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David Parfitt. Photo Credit: Ganesh Rao.

Wearsiders meet Sunderland Oscar Winner

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/131404364″] Wearsiders met Sunderland’s only Oscar winner David Parfitt at the University of Sunderland’s Murray Library on Thursday night. About 80 people was given a special screening of his latest film, The Whisper Times. It is a story, set during the First World War, about a newspaper that was […]

Sunderland University and college academics go on strike over pay

Sunderland University and college academics go on strike over pay

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/131056799″] Sunderland University lecturers struck for two hours yesterday in a dispute over pay. Yesterday’s action was the first of three walkouts planned to take place between January 23 and February 10, where the University and College Union (UCU) are protesting ‘over a 13% drop in pay,’ they say. […]

Closure Threat For Sunderland Fire Station

THE CAMPAIGN group North East People’s Assembly and residents met last night to discuss cuts to the Sunderland fire service. The plans involve scrapping one of Sunderland’s fire engines and could also mean the closure of Sunderland Central fire station. If the fire station is closed Sunderland will be without […]

Prince William visits Sunderland

Prince William visits Sunderland

The Duke of Cambridge visited Centrepoint centre for homeless young people in Monkwearmouth yesterday. He met some of the residents at the centre, of which the duke is Patron, and cooked chapatis with them. Wearsiders gathered together at the centre, in Dundas Street, to see Prince William and to greet […]