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The Legend of the Berwick Vampire, the North East’s Answer to Dracula

Halloween is on its way soon! It’s a spooky time where people revile in the stories of ghosts, monsters and other scary phenomena. But what about that here in the…

The Story Behind the Mysterious Pennywell Stone Hedgehog

To the west of Pennywell tucked between the suburb and the A19 road lies a woodland known as “The Children’s Forest”. The area has gained its name because it was…

Editorial: Sunderland’s Odeon Tower Needs to be Cleaned Up

Once a thriving hub of businesses and boutiques, there is little question now that Holmeside has become the worst part of Sunderland City Centre. Paling in the shadow of its…

The Sorry Story of Sunderland Station: Does A Brighter Future Await?

The news recently broke that Sunderland station’s upward exterior will completely rebuilt. Starting from December, the Southern end of the station will be closed and demolished, which will then be…

When Devastation Struck the Tyne, Wear and Tees: The Great Flood of 1771

The geography of the North East of England is fairly uniform. Its westward flank is fortified by the rising spine of the Pennine Mountains, of which is embedded the origin…

Secrets of Sunderland: The Oldest Japanese Grave in All Britain

Did you know that Bishopwearmouth Cemetery holds the first Japanese grave and burial ever to take place in the United Kingdom? It’s an interesting story, but also a tragic one,…