DOMESTIC abuse across the UK rose by 7% during the first lockdown period of the pandemic from March 2020, according to the Office for National Statistics. Wearside Women in Need (WWIN) are a domestic abuse charity offering victims and survivors support across Wearside. WWIN outreach worker Tia Sekhon tells SR […]
International travel will be allowed from May 17, and the NHS app could soon be used as a proof of vaccination. As the number of deaths and hospitals admissions has dropped in the UK, people feel optimistic about booking their summer holiday. However, the idea of vaccine certifications is still […]
OUT-OF-DATE microchips and low lost dog reclaim rates during the COVID-19 pandemic are putting pressure on North East animal rescue organisations. Catherine Gillie, Regional Manager at Dogs Trust, told SR News: “Between August 2020 and January 2021 there was a 41 per cent increase in the number of visits to […]
THE number of crimes being committed online slightly dropped during last years first national lockdown, according to figures released by Northumbria Police to SR News following a Freedom of Information request (FOI). WHEN the nation entered it’s first national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the number of online crimes […]
THE School of Psychology at the University of Sunderland has been officially recognised for its commitment to gender equality – with an Athena SWAN bronze award. The Athena SWAN Charter, first established in 2005, is a framework which is used across the globe to support and transform gender equality […]
THE PANDEMIC has hit council car park revenue hard, with some North East authorities making £9 million less in 2020 than in previous years. A combined total of £4.1 million was made across the three highest-earning car parks in each council area in 2020 including Sunderland, Newcastle, Gateshead, North […]
THE pandemic has caused a sharp rise in the backlog of crown court cases, with Newcastle leading in the North East with over 1,600 cases still waiting to be heard, an SR News investigation has found. DATA from freedom of information request (FOI) shows how in January 2020, Newcastle Crown […]
WHILE some businesses have closed for good due to the pandemic, Sunderland’s City Centre has seen a rise in new businesses opening their doors following the latest lockdown. It comes after the first easing of the restrictions on April 12, with the next step allowing customers to sit indoors from […]
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ELECTIONS will be held on May 6 to choose the next Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Northumbria. The four candidates who are standing for the role are Duncan Crute (Conservative), Julian Kilburn (Independent), Peter Maughan (Liberal Democrat), and Kim McGuinness (Labour) who has been PCC since 2019.