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Homelessness is on the rise across the UK with 227,000 people sleeping rough in 2021. This led to 741 deaths across the UK relating to homelessness. North East Homeless is a charity that looks to support vulnerable and homeless people in the North East of England. Brian Burridge, the founder of North East Homeless, decided […]

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 […]

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

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: […]

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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