Netflix has teamed up with meditation app Headspace to create a series designed to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. As a sleep-deprived final-year student, I thought I owed it to myself to tune in … and, hopefully, drop off? SLEEP has always been something that I’ve loved […]
Double tragedy inspires University student to give back
A STUDENT coming to terms with the death of his mum and brother is embarking on a series of challenges. ANDY Turnbull, 32, from Castletown in Sunderland, is studying MSc Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Sunderland and is coach for the University’s Women’s Rugby team. Andy, along […]
Houghton-le-Spring Barclays staff praised for saving pensioner from scam
STAFF at a Wearside bank set for closure have been praised by police for saving an elderly customer from losing thousands of pounds to scammers. Cashiers at Barclays’ Houghton-le-Spring branch raised the alarm after one of their regular customers tried to withdraw £2,500 – claiming the money was to […]
‘Tech’ a new leaf out of John’s book – join the technology revolution!
FROM remote learning to working from home, from shopping to socialising … Professor John Murray knows that in these uncertain times one thing is certain: some coronavirus pandemic changes will stick. John, who has joined the University of Sunderland as the new academic dean of the Faculty of Technology, […]
Local election candidate Ann Best’s plans for Westoe
ANN Best is the Labour candidate for the Westoe ward in the 2021 local elections, and she told SR News of her big plans if she is to be elected on May 6 2021. Despite never being a councillor before, Best has plans for a wide range of local developments […]
How safe do Sunderland people feel, now lockdown is almost over?
The nation is finally emerging to enjoy social activities – albeit carefully distanced and masked – which are bringing a welcome sense of ‘normal’ back to all our lives. So we thought we’d ask the people of Sunderland how safe they feel, now the lockdown is lifting and a ‘new […]
Cat owners may face fines up to £500 if they fail to microchip their cats
CAT owners may face fines of up to £500 if they fail to microchip their cats. The new law is being introduced to stamp out thefts and illegal breeding of cats. There are around 290,000 pet cats in the North- East, making up the 10 million pet cats in the […]
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.
Captain Tom’s mural is an “inspiration to the nation” says Veteran leader
THE mural created by city artist Frank Styles is a celebration of national hero Captain Tom, who died in February this year. The art piece is located on Pallion Road in Sunderland, less than a mile from Sunderland’s Royal Hospital where NHS staff have worked on the frontline during the […]
Wildflowers sown on unused council land and car parks converted into gardens during Earth Month
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 […]