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The Queen in and around Sunderland: Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee with Pictures from the Past

To mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we’ve delved into the photo archives to remember the times from recent years when the monarch has visited Sunderland and surrounding areas in the North East. All images are courtesy of Alamy Images.


New Metro trains nearing completion

The first Tyne and Wear Metro train is nearing completion ahead of its arrival later this year. Nexus, which operates Metro, has released a new image showing the nearly-finished train on the production line at the Stadler factory in Switzerland. Stadler, who will manufacture and maintain the new trains, are in the process of fitting […]


Northumbria police commissioner applies for £2m of Government funding to improve street safety

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness has requested £2m of extra government funding to help improve public safety and tackle anti-social behaviour. The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has applied for funding from the Home Office Safer Streets fund to introduce more night-time police patrols and overtime for officers on the Metro. Since securing […]


Newcastle voted in top ten UK nights out

A survey has been conducted by Get Licensed, revealing Newcastle at number nine on the list and York as the top spot for a night out in the UK. York has also been revealed as the safest city for a night out, whilst Newcastle was ranked seven for drinking spots. The survey comes as the […]


Sunderland homeowners remain in temporary accommodation months after Whickham Street incident

Sunderland home owners remain in temporary accommodation months after the Whickham Street Gas Explosion. We spoke to a resident on Whickham Street and Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive Officer at Gentoo Group, about the incident.


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Wednesday 8:00 am

Wednesday Breakfast

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Wednesday 11:00 am

The Red Carpet

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Wednesday 12:00 pm

Wednesday Lunchtime

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Wednesday 2:00 pm

Spark’s Time Machine

Wednesday 3:00 pm

Wednesday Hometime

with Chrissy Cameron

Wednesday 6:00 pm

Prime Pop

with Harry Bailey

Wednesday 7:00 pm

In The Loft

with Matthew Calvert & Emma Bailey

Wednesday 8:00 pm

Funk Soul Brother

with Stevie B


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