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University of Sunderland vice-chancellor Sir David Bell shares statement following the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II.  In response to the announcement that Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II died yesterday afternoon at the age of 96, Sir David Bell said: “Along with the nation as a whole and the wider Commonwealth, the University of […]

The Queen has died, Buckingham Palace has announced. Elizabeth II, 96, was the nation’s longest-reigning monarch, serving as head of state for more than 70 years. The Prince of Wales is now King, having acceded to the throne immediately on the death of his mother. In a statement, the Palace said: “The Queen died peacefully […]

The Queen is under medical supervision at Balmoral with the royal family rushing to be by her side amid serious health fears for the nation’s longest reigning monarch. Buckingham Palace issued a statement at 12.32pm on Thursday saying royal doctors were concerned for health. They said the head of state was comfortable and her royal physicians recommended […]

New Prime Minister Liz Truss will on Thursday set out a plan to save households and businesses from financial ruin as a result of soaring energy bills. At her first Prime Minister’s Questions, Ms Truss confirmed her plan, expected to freeze household bills at around £2,500, will be set out in Parliament. She rejected the […]

Newcastle has made the shortlist of seven UK cities that could host the 2023 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. 

To mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we’ve delved into the photo archives to remember the times from recent years when the monarch has visited Sunderland and surrounding areas in the North East. All images are courtesy of Alamy Images.

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?

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