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Once the festivities of Christmas are over, Dobbies' Gosforth store is encouraging you to repurpose your centrepiece, no matter if you have a Nordmann Fir or a Fraser Fir standing proudly. Dobbies’ Horticultural Director, Marcus Eyles has outlined how people can recycle their cut Christmas trees to create a wildlife...
Saving the Species: Northumberland Zoo's Breeding Programme for Critically Endangered Animals
Northumberland Zoo, a family-run, not-for-profit zoo, is proud to welcome a new megabat species as part of one of their biggest and most vital projects to date. Already home to Snow Leopards and tiny harvest mice, the Zoo is now home to the world’s second captive breeding population of Livingstone’s...
Taxi Drivers Bring Christmas Smiles to Great North Children's Hospital
Taxi drivers have gone the extra mile to ensure that children in hospital during the Christmas period can have the best festive fun that they can.  A fleet of generous drivers from LA Taxis and Dean Taxis, part of the Nearby Group, the biggest taxi provider in the area, brought...
Friendship Dog Charity Brings Joy This Christmas
A Wag & Company that befriends older and vulnerable dog lovers in their own homes as well as in care has teamed up with regional businesses to make sure their friends feel special this Christmas. Wag & Company, working to battle loneliness and isolation in older people through friendship with...
North East Represented at The Stage Awards with Alphabetti Theatre
The Stage has revealed the 2023 nominees for The Stage Awards, in association with Tysers Insurance Brokers – and the North East is represented in the form of Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle, who have been shortlisted for the Best Fringe Theatre award. The annual awards celebrate the very best of British...
Local Community from Northumberland Care Centre Raises £1,165 at Christmas Fayre
Residents, families and members of the local community from Northumberland came together to enjoy the festivities at Holywell House Care Centre in Holywell, as they raised a whopping £1,165 at their annual Christmas fayre. The team at Holywell House organised an afternoon of fun activities, including stalls selling homemade cards,...
Join Strictly St Cuthberts 2023!
Newcastle broadcaster, actor, author and illustrator, Alfie Joey, is set to be the special guest judge for Strictly St Cuthbert’s 2023, the charitable dance competition that has been raising money for people who need Hospice care in County Durham since 2016. After a two-year break due to the coronavirus pandemic,...
North East Heroes Recognised for Saving Life of Pedestrian
Two crews of firefighters and two members of the public from the North East of England have been recognised with the fire service’s top commendation for saving the life of a pedestrian crushed by a car. In July this year, Nick Matthewson, 62, was walking on a footpath in Newcastle...
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have proudly announced that 24 new recruits have today (Friday) passed out and are fully fledged firefighters.
Christmas has come early for 24 new firefighters in Tyne and Wear, who have successfully completed their training and are ready to be deployed across the region. The trainee firefighters began their 14-week programme in the autumn, where they learned the skills needed to respond to emergencies, including firefighting...
Wheelbarrow Race Ready to Roll on New Year's Day
A NORTH EAST tradition which has its roots in the 14th century is set to return again this New Year’s Day. The annual Ponteland Wheelbarrow race, which always attracts dozens of entries as well as drawing huge crowds, is now lining up teams to take part. Participants follow a circular course...

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