Sunderland

With the year behind us, ’tis the season to get yourself down to your local theatres and enjoy the pantomime.  Every Christmas we look forward to theatres coming alive with dames, villains and laughter.  Local panto star, Andy Power-Tate, starring in the Consett Empire Theatre production of Aladdin, said: “It brings families together and is […]

Listen to the full article here The cost-of-living crisis is a large struggle for everyone and is currently causing child poverty rates to skyrocket in local areas. Child poverty has been an ever-growing problem in the North East, and England in general, for many years. The cost-of-living crisis is worsening child poverty rates around the […]

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 […]

40% of the North East say they have no religion, new census data shows. New data from the 2021 Census reveals that whilst 40% of the North East is not religious, an average of 50.6% of the region identifies as Christian, and 2.9% as Muslim. Whilst demographics do seem to be changing, a large amount […]

Sunderland’s return to the Championship has been “solid yet unspectacular” according to a recognised fan page. An unusually timed World Cup has forced a mid-season break, albeit this is shorter for the Championship than the Premier League. Sunderland’s final game before the break was under the lights at Birmingham City on November 11, a game […]

As Census 2021 findings begin to be released, data suggests religion is overwhelmingly declining – but where in the North East is still largely religious? Data is now being released from last years Census, providing insight on demographics like religion, gender, sexuality and occupation. With data on religion now publicly available, here are the least […]

Falling leaves and ageing trains are being blamed for delays to Metro services but solutions are on the way, says service operator Nexus.  “Low rail adhesion” due to the change in seasons and a 43 year-old train fleet have been identified as reasons for a rise in delays on Metro services. But despite the on-going […]

Schools across the country have had their outstanding ranking removed following revised inspections. The schools watchdog removed the highest ranking from a staggering 83% of outstanding schools after legal exemptions meant some schools had not been visited in more than 10 years. In the findings, Ofsted said: “Whilst we did inspect schools where we had […]


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