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A survey has been conducted by Get Licensed, revealing Newcastle at number nine on the list and York as the top spot for a night out in the UK. York has also been revealed as the safest city for a night out, whilst Newcastle was ranked seven for drinking spots. The survey comes as the […]

More and more trans people across the UK are having to set up crowdfunding pages to afford their transition. As NHS waiting lists grow, the trans community is raising their funds to receive treatment privately. Phoebe Jackson is just one of those people, after; coming out as transgender 18 months, she decided to medically transition. […]

Local Sunderland fashion entrepreneur, Miguel Rueda, has gained great success with his clothing brand by people shopping through social media. Miguel started his online shop after discovering that he could not find anything he liked when he was shopping for himself. His collection is based on the weather and how each garment can work for […]

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 […]

The response from the community to the event was a success which organisers hope to roll out on an annual basis to help families with young girls getting prom dresses. Bright Futures, based in South Shields, work with young women and girls aged up to 25 to give them a brighter future.  The charity won […]

Sunderland home owners remain in temporary accommodation months after the Whickham Street Gas Explosion. We spoke to a resident on Whickham Street and Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive Officer at Gentoo Group, about the incident.

The European Duathlon Championships are set to take place in Bilbao in September later this year and members of the Sun City Tri Club have been taking part in training sessions every Wednesday evening. One member, Simon Reynolds, who has competed in the Championships previously in Romania, Germany and Spain, is now attempting his fourth […]

The coronavirus pandemic has seen NHS waiting lists lengthened by 18 months for those who are seeking an Autism diagnosis across the North East for the first half of the assessment.  Charlotte Appleby from Wallsend was forced to seek a private diagnosis for Autism, after learning from her GP that she would have to wait […]


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