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England begin their World Cup journey against Iran next Monday in Group B. Gareth Southgate’s men have arrived in Qatar ahead of a winter World Cup which kicks-off in a matter of days. England come into this one off the back of a strong two competitions, reaching the semi-final back in 2018 in Russia and […]

England’s World Cup squad have landed in Qatar. Yesterday Gareth Southgate and his 26-man squad landed in Doha, capital of Qatar, ahead of this years Fifa World Cup. The #ThreeLions have arrived in Doha! 🛬 pic.twitter.com/ML5yqmdug6 — England (@England) November 15, 2022   Fans across the region are preparing for glory after England’s performance in […]

Constituency boundary changes are on the horizon, with some proposed modifications set to dramatically transform the political landscape of the North East. New plans set out by the Boundary Commission show how constituencies in the region will change before the next General Election. Locally, Washington and Houghton & Sunderland South constituencies are set to be […]

With everyone getting excited for the festive season and looking forward to the big day next month, Spark have rounded up some Christmas workshop events going on all over the North East. Whether you love outdoor trails with a festive theme, or prefer staying warm with some crafts and hot chocolate, there is something for […]

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has set out his priorities for the British economy with major changes in taxes and greater amounts of investment in critical public services. Despite the UK heading towards a recession, the Government established its priorities as “stability, growth and public services.” During his fiscal statement on November,17 the Chancellor highlighted the impact […]

Spark has been named Best Student Radio Station at the 2022 Student Radio Awards in London. 

Nick Pope, Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson have been called up to the World Cup by Gareth Southgate.  The Newcastle United trio become the latest footballers to be called up to represent North East clubs at the World Cup. Newcastle’s Fabian Schär and Bruno Guimarães have also been handed call ups, while Sunderland’s Jewison Bennette […]

Peter Kay has announced his triumphant return to the comedy stage with a tour around the UK. This was shown during the ad break for Sunday night’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! He is returning to Newcastle in the spring of 2023. Kay, 49, from Bolton, is most famously known for his […]


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