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University of Sunderland graduate Caitlyn McAdam was commended last night at the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) awards last night in Manchester. Caitlyn was shortlisted for the Best Student Project award, after creating the magazine Noelle for her Fashion Journalism final project. She told Spark: “I was so thankful to be shortlisted […]

By Ben Lightfoot and Josep Aulet Salazar A Sunderland fish and chip shop owner has vowed to keep prices down for as long as possible – despite soaring costs. Reports have predicted steep price rises for Britain’s most famous takeaway dish, due to a huge spike in the price of white fish, potatoes and peas […]

For International Women’s Day 2022, University of Sunderland students and Sunderland Student’s Union Staff came together to celebrate and honour women. It was a moving, wholesome, and momentous event hosted by SU Wellbeing Support Assistant Veronica Allton, that left all attendees feeling inspired. The event started with an introduction the event from Veronica, and a […]

Sunderland-based relatives of people trapped in Ukraine have spoken of their “insane” level of worry for their families. Valentyna Vasylevska, 28, who moved from Kyiv to Sunderland, said she has been losing sleep as Russian troops close in on her city and family. “All of my family are now in Kyiv. It is not safe […]

North East commuters are set to face major delays after it was confirmed the closure of the inside lane of a stretch of the A1 already affected by roadworks is to remain in place for 14 months. Drivers heading south on the A1 through roadworks between junctions 66 and 65 have hit longer queues in […]

A Ukrainian living in the North East has described how he and his wife woke up in tears this morning after receiving emotional messages from relatives in their homeland confirming Russia’s invasion.  While Roman Slavinskiy expects a huge exodus of women and children from Ukraine as Russian forces continue to advance, he says the men […]

Sir Keir Starmer criticised Prime Minister Boris Johnson for breaking his contract with the British people during a visit to Sunderland.

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