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Newcastle has made eighth place in a leaderboard of the UK’s top greenest cities. Scores were calculated for UK cities based on four categories - nature, transport, emissions and sustainability. London scored highest as investment in solar outshone the rest of the cities at £149,126 per million pounds of council budget....
Winners Of The Virtual Miss England North East Announced
A Virtual competition has been held over the last 2 months on the Miss England app and website to find more representatives from the North East to participate in the final of Miss England in June.  The top 6 contestants from a public vote on the Miss England App were...
Four Tees Valley School Students Receive Career Explorer Prizes For Their Creative Talents
Four students from a Tees Valley school have been awarded for their artwork which challenges assumptions about the role of women. The students from Laurence Jackson School in Guisborough, part of Vision Academy Learning Trust, will now receive bespoke Career Explorer prizes after their success in the #ChoosetoChallenge competition held...
Smart Works Newcastle Helping Women Get Back Into World Amidst Covid-19
A virtual outreach initiative that has helped dozens of women across the North East get new jobs during the pandemic is set to carry on thanks to a four-figure grant from the region’s biggest building society. Smart Works Newcastle aims to help women get back into work, gain financial independence...
Does your Newcastle Neighbour Have the Right to Own a Bear?
The recent two-part ITV documentary Britain's Tiger Kings - On The Trail With Ross Kemp highlighted the growing problems associated with the keeping of wild animals as pets. In response to the documentary, Born Free’s co-founder and Executive President Will Travers OBE said: “I think most people will have found it...
'Fit Monkeys' Encouraging Children To Stay Fit During Covid-19
An award-winning sports coach is launching a new venture to encourage 5–12-year-olds to get fit after a year in lockdown. Matthew Lawn from Killingworth, the brains behind the Football Squirts Academy, and his partner Ashleigh Dobbs are opening Fit Monkeys, a new concept of fun-based physical education (PE) classes, that...
This Past Year's Lockdown Turns Into The Subject Of An Exhibition and A Book
The challenge of facing a year in lockdown for the North East LGBTQ+ community is to be the subject of an exhibition and a book.   Throughout 2020 Northern Pride had been running its Life in Lockdown campaign, gathering the stories shared by its community with thanks to the support of...
Miss England North East Finalists Celebrating International Women's Day All Week
THE VIRTUAL MISS ENGLAND NORTH EAST CONTESTANTS BARE FACE NO MAKE UP ROUND AS MISS ENGLAND POSTS A PIC WEARING PPE  #ChooseToChallenge #iwd2021 The 12 Miss England North East Finalists have been invited to celebrate International Women's Day ALL WEEK by posting Bare Face no make-up images of themselves on their...
FoodCycle Launches Its First-ever Challenge Event To Raise Funds For The Vulnerable
Spreading a little hap-pea-ness this spring, national food charity FoodCycle will launch its first-ever challenge event on 1st April. Taking place across April, the FoodCycle 50 Challenge will see participants set a 30-day fitness target around the number 50 – from cycling 50 miles per week to a daily...
Volunteers from Armed Forces charity Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) and Newcastle City Council were joined by Councillors Karen Kilgour and Ged Bell, local MP Chi Onwurah and Nick Atkinson from the Freemen of Newcastle to plant over 400 trees in Newcastle. The saplings, which were donated by the Woodland...

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