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Just 2% of Ukrainian refugees who have arrived in the UK are calling the North East their home. The North East and Wales have the joint fewest Ukrainian refugees of any region of the UK, according to new figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Almost half have settled in London (31%) and […]

The multi-purpose building has now been open for over four years and is situated next to the Stadium of Light; it hosts events such as five-a-side football and basketball. Although the building has been open for four years now and many people in and around the area are unaware of what the building has to offer […]

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness has requested £2m of extra government funding to help improve public safety and tackle anti-social behaviour. The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has applied for funding from the Home Office Safer Streets fund to introduce more night-time police patrols and overtime for officers on the Metro. Since securing […]

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic second-hand car prices have skyrocketed, with some values going up to nearly 40%. An example of this is a 2018 Vauxhall Mokka bought in Birtley last August for £12,000 would now be selling for 18,000. This is a 33% increase over time. This and the backlog of driving tests are making […]

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 […]

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