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New Subscription Service Bringing Back Joy Into Learning
A new subscription service for teachers and schools providing quality learning resources without the need for hours of planning has been launched by Gateshead based Unique Group. The service, “Magazines for Schools” has been successfully trialled with Wingrove Primary School in Newcastle who are using the magazines to combine...
Phil McCarthy Appointed As New Associate Director At Lichfields' Newcastle Office
The North East office of national planning and development consultancy Lichfields has appointed Phil McCarthy as Associate Director. Mr. McCarthy has over 15 years of experience in a range of sectors including housing, mixed-use and industrial development. Prior to joining Lichfields, he worked for a number of North East local...
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The technology sector in the north east is booming, with high wages, growing companies and massive levels of investment pouring in. That’s the conclusion reached by two recently published reports. The Tech Nation Report 2017, produced by the Tech City UK organisation, has – after assessing the tech sectors in...
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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...
Newcastle Student Volunteers Supporting City's Blood Cancer Charity Campaign
This week, student volunteers at Newcastle University will support blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan’s two-week campaign which aims to raise awareness of the need for more young men to sign up to the stem cell register. Anthony Nolan’s ‘Newcastle City’ campaign, which launched on Monday 15th March, is being supported...
Barratt Homes Partners St Patrick's Primary To Build Home For Local Bird Wildlife
Local housebuilder, Barratt Homes, is celebrating its ongoing partnership with the wildlife charity, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) by collaborating with St Patrick’s RC Primary School to create a new home for the school’s local bird wildlife. In a bid to encourage more people to get involved...
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,...
Big Issue North once again not permitted to sell the magazine during third national lockdown
As England enters the third lockdown, Big Issue North vendors face a dire predicament: they are once again not permitted to sell the magazine. The 350 people who sell Big Issue North are self-employed, buying magazines from offices across the North West, Yorkshire and the Humber for £1.50 before selling...
Funding Available For Youth Organisations In Tyne And Wear
Community groups in Tyne and Wear are being invited to apply for a share of funding which will support organisations to improve the lives of children and young people across the county in the wake of COVID-19. The annual High Sheriff’s Awards for Tyne & Wear were established as part...
iPad Parental Donation Scheme Results in Positive Academic Scores
  Since Apple Authorised Education Specialist Jigsaw24 helped them launch a parent-driven 1:1 iPad scheme, Stephenson Memorial Primary School has posted some of their best-ever results, with their scores for writing jumping from below the national average to the top 10% in the UK. In a parental donation scheme, the school...

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