Author: Chris Sykes

Council leaders hail "momentous" City Deal

Council leaders hail "momentous" City Deal

The leaders of Sunderland and South Tyneside councils have hailed the signing of a City Deal as being as important as Nissan’s arrival in the city 30 years ago. Sunderland Council leader Paul Watson, along with his South Tyneside counterpart Iain Malcolm, officially signed on Monday a City Deal with […]

Refugee Week begins in Sunderland

Refugee Week begins in Sunderland

Sunderland support group Friends of the Drop In (FODI) is hosting a variety of different events in order to raise awareness and encourage support from students on behalf of refugees. Refugee Week will include a walk for sanctuary, a World Cup themed football tournament and stories of sanctuary from various refugees. The stories of sanctuary […]

Beaten Tory MEP admits defeat is setback

Beaten Tory MEP admits defeat is setback

Ousted Conservative MEP Martin Callanan has admitted that losing his seat in the North East is a setback for the party ahead of next year’s General Election. The Tories lost their seat in the North East in last week’s election, with Labour taking two seats and UKIP winning their first ever […]

Labour MEPs jubilant at election win

Labour MEPs jubilant at election win

Labour’s new MEPs for the North East say they will “work their socks off” for the region. Jude Kirton-Darling and Paul Brannen were elected as the region’s MEPs, along with UKIP’s Jonathan Arnott. The Labour pair say they now want to focus on bringing more jobs to the region. Ms […]

UKIP MEP rules out Conservative pact

The newly-elected UKIP MEP for the North East has ruled out the party forming any pact with the Conservatives ahead of next year’s General Election. Following UKIPs win in this year’s European Parliament elections, some Conservatives, including former cabinet minister Lord Tebbit, have suggested they would support an agreement between […]

Silksworth boy injured in police car collision

An eight-year-old boy from Silksworth has suffered a suspected broken leg after a police car collided with his scooter. The collision happened on Vicarage Lane at 6:30pm on Wednesday evening. An investigation is underway and the case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Chief Superintendent Chris Thomson […]