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A group of university students are passionately reaching out to empower refugees and asylum seekers through the gift of education – a tale of hearts bridging the gaps created by borders and backgrounds. North East Solidarity and Teaching (N.E.S.T), a student-led volunteer initiative centred at Newcastle University Students Union, is dedicated to offering educational support […]

Former Sunderland and Cardiff City defender, Gary Bennett has backed plans for a new governing body for women’s football saying the news comes at a “good time.” North East teams Sunderland Women and Durham Women are among the clubs in the Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship that unanimously voted to establish a new governing […]

The Black Cats are set to host Darren Moore’s Huddersfield Town who are looking to curb their run of five winless matches at the Stadium Of Light tonight. Tony Mowbray’s side succumbed to a 2-0 loss to Plymouth Argyle last time out, so the hosts will be looking to get back to winning ways with […]

UEFA have stood down the VAR and Assistant VAR from Champions League games following a controversial penalty decision in the dying moments of Newcastle’s game away to Paris Saint-Germain. And as the fallout from the 1-1 draw continues, Newcastle MP Chi Onwurah has called on UEFA to be “honest” with fans. The Parisians were awarded […]

A student working in Dublin has spoken of the ‘panic’ as staff and shoppers were placed in lockdown while looters destroyed buildings and vehicles in a series of riots.  Last week’s riots occurred after a stabbing in the city left five people injured, including three young children. Those behind the ensuing looting, arson and violence […]

Sunderland’s Fire Station hosted the BBC Reith lecture on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. Seeing a number of students, lecturers, and local VIPs in the audience. Hosted by Professor Ben Ansell, ‘The Future of Solidarity’ is section 3 of the BBC’s 4-part special. It travels internationally as a show chaired by television presenter and journalist Anita […]

Nissan has announced that it will build two new electric car models in Sunderland as part of a two billion pound investment into the UK’s car manufacturing industry, securing thousands of local jobs. The investment will involve the building of a third major ‘Gigafactory’ for electric batteries, accompanying the existing Sunderland sites, alongside support for […]

Sunderland’s small businesses are stepping into the spotlight, enticing shoppers with a variety of special offers as part of Small Business Saturday—an annual event celebrating independent traders set to take place on Saturday, December 2. These offers include the opportunity to enter a prize draw at Aphrodite, a premier menswear shop at Vine Place, for […]


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