University of Sunderland chaplain Chris Howson spoke to Drivetime presenter Katie Baggott about their ‘Together for Peace’ event at St Marks road mosque today. Prayers for solidarity are needed after the New Zealand terrorist attacks last Friday. This special Sunderland Interfaith Forum event took place tonight in the city to show solidarity and support from people of […]

Sharon Hodgson, Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West and Shadow Minister for Public Health sent a letter to Chris Grayling , Secretary of State for Transport today calling for the Tyne and Wear Metro to be extended to Washington. The letter detailed several reasons for an extension of the Metro line, including regional growth, accessibility […]

North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) is celebrating the academic achievements of 413 members of staff tonight at an annual awards event at Ramside Hall. The annual event marks the education, learning and development of staff on the frontline and in support services. Presenting the awards, Yvonne Ormston, chief executive said: “We recognise the value of […]

Since establishing two years ago, Community Arts Project North East has been working with various community groups on participatory arts projects. Joining us live on this week’s ArtyParti, Directors Diane Gray and Ben Hudson discuss their two current projects; “Home is Where the Heart Is”, which brings socially isolated people together through music, and the […]

Putting a sofa out in the back lane proved costly for a Grangetown resident after she ended up having to pay for it to be removed. Fly-Tip Investigation Officers came across the sofa and a black bag of household waste deposited in the back lane of Markham Street during their routine patrols and referred it to the Environmental Enforcement […]

Sunderland College has scooped a prestigious national award for the work it does with hundreds of businesses in the region. The college picked up the highly-coveted ‘Engagement with Employer’ accolade at the Association of Colleges Beacon Awards, hosted by BBC presenter Steph McGovern. Celebrating the best and most innovative practice among further education and sixth […]

A fantastic line-up of Wearside and East Durham businesses have  won this year’s Portfolio Awards. Judges met twice at Port of Call in Sunderland and examined every entry before deciding who should progress to the next stage. After hours of deliberation, they agreed on the finalists and agreed it had been a tough task to […]

DO YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN RADIO? – Whether it’s presenting, producing, creating content for online, interviewing or news reporting then COME JOIN US, there is a place for you! If you fancy joining us here at  Spark, come down to City Space (University of Sunderland, City Campus) and meet the team – we […]

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