Author: Katie Baggott

Grindon Hall Christian School celebrate their GCSE results on 24/07/2017. Photo credit: Grindon Hall Christian School.

Sunderland schools strike high on GCSE results day

Students at a schools across Sunderland have struck high marks today (August 24) in their GCSE results. Hetton school in Hetton-Le-Hole moved to a new school building last September and also had a change in leadership this February. As a result of the school’s ‘Learn to Achieve’ strategy, the number of students achieving a good […]

File photo dated 06/08/13 of a woman's hands using a laptop keyboard, as more than one in five over-55s suspect they have been targeted by an investment scam in the past three years, according to research from the City regulator.

‘Sextortion’: Warnings issued after webcam blackmail cases double

The National Crime Agency has released a Youtube video aimed at warning potential victims of the danger they face from ‘Sextortion’. Northumbria Police are supporting a national campaign to block out ‘sextortion’, as the issue is said to be significantly under-reported. ‘Sextortion’ is a form of blackmail where criminals use fake identities […]

NSPCC launch dedicated hotline for victims of sexual abuse

NSPCC launch dedicated hotline for victims of sexual abuse

Following shocking relevations from ex-Sunderland footballer, Paul Stewart, who has recently opened up about his shocking childhood abuse; the NSPCC has launched a dedicated hotline for victims of sexual abuse. Courageous former professional footballers, Andy Woodward, Steve Walters and Paul Stewart have spoken about the abuse they suffered too. (Photography credit: […]

The Movember movement is all about drawing attention to men's health - and encouraging men to take better care of themselves.

The ‘Movember’ movement is back!

Now we’re into November, it’s time to take action in tackling men’s health on a global scale by joining the ‘Movember’ movement! The Movember Foundation aims to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, depression and suicide prevention, in a firm attempt to ultimately reduce […]

Living Lab launches at the University of Sunderland

Living Lab launches at the University of Sunderland

On October 20, leading nurse Lisa Bayliss-Pratt returned to the University of Sunderland to open the final element of the Sciences Phase II development, the Living Lab.  The Living Lab has the most advanced healthcare industry equipment, including specialist simulation equipment. It offers students a hands-on practical experience in realistic […]