SR News has obtained figures showing that the number of children treated for eating disorders in Newcastle dropped by 59 per cent during the Coronavirus pandemic compared to 2019. A Freedom of Information (FOI) request to Newcastle Hospitals CCG revealed that in 2020, just 31 children aged 10-16 years received […]
SUNDERLAND residents are calling for more CCTV and lighting. This comes after a UN study found 97 per cent of UK women aged 18-24 have experienced sexual harassment, raising concerns regarding women’s safety. Residents highlighted green spaces as areas needing more CCTV and lighting. The council says it’s dedicated to […]
OVER one year ago, the hospitality sector had to close overnight, including firms involved in weddings and corporate events. Northumberland business owner Clara Nicholl was one of them. When all the weddings and the events she was booked for were cancelled, she had to quickly think about an alternative to […]
AWARD-WINNING BEACHES in Tynemouth are being spoiled by litter louts who are leaving behind bottles, cans and food waste which has forced residents to take community action. A local swimmer, Mallory Smith, is one of the three founders of Totally Tynemouth Collective, which was set up in response to litter […]
Zilch Weigh House opened its door to the public for the first time on April 12 this year. Founders, Andrew and Claire Quinn, used lockdown to develop and launch their sustainable living store, with the aim of leading by example for their young children, as well as providing their local […]
THE number of crimes being committed online slightly dropped during last years first national lockdown, according to figures released by Northumbria Police to SR News following a Freedom of Information request (FOI). WHEN the nation entered it’s first national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the number of online crimes […]
WHILE some businesses have closed for good due to the pandemic, Sunderland’s City Centre has seen a rise in new businesses opening their doors following the latest lockdown. It comes after the first easing of the restrictions on April 12, with the next step allowing customers to sit indoors from […]
JOIN SR News’ reporter Anna Pavlova while she speaks to former Nissan worker Stephen Breeze for a live interview and stroll down Roker Beach, to find out more about his work as a volunteer at one of the world’s top 10 piers.
ELECTIONS will be held on May 6 to choose the next Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Northumbria. The four candidates who are standing for the role are Duncan Crute (Conservative), Julian Kilburn (Independent), Peter Maughan (Liberal Democrat), and Kim McGuinness (Labour) who has been PCC since 2019.
BY PLANTING RAISED beds with flowers and vegetables in car parks, and sowing wildflowers on unused council land, local businesses and allotment owners across the North East are joining the fight against climate change during Earth Month. Earth Month takes place in April every year to raise awareness of climate […]