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St Patrick’s Day festival taking place at a Newcastle venue including England v Ireland Six Nations match to celebrate St Patrick. Taking place in Newcastle City Centre with multiple forms of entertainment on show for 12 hours, the event promises to be one of the most popular occasions of the year. With the event still […]

Residents in Sunderland have reacted to the resignation of Nicola Sturgeon, the first female Scottish Prime Minister. Sturgeon confirmed she is resigning as the Scottish National Party leader after more than eight years in the role. The first female Scottish Prime Minister said she knew in her heart this was the right time to step […]

The Angel of the North turned 25 on Wednesday February 15, with this iconic landmark dominating Gateshead’s skyline. The Angel was sculptured by Sir Antony Gormley, and was completed in 1998. The 20-meter high statue is said to be the UK’s most viewed and famous work of art, whilst winning many accolades and awards over […]

The Mountain Daisy is under new management with the new team hoping to keep prices as competitive as possible for customers. The historic pub which is located on Hylton Road in Millfield, Sunderland, is a grade II listed building and was built in 1900. The pub also has a corner ceramic bar which is one […]

Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day. Literally. With a range of Valentine’s food options for your sweet tooth and some wholesome Valentine’s-themed meals. To be enjoyed alone, or even better, with someone you love. As the saying goes, the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. The Old Bank Pizza Co. The Old Bank […]

Plans for a historic former school to be turned into a restaurant have been given the green light. Langham Tower, one of the city’s most recognisable buildings and currently a bar and event venue, has had plans to transform the ground and first floor of the building into a restaurant approved by Sunderland City Council. […]

An investigation has been ordered into the poor sound quality inside Sunderland’s multi-million pound City Hall building.  Sunderland City Council moved into its current headquarters towards the back end of 2021, and meetings in the building’s chamber have been plagued by sound issues since.  City Hall on St Mary’s Way cost £42million to build.  At […]

Local residents have expressed concerns over the future of the National Glass Centre after reports of it relocating. Following a specialist external review, it’s been determined that £45million of repairs need to be carried out on the National Glass Centre (NGC), leaving the future uncertain for the building which locals have hit back at. Despite […]


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