In October 2019, Spark turned 10 so across the year we’re popping in to some schools and colleges and giving them a go at taking over the Spark Airwaves for 60 minutes.   Hartlepool Sixth Form College were brave enough to go first so we let them choose the music and gave them a few […]

From Britain Got Talent winners in 2014 to musical theatre legends, the audience of the Sage Gateshead were enthralled by musical theatre sensations Collabro on Monday night. Accompanied by special guest, Kerry Ellis, actress and singer who is best known for her work in ‘Wicked’ and ‘We Will Rock You’, Collabro received a standing ovation […]

The third annual South Tyneside Comedy Festival looks set to be the biggest and best yet, with several more big names added to the bill. Gary Delaney, Paul Sinha, Jo Caulfield, Angela Barnes, Justin Moorhouse, Scott Bennett and Steffen Peddie join previously announced acts, Brennan Reece and Carl Hutchinson, for the 10-day comedy extravaganza at […]

Everyone is encouraged to join Team North East Autism Society for a huge fun (and mud) filled obstacle course at Herrington Country Park on Saturday 5 May. The annual 5K Sunderland Scramble will challenge the adventurous thrill-seeker to conquer fun obstacles including a sandbag carry, scrambling through cargo nets, climbing a giant wall of hay […]

Victoria’s Secret will open its first store in the north east with a 10,000 sq ft space at intu Metrocentre. The brand, who are among the leading world brands for lingerie, sleepwear and beauty products, already has stores elsewhere in the country but this will be the first in our region. Opening in Autumn 2018, the […]

Award winning comedian and South Shields funny man Chris Ramsey is returning to the Arena in Newcastle for a new show next year. Chris, who hosts his own TV and Stand Up show on Comedy Central and is a regular on ITV’s Celebrity Juice will return to the arena on Saturday 3rd November 2018. Chris […]

With Christmas fast approaching, people are starting to bring down their Christmas decorations from the loft in preparation for the festive holiday. Earlier this week (Thursday 23rd November) Pixie Lott turned on Sunderland’s Christmas lights and it’s safe to say we’re feeling festive! So we have created a quick Polyvore to help inspire you with some Christmas […]

One of the region’s leading spas is hoping to raise awareness of the benefits regular visits can have on the whole family, as National Spa Week approaches. The award-winning Spa at Ramside, at Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa, is keen to encourage more people to enjoy the physical, mental and emotional benefits of regular […]

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