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Paul Watson: A Sunderland Hero or Villain?

Paul Watson is a name which raises controversy and polarized opinions in Sunderland, to put it mildly. Leader of the City Council from 2008 to 2017 before he lost his…

South Shields Just Had its own Connor Brown Tragedy- Enough is Enough on Knife Crime

Just over two years ago Sunderland’s Heart was broken after the brutal and monstrous murder of the young Connor Brown, only 19 years old, who was stabbed outside of a…

Editorial: Sunderland Should Blame the USA, Not the Refugees

Yesterday Sunderland City Council leader Graeme Miller announced that the city will be taking in refugees from Afghanistan following the country’s takeover from the Taliban amidst the rapid withdrawal of…

OPINION: People Just Don’t Get Why Crowtree Leisure Centre Closed

The author submitted this piece to us but chose to remain anonymous. The piece represents their views and not necessarily SGM’s. If you have any opinions, letters or viewpoints on…

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…