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Sunderland residents have reacted to the deduction of food bank donations. This comes as food banks in the North East are in desperate need of public donations. The charitable organisations stated that donations will assist families dealing with the cost-of-living crisis. Margrett Brownson tells Spark that the food bank provides 60% of her food and […]

The Bank of England had raised rates even further from 2.25% to 3%, bringing it to the highest level since November 2008 marking also the highest single increase since 1989. These high interest rates could have a great impact on the cost of living, affecting those with mortgages, credit card debt and loans, drastically changing […]

Sunderland’s return to the Championship has been “solid yet unspectacular” according to a recognised fan page. An unusually timed World Cup has forced a mid-season break, albeit this is shorter for the Championship than the Premier League. Sunderland’s final game before the break was under the lights at Birmingham City on November 11, a game […]

England’s World Cup squad have landed in Qatar. Yesterday Gareth Southgate and his 26-man squad landed in Doha, capital of Qatar, ahead of this years Fifa World Cup. The #ThreeLions have arrived in Doha! 🛬 pic.twitter.com/ML5yqmdug6 — England (@England) November 15, 2022   Fans across the region are preparing for glory after England’s performance in […]

With the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) only a day away, North East Marvel fans have their say on Black Panther (2018) and how they feel about the upcoming film.   “The first film in my opinion was a very strong film. It had a well-versed cast, was well-written and the soundtrack was […]

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 […]

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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