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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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energy efficient
Businesses in Newcastle and the surrounding area can now get help to slash their energy bills – providing vital savings and helping to reduce the emission of global warming gases. The Business Energy Saving Team is a new initiative that will advise small and medium-sized businesses on...
computer crime
Fake goods with a value of thousands of pounds have been seized in Newcastle. Jewellery, clothes and footwear – destined to be sold over Facebook – were confiscated from a home in the city’s East End. Trading Standards suspect the goods seized would have been sold during the lucrative run-up to...
catrina statue
A statue of the director of a Newcastle theatre company – made using innovative 3D-printing technology – is to be placed in the Great Hall of Newcastle Castle. Catrina McHugh MBE, the artistic director of Open Clasp, will be one of only 25 women nationally to be celebrated with such...
Brexit hasn’t officially commenced, yet the UK is already feeling its impact — and not in a good way. The automobile industry in the northeast has felt the crunch. The Chronicle Live reports that an industry body believes that Brexit will be “ death by a thousand cuts”. This slump,...
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A socially and environmentally conscious brewery – run by Newcastle University students – has won a prestigious award. Stu Brew, a microbrewery which draws on the expertise of the university’s chemical engineering department, recently won silver in the sustainability category in the Reimagine Awards in the USA. Stu Brew, which is...
image courtesy of Ilmicrofono Oggiono, from Flickr Creative Commons
Would you prefer your child’s teacher to say ‘bus’ or ‘baars’? How about ‘laugh’ or ‘laargh’? Research by Dr Alex Baratta at the University of Manchester suggests that trainee teachers are often asked to tone down their northern or midlands accents in the classroom. Dr Baratta found that many trainees had...
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Newcastle University is to spearhead a project to encourage ‘garage-level’ breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Many of science’s greatest advances have resulted from people tinkering in their garages. The inventor of the telephone Alexander Graham Bell set up a workshop behind his father’s house, and Walt and Roy...
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A small Newcastle crepe company has scooped a prestigious business award.  La Petite Creperie, based in Grainger Market, has clinched first place in the Newcastle Small Business of the Year 2017 competition. Six Newcastle businesses were nominated for the prize as part of the national Small Business 2nd December 2017 initiative....
Cllr Ged Bell and MP Chi Onwurah and students
Last week saw the first ever Newcastle Construction Week – during which a range of events took place across Newcastle and Gateshead aimed at young people between 18 and 24. These events gave youngsters the chance to try a number of practical workshops, take part in site visits to key...
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Newcastle City Council has announced a plan to kick-start the transformation of the city centre by investing in £3-million-worth of improvements. The council hopes this will result in a centre that is cleaner, healthier and safer, and better suited to the needs of shoppers, visitors and residents. Newcastle City Council will...

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