Word on Wearside will be taking a more in-depth look at the day’s headlines affecting Sunderland and the North-East, as part of our In Focus series of podcasts. In this inaugural episode, we are exploring a call from a North-East lecturer to introduce a register for hate crime offenders.
Dog walkers in Gateshead who don’t carry waste bags for their pets’ mess could face fines under new rules being imposed by Gateshead council. Gateshead council have said that “numerous complaints” had been made by the residents of the area, which had sparked the proposal to introduce new rulings on […]
New report finds one in 15 North East children are anxious and unsettled due to lack of home stability
A new report has found that one in 15 children living in the North East feel anxious and unsettled because they do not live in a stable home. The research, by Shelter, discovered that renting properties could have an affect on the youngest members in a family. A lot of […]
A Gateshead family has come together to give their much loved son and brother a 21st birthday he won’t forget. Lisa Skeen, 44 and Bethany Dodgson, 23 are hoping to give 20-year-old Dominic Skeen cards from people around the UK and the world. The pair from Rowlands Gill, in Gateshead, would […]
Local Charity Peace of mind held a ‘Celebration of Diversity @ Peace of Mind’ party to celebrate Christmas and the vibrant diversity in the region. The aim of the event was to bring people together from all walks of life, communities, faiths and religions to celebrate diversity and culture in the region, and have […]
More than 200 years ago, the first recorded UFO sighting in Britain was made. This bizarre encounter would become the first of many, in what has become a phenomenon in both fictional media and serious investigations across the world. But despite its global appeal, the North East has had more […]
Tyneside MP fears that the closure of oil and gas fields in the North Sea could impact the livelihoods of workers in the North East
A North Tyneside MP has reacted to the news that as many as 51 oil and gas fields in the North Sea could cease production by 2020, impacting North East jobs. A recent parliamentary debate outlined that hundreds of jobs in the oil and gas industry could be lost, particularly […]
The third annual “Elf Run” saw nearly 2,000 of Santa’s little helpers compete in a 1km family run in aid of North East children’s charities.
Gateshead Youth Assembly pave the way in young people’s politics despite national government cuts to services
Gateshead Youth Assembly had a 10k development budget that has now been cut, whilst also reducing youth work from 37 to 4 hours a week. Young people from Gateshead continue to demonstrate why it is important to have their say. Meeting to discuss current issues, they grow in confidence, going […]
Thousands of people in the North East are signing a petition to ban retailers from opening on Boxing Day. Campaigners believe that December 26 is a time to be spent with families instead of working. Many retailers open their doors on Boxing Day for shoppers to benefit from the huge […]