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The Mainstream Media has seemingly gone bonkers recently in an effort to keep your attention by outdoing itself with ever more bonkers content that has to get an emotional rise, even a toxic one, out of you to be successful Let's put ourselves in the big media bosses' shoes: your...
The government may have removed our right to gather together, but it could not prevent thousands of people from joining with each other virtually, to remember those who have died. As lockdown and 'social distancing' continue in selected countries, people are having to cope with the death a loved one,...
Following the explosive popularity of the American documentary Out of Shadows, a UK version is being released at 6pm tonight Presumably you're like us, being stuck at home not being an essential worker, doing your bit to save the taxpayer-funded NHS by not going to work and paying taxes, wondering...
BBC Radio Tees has released The Self-Isolation Podcast. Hosted twice a week by north-eastern BBC journalist Adam Clarkson and local actress Jess Daley, the podcast is full of your self-isolation life hacks, professional advice and light relief to help you through this challenging time.Now live on BBC Sounds, episode...
UPDATE: Everything is Corona-Cancelled  Get on down to Bishop Auckland this April to see food, put it in your face, see drinks, put them in your face, see people off the telly and ... well, if you ask nicely, who knows where the day might go?Matt Pritchard, off the telly,...
Emeli Sandé, MBE, spent the first four years of her life in Sunderland, which explains why her new single is 'One Of A Kind'. It features Ronan Keating himself, or a convincing replica; it's really impossible to tell these days.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYU4Hn2MxYE The single is off of Mr Keating's 2020 album, ‘Twenty Twenty’,...
Bicycles are a type of horse that doesn't eat grass or need to poop, and if you feed them petrol, they turn into a motorbike. When purchasing a bicycle, it's important to remember that red ones go faster, and if you want to be popular, get a car instead. Local Routes Cycle...
When money is tight and boredom is running high, you only need to know two things: where can I go for under a tenner, and how far is the nearest Gregg's? National Glass Centre There are new events, workshops, and exhibitions here every month, and almost every day you can attend...
A University of Sunderland accredited conspiracy theory expert features in the new book, Unlocking the Universe, from the late theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking and his daughter, writer Lucy.Dr Sophie Hodgetts, a Lecturer in Psychology at the University, has contributed a chapter to the book, telling you why people...
Judith Cossey has overcome childhood neglect, growing up in care, and issues with drugs and drink to graduate from the University of Sunderland with a Masters degree. Now Judith is about to start a new career that she hopes will be the start of a new life for herself...

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