Author: Sophie Dishman

Danny Venton, 22, from Chester-Le-Street is running his first Great North Run on September 10/photo by Danny Venton.

Danny’s #GreatNorthStory: “I’m running for a charity that helps children with cerebral palsy and other physical ailments”

In six days thousands of people will arrive in Newcastle to run the Great North Run’s 13.1 mile course. Danny Venton is one of those individuals who will be pounding the pavements of Newcastle and South Shields. The 22-year-old will be tackling his first half marathon on Sunday, September 10. […]

Sunderland stars: From L-R: Jeff Brown, David Corner and Paul Dunn.  Photo by Vanessa Karon.

BBC Look North’s Jeff Brown writes Sunderland AFC play to be performed by Wearside theatre company

BBC Look North presenter Jeff Brown has written a play about ex-Sunderland AFC player David Corner, which will be performed by a Wearside theatre company. The sports journalist, from Sunderland, wrote the play called Cornered, which is based around the former defender and the 1985 Milk Cup final at Wembley against Norwich City. […]

Bags of support: Jill Smith (centre, wearing orange), with president of Soroptimists Newcastle Club with fellow club members collecting New Start Bags from intu Metrocentre staff, including Chaplain Lyn Jamieson (second right). Photo by Intu Metrocentre.

Gateshead Metrocentre offers bags of support to Newcastle anti-trafficking support charity

Gateshead’s intu Metrocentre has offered bags of support to a Newcastle anti-trafficking support charity. The centre, home to more than 370 stores, provided Newcastle Soroptimists with New Start Bags for girls and women in the North East who have been trafficked. The volunteering group, which is affiliated to The United Nations, is […]

The Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry with Shirley Atkinson, Vice Chancellor of Sunderland University during his visit to the Hope Street XChange in Sunderland Picture by David Wood.

Northern Powerhouse Minister visits University of Sunderland’s Hope Street Xchange

The Northern Powerhouse Minister visited the University of Sunderland’s Hope Street Xchange earlier this week. The new centre for enterprise and innovation, created to support the city’s entrepreneurial growth, welcomed Jake Berry, who was appointed as minister in June this year. The minister toured the once derelict space – which now […]