The Portuguese Christmas is very different from that in the UK. The first difference, of course, is that Portugal has a gigantic yellow ball in the sky all year long — they call it the Sun! And that is no different at Christmas than the other 364 days. But that […]
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Yes, it’s that time of year! It’s the time where we see endless Instagram and Facebook posts of diamond rings and #shesaidyes. So if you’re feeling the festive vibes and thinking of popping the question this Christmas then we have some romantic spots lined up for the magical moment.
Recent Freedom of Information requests submitted by SR News reveal how much councils across the region are spending on Christmas decorations. Newcastle Council will this year spend a total £150,293.70 on Christmas decorations, the most of any council in the region. However this year it will not receive the same […]
With The Last Jedi officially out in the open, meet the Star Wars fans who use their force-like powers to help raise money for charity.
Plans to create an urban garden and leisure space out of 90 shipping containers on the banks of the River Tyne were unveiled recently. It is estimated over 200,000 people could visit the site each year and up to 100 people would work at the site, with the garden […]
Thousands of people flocked to Durham for this years Lumiere Light festival. With over 20 different light displays, this year was another great success for the city. See below for the highlights and a recap of what went on at the festival.
It is time to wrap up warm as Sunderland’s spectacular frost village, including a traditional Christmas market, real ice rink and fun fair, is back for the third year running. The launch night, which was held on December 4, saw performances from professional ice skaters Lisa Brewin and Gary Beacom, […]
Sunderland College students hold a social action event called The Locals Library. The event had other students speaking to the ‘living books’ as they told their stories and had a conversation about them. Their lecturer, Gilly Hope, spoke of the event as preparing the students, who produced the event, so […]
Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair will celebrate its 10th anniversary next year, after years of making their way up from the bottom. The Vintage Fair was initially planned as a one-off event for lovers of all things nostalgic, to enjoy a day of vintage shopping from independent traders. Now, as the small […]
Sunderland may not have won the UK City of Culture bid for 2021, but BBC Radio Newcastle took the result announcement as an opportunity to broadcast their breakfast show from University of Sunderland’s Media Centre. The BBC set up a permanent base in the mediaHUB — an […]