ONLY one out of six cars used by UK councils are electric, despite most of them have declared a climate emergency, an SR News investigation has found. This represents 1,161 out of 5,899 total cars. Over 40 per cent of councils don’t have electric vehicles (EVs) and only 0.6 per […]
Researchers find racism towards East and Southeast Asians causes low life satisfaction and unhappiness as hate crimes increase by 21% in the UK
HATE crimes towards East and Southeast Asians (ESEAs) have increased 21 per cent in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2018 and 2019, according to UK Police. Researchers believe this is linked to significant reductions in life satisfaction, happiness, and mental health. The community is […]
How do students vote in elections and are they encouraged to vote?
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 […]
Pandemic from a travellers point of view: What will the future of travel look like in the UK?
TRAVELLING and a worldwide pandemic with many restrictions do not go hand-in-hand. One of the most affected industries during the pandemic has been the travel sector. SR News investigates what impact the pandemic has had on the lives of those whose jobs surround travel, and what role Brexit plays in […]
Nursing wounds: A year on Covid’s frontline
ONE of Britain’s Covid heroes shares her story. 2020 had an immeasurable impact on the lives of everyday people in the UK as the nation was told to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. However, while we were baking banana bread, jumping around the living room […]
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 […]
Sunderland travel agent says travel will ‘come back bigger than ever’
FOR the past year, Covid-19 has confined the majority of Brits to their homes, as well as cancelling countless events and occasions. However, there is one event that even Covid cannot ruin – the Great British summer holiday. INTERNATIONAL travel, without a reasonable excuse, will not be allowed earlier than […]
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.
Tyne Tees Television: A history of the North East’s iconic broadcasting station
STANDBY and get ready as we transmit you through a whole time “tube” of Tyne Tees Television nostalgia plus an exclusive interview with Christine Llewellyn-reeve, a former floor manager on Channel 4’s The Tube. EXCLUSIVE: An interview with the former Tube floor manager, Christine Llewellyn-reeve ON Thursday March 11, 2021, […]
North East politicians express concerns about policing bill
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 […]