North East

Listen to the full article here The cost-of-living crisis is a large struggle for everyone and is currently causing child poverty rates to skyrocket in local areas. Child poverty has been an ever-growing problem in the North East, and England in general, for many years. The cost-of-living crisis is worsening child poverty rates around the […]

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 […]

40% of the North East say they have no religion, new census data shows. New data from the 2021 Census reveals that whilst 40% of the North East is not religious, an average of 50.6% of the region identifies as Christian, and 2.9% as Muslim. Whilst demographics do seem to be changing, a large amount […]

As Census 2021 findings begin to be released, data suggests religion is overwhelmingly declining – but where in the North East is still largely religious? Data is now being released from last years Census, providing insight on demographics like religion, gender, sexuality and occupation. With data on religion now publicly available, here are the least […]

Constituency boundary changes are on the horizon, with some proposed modifications set to dramatically transform the political landscape of the North East. New plans set out by the Boundary Commission show how constituencies in the region will change before the next General Election. Locally, Washington and Houghton & Sunderland South constituencies are set to be […]

A community project supporting local people is having a positive impact on its users’ lives. Space4, founded in Houghton-le-Spring, aims to support the people of the community with advice, social opportunities and necessities like food. Established in 2014, it offers daily drop-in services, runs a food bank and organises weekly events for the community. Headed […]

Following calls from the Government to cut down on immigration after a supposed ‘invasion’ of the South East, is the North East also experiencing a similar influx? Home Secretary Suella Braverman has come under fire for suggesting there is an “invasion on our southern coast” in regard to a large increase of migrants arriving in […]

Residents from across the North East take to social media to share outrage after popular bonfire night event limited to local residents only.  Last year thousands of families flocked to County Durham to witness the breathtaking show at the cherished yearly event. However, many returning visitors face disappointment as this year’s bonfire night show will […]


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