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Corona Chaos for Tyne & Wear Events

Corona Chaos for Tyne & Wear Events

Numerous event celebrations around Tyne & Wear have been placed on hold due to COVID-19, including St Patrick’s Day. St Patrick’s Day is an Irish religious and cultural celebration typically held on 17th March each year. Flanagan’s bar in Sunderland usually hosts events all year-round including quiz nights and other […]

Confidence Coach Adam Proud thinks Geordie ‘macho man’ pressure could be a factor in increased North East male suicide rates

Confidence Coach Adam Proud thinks Geordie ‘macho man’ pressure could be a factor in increased North East male suicide rates

Mental health within men is often a taboo subject still in 2020, with male suicide rates consistently higher than women’s there is an apparent neglect of conversation about male mental health and suicide. With suicide rates increasing yearly, there may be a cause for concern and urgency to get men […]

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Opinion Piece: And I Would Drive 260 Miles

With ill-fitting sunglasses covering his eyes and a beige Lacoste polo shirt with holes in it to make him look like just another bloke, shapeshifter and political advisor, Dominic Cummings, emerges from his house in London (not Durham) to a crowd of journalists. “You should be social distancing”, his first […]

National Holidays enters administration

National Holidays enters administration

On Friday May 22, the company National Holidays announced that they have ceased trading and have gone into administration. This means that all future holidays have been cancelled and refunded. A post published to Facebook by the company reads: ‘We regret to inform you that we have ceased to trade […]

Sunderland community sports facilities remain closed amid confusion over lockdown guidelines

Sunderland community sports facilities remain closed amid confusion over lockdown guidelines

Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that from Wednesday: “you can play sports, but only with members of your own households,” Sunderland residents heading to local parks may be surprised to find sports some facilities remain locked up. Sunderland council have said facilities such as tennis courts, football pitches, and […]