A pigeon walks in an empty Grey Street in Newcastle upon Tyne the morning after Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out further measures as part of a lockdown in England in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus.

“The Government’s focus should be on safety first” says Trade Union on the plans to open non-essential businesses this April

THE North East is relieved that lockdown restrictions are coming to an end, giving hope for holiday makers booking their summer holidays and leaving local businesses preparing to see the return of customers. However, “Safety should be a number one priority when businesses re-open,” according to a trade union. BUSINESS […]

Whippet on Sunderland beach by Lauren Davison

Sunderland City Council to extend consultation over summertime dog beach ban as petition gains momentum 

Talya Honebeek and Declan Wiseman SUNDERLAND CITY COUNCIL have extended the consultation on the summertime banning of dogs on beaches, after over 3000 angry dog owners petitioned the council.  Council Leader, Councillor Graeme Miller, said: “Beach users told us that the current dog exclusion zones are not as clear as […]

Susan Edgar is the Head of the School of Education at the University.

New degree supports demand for Special Educational Needs and Disability teachers

RECRUITMENT is now underway for an innovative new course at The University of Sunderland. THE programme will allow trainee teachers to specialise in supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) in both mainstream and specialist schools. Primary Education with SEND route into QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) starts this September […]