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Slimming World Gateshead has come together to donate 500 Easter eggs to Gateshead food bank in an “incredible” effort.  Their Gateshead group is looking to help anyone they can this Easter, and the generosity of their members has meant that chocolate eggs will not be in short supply at the food bank.  Gemma Fisher, a […]

The post-Covid19 house price boom does not yet show any sign of stopping in the North East, according to estate agents. Despite rising energy, food and petrol prices, the average cost of a house in the region increased by around £33,000 in the 12 months, according to the Nationwide Building Society. And certain areas of […]

By Dylan Taylor The UK’s leading Parkinson’s Disease charity are calling for more public investment in research into the effectiveness of medicinal cannabis in treating sufferers. Parkinson’s UK want the Government to put more money into investigating whether people in the North East and beyond are justified in their belief that cannabis products can help […]

A charity night is taking place at The Jacksons pub in Sunderland, on Friday April 8 by volunteers aiming to take the number of aid lorries they have sent to Ukraine and Poland beyond 30. Help for Ukraine and Poland have been using pub as their hub for their donations every Tuesday and Thursday for […]

By Josep Aulet Salazar, Mitchell Tapner & Luke Duden Stocks of lateral flow tests in pharmacies across Sunderland have been completely wiped out, Spark can reveal, as the days of free Covid19 testing become a memory. And none of the 15 pharmacies we researched across the city have yet been told how and when they […]

The Conservative Party has launched its local election manifesto at the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens ahead of the local elections in May. One of the pledges made by the party is to cut council tax by £1 million for the residents of Sunderland. Leader of Sunderland Conservatives Coun Antony Mullen said: “This is a […]

Newcastle is renowned for having a nightlife that’s hard to beat, but it’s not just the present day that has given the city its party-going reputation. Newcastle has been a haven for music lovers, party animals and lovers of the “odd tipple or two” for many decades. Take a step back in time to view […]

TV personality Gemma ‘The GC’ Collins will star as Mama Morton in the acclaimed UK and Ireland tour of the international smash hit musical Chicago. Gemma will join the tour at the Sunderland Empire from Tuesday 31 May 2022 before continuing across the country. Best known as a media personality and businesswoman, Collins first featured in the reality series The Only […]


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