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Michael Davies, second year Psychology student, set up the University of Sunderland's first Esports club using his spare time, and it now has more than 100 members who will seriously get back to their studies after one more game.Michael has been nominated for the University’s annual Rate your Mate...
Woman in thick glasses using a laptop with poor posture and a full cup of tea right next to it, with papers on the other side of the tea.
It’s a growing phenomenon that costs Britain billions of pounds per year and which claimed 2 million victims in the year up to March 2016. As more and more criminals get web-savvy, cybercrime is becoming an increasingly serious security threat. But due to a shortage of highly skilled cybersecurity professionals,...
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A car industry association, which represents Nissan and other major car makers, has expressed worries over the possibility of a hard Brexit.The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has stressed that its members need tariff-free access to EU markets in order to avoid a slump that could affect...
Siglion – a regeneration company formed by Sunderland City Council and developers Carillion – is set to hold a series of public consultations over its plans to remodel Sunderland’s seafront at Seaburn.Siglion plans a development that would blend housing with leisure facilities and be focused around a broad central...
A helicopter flying over the sea towards a lighthouse, above a crowd of people.
200 people from over 150 local businesses have attended an event to learn more about how they can work alongside Sunderland City Council. The council’s Meet the Buyer event, held at the National Glass Centre earlier this month, showcased opportunities for local businesses to get involved with some of the...
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Hundreds of north east job seekers flocked to the Stadium of Light yesterday to attend The Job Show North East. The jobs fair was showcasing over 1,000 vacancies and apprenticeships from a large variety of companies. Practical workshops were also on offer, on subjects such as how to write a...
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You could soon earn money by selling your car’s excess energy to the national grid. Thanks to a scheme Nissan and Northern Powergrid are developing, owners of Nissan electric cars may be able to plug their vehicles into the grid at peak, high-tariff times and transfer electricity back into it....
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Last year saw Sunderland host a range of prestigious events, from the thrilling Sunderland Airshow to the majestic Tall Ships Races.This led to a boom in both visitor numbers and visitor spend, as well as more jobs being created in the city’s tourism sector.The latest statistics obtained by Sunderland...
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An enormous careers fair – featuring stalls from top companies, workshops, demonstrations and hands-on activities – is due to be held at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light.The careers fair will be attended by around 1,000 Wearside youngsters, who will have the chance to learn about different sectors of the job...
A BT office block
Telecoms giant BT has plans to bring 165 jobs to the north east of England. The jobs on offer will range from ICT (information communication technology) roles to HR, vehicle maintenance, and customer service posts.BT will especially be looking to recruit youngsters via its graduate and apprentice recruitment programmes....

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