‘Trolling’ – the abuse of people online – is actively encouraged by the social media giants which dominate our world. For Facebook and Twitter, the more heated, angry and abusive the debate gets on their platform the happier they are, because bigger arguments mean bigger audience numbers – and bigger […]
Max in a million: one little boy’s fight against a rare condition
EXCLUSIVE A NORTH East family has been devastated by the news that their one-year-old has been diagnosed with the rare condition aplastic anaemia. Only one in every million people suffer from the condition, which means the bone marrow and stem cells do not produce enough blood cells and is […]
PM’s ‘shipbuilding renaissance’: will Sunderland re-launch a lost industry?
BORIS Johnson may have raised hopes that shipbuilding could make a surprise return to the North East, with his pledge today to “restore Britain’s position as the foremost naval power in Europe”. The Prime Minister told MPs he intends to raise defence spending by £24.1billion pounds over the next […]
Searing story of one man’s battle with disease that takes a life every 45 mins
INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY More than 47,500 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year – that’s 129 men every day. Every 45 minutes a man dies from it – more than 11,500 men every year. One in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. On […]
Christmas for shoppers and families in Sunderland now a virtual reality
Following the success of the monster trail to mark Halloween, Sunderland Bid is now creating a virtual Christmas full of magical creatures. Sam Boal went to meet some of them. DUE to coronavirus, the run-up to Christmas is different to most years – but there are still plenty of […]
Sunderland Gift Card an early Christmas gift for city businesses
The gift card scheme will be available to businesses across Sunderland. SUNDERLAND is the first city in the North East to launch its own gift card scheme, in a bid to boost its local economy. The city’s Business Improvement District (Bid) and council have teamed up with Miconex, who […]
Hair-do yourself a favour, Prime Minister – lock down your style!
EVERY time Boris Johnson is seen on our TV screens he looks as though he’s taken a trip through a wind tunnel, and we can’t be the only ones who’ve been tempted to send a hairbrush to 10 Downing Street (first class, of course). So, while he’s in track and […]
World Kindness Day 2020: 10 ways you can brighten up someone’s day!
TODAY is World Kindness Day, and what better way to celebrate than by putting a smile on other people’s faces and making their day? Sam Boal has a few ideas… IT’S unfortunate that this year World Kindness Day has fallen on Friday 13 – but we wouldn’t expect anything less […]
Cards For Good Causes to set up click and collect service in Sunderland
THE UK’s largest charity Christmas card retailer, Cards For Good Causes (CFGC), is planning on providing a click and collect customer service in Sunderland this year. CFGC was originally running a shop inside the Bridges, but had to close due to the second national lockdown. It had already set […]
Hays Travel founder collapses and dies at head office
JOHN Hays, the founder of Hays Travel, has died. JOHN Hays, who started the travel firm in 1980, collapsed and died today while working at its head office in Sunderland. His wife, Irene Hays, co-owned the business. The pair were praised in October 2019 when they saved the jobs of […]