The TransPennine Express, which links the North East and North West, is to be brought under government control, for failing to achieve an acceptable standard of service. The Department for Transport said TransPennine’s contract will not be renewed on May 28, and a private company will take over its running on behalf of the government, […]
A Gateshead support group has welcomed proposed reforms to protect young people from the dangers of online gambling.
A recent survey found that Sunderland has now placed in the top 30 worst cities to live in the UK. Cllr Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “I can only assume that those who voted in this survey must have missed some of the exciting developments and ambitious plans that are currently underway […]
The Bank of England had raised rates even further from 2.25% to 3%, bringing it to the highest level since November 2008 marking also the highest single increase since 1989. These high interest rates could have a great impact on the cost of living, affecting those with mortgages, credit card debt and loans, drastically changing […]
Journalists Kevin Maguire and Andrew Pierce will go head-to-head in a political debate. Sunderland students and residents will make up the audience at the Hope Street Xchange on November 14, 2022. University of Sunderland lecturer Neil Macfarlane will chair the event as the two guests field questions for an hour. Neil Macfarlane said: […]
North East Conservative Party members have insisted that the appointment of Rishi Sunak as PM is constitutional despite calls for a general election. The leadership contest lasted only a matter of days, as just one candidate, Mr Sunak, managed to achieve the 100 plus nominations needed to stand in the party’s election. After frontrunner Penny […]
The UK Government made a U-turn by abolishing the 45p tax bracket after a week of the pound fluctuating in value. Kwasi Kwarteng announced that the tax bracket for those earning over £150,000 will remain in place following a tweet made on the second day of the Conservative Party conference. The original policy was announced […]
By Dylan Taylor The UK’s leading Parkinson’s Disease charity are calling for more public investment in research into the effectiveness of medicinal cannabis in treating sufferers. Parkinson’s UK want the Government to put more money into investigating whether people in the North East and beyond are justified in their belief that cannabis products can help […]