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  Dog walkers could be fined up to £100 as summer beach restrictions are set. Local dog walkers and businesses are upset by the measures as they face a disruption of their routines and a decline in customers during the week. The council have asked dog walkers to check for signs before letting their pets […]

Following immense popularity with attracting over 6000 visitors since the 23rd of March, Ushaw House in Durham has decided to extend its exhibition “A century of Wedding Gowns” until June 30th. This beautiful exhibition features over 70 dresses from those belonging to Sunderland brides to recreations of iconic royal gowns. Generously donated by Sunderland brides […]

South Shields FC’s 1st Cloud Arena played host to a charity football showcase between content creators and supporters alike. The unofficial Tyne-Wear Derby game starred names such as Adam Pearson, Roobenstein and SAFC Fans React which resonate with local supporters of bost Newcastle United and Sunderland. The event – hosted by Back of the Net […]

Recently, Blyth Spartans owner Tony Platten announced the sale of the club to businessman Irfan Liaquat.   On the last home game of the season against Brackley Town, Blyth Spartans fans gave their opinions on the new ownership. Unfortunately for Blyth they got relegated to the Nothern Premiership, so that is a hurdle for the […]

Space North East is celebrating another incredible year of providing mental health support for the men of Sunderland. From charity walks to weekly meet-ups, the charity has gone above and beyond to offer advice and spread awareness of mental health and male suicide rates. The charity was founded by James Fildes two years ago in […]

In the aftermath of this year’s local elections, there has been a big change in how the North East is governed. We now have a mayor, a devolved leader who has powers over transport, and local investment as well as serving as a powerful voice for the region. The idea of regional devolution is not […]

Greens pub, located in the heart of Sunderland City Centre will remain open after going into administration. It was part of a group of 25 pubs in Northeast and Yorkshire to go into administration. The pub was formerly owned by Blackrose, however, after going into administration, it was taken over by Queensway Hospitality. Greens is […]

Durham County Council made the decision earlier this year to introduce parking charges in many of their local car parks.  This decision has been unwelcome by local residents and the small businesses situated along the seafront amid fears this will take business away from Seaham. Residents are sharing their fears for the community and urging […]

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