SUNDERLAND’S new fine dining restaurant Undisclosed hosted their VIP launch night on May 17. Situated at the old D’Acqua site on John Street in the heart of the city centre, the restaurant officially opens its doors to the public for the first time on May 21. The site has also […]
Olivier Award winner set to open a fringe theatre in Whitley Bay
OLIVIER award winning producer Jamie Eastlake is set to open a new fringe theatre in Whitley Bay. Following on from his success at Laurences Tapas Bar in Blyth which opened in 2020, Mr Eastlake decided to expand his business. “Expansion was always part of the plan but when my friend […]
South Shields sustainable store launched during lockdown
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 […]
New businesses in Sunderland’s City Centre are opening up following the latest lockdown
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 […]
Matt Hancock proposes calorie counts on alcoholic drinks in pubs
ON Thursday, April 15, Matt Hancock announced he was considering forcing pubs to show calorie counts on beer, spirits and wine served. There has since been a public outcry of people disagreeing and worried it will trigger eating disorders. Ella, from Fitbakes, gives her opinion on this.
Sunderland’s first bubble tea shop “didn’t anticipate the demand” as it lands prime spot in high street
MOTHER and daughter team, Sam and Millie Johnson are bringing Taiwanese-inspired teas to their hometown of Sunderland with the cities first shop to offer bubble teas. The owner, Sam Johnson, 49, previously worked as a health and safety engineer at Nissan, and first discovered bubble tea from her 19-year-old daughter. […]
Fast food staff tell of abuse at hands of anti-social lockdown customers
THE coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill for the better part of a year, but one area of business which has been able to keep its doors open to the public is the fast food industry. However, frustrated staff in one Sunderland outlet, who have worked tirelessly over […]
LEAVING LOCKDOWN: LIVE COVERAGE ACROSS THE NORTH EAST
TODAY we were live on Facebook across the North East, and spoke to those running homeless shelters, cafes and businesses who’ve finally reopened this week. You can check out our complete livestream below, or see our individual interviews on our Facebook page.
8 of the most scenic waterside pubs to enjoy your first post-lockdown pint
MANY of us have developed some healthy exercise habits over the past year, sourcing some great walking routes…why not continue with this development when the pubs are open again? Here is a map with some of our region’s top picturesque drinking establishments, waiting to be worked into your evening strolls.
The best beer gardens in the North East to visit after lockdown
WITH lockdown starting to ease, it won’t be long until we can meet our friends and family in beer gardens and outdoor restaurants. We’ve all missed social interaction, but until we can meet one another indoors, beer gardens are the next best thing. From 12 April we are officially allowed […]