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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...
Sex With Cancer - An Art Project Encouraging Dialogue On Illness, Intimacy and Pleasure
An art project and community enterprise that looks at innovative solutions to the often-ignored problem of illness, intimacy, sexual function and pleasure, has been launched. Sex with Cancer, conceived by friends, artists and former cancer patients Brian Lobel and Joon Lynn Goh, aims to be the world’s first sex shop led, run...
Newcastle House Designer Awarded UK Patent For Innovative & Affordable Housing Concept
A Newcastle house designer has been awarded a UK patent for its innovative approach to transforming unwanted and disused garage sites into affordable new homes.  The patent covers HUSK’s ground-breaking solution for the design and build of one and two bedroomed homes on previously undevelopable brownfield sites, using a modular...
North East Property Market Is Yet To Rebound To Its Pre-recession Highs
  The property market in the North East is yet to bounce back to its pre-recession peak, according to research by StripeHomes, with their research showing the average house price in the area is still -4.1% lower than the highs seen in 2007. Biggest market declines Back in Q3 of 2007, the...
A New 'Right Tree in the Right Place' Study Welcomed By Northumberland National Park
  Northumberland National Park Authority is welcoming a new study which is urging that a ‘right tree in the right place’ approach is adopted in reforestation to help benefit people and the planet, reflecting the approach already supported and promoted by the Park. The study, conducted by Kew Gardens, looked...

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