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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” […]

The cost of living crisis is affecting millions of people up and down the land, with households across the nation grappling with astronomically high energy bills, and their hard-earned money stretching ever-thinner. But there’s one aspect of our communities that is quietly being squeezed to the point of literal extinction in certain areas, and that […]

Former Newcastle United and Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is set to return to the Premier League to try and keep Leeds United amongst the elites in England’s first division. Allardyce will replace Javi Gracia at Elland Road, who was only appointed at the end of February. The Spaniard has really struggled to get his side […]

A Gateshead support group has welcomed proposed reforms to protect young people from the dangers of online gambling. 

DAZN’s potential new EFL TV deal could have major knock-on effects for non-league clubs according to Ashington chairman Brian Shotton. The broadcasting giants are on the verge of launching a £200million bid to buy the rights to 1,656 EFL matches from the beginning of the 2024-2025 season. Promotion-chasing Ashington are members of the Northern League […]

What is mesothelioma? It’s a certain type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, a carcinogenic mineral that was used widely in construction. Use of asbestos was scrapped in the UK in 1999 after blue and brown asbestos was banned from construction use in 1985 and has not been used since. Charity worker Kerry, who […]

Rail fares have risen this month making it the largest increase in a decade –  but campaigners claim the Government is on the wrong track.  Since March 5, prices have grown by 5.9% set by the Government that used the average earnings growth from July last year to set the cap. Fares haven’t risen as […]


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