North East News

Royal Occasion for University's Graeme
University of Sunderland’s Pro Vice-Chancellor Graeme Thompson enjoyed a Royal occasion as he was officially awarded an MBE. Graeme, originally from South Shields, joined the University in 2009 after a successful career with the BBC and ITV.Along with his family, he attended Windsor Castle on Wednesday where he received his...
Platform North East Launches To Huge Success
EIGHT OF the North East’s rising stars are set to release their own original music, thanks to an innovative initiative from a leading talent agency. Sunderland-based entertainment providers ISG kicked off Platform North East last week (29 November) – a free, week-long programme to support up and coming performers.Throughout the...
Branded Lorries Helping to Raise Awareness of Dragonfly Cancer Trust
The iconic Coca Cola Christmas truck will have a run for it’s money this year as North East based transport company, Hawthorns Logistics, will be travelling up and down the country in two specially branded lorries helping to raise awareness of Dragonfly Cancer Trust. Also based in the North East,...
Sunderland schools named best in North East
A primary school and secondary school in Sunderland have both made a coveted nationally recognised list that highlights the best schools in the country. Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2022 rated St Joseph’s RC Primary School as the best primary school in the North East. The school, which...
Raising awareness of adoption in the North East this winter
This winter, Adopt Coast to Coast is calling on residents in Sunderland, Durham and the surrounding area to find out more about adoption as a way to start or grow their families. Adopt Coast to Coast is a Regional Adoption Agency which brings together the adoption services of Together for...
New Social Media Competition Launched In Europe By LATAM Airlines
CURIOSITY,  #MAKESYOUFLY  Return trip for two to South America available to win Entries close on 28 June 2021 From yesterday, LATAM Airlines invites UK travellers to search for a hidden point on the continent through a social media competition, requiring users to find the only luminous poster the airline has in Europe...
Cllr Henry Trueman Welcomed As Sunderland's New Mayor
The ward councillor for Washington West, Cllr Henry Trueman, has been officially sworn in as Mayor at a meeting of the full council, with his wife and ward councillor for Washington West Cllr Dorothy Trueman to serve alongside him as Mayoress.            They took over the ceremonial chains of office from...
Should People in Sunderland be Allowed to Own a Venomous Snakes?
The recent two-part ITV documentary Britain's Tiger Kings - On The Trail With Ross Kemp highlighted the growing problems associated with the keeping of wild animals as pets. In response to the documentary, Born Free’s co-founder and Executive President Will Travers OBE said: “I think most people will have found it...
The debate surrounding the death penalty was pushed into the spotlight in the final months of Donald Trump’s presidency when he carried out more federal executions than any other president in almost 200 years. Now, a new book by North East academics delves back into the history of public executions...
University of Sunderland's Student Doctors Actively Playing A Part In Vaccine Roll-out
A group of medical students from the University of Sunderland is playing their part in the UK vaccination roll-out in a bid to beat Covid-19. On September 16, 2019, the University opened its first School of Medicine, as well as providing the opportunity to study medicine to students with the...

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