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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...
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....
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...
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...
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Parkinson’s UK’s Garden Gathering fundraiser is encouraging friends and family to celebrate the summer their way with a fun-filled fundraiser - whether it’s with tea and cake, or cocktails and a BBQ. The money raised from the events will go towards Parkinson’s UK’s pioneering research to help end Parkinson’s...
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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