You may think reading isn’t cool, you may think the past time is a thing of the past and the youth of today just aren’t interested, you’d be wrong. Reading and enjoying books has never been easier, cooler and more accessible. We look at how various ways of reading is now more […]
The Portuguese Christmas is very different from that in the UK. The first difference, of course, is that Portugal has a gigantic yellow ball in the sky all year long — they call it the Sun! And that is no different at Christmas than the other 364 days. But that […]
We have all seen videos on social media of excited kids being surprised with a pet puppy or cute kitten at Christmas, but this might not be as much fun for their new best friend. Christmas is an exciting time, especially for families with young children, and parents can be forgiven […]
Yes, it’s that time of year! It’s the time where we see endless Instagram and Facebook posts of diamond rings and #shesaidyes. So if you’re feeling the festive vibes and thinking of popping the question this Christmas then we have some romantic spots lined up for the magical moment.
Recent Freedom of Information requests submitted by SR News reveal how much councils across the region are spending on Christmas decorations. Newcastle Council will this year spend a total £150,293.70 on Christmas decorations, the most of any council in the region. However this year it will not receive the same […]
With The Last Jedi officially out in the open, meet the Star Wars fans who use their force-like powers to help raise money for charity.
Recently released figures show that teacher sick days have fallen over the past two years in a North East council area. A freedom of information request sent to South Tyneside Council revealed a fall in teacher absences between September 2015 and October 2017, as illustrated below. Academic Year Sum of working days […]
With many of the region’s doctors, nurses and general staff made up of non-British nationalities, how will the NHS survive post Brexit? SRNews spoke to Michelle Gordon, a Sunderland based nurse. “I think it might be a death sentence for the NHS because prior to brexit the NHS was already […]
Plans to create an urban garden and leisure space out of 90 shipping containers on the banks of the River Tyne were unveiled recently. It is estimated over 200,000 people could visit the site each year and up to 100 people would work at the site, with the garden […]
Following a year of renewed government promises to tackle mental health, a nurse describes her own experiences with Bipolar Disorder. Staff Nurse Elaine Francis, 32, who was diagnosed with the condition 5 years ago, outlines the cycle from the euphoria of the ‘hypomania’ phase to the spiral into depression, the […]