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I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, and the various horrors of Wales

Former University of Sunderland student Jordan North is taking part in this years I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here and our Northern Light’s editor Ewan Gleadow will write up regular reviews of the series. North is currently a radio DJ on BBC Radio One, and regularly featured on Spark FM while he was a student […]


NYPD-Boo! Northumbria’s youthful police dog Boo hunts down alleged armed raider

A NORTHUMBRIA Police dog has been praised by a top cop after helping hunt down a burglary suspect who allegedly threatened his victim with a knife. At about 8.20am on Saturday (October 3) police were alerted to a raider at a home in Ashfield Park, Whickham, Gateshead. He was challenged by the occupants, who chased […]


Mr and Mrs Tiggywinkle are always welcome on campus!

UNIVERSITY of Sunderland (UoS) student Charlotte Riley is on a mission to make sure her centre of learning is doing its bit to protect the local hedgehog population from extinction. She has linked the UoS with a national scheme aiming to make university campuses a better place for the cute little animals – transformed into […]


The numbers behind the North East’s new Covid-19 restrictions

THE North East is entering a period of restrictions due to an increase in Covid-19 cases in the area.  Sunderland, Newcastle, North and South Tyneside, Gateshead, County Durham and Northumberland councils – which between them serve a population of over two million people – had asked the government to bring in tighter local measures to […]


Covid-19: not a lockdown, but restrictions imminent for the North East

SUNDERLAND and the North East were today bracing themselves to face tighter Covid-19 restrictions, after local councils became worried about an increase in the number of people testing positive for the virus. Northumberland, Newcastle, Sunderland, North and South Tyneside, Gateshead and County Durham councils, which between them cover a population of over two million people, […]


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