Newcastle Council Approve Clean Air Charges

Newcastle Council Approve Clean Air Charges

Newcastle City Councillors have approved plans to create a ‘Clean Air Zone.’ The zone is designed to combat climate change by cutting emissions and charging some vehicles crossing the Tyne Bridge. After previous public backlash about imposing clean air charges on all commuters, Newcastle Council revisited its plans and will […]

Professor Gita Ramjee passed away on Tuesday from COVID-19-related complications.

‘A huge blow to the entirety of the healthcare sector’ – Tributes paid to world-renowned scientist and former Sunderland student

A world-renowned scientist who studied at the University of Sunderland has died in hospital in South Africa from COVID-19 related complications. Tributes have been paid to Professor Gita Ramjee who was a leading scientist in the fight against HIV. She passed away near Durban, South Africa on Tuesday. She had […]

Sunderland Foodbank: COVID-19 will not stop group tackling hunger: “over 200% increase in the number of people fed”

Sunderland Foodbank has stepped up to the unprecedented challenge posed by the coronavirus outbreak in recent weeks, with a more than three-fold increase in the amount fed. With an average of 520 people already supported each month, Coordinator Jo Gordon summarised the scale of their work and how they’ve adapted: […]