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Geordie Life-saver Following in Father’s Footsteps Achieves Apprenticeship Distinction
A Geordie life-saver born and bred in the West End of Newcastle has proudly achieved a distinction grade in his journey to become a firefighter. Scott Canham, aged 27, originally from Chapel Park in Newcastle is one of three firefighters who recently accomplished the distinction grading as part of the...
Healthworks Cooking Up Healthy Eating Help for Newcastle Families
Dozens of families in Newcastle’s West End are set to get extra help with healthy eating thanks to a new initiative from an award-winning community charity and funding from Newcastle Building Society. Healthworks is using a £2,980 Society grant to organise a series of eight cookery demonstrations and workshops for...
Teesside University Academic Wins £100,000 Grant for Cancer Research
An academic from Teesside University has been awarded £100,000 to fund essential brain cancer research, which aims to advance diagnosis and treatments. Dr Sharel Peisan E, a chemistry lecturer from the School of Health & Life Sciences, will examine the nanoscale electrochemistry of brain cancer cells. Using a multifunctional nanoscale electrochemical...
Darwin, the scientist who rocked our world
Naturalist Charles Darwin changed the world through his theory of evolution. If your child is a dinosaur enthusiast or a fossil hunter – or simply curious about their own species – they need to know about his work and discoveries. Former primary school teacher Emma Shingleton of education resource...
Pupils from South Shields are Officially South Tyneside Basketball Champions!
Pupils from a primary school in South Shields are celebrating a slam dunk after being named district champions for South Tyneside. The children, who are in year 5 at St Bede’s Primary School, which is part of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust, beat stiff competition and came back from behind...
Teesside University Ranks in the Best in the World for Overall Satisfaction
International students have given a ringing endorsement of their experience at Teesside University, ranking it the best in the world for overall satisfaction in a major global survey. In the International Student Barometer 2021, Teesside University was ranked number one out of 96 global universities for overall satisfaction.* The International Student...
World Book Day: 14 Costume hacks for frantic parents
It’s the week before World Book Day and your child hasn’t got a thing to wear. But you don’t have to stay up all night finessing a costume of immense complexity. Former primary school teacher Becky Cranham of education resource experts PlanBee has a host of brilliant hacks for some...
Recruitment for firefighters now open!
Residents across Tyne and Wear now have the opportunity to protect, prevent and respond in their community - after firefighter recruitment opened today. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have re-opened their wholetime firefighter recruitment process. It is part of a recruitment drive that has already seen the Service...
Firefighter reveals how he fled war-torn country to find a home at TWFRS
A firefighter who fled a war-torn country to save lives in Tyne and Wear has called on other immigrants to consider a career in the fire service. Bahri Mustafa, or Baz to his friends and colleagues, has been with Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) for 17 years...
Rookie Firefighters Start Their Training as Next Generation of Life-Savers
A postman, electrician and a hospital porter are among the new generation of firefighters recruited to save lives across Tyne and Wear. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have announced 21 recruits have started their training at their headquarters in Washington. The trainee firefighters began their 12-week training programme...

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