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.
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 […]
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.
THIS year’s local elections take place on May 6 2021. How will student votes effect the council and are students encouraged to vote? WE often hear that young people are ‘too political’. But what is student voting actually like? Peter Hayes, an expert in politics at University of Sunderland, has […]
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 […]
MPs in the North East have spoken out about the Government’s recommendation that NHS staff in England should receive a 1 per cent pay increase this year. It comes after Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer demanded that MPs should be given a vote on the pay rise in the House […]
THE POLICE, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is a legislation currently at the committee stage, the third step towards the long process of a bill becoming official law. The bill, commonly known as the policing bill, has various proposals, including allowing police to have additional powers within protests. As the […]
Chancellor Rishi Sunak ahead of today’s budget announcement. TEESSIDE is set to become the UK’s largest freeport, in a move which has drawn criticism from other parts of the North East. Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled fresh investment for Tees Valley in today’s Budget, as Teesside and Hartlepool became one […]
BORIS Johnson’s decision to reopen all schools in England on the 8th of March has left unions in the North East “bewildered.” PRIME Minister Boris Johnson announced in the House of Commons that all schools and colleges in England will return on the 8th March. The return to school will […]
RECENT “Stay Home, Save Lives” poster has been withdrawn due to the backlash for its portrayal of women WE have had many “Stay home, Save Lives” posters due to the lockdowns we have had. However, the most recent one has received the most backlash from women and even local MP’s due to […]