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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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Newcastle Can Launch
Thousands of people participating in a Newcastle-based campaign to tackle obesity have succeeded in shedding an incredible total of 100,000 pounds. Newcastle Can, launched in January 2017, encouraged people to come together to lose weight and get healthier through community activities. Newcastle Can set the city’s residents the challenge of losing...
photo courtesy of Jospeh Brent, from Flickr Creative Commons
A different kind of shopping experience is on its way to Newcastle.  You might not be particularly excited at the idea of spending your Sunday rummaging through other folks’ cast offs. On the other hand, if you’re fond of vintage clothes but not so fond of the price tags frequently attached...
Alan Shearer in front of posters for The Entertainers 20th Anniversary Game
Newcastle United hero Alan Shearer is to undergo a series of dementia tests as part of an upcoming BBC documentary. In Dementia – Football’s Silent Shame, Mr Shearer will investigate whether years spent heading footballs make ex-soccer professionals more likely to suffer from the condition. It is suspected that brain damage...
Portrait of Ken Loach smiling and pointing to his mouth
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...
Interior of Wildflower cafe. Brightly painted, reclaimed furniture and a small bar next to a blackboard menu.
A new vegan café, which aims to be a creative hub for Newcastle’s artistic community, has opened on Westgate Road. Wildflower, set up by artist Jessica Salmon and chef Asher Turnbull, specialises in “affordable, seasonal plant-based food”. Dishes on offer include vegan chorizo, bean pasties, and vegan cakes and toasties,...
View of river and bridges
Do you know that a survey last year ranked Newcastle as the happiest city in the UK? And not only that, the Toon also came in as the tenth happiest city in the whole of Europe. A European Commission survey, whose results were published in 2016, drew these conclusions after...

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