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Before the coronavirus lockdown, it was easy to keep yourself entertained to avoid feeling lonely; go to the pub, catch up with friends, the list is endless. However, during lockdown and waiting for restrictions to rise, people have been forced to seek new ways of staying connected to one another. For many, this was tuning […]

In October 2019, Spark turned 10 so across the year we’re popping in to some schools and colleges and giving them a go at taking over the Spark Airwaves for 60 minutes.   Hartlepool Sixth Form College were brave enough to go first so we let them choose the music and gave them a few […]

King of Hardcore Darren Styles joins Scott McGerty on Dance Revolution to talk about everything hard.  

Students and staff at the University of Sunderland are set to go head to head in a Battle of the Bands final on May 1, 2019.  The winners will have the opportunity to perform in front of 15,000 people on stage 2 of the This Is Tomorrow festival in Newcastle on Friday, May 24. The event, […]

University of Sunderland chaplain Chris Howson spoke to Drivetime presenter Katie Baggott about their ‘Together for Peace’ event at St Marks road mosque today. Prayers for solidarity are needed after the New Zealand terrorist attacks last Friday. This special Sunderland Interfaith Forum event took place tonight in the city to show solidarity and support from people of […]

Sharon Hodgson, Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West and Shadow Minister for Public Health sent a letter to Chris Grayling , Secretary of State for Transport today calling for the Tyne and Wear Metro to be extended to Washington. The letter detailed several reasons for an extension of the Metro line, including regional growth, accessibility […]

Our work experience student, Bethan Baker, looks at Sunderland’s thriving art scene. Due to Sunderland’s repute as the home of the Stadium of Light and the Black Cats, the city is perhaps not seen as synonymous with great art and culture; despite this, in the recent years Sunderland has gained national fame for holding the […]

Written by Samantha Chapman Two men have been charged with the murder of Connor Brown, 18, from Sunderland. Connor was found behind The Borough pub in the city centre in the early hours of Sunday morning after an alleged stabbing. He was taken into hospital but later died from his injuries, which police say are […]


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