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Red arrows perform a display during the Sunderland International Airshow. Credit: PA Images

Sunderland Airshow CANCELLED

Sunderland City Council has confirmed that this year’s airshow has been cancelled. The Council said that it regretted the decision to cancel the airshow, one of Sunderland’s most popular events, and blamed the ‘current situation’ for the cancellation. The 32nd airshow was due to be held on Friday 24, Saturday […]

Don’t get bored – get busy!

Don’t get bored – get busy!

#The CoronaDiaries     WITH the country in lockdown, being stuck in the house all the time can become quite boring – but being bored can actually affect your mental health. Therefore it’s incredibly important to keep your mind occupied. Studies show that boredom can lead to depression, increased weight […]

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: […]