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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 […]

‘Low skilled’ workers around the EU may not meet the requirements of a “points-based” visa system proposed by the government

‘Low skilled’ workers around the EU may not meet the requirements of a “points-based” visa system proposed by the government

New immigration plans set to be put in place could result in sectors struggling to recruit staff according to those in the industries. The stated post-Brexit Immigration plans aim to encourage employers to invest in retaining staff and to develop automation technology. Many representatives from sectors like nursing, farming and catering are concerned that under this […]

Comfort-eating during COVID-19 lockdown

We’ve all been there in different circumstances, comfort-eating could be your way of dealing with grief or a heartbreak but during this lockdown, it’s mostly because we are bored. This lockdown has made many people to do a series of different things like in the United States of America where […]