Tyne and Wear

Praise has been given to local children’s charity Rainbow Trust as nine-year-old Sophie from Durham rings her ‘end of treatment bill’ this month, marking the end of two years of gruelling chemotherapy. Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity supports families with a seriously ill child and enables them to make the most of their time together by […]

Emergency repairs to Sunderland’s coastal defences and it’s piers are getting underway after backing from the City Council’s Cabinet. The Old North Pier, New South Pier and Stonehill Wall were battered when Storm Emma and the Beast from the East combined and caused ‘significant damage’. The repairs are being estimated at costing approximately £3.1m with […]

The River Wear and surrounding coastal areas are being patrolled as part of a new initiative. Border force have 6 different vessels that are part of the Maritime Command. They patrol over 11 million miles of UK coastline. The name of the operation, Kraken, comes from an old Nordic tale of a giant sea monster […]

The Customs House cinema is holding special screenings of Grease to mark the 40th anniversary of its release. The musical, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as High School sweethearts Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson, was released in 1978 to both critical and commercial acclaim. It spawned a sequel and sing-a- long version and remains […]

The guardians of one of England’s most well-kept naval secrets are heading to the River Wear ahead of a the Tall Ships Race. On 11 July a magnificent fleet of sailing vessels will arrive at the North East coast for the UK’s largest, free, family festival; the Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018. And with just […]

National Childbirth Trust (NCT) in the North East is putting post-pregnancy mental health under the spotlight with a ‘Big Push’ event. NCT’s North East Regional team are encouraging local residents to help give perinatal mental health difficulties the ‘Big Push’ by joining a family friendly 5 km buggy push. The Big Push event held at […]

North East foodies turned out in force to support Sunderland’s fourth Restaurant Week. Figures compiled by Sunderland Business Improvement District, which created the event, showed that around 15,000 people participated in the event – equating to an amazing £280,000 boost to the local economy. Restaurants which took part were full of praise for the initiative […]

Dog-Friendly Travel Company Looking for Local Dog to Become ‘Canine Critic’ to Review Properties A travel website offering customers a choice of more than 1,500 dog-friendly holiday cottages around the UK has announced its search for a brand-new member of the team, to fill the position of ‘Canine Critic’. The four-legged hiring, along with their […]


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