Since the lockdown struck in March 2020, perhaps no industry has been hit as hard as the hospitality industry throughout the North East. Before the pandemic, 7.1% of total UK employment was in the hospitality industry while in the two years following the lockdown around £115 billion in expected sales was lost. Local businesses like […]
Durham Head Coach Ryan Campbell is happy with the start that Durham have made to the season, but has warned of sterner challenges ahead for his group. Durham currently sit top of Division Two in the County Championship after four games, but the Australian wants his group to stay focused during the long campaign. “It’s […]
Brutalist architecture, with its imposing concrete structures and bold geometric designs left a mark on the architectural landscape of the 20th century. The Tyne and Wear area in the north east of England is home to a number of Brutalist buildings that are celebrated for their uncompromising style and distinctiveness. From towering tower blocks to […]
The long wait is almost over, cricket is nearly back at the Emirates Riverside. Durham get their home season underway on April 13 as they take on Worcestershire in the second round of the County Championship. International Cricket also makes a return this summer, with both England men’s and women’s teams playing white ball […]
To celebrate pancake day, Spark have curated a list of our favourite North East restaurants to get your pancake fix this Shrove Tuesday. Whether you are a lover of sweet or savoury food and prefer crepes or American style pancakes, we have all options covered. Love Lily – Sunderland Love Lily is a locally owned […]
With the year behind us, ’tis the season to get yourself down to your local theatres and enjoy the pantomime. Every Christmas we look forward to theatres coming alive with dames, villains and laughter. Local panto star, Andy Power-Tate, starring in the Consett Empire Theatre production of Aladdin, said: “It brings families together and is […]
With everyone getting excited for the festive season and looking forward to the big day next month, Spark have rounded up some Christmas workshop events going on all over the North East. Whether you love outdoor trails with a festive theme, or prefer staying warm with some crafts and hot chocolate, there is something for […]
A film celebrating a stretch of the Durham coastline has been a success.