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By Dylan Taylor The UK’s leading Parkinson’s Disease charity are calling for more public investment in research into the effectiveness of medicinal cannabis in treating sufferers. Parkinson’s UK want the Government to put more money into investigating whether people in the North East and beyond are justified in their belief that cannabis products can help […]

By Josep Aulet Salazar, Mitchell Tapner & Luke Duden Stocks of lateral flow tests in pharmacies across Sunderland have been completely wiped out, Spark can reveal, as the days of free Covid19 testing become a memory. And none of the 15 pharmacies we researched across the city have yet been told how and when they […]

The Conservative Party has launched its local election manifesto at the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens ahead of the local elections in May. One of the pledges made by the party is to cut council tax by £1 million for the residents of Sunderland. Leader of Sunderland Conservatives Coun Antony Mullen said: “This is a […]

Newcastle is renowned for having a nightlife that’s hard to beat, but it’s not just the present day that has given the city its party-going reputation. Newcastle has been a haven for music lovers, party animals and lovers of the “odd tipple or two” for many decades. Take a step back in time to view […]

Sports has been engrained into the culture of the North East over many years. Talked about by many, the North East has many different sporting venues with a great atmosphere and also phenomenal skill on display. Here are just some of the sporting venues in the North East that you MUST visit: St.James’ Park The […]

An interactive map showing eight of the best independent coffee shops in Newcastle.

An interactive map showcasing the very best of live music in pubs and bars around you.

Are you looking for something to do this Easter? Then you’ve come to the right place! Spark has compiled a list of different Easter events in the North East. There are a range of children events and family events, all happening this April.


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