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The Gold founder Dela Idowu (right) with the host of event Tayo Idowu, himself a dialysis patient.
Heaton resident Busola Banjo, who donated a kidney to her sister so she could have a better quality of life is set to be honoured at a glittering appreciation dinner for the UK’s Black living donors and the sacrifices they have made for their loved ones. Busola would then describe...
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...
Newcastle's celebrity barber shop owner, Tom Baxter, has joined the International Hair Alliance (IHA) to support fellow hairdressers during the lockdown, and provide you at home with hair advice Tom is the go-to barber for people off the telly, like Geordie Shore stars and premiership footballers, and he's founded IHA...
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...
A remarkable 80-year-old retired village bobby, who started running five years ago, is pounding the beat on lanes of Tyneside to raise funds for Bright Red, a charity for people in the North with blood cancer. Wilf Laidler from Killingworth has started his mammoth running programme and intends to complete...
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...
Joanne B Kaar's new and ongoing project takes inspiration from aprons in all their various forms, and she is sharing your stories and photos on her blog for all to enjoy. If you have any classic aprons, house dresses, wrap aprons, housecoats, ‘dusters' or pinnies, either worn now, stashed in...
There was a time when getting a fix of nicotine meant taking a pinch of black, powdered tobacco and inhaling it up the nose! The so-called “snuff” habit shot to popularity in London after the Great Plague of 1665–1666 because people believed the black powdery substance contained healing properties....
Newcastle barber shop owner and OSMO ambassador Tom Baxter from Tom Baxter Hair has been eagerly awaiting the news that salons can reopen. With just a few hours left to wait, the 4th July could not come quick enough and Tom will return in full force for a full 24...
True Student Accommodation is hosting puppy parties during exam season to help students unwind. To combat exam stress, residents at true Student accommodation around the UK are being treated to a puppy party. During these events, puppies are brought into the accommodation for students to play with to help lower...

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