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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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PLANNING and development consultancy Lichfields has promoted Newcastle-based Director Anthony Greally to Senior Director.
Planning and development consultancy Lichfields has promoted Newcastle-based Director Anthony Greally to Senior Director. Anthony, who has been with Lichfields for 20 years, is a planning adviser to the commercial and industrial sectors.  He acts for owners of some of the North East’s main employment locations including Team Valley Trading Estate...
Gateshead-based Turbo Power Systems Ltd (TPS) was honoured to welcome Chris Heaton-Harris (UK Minister of State for Transport), Cllr Martin Gannon (Leader of Gateshead Council), Tobyn Hughes (Nexus Managing Director) and Thomas Ahlburg (Stadler Group CEO), to their HQ on the Team Valley, 27th January 2020. The visit follows a...
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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...
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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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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...
Interior of Wildflower cafe. Brightly painted, reclaimed furniture and a small bar next to a blackboard menu.
A new vegan café, which aims to be a creative hub for Newcastle’s artistic community, has opened on Westgate Road. Wildflower, set up by artist Jessica Salmon and chef Asher Turnbull, specialises in “affordable, seasonal plant-based food”. Dishes on offer include vegan chorizo, bean pasties, and vegan cakes and toasties,...
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A new bank – which is owned by its customers and only does business in the north east – may soon become a reality. Funding for a study which will explore the feasibility of such a bank has been approved by the cabinet of the North of Tyne Combined Authority,...
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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...
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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