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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...
60% of North East Businesses Dissatisfied with North East's Infrastructure
A report by the employers’ organisation the CBI has found that 60% of the north east’s businesses feel the region’s infrastructure is in need of improvement. The same report claims, however, that if the local infrastructure was boosted, it could benefit the north east’s economy by £5.5 billion a...
Plans For Development Of Former Allied Irish Bank North East Office Submitted
New plans for a multi-million pound mixed residential and hospitality development on the landmark site of a former bank headquarters in the heart of Newcastle have been submitted for approval. The move will see the former Allied Irish Bank (AIB) northeast office, which has stood vacant for over 8 years...
Manufacturing Company 'Express Engineering' Sells Off Aerospace Division
North East manufacturing specialist Express Engineering has sold its aerospace division to focus on developing its subsea energy products business. Gateshead-based Express Engineering, a global leader in innovative manufacturing, assembly and testing solutions for the subsea oil and gas industry, has sold its aerospace division for an undisclosed sum. The aerospace division...
The UK Start Ups Managing To Thrive During The Pandemic
 Start Up Loans celebrates small businesses that are capitalising on new lockdown trends The changes to our lifestyles and habits brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic have thrown up unexpected opportunities for the most innovative and open-minded of Britain’s entrepreneurs. From the vegan meal-delivery service adding frozen veg boxes to its...
Newcastle House Designer Awarded UK Patent For Innovative & Affordable Housing Concept
A Newcastle house designer has been awarded a UK patent for its innovative approach to transforming unwanted and disused garage sites into affordable new homes.  The patent covers HUSK’s ground-breaking solution for the design and build of one and two bedroomed homes on previously undevelopable brownfield sites, using a modular...
Local Site Manager From Barratt Developments Receives National Accolade
A Site Manager from local housebuilder, Barratt Developments North East, has been recognised as being one of the best in the country, with a national accolade for quality house building as a runner-up from the National House Building Council (NHBC) Supreme awards. Mark Summersgill, who is the Site Manager at...
A devastating report into the impact of the lockdown on the North East's Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector reveals that a third of organisations expect to lose over half their income by June. This could mean between £75m and £223m of income lost between April and June this...

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