The End of the Road

Due to other commitments, I will no longer be updating this website. The site will still be available to view but this will be the last post.

The site has seen me interview local councillors and key members of local groups for some major local news stories in the vibrant area of Millfield.

As a journalism student, this has been brilliant experience for me and a great introduction into actual, proper journalism.

If you would like to keep up with any future work from me, you can find me on Twitter or on my personal site (which I will get round to fully updating at some point).

Many thanks for reading – I hope your experience was half as good as mine was.

Cheers.

Jake.

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Round-up: Help For Heroes shop controversy, more mosque protests and Zeba arson arrest

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Coverage of Millfield will now recommence following a short Easter break. With more protests over the Millfield mosque and the suspected arson attack on Zeba take-away, there has been of news in the Sunderland suburb, so here is a round-up of all the news from over the Easter period.

Got a Millfield story? Get in touch: yourmillfield[at]gmail[dot]com or @YourMillfield on Twitter. Continue reading

“Right-wing group was most hostile”, says prosecutor as six charged over mosque protests

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Six men have been charged following the October protest over the proposed mosque in Millfield.

The demo turned violent when far-right and anti-fascist groups clashed near the proposed site on St Marks Road.

The Sunderland Echo say that prosecutor Glenda Beck told Sunderland magistrates that both sides were shouting at each other from the start but: “The right-wing group was the most hostile, trying on several occasions to breach the police line to get at the left-wing demonstrators.  Continue reading

Fanfara set for Millfield Salvation Army weekend

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Sunderland Millfield Salvation Army are hosting a weekend of music and worship as brass band Fanfara come to town.

The band will play two shows on Saturday night and Sunday evening and band manager Neil Lacey says: “We are very much looking forward to the weekend, the band is well rehearsed and so hope that the concert audiences will enjoy what we have to offer.”

‘Fanfara’ is Italian for ‘brass band’ and the group were formed in July 2007. They are made up of either current but mainly former Salvation Army bandsman.

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Millfield Salvation Army host brass band Fanfara concerts

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Sunderland Millfield Salvation Army are holding concerts this weekend as brass band Fanfara come to town. 

The Salvation Army celebrates its 150th year in 2015 and, in the same year, it will be the 125th anniversary of the Sunderland Millfield corps.

This weekend, they will play hosts to North West brass band Fanfara – made up of current or former-Salvation Army members – for two concerts. Continue reading