18 March, 2022 to Ukrainian citizens who already have UK citizens willing to house and sponsor them to help Ukrainian refugees escape their war-torn country. The UK government put no limits or caps on the sponsorship process meaning the UK should welcome any Ukrainian resident that applies […]

Is the 2012 games still inspiring generations in the North East of England?

Sir Keir Starmer has accused government ministers of ‘hypocrisy’ amidst a political scandal over minister’s personal tax affairs. Government ministers such as Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid have come under scrutiny over their tax arrangements. On a visit to Sunderland, Starmer said: “It’s hypocrisy to say, to so many people in Sunderland […]

A mother’s journey from war in Ukraine back to the safety of the U.K. that is fraught with danger and problems obtaining a visa. After fleeing Putin’s murderous war machine, the next fight was securing a U.K. visa for her sister-in-law and two children. This after Lena had made the more than 2,000 mile journey […]

Homeowners across the North East are being advised to seek out funding and reduce energy use to help tackle the rising cost of bills, after regulators raised the limit on energy prices. North East advisors, The Green Doctor, are helping homeowners who are struggling to meet demand for payment, and offering advice on managing bills. […]

Shadow Health and Social Care Secretary Wes Streeting has criticised the government for its mismanagement of the NHS during a visit to Sunderland. Currently over 40,000 residents in Sunderland and South Tyneside are on NHS waiting lists, with more than 18% waiting more than 18 weeks for treatment. Streeting said: “The Conservatives promised to ‘level […]

A Ukrainian living in the North East has described how he and his wife woke up in tears this morning after receiving emotional messages from relatives in their homeland confirming Russia’s invasion.  While Roman Slavinskiy expects a huge exodus of women and children from Ukraine as Russian forces continue to advance, he says the men […]

Sir Keir Starmer criticised Prime Minister Boris Johnson for breaking his contract with the British people during a visit to Sunderland.


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