University of Sunderland students and volunteers join hands in an attempt to open our eyes towards major issues in our community. Spark Sunderland reporter Andreea-Mihaela Nastase investigates. When Catalin Popsor joined volunteers for a litter pick in a Sunderland Park, little did he know his life would change forever. Catalin is a 28-year-old Community and […]
Two rivers, two cities and 45 miles separates the stadiums of North-East rivals Newcastle and Middlesbrough. But at least one thing links the thousands of fans who visit St James’ Park and the Riverside . . . The love of a sporting flutter. And both clubs themselves see no issue in bombarding those supporters […]
Here we investigate the after-care – or lack of it – offered to youngsters released from professional English academies. Local lad Kane Evans was at Sunderland for 12 years and the one dream he harboured for over a decade was to play professional football at his hometown club. Sadly, this dream died a “terrible” death . . […]
Since Newcastle Arena opened in 1995, it has hosted some of the biggest names in music. However with the 11,000 capacity arena set to close in 2024, we take a look at a few of these concerts from the last 10 years.
If you live in Northumberland or you love the beach, there is many throughout the area that you can visit as Spark take a tour to ten of the top beaches in Northumberland that makes you want to go there yourself.
End Clothing: From backstreet shop to the planet’s biggest online designer platform. While Newcastle United’s new-found billions have not yet put them on top of the football world, another much younger Tyneside brand has conquered the fashion universe. When END. CLOTHING’s Christiaan Ashworth and John Douglas Parker opened a tiny shop in Newcastle in […]
The long wait is almost over, cricket is nearly back at the Emirates Riverside. Durham get their home season underway on April 13 as they take on Worcestershire in the second round of the County Championship. International Cricket also makes a return this summer, with both England men’s and women’s teams playing white ball […]
Newcastle International Airport has welcomed a brand new airline that will offer flights to Turkey next month. SunExpress will travel to several destinations across Turkey, including Adana, Trabzon and Antalya. The Airline, which was named the World’s Best Leisure Airline by the prestigious World Airline Awards 2022, will fly from Newcastle to Turkey three times […]