SUNDERLAND residents have slammed Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner for calling a Tory MP ‘scum’ during last week’s free school meals debate in Parliament. Rayner’s comment has sparked strong criticism on Wearside, with locals condemning Rayner’s conduct. Her comment was directed at Conservative MP Chris Clarkson, after he had […]
FOOTBALLER Marcus Rashford’s ongoing campaign to end child food poverty has been making headlines, as the Covid-driven poverty crisis deepens. The Manchester United and England striker is calling for an extension of free school meals to 1.4million more UK children, an increase in the value of Healthy Start fresh fruit […]
CARDS for Good Causes, the UK’s largest multi-charity Christmas card organisation, has opened its doors in Sunderland as Christmas card sales have already seen a significant rise this year. Sam Boal went along to discover more. THE pop-up shop, which is run by volunteers, opened in Sunderland’s Bridges shopping […]
WONDERING how to celebrate Halloween this year, within Covid guidelines? Here’s a list of nine ‘fang-tastic’ Halloween events in the North East to attend safely this year: from parties to pumpkin picking, spooky cooking, ghost tours and arts and crafts, there’s something for everyone!
THE government’s decision to not back free school meals for children until Easter will have a huge impact on the local community, according to charity Hebburn Helps. Conservative MPs overwhelmingly voted against the proposal, which was defeated 322-261 in Parliament. The motion was put forward by the Labour party, […]
The University of Sunderland has officially launched the Black Lives podcast, which aims to open doors to conversations which reflect the lived experiences of Black people in the UK. ‘Black Lives’ interweaves several interviews with black people, across a range of topics. Episode one offers listeners the opportunity to hear […]
MORE than 300,000 hedgehogs may be dying on UK roads, according to researchers at Nottingham Trent University – just as organisations including University of Sunderland are backing a campaign to preserve their numbers. The number of deaths has increased from around 100,000, and raises concerns about the already dwindling […]
SUNDERLAND is a city divided over Kier Starmer’s full-scale national ‘circuit break’ lockdown to try to halt Covid-19. For Wearsiders, the lockdown rules have already had a profound impact on businesses and families, particularly with current lockdown restrictions preventing the mixing of households. However, due to the increase of […]
Sunderland is a city with a rich history and everywhere you look there is a place with a long and beautiful story to tell. Explore the history of eight places in Sunderland, by seeing how they used to look in the past and how they look now.
ONE-in-three children in the Sunderland city area are now living in poverty, according to figures published by the North East Poverty Commission (NEPC) – yet the city has the lowest child poverty rate in the North East. The news came as the Government refused to provide more free school […]