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Small music venues are in crisis, according to the Music Venue Trust, 66 venues have closed in the last 12 months. However, we at Spark believe they need celebrating. As part of this we went to Cobalt Studios and asked them why they love their venue and why you should too. One of the reasons […]

Newcastle Food Festival was held over the bank holiday weekend from Saturday, May 4, 10 am to Monday 5pm at Exhibition Park. It featured food and drink stalls, live entertainment (including music, magicians, and comedians) and activities, such as a kid’s cooking class, a clip and climb wall and an axe-throwing court. There were also […]

The cost-of-living crisis is an issue faced by many in the UK today, as rising prices and increases to household bills are forcing people to make difficult decisions.     One such person is Robert Burton, a self-employed photographer living and working in the County Durham area. As a result of rising costs in shops, increases […]

A local train operator has scheduled an extra service from London Kings Cross to aid Gateshead fans in their commute home from the FA Trophy Final. Gateshead FC will take on Solihull Moors in the FA Trophy final, at Wembley Stadium in London, on May 11. The match will kick off at 16:45PM. There will […]

The Stadium of Light is the home to Sunderland AFC and has held some great fixtures over its time. From surviving relegation from the Premier League on the last day of the season, to witnessing consecutive relegations down to League One, Sunderland fans have been through it all. Here are 10 fan-favourite football matches to […]

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt visited the University of Sunderland campus to promote the new funding the city received. Mr Sunak even recorded a special jingle for the University student radio station Spark. A multi-million-pound state-of-the-art Television and Film studio has been given the funding it needs to be built. It is […]

Hebburn Town clinched promotion on the final day of the regular season after beating the oldest club in English football Sheffield 2-0 away from home. In a game that came with rife pressure, Hebburn held their nerve as nearest rivals Stockton Town did their job by winning 4-0 against Belper Town. In what has been […]


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