Regional News

Platforms like Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat could be forced to ban users under 18 if they do not implement rules set out by Ofcom. Ofcom have stated that although social media requires users to be over 13 years of age, children are regularly exposed to harmful content, such as posts promoting self-harm or violence while […]

South Shields Football Club recently played host to a vibrant fusion of football and culinary delights at their stadium, the 1st Cloud Arena to raise money for charity. On Friday, May 3rd, fans gathered to partake in the inaugural event named ‘Around the world in 90 minutes’, organised by the International Academy at South Shields […]

In the aftermath of this year’s local elections, there has been a big change in how the North East is governed. We now have a mayor, a devolved leader who has powers over transport, and local investment as well as serving as a powerful voice for the region. The idea of regional devolution is not […]

Greens pub, located in the heart of Sunderland City Centre will remain open after going into administration. It was part of a group of 25 pubs in Northeast and Yorkshire to go into administration. The pub was formerly owned by Blackrose, however, after going into administration, it was taken over by Queensway Hospitality. Greens is […]

Durham County Council made the decision earlier this year to introduce parking charges in many of their local car parks.  This decision has been unwelcome by local residents and the small businesses situated along the seafront amid fears this will take business away from Seaham. Residents are sharing their fears for the community and urging […]

Amid a successful first season, South Shields International Academy looks to expand its program with the addition of a women’s team. In September, South Shields FC’s International Academy launched with the University of Sunderland, drawing talented players worldwide, notably from North America, eager to enhance their football skills and education. With a strong commitment to […]

Patients in need of maternity services within the North East of England are “at risk”, according to a watchdog, in January 2024. In a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report at Middlesbrough’s James Cook University Hospital, staff shortages are causing midwives to be overstretched on shift. They are struggling to give mothers and babies the care […]

North East landmark, the Tyne Bridge, undergoes refurbishment after a £35 million grant from the Government. The Tyne Bridge is undergoing a four-year work process which is set to include: joint replacement, resurfacing and full repainting alongside other repairs. The work, which began April 2,2024, was funded by a £35.2 million grant from the Department […]


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