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England begin their World Cup journey against Iran next Monday in Group B. Gareth Southgate’s men have arrived in Qatar ahead of a winter World Cup which kicks-off in a matter of days. England come into this one off the back of a strong two competitions, reaching the semi-final back in 2018 in Russia and […]

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has set out his priorities for the British economy with major changes in taxes and greater amounts of investment in critical public services. Despite the UK heading towards a recession, the Government established its priorities as “stability, growth and public services.” During his fiscal statement on November,17 the Chancellor highlighted the impact […]

Spark has been named Best Student Radio Station at the 2022 Student Radio Awards in London. 

Following calls from the Government to cut down on immigration after a supposed ‘invasion’ of the South East, is the North East also experiencing a similar influx? Home Secretary Suella Braverman has come under fire for suggesting there is an “invasion on our southern coast” in regard to a large increase of migrants arriving in […]

We asked the people of Sunderland their opinion on the former Health Secretary’s  decision to sign up for the hit reality show I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! Brad, 42 accountant, said: ” He shouldn’t be going, he’s laughing in our faces doing it and it’s one big joke to him.” This appeared […]

Reports from The Guardian and Telegraph suggest that the Government may U-turn on its commitment for a smoke-free UK by 2035.  The initial smoking action plan, proposed in the Conservative 2019 manifesto may have been called into question by the current health secretary Thérèse Coffey, according to Whitehall insiders. Those same sources have suggested that […]

In just 44 days after taking office, Liz Truss has resigned as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party. In an address outside Downing Street, Ms Truss said she could not deliver the mandate on which she was elected. Liz Truss is the shortest-serving Prime Minister in the UK. In a statement read outside […]

A University of Sunderland expert has called for tougher policies from tech giants to increase online safety.  Dr Derek Watson’s call comes as pressure mounts for an Online Safety Bill which is currently making its way through the House of Commons after the tragic death of London teenager Molly Russell.  Molly’s death sent shock waves […]


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