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University of Sunderland senior lecturer, John Dixon-Dawson, will use the skills he’s developed over the last three years volunteering for Northumbria Blood Bikes (NBB). “NHS Volunteer Responders is a great way for us all to help our front-line workers at this difficult time, I joined as soon as it was...
Image courtesy of Shantanu Dutta, from Flickr Creative Commons
Not too long ago, some ‘mystery visitors’ called in at Barnes Park, Herrington County Park, Hetton Lyons County Park, Mowbray Park and Roker Park.The upshot of these mysterious visits was that all of the above parks received prestigious Green Flags.A bit similar to the Blue Flags awarded to beaches,...
red ensign
The people of Sunderland are set to join in the tributes to the merchant navy this Monday (3rd September), which is Merchant Navy Day.The Red Ensign – the flag of the merchant navy, which has a union jack in the corner of a red rectangle – will be raised...
Several vegan dishes displayed on a table
Vegans, vegetarians, animal lovers and foodies are set to swamp Sunderland’s Stadium of Light to enjoy the North East Vegan Festival (Nevfest) this coming Sunday.The event will see over 110 stalls selling hot and cold vegan food as well as cruelty-free crafts, cosmetics, and clothing. There will also be...

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