Chi Onwurah, Newcastle Central MP, has tweeted she and her staff are SAFE after an incident near the Palace of Westminster. On Twitter, the MP, said For information I & my Westminster staff are fine, shaken thinking of the police who protect us & all those we are told have […]
International Happiness Day: North East guru says meditation can give you a different outlook in life
A North East guru, who leads meditation and Buddhist techniques in Sunderland, says practising meditation teaches people to be calm and peaceful in our busy lifestyles. Kath Jones has been meditating for more than 20 years and believes that it can help people deal with what life throws at them. She leads […]
The Sunderland Sail Training Ambassadors visited the Mayoral suite on March 9 to learn more of the history of Wearside in the run up to the 2018 Tall Ships Race. The young ambassadors had tea with the Mayor, following a brief history of Sunderland in the council’s chambers at the […]
THE scale of the trade in counterfeit goods – and the cost to the UK’s economy – is unknown, because no national database exists, an SR News enquiry has found. We found that while details of local sales and seizures are recorded by the trading standards departments run by local authorities, […]
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The NHS plans to launch a clinical trial of up to 10,000 people to test a drug that could stop HIV transmission. The exercise is part of the national HIV prevention programme led by Public Health England and will take place over the next three years. NHS England will pay up […]
Rowlands Gill family receiving #CardsForDom ahead of the 21st birthday they thought he’d never reach
A family from Rowlands Gill, Gateshead have started to receive cards ahead of his 21st birthday. Lisa Skeen, 44 and Bethany Dodgson, 23 are hoping to receive cards from people around the UK and the world, to give Dominic Skeen a birthday he won’t forget on July 10. Dominic, who has a […]
Jobs are in danger at Sunderland AFC as the club begins to undertake a realignment of its “organisational structure”. A statement released by the Black Cats read: that following a review of the club’s business operations, there will be a “reduction of the club’s workforce”. The aim of this reduction […]
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.
A new skyscraper in Newcastle is set to be built on Rutherford Street, and expected to result in a £40.5m boost to local economy. The housing scheme was given the green light by Newcastle City Council on Thursday 2 February with plans to reconstruct the old vacant warehouse – destroyed […]