THE first ever girls-only goalkeeping camp in the North East is to be launched by Helen Alderson over the summer holidays. THE former Sunderland and Durham shot-stopper will deliver coaching alongside a range of North East goalkeepers including Sunderland’s Claudia Moan, Durham’s Megan Borthwick and Newcastle’s Laura Wareham.
Author: Rebecca Johnson
Students form tiny part of 2,500 ‘Covid-breach’ households
New figures obtained by SR News show students made up a tiny minority of North East households checked by police for suspected Covid lockdown breaches last year. But we also found dissatisfaction among some students about the way their community was policed during Covid. STUDENT households accounted for less […]
Public library sign-ups dip as digitisation on the books for libraries
THE number of people signing up for library memberships in the North East has fallen, according to the latest local authority figures. According to data from Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, in the Sunderland Council area 4,215 people signed up for a library membership in 2016, compared with 3,088 […]
From Roker Park to Mariners Park
South Shields fan and matchday mouth Chris May tells us why he swapped SAFC for SSFC For Chris May one of the strangest things in recent times is being recognised at the 1st Cloud Arena while having his post-match pint. “The last game we were at I think was the […]
Gavin Williamson announces GCSEs and A-Levels will be decided by teachers – what does this mean for students?
EDUCATION Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that this year’s GCSE and A-Level results will be decided by teachers. The decision comes after last year saw GCSE and A-Level students receiving results based on a controversial algorithm system after exams were unable to take place due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Freya […]
Grandparents hail ‘life-changing’ chance to reunite with grandchildren
THE possibility that children may be able to see their grandparents from as early as next month has been described as “life-changing” by North East parents and grandparents. Media reports suggest that ministers looking to lift lockdown restrictions from March 8 are considering that people from different households could […]
Students and teachers are struggling with home learning during lockdown
STUDENTS Dominic Lee and Patrick Harland have shared just how difficult they are finding working from home. Dominic, an English Language student, said that he struggled to find the same motivation working from home than he did in a university setting. Due to current lockdown restrictions, he added that he […]
Men’s Mental Health Month: the importance of campaigning
NOVEMBER marks the start of Men’s Health Month, with well-known campaigns like Movember getting under way. Rebecca Johnson reports. THE ‘Movember’ campaign encourages men to raise money for charity by growing a moustache or by running or walking 60km throughout November, recognising the 60 men lost to suicide globally […]
US ELECTION 2020: fact-checking – election ‘trues’ or fake news?
Search ‘US Election 2020’ to see all our coverage In the run-up to the US Presidential election – now under way – our student reporting team aims to explore, explain, enlighten and even entertain you on the race for the White House. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate […]
Hot Rats record shop hopes to be ‘Boomtown Rats’ for UK Album Day
NATIONAL Album Day will be hoping to hit a high note as it returns for its third year. The event aims to celebrate music albums and what they mean to fans. Taking place tomorrow (Saturday, October 10), this year’s theme is the 80s, a period voted as Britain’s favourite […]