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An electric vehicle parts manufacturer based in Gateshead has announced expansion plans that will create 200 new jobs. Engineering firm Sevcon will be tripling its workforce and moving to new premises in the Team Valley as it profits from rising demand for low-carbon vehicles worldwide. The new, larger premises will...
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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,...
Alright folks, business and technology were the original rock and roll, and the two day, BIM Show Live 2020 awards & seminars event is going to be a tech data smart business world salad BIM extravaganza with networking sauce schmoozed all over it. You've been smart, got good at BIM...
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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...
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...
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Newcastle city centre's Science Central is a twenty-four-acre science and technology facility located on the old site of the Scottish & Newcastle brewery. The science hub is a £350 million pound investment in Newcastle University. A recent plan to spend £29 million pounds on a new teaching & learning centre has...
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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...
Over 400 future technocrats and 50 sage speakers attended BIM Show Live on 26-27 February. Newcastle is boss in Building Information Modelling (BIM), which is transforming the way construction projects are constructed and projected. This is the fourth year in a row that Newcastle has hosted the BIM Show Live, because...
Lufthansa now offers a new route, six flights a week, Sunday to Friday, to Munich, Bavaria’s capital city. Passengers on the new service were welcomed at check-in at Newcastle Airport with an inaugural celebration.  Munich is renowned for its annual Oktoberfest, beer halls, classical music, and iconic landmarks such as the...
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A Newcastle student has launched an innovative business to help save the world’s oceans from the perils of pollution. Nathan Smith, 21 – a second-year Entrepreneurial Business Management (EBM) student at Northumbria University – has established a start-up that aims to reduce the problems caused by ghostnets and pollution from...

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