The Butcher’s Arms, on High Street East, is the oldest pub in Sunderland and part of the Sunderland Heritage Trail. The building itself dates back to 1724, with licensing records for the premises dating back to 1753.
People of Sunderland have given a thumbs down to the latest changes on Facebook. The popular social networking site had on Wednesday introduced a new line of ‘reaction’ emoticons, allowing users to express emotions rather than the standard ‘like’ button. These include ‘love’, ‘haha’, ‘wow’, ‘sad’ and ‘angry’. Many have […]
A Freedom of Information request to Wokingham Borough Council has revealed that the number of compensation claims paid out from the council have risen. Figures show claims paid-out from the council have gone up from 37 in 2012 all the way to 101 in 2014, with a total of £4,884.12 […]
Top UK theme parks have seen a rise in the number of investigations and dangerous occurrences, SR News Freedom of Information (FOI) request shows. The FOI was sent out to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The data gained is on the amount of times HSE investigated the top 10 theme […]
The Sunderland Astronomical Society has launched a two-night astronomy event in support of BBC Two’s Stargazing Live shows. The society’s own Stargazing Live event runs today (January 15) and tomorrow (January 16), from 6.30pm at the Cygnus Observatory at the WWT Washington Wetlands Centre. The Stargazing Live shows were shown […]
By Amy Stark, Abby Watts & Samantha Spowart Two police forces in the North East refused to provide details of missing sex offenders claiming the information was ‘personal’. SR News sent Freedom of Information requests (FOI) to three North East police forces: Northumbria, Cleveland and Durham Constabulary. The FOI asked for the […]
Tyne and Wear Metro: Gates and Validators Create your own infographics Nexus has spent millions of pounds on gates and validators over the last five years, SR News Freedom of Information (FOI) request reveals. Figures released from Nexus, following a SR News FOI, show that a staggering £2,224,562.04 has been […]
By Jonathan Mackley, Rachel Cotton & Clarissa Jackson-Murphy SR News Freedom of Information request has found that North East councils have earned a total of £441,953 by issuing 19,213 car parking penalty charge notices (PCNs) in 2013 and 2014. As many as 7,264 of these fines were issued in Newcastle, making up […]