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David Parfitt. Photo Credit: Ganesh Rao.

Wearsiders meet Sunderland Oscar Winner

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/131404364″] Wearsiders met Sunderland’s only Oscar winner David Parfitt at the University of Sunderland’s Murray Library on Thursday night. About 80 people was given a special screening of his latest film, The Whisper Times. It is a story, set during the First World War, about a newspaper that was […]

Plans to tackle youth unemployment in Sunderland East put on hold

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Sunderland University and college academics go on strike over pay

Sunderland University and college academics go on strike over pay

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/131056799″] Sunderland University lecturers struck for two hours yesterday in a dispute over pay. Yesterday’s action was the first of three walkouts planned to take place between January 23 and February 10, where the University and College Union (UCU) are protesting ‘over a 13% drop in pay,’ they say. […]