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The North Star, Chapter III: BIG Trouble up on Little Silksworth

Continued from Chapter II. “Good evening ladies and Gentlemen!” a charming voice bellowed to the crowd. “I’d say just everyone but as you know I’m not one of those gender…

The North Star: A Series Which Stares into the soul of Sunderland Life

Photograph: Crowds outside of the former Londonderry pub in Sunderland, a typical city scene during football season. If you haven’t read it of course yet, the North Star is a…

Opinion: Let’s Call the North East by its traditional name: “Bernicia”

The North East is our home, and we’re proud of it. There’s no place of course like home, and neither is the anything quite like the down to earth, friendly…

The North Star Chapter II: Hexes, Drugs and Sausage Rolls

Continued from Chapter I: Thorney Close’s Unlikely Hero: It was a cool Friday evening on Farringdon. The wind gushed down around the aging school buildings, papered with fresh paint to…

The North Star Chapter I: Thorney Close’s Unlikely Hero

Accompanying Soundtrack: Northern Delight, Sunderland I miss you It was a crispy evening. As the sun dipped into the west, the cold wind blustered around the empty streets of Sunderland…

Explore Sunderland: A walk across the “Tunstall Belt”

The Tunstall Belt is a stretch of open green land situated in the south of the Sunderland urban area. Built largely upon the land and former railroads of the old Silksworth and…