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Louise, aged 9 years, a rescued Terrier dog, receives a welcome gift at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London from the Amazon Christmas Store as the online retailer teams up with the charity to deliver bestselling pet Christmas presents to its residents. PRESS ASSOCIATION. Photo. Issue date: 15 December, 2017. Amazon sales show that three quarters of all pet gifts this year are for dogs with more than half of those pets receiving up to three gifts. According to an independent survey commissioned by Amazon, the average amount spent on the family pet this Christmas is £13. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Hordle/PA Wire

Pets are not just for Christmas

We have all seen videos on social media of excited kids being surprised with a pet puppy or cute kitten at Christmas, but this might not be as much fun for their new best friend. Christmas is an exciting time, especially for families with young children, and parents can be forgiven […]

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Teacher sick days down in North East region

Recently released figures show that teacher sick days have fallen over the past two years in a North East council area. A freedom of information request sent to South Tyneside Council revealed a fall in teacher absences between September 2015 and October 2017, as illustrated below. Academic Year Sum of working days […]

Bipolar disorder and Christmas

Bipolar disorder and Christmas

Following a year of renewed government promises to tackle mental health, a nurse describes her own experiences with Bipolar Disorder. Staff Nurse Elaine Francis, 32, who was diagnosed with the condition 5 years ago, outlines the cycle from the euphoria of the ‘hypomania’ phase to the spiral into depression, the […]

The renovation of Hylton Castle

The renovation of Hylton Castle

Hylton Castle has become one of the most well-known buildings in the region. Sunderland’s second oldest building, it has always been a focal point in Sunderland and has seen the city change over centuries. In 2017, after nearly 25 years of public backing, renovation started on the castle to provide […]

File photo dated 07/02/17 of a person sleeping rough in a doorway, as bosses at a charity which helps homeless people say benefits changes are forcing European Union immigrants to sleep rough.

SRNews reporter, Milena Yordanova, spends the night on the streets of Newcastle to see how hard life is for the homeless

The housing and homeless charity Shelter published the results of an extensive research they made which conducted that the number of homeless people in the UK is 307,000. Which is larger than the population of Newcastle, reported the Chronicle. The number of homeless people in the North East is around […]