Author: Matthew Austin

Labour gain seats in North Tyneside election

Labour gain seats in North Tyneside election

Labour have gained two seats in North Tyneside  in the 2018 local elections. The party took both Cullercoats and Monkseaton North from the Conservatives: Joe Kirwin defeated incumbent Les Miller by just 28 votes in Monkseaton North, while Willie Samuel defeated Ken Barrie in Cullercoats. They also gained Northumberland from […]

Nexus "must improve Metro service"

Nexus "must improve Metro service"

Metro passengers have called on Nexus to vastly improve the service following a difficult month. In a recent survey of around 200 people, 50 per cent said they were not satisfied with the Metro service, while 60 per cent had trouble getting a train on time. Suggestions for improvements included more […]

Council praised for Ashbrooke clean up

Council praised for Ashbrooke clean up

Sunderland City Council has been praised for its response to complaints regarding litter in Ashbrooke. Several residents raised concerns earlier this year about a larger than normal litter build up in and around Ashbrooke. Since then, the council has stepped up its efforts to clean up the area, and the […]