Summer

The UK has enjoyed its sunniest May on record, provisional figures show. A total of 245.3 hours of sunshine were measured across the country last month, according to the Met Office. This is more than any May since current records began in 1929. It was also the warmest May on record. The average daytime maximum […]

Our brand new summer schedule launches Monday (4th June) with a brand new look at weekends and some reshuffles across our weekday programmes. Spark at the Weekend is changing! Don’t worry firm favourites Cheesy Pop, Spark Gold and The Local Music Show all stay exactly where they are! But we’ve got a number of new […]

North East business NBS, is planning to showcase the best of North East architecture and engineering in a unique way as part of next month’s Great Exhibition of the North. 10 landmarks will be plotted on a map of the region, and with the use of an iPad each building will be brought to life […]

A free Sunderland music festival is to return later this year – but in a new home and as part of the Tall Ships Festival. This year’s Summer Streets will be held on Saturday, July 14, and is once again being organised by Ross Millard, from both The Futureheads and Frankie and the Heartstrings. But […]

More than 60 of the UK’s biggest music festivals have pledged to ban the use of plastic straws at their events this summer. StraThe group of independent festivals, including the likes of Bestival, Boomtown Fair and Shambala, have also committed to eliminate all single-use plastic by 2021. Organised by the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF), […]

YouTube superstar, ComedyShortsGamer, Deji, is coming to Newcastle this summer at an exciting 2 day festival called Glitch, on 30th June and 1st July. Glitch is set to take place at Metro Radio Arena and will showcase the latest games alongside pro eSports tournaments and gaming from Fortnite to Fifa and Minecraft to Lego. The […]

This summer BBC Three will be filming an immersive travel series following a group of friends on their summer hols – and they need your help. BBC 3 are scouring the UK for a diverse cast of brilliant characters, looking for groups of friends who have great relationships & chemistry, humour, are likeable and bags of fun. Perhaps you’re […]

The plans for hosting The Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018 are moving ahead with great pace and the event zones and quaysides which will welcome ships and visitors alike have been identified. Visiting ships will be berthed on both the North and South side of the River near National Glass Centre on, Manor Quay with […]


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