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In the aftermath of this year’s local elections, there has been a big change in how the North East is governed. We now have a mayor, a devolved leader who has powers over transport, and local investment as well as serving as a powerful voice for the region. The idea of regional devolution is not […]

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt visited the University of Sunderland campus to promote the new funding the city received. Mr Sunak even recorded a special jingle for the University student radio station Spark. A multi-million-pound state-of-the-art Television and Film studio has been given the funding it needs to be built. It is […]

Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting outlines Labour’s plan to reform the National Health Service should the party be elected to power at the next general election.  Mr Streeting was speaking at the Labour North Conference in Newcastle, which took place last month.  Adam Foster reports from the University of Newcastle. 

Amid the stark realities of the ongoing Gaza crisis, a beacon of hope emerged in Newcastle as Jeremy Corbyn, a steadfast advocate for Palestinian rights, took centre stage. Newcastle played host to a fervent discussion on peace and solidarity amidst the tumultuous landscape of the Middle East. On February 11, PalesTyne, a Palestinian support group […]

Footballer turned businessman Gary Neville has called for a “reset” in British politics following the Labour Party conference. The football pundit and Labour Party member spoke at an event at Sunderland Business Festival, where he questioned the Government’s handling of policies impacting the North East. “I’m just working on the theory that, you know, how […]

In light of the King’s coronation, I decided to take to the University of Sunderland campus to interview a student and find out about thier thoughts on the monarchy to get the opinions of the younger generations. The student who agreed to be interviewed expressed that he believed the monarchy had a positive impact on […]

Andrew Gimson’s comprehensive retelling of Boris Johnson’s tumultuous time as Prime Minister. Andrew Gimson begins his biography of Boris Johnson with Johnson’s obituary. His actual obituary, not his political one. Gimson was commissioned by the Daily Mail in April 2020 to give his account of Johnson’s life, in case the then Prime Minister died of […]

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 […]


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