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The Covid pandemic had a huge impact on the travel and holiday industry as according to the Office For National Statistics there was only 23,827 visits abroad by UK residents in the Covid heavy year of 2020 compared to a much larger 53,816 across only three quarters of 2022. However the Travel industry was still […]

Sunderland RCA have released an update on their bid to secure new grassroots pitches with Covid, anti-social behaviour and local elections now hindering their progress. The Northern League football side have a youth section that homes hundreds of children from Under 7s up – All of which proudly represent the RCA badge.  Sunderland RCA’s ever […]

Sunderland dog walkers could face on-the-spot fines of £100 if they are caught walking their dogs on prohibited sections of Roker and Seaburn beaches, after annual bans came into force earlier in the month. The bans, which see dogs prohibited from parts of the two beaches, will run until the end of September and are […]

  With no agreement reached between the government and striking junior doctors, the strikes look set to continue across England and Wales, including the North East.  Despite strikes taking place in both March and April, the government has refused to meet with the BMA, the union representing junior doctors, over a 35% pay increase demand described […]

Eurovision 2023 is less than two weeks away now, So we at Spark decided to ask North East Eurovision expert James Rowe for his thoughts on the 2023 edition. SP: Who do you think will win Eurovision this year? JR: So I think the big favourite this year is Sweden. They’re going to be represented […]

Friends of Fulwell, a charity based in Monkwearmouth. From sports activities for children and young people to shopping for older people. The Charity offers a wide range of activities. The organisation started as a sports programme for children and young people, but since 2016 it has continued to grow and now offers a wide variety […]

Spark Sunderland has asked a NHS professional what they think of the cost-of-living crisis and the rates of depression in the UK.  The cost-of-living crisis has affected many people living in the UK today, and a study released by the Office for National Statistics has suggested that 24% of those who reported difficulty paying their […]

The International Community Organisation of Sunderland is one of the largest charities in the North East that strives to better the lives of Black and Minority Ethnic individuals. The ICOS have launched many successful projects, such as Back in Control and the Eastern European Women’s group, that have seen resounding benefits. The charity’s Back in […]

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