Former Sunderland, Middlesborough and South Shields player Julio Arca was unveiled yesterday afternoon at Mariners Park as the new manager of South Shields. Arca, is hoping to use his pre-existing connection to the North East to his advantage. Arca said: “I’ve already spoken with the U21s manager over at Sunderland, so we’ll see what’s available […]
Less than a decade ago, South Shields FC were playing in front of literally a man and his dog. Now, they are going all out to conquer America. But what is the story behind the latest trans-Atlantic leg – designed to attract young players from the US and elsewhere – of the incredible Shields journey? […]
Non League Day is the perfect opportunity for Newcastle and Sunderland fans alike to attend local grassroots fixtures with their sides not playing due to the international break. On March 25 this year fans will be encouraged to support their local non league sides with Premier League and Championship action unavailable due to the international […]
The UK’s Homes For Ukraine scheme opened on 18 March, 2022 to Ukrainian citizens who already have UK citizens willing to house and sponsor them to help Ukrainian refugees escape their war-torn country. The UK government put no limits or caps on the sponsorship process meaning the UK should welcome any Ukrainian resident that applies […]
The response from the community to the event was a success which organisers hope to roll out on an annual basis to help families with young girls getting prom dresses. Bright Futures, based in South Shields, work with young women and girls aged up to 25 to give them a brighter future. The charity won […]
Andrew Guy is a recently elected Green Party councillor for the West Park Ward in South Shields after last week’s local elections. Guy has been out speaking to the local community, ensuring that he accurately represents the people of the West Park Ward. Guy said: “My highest priorities are surrounding parking, access to decent education, […]
Are you looking for something to do this Easter? Then you’ve come to the right place! Spark has compiled a list of different Easter events in the North East. There are a range of children events and family events, all happening this April.
Fundraising legend Colin Burgin-Plews is ready to take on new challenges once again after some difficult personal and health challenges. In the last eighteen month’s Colin has coped bravely with losing his mother to cancer, and the death of a cousin. Despite the heartache, he is now looking positively towards next year and is thankful […]