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Do I stay or do I go? University students describe ‘stressful’ decisions to stay or return home for Christmas

Do I stay or do I go? University students describe ‘stressful’ decisions to stay or return home for Christmas

STUDENTS at the University of Sunderland have said that deciding whether or not to go home for Christmas during the pandemic has been ‘stressful’. The large student population are faced with the difficult decision of spending Christmas with family or staying put over the holidays, due to Covid restrictions. The […]

Southwick man begins fundraising campaign to provide free school meals to children across the area

Southwick man begins fundraising campaign to provide free school meals to children across the area

FOOTBALLER Marcus Rashford has inspired a fundraising campaign to prevent children in Southwick from going hungry this winter.  Inspired by the Manchester United star’s free meals campaign, Southwick resident, Michael Butler opened a GoFundMe page with the goal of raising £1,000 to support children and families in the Southwick area.  […]

A man wearing a face mask is seen amongst Christmas trees in Covent Garden, London, as England continues a four week national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.

What’s your favourite Christmas song?

DECEMBER is finally well under way, which means that you can play all your favourite Christmas songs without fear of judgement. We’ve been asking our readers – and some of the North East’s most musical people – to share their favourite Christmas songs.   FRANKIE Francis, lead singer in the […]

Chef Baran hosting one of his street food events.

Masterchef takes his food on the road

  FORMER BBC Masterchef contestant Matei Baran has moved from the kitchen and into the community. The chef, who brands his produce as posh street food, is now taking his food into housing estates across the North East, so people can enjoy restaurant-quality food during the Covid pandemic.  Matei said: […]