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The World Cup is just over a week away, and one man on the plane to Qatar is Sunderland’s Jewison Bennette. Bennette, 18, joined Sunderland in the summer from his native Costa Rica. The young, dynamic winger is a fresh talent on Wearside and he has started positively in a Sunderland shirt. Bennette scored his […]

With the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) only a day away, North East Marvel fans have their say on Black Panther (2018) and how they feel about the upcoming film.   “The first film in my opinion was a very strong film. It had a well-versed cast, was well-written and the soundtrack was […]

Fenwick’s Christmas window theme was revealed as Clarice Bean: Think Like an Elf at their Newcastle department store, with the first in person unveiling since 2019. This year’s window was themed after Lauren Child’s Clarice Bean book series, with a private unveiling on Sunday, November 6 where part of Northumberland Street was blocked off for children from local […]

Sunderland Twitter users have reacted to Twitter Blue, a new subscription service following billionaire Elon Musk’s purchase of the platform. The new service allows people to pay $8 USD (or £7) to have the blue tick next to your username on the platform, with many criticising that the feature goes against the very point of […]

Journalists Kevin Maguire and Andrew Pierce will go head-to-head in a political debate.  Sunderland students and residents will make up the audience at the Hope Street Xchange on November 14, 2022.   University of Sunderland lecturer Neil Macfarlane will chair the event as the two guests field questions for an hour.   Neil Macfarlane said: […]

A community project supporting local people is having a positive impact on its users’ lives. Space4, founded in Houghton-le-Spring, aims to support the people of the community with advice, social opportunities and necessities like food. Established in 2014, it offers daily drop-in services, runs a food bank and organises weekly events for the community. Headed […]

Following calls from the Government to cut down on immigration after a supposed ‘invasion’ of the South East, is the North East also experiencing a similar influx? Home Secretary Suella Braverman has come under fire for suggesting there is an “invasion on our southern coast” in regard to a large increase of migrants arriving in […]

Sunderland residents have been reacting to the news that Stagecoach bus drivers will be staging a strike over the Christmas period. The GMB union, which represents the drivers, announced 10 new strike days, including Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. Operations Manager Sarah Peart, 33, feels the strikes are unfair, adding: “It will have an affect […]


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