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Sunderland have announced the death of their legendary former player Charlie Hurley at the age of 87.  Hurley, a centre half, was dubbed ‘The King’ by Sunderland fans and joined the Black Cats in 1957 from Millwall. He was voted as ‘Sunderland’s Player of the Century’ on the club’s centenary in 1979.   Kelvin Beattie, of […]

With climate change still on the rise, scientists are looking for solutions to satisfy food security; the latest being python meat. Jennifer Igbafen gets the thoughts of the public on the possibility of python farming spreading to the UK.   Due to effects of climate change increasing climatic volatility, global food security is at risk […]

 There can be a great divide in opinion to whether influencers can be trustworthy or not. Or is this “untrustworthy” stereotype on content creators influenced by the people watch and commenting? Social media in 2024 is known to be an accepting and diverse platform. Many influencers and bloggers have the opportunity to connect with other […]

Vinted and Depop have become the choice of many fashion users to buy clothes with the rise of inflation and consumers wanting to be eco-friendly but, are they really as sustainable as we think? Social media is filled with second-hand clothing hauls from influencers sharing their latest buys, with Vinted reporting that they’ve had a […]

One powerful tool has emerged to document the plight of the Palestinian people: photography. As the world grapples with watching a genocide on their phones, photographers are wielding their cameras as instruments of truth and advocacy.  Since the October 7th Hamas attacks on Israel, the Gaza Strip also known as the world’s largest open prison […]

With the constant rise of European football and the Premier League, many believe that the magic of the FA Cup is slowly dying. However, that can’t be said for Sunderland fans who still revere that historic 1973 Fa Cup-Winning side, which remains one of the all-time great stories of the competition.  May 5th 1973. The […]

Paul Brayson – a non-league legend – recalls his “whirlwind” move down south and new responsibilities managing a young squad. For some football managers, they would give their players the night off if a game got postponed. However, after hearing Newcastle Benfield’s game against Redcar Athletic was called off, Paul Brayson began hauling his squad, […]

Millions of people come to the United Kingdom on a visa to study, work  and start a new life, with a whopping number of 685,000 of them being international students.    But how did obtaining an Indefinite Leave to Remain status change the lives of those who were once on a visa?   An ILR(Indefinite […]

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