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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 […]

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 […]

On November 5, Waves Festival will be making a comeback to Sunderland. As well as being hosted at Sunderland’s brand new and cutting-edge venue, The Fire Station, it is running in collaboration with five other local venues, The Peacock, Independent, The Ship Isis, The Bunker, and Live Lounge. Waves is here! We are proud to […]

India Arkin’s headline show at Bobiks on Friday night was one of the most memorable local gigs for me in a long time. The line up was full of the North East’s best and it sure delivered. From the neo-soul sound of Frankie Jobling to a brief detour down the indie rock road topped off […]

The North East no longer has the highest unemployment rate in the UK, according to new figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Data released by the ONS reveals that unemployment levels in the region have fallen to a record low of 4.4%. Previously, the region’s figures sat at 4.7% earlier this year but […]

Rugby League World Cup have apologised after a ‘technical failure’ brought the official welcome ceremony to a halt. England’s opening game against Samoa was delayed due to a technical issues at St James’ Park on Saturday afternoon, with the PA system failing to work during the pre-match welcome ceremony.  After a year of waiting, fans […]

Spark gauges Sunderland’s reaction after petition hits half a million mark in just over two months. The petition, created by a member of the public in July 2022, asks for an election citing the ‘chaos of the current Government.’  While the UK is not due to hold another election until 2024, the organiser says in […]


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