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As part of the Elections Act 2022, people in England, Scotland and Wales are now required to provide photo ID when voting. These IDs include passports and driving licenses. However it could be argued that not everybody has access to their passports and driving licenses, especially younger people.  The Conservative Government suggest that the new […]

Since the lockdown struck in March 2020, perhaps no industry has been hit as hard as the hospitality industry throughout the North East. Before the pandemic, 7.1% of total UK employment was in the hospitality industry while in the two years following the lockdown around £115 billion in expected sales was lost. Local businesses like […]

Polling statistics from The Sutton Trust suggest that 63% of students surveyed reported having spent less on food and essentials, with 28% saying they had skipped meals to save on food cost With the ever-increasing cost of living crisis clouding over deprived areas in the North East, students are some of the most struggling individuals […]

Sunderland AFC have earned their place into the Championship Play-Offs, which is great for the football club, yet is also great for local businesses. Match days draw people into Sunderland’s town centre before kick-off therefore more money is spent in local shops and after, meaning the clubs and bars in the town will fill up […]

On May 31 it is World No Tobacco Day, which informs the public on the dangers of tobacco use and aims to draw attention to the preventable deaths and diseases it causes.   According to the Office for National Statistics, there has been a decline in the proportion of cigarette smokers as well as an […]

  As the weather warms up and flowers begin to bloom, it’s the perfect time to make your garden more bee-friendly. Bees play an important role in plant pollination, but their numbers are declining due to habitat loss and pesticide use. You can help these important pollinators and make your garden more vibrant and beautiful […]

Cyber-attacks have increased due to the world’s increased connectivity during the pandemic. Which strategies should you use to combat them? Globally, the world has resorted to the virtual world since 2020, when the Covid pandemic hit. Since it became impossible to fulfil basic needs outside, the population’s basic needs had to be met internally. Since […]

There is no denying that Sunderland achieving promotion through the play-offs would be absolutely massive for the club. Attendances will rise back up to the high 40,000s, top flight football would be back in the city and the famous Tyne-Wear derby would return after a long seven-year absence.   However, promotion would be massive for […]

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