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Plans for the next phase of the redevelopment of Stephenson Quarter, in Newcastle city centre – which could lead to the creation of over 800 jobs – have been given the go-ahead. The plans – to build the North East Futures University Technical College (UTC) and a six-storey office block...
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A jobcentre manager from Newcastle has criticised Ken Loach’s popular recent film I, Daniel Blake. Steve McCall, employer relationship manager at Jobcentre Plus in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland, said, “I hope people don’t think the film is a documentary because it’s a story that doesn’t represent the reality...
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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...
True Student Accommodation is hosting puppy parties during exam season to help students unwind. To combat exam stress, residents at true Student accommodation around the UK are being treated to a puppy party. During these events, puppies are brought into the accommodation for students to play with to help lower...
A piggy bank with a leather belt around its waist.
Nick Forbes, the leader of Newcastle City Council, could soon be enjoying a significant pay rise. Newcastle’s Independent Remuneration Panel has proposed an increase that would take Cllr Forbes’s allowance to £36,000 per year. While there are many in the public and private sectors that earn a lot more than...
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...
In response to the Corona situation, the College sent hundreds of PPE items, including aprons, gloves, clinical wipes, and face masks, from her training facilities for health, social care, and engineering. They have been donated to local providers, Allied Healthcare in Cowgate, and the Gosforth-based Daft As A Brush Cancer...
Kinder Castle nursery is still open as usual for those workers playing a critical role in the fight against the coronavirus Operating as normal, the nursery’s approach to the pandemic crisis has been focused on ensuring its children and families stay calm, positive and settled during these difficult times. A key...
Safer Culture North East, a partnership between Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East (VONNE), Connected Voice, Northumberland CVA, Catalyst Stockton on Tees and Durham Community Action, will help charities across the region to embed best practice with regard to safeguarding vulnerable people. The group has been awarded £115K by the National Lottery Community Fund (The Fund) and the...
Newcastle Startup Week's events have attracted hundreds of delegates per year since 2017, and they intend to do the same on their new dates of 21-25 September 2020. Until then, you can follow their blogs, videos, webinars & podcasts during the original dates of 18-22 May, and for £7 you...

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