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teaching award
A Newcastle primary school has won a teaching award so prestigious it is dubbed an ‘Oscar of education’. St John’s Primary School has received a Silver Teaching Award from the Pearson’s National Teaching Awards, beating thousands of other schools to scoop the honour. St John’s is one of only 68 schools...
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A researcher from Newcastle University is to tackle the subject of ‘deep fakes’ – the latest manifestation of ‘fake news’ – in an upcoming public lecture. While fake news may refer to false or misleading statements we read or hear, deep fakes take this process further. Deep fakes use artificial intelligence...
newcastle castle
Newcastle Castle is a familiar Tyneside landmark … or should that be Newcastle Castillo or Châteaux or Schloss? Well, it probably depends on where you’re from and what language you speak. But with 50% of visitors to Newcastle Castle coming from aboard, the tourist attraction decided it was time to...
On Saturday the 8th June, Nashville rock outfit Lola Montez took to the stage at The Three Tuns in Gateshead. It’s safe to say that the entertainment was kept to an incredibly high standard during the evening throughout a long set list of around twenty songs. Before the gig began...
Nell Bryden
Later this month, Newcastle fans of Nell Bryden will have the chance to enjoy an intimate gig from the singer-songwriter. The New-York-born, London-based musician is embarking on a UK tour to support her new EP Soundtrack to Little Wing (Part 1), as well as her recently released album Living Room...
Heaton Space Junio
It’s estimated that air pollution is responsible for 40,000 premature deaths in the UK each year. Children are especially affected by air pollution as they tend to breathe faster and their lungs and airways are still developing. Children and adults from disadvantaged communities and neighbourhoods – including several in Newcastle...
woman money
Researchers from Newcastle University have suggested a ‘credit curfew’ could help stop consumers from spiralling into debt. The experts claim that banning people from taking online loans between 11.00 pm and 7.00 am could reduce problematic borrowing. Statistics show that if more people take out payday loans between these hours,...
healthy food
A £1 million funding boost will make sure that poorer kids in Newcastle continue to get healthy food during the school summer holidays. The money - £1,027,732 in total – has been awarded to the charity StreetGames by the Department of Education. StreetGames will work with Newcastle City Council to deliver...
homelessness
Newcastle is to join other cities around the world in a bid to help up to a million homeless people. New York, New Delhi, Chicago, Dublin and Barcelona are just some of the cities that will be taking part in the World’s Big Sleepout on 7th December 2019. This project will...
nets
One of the greatest problems facing the world’s oceans today is the issue of ‘ghost’ fishing nets. Ghost nets are pieces of net that are lost or thrown away by fishermen at sea. These bits of net can float around the oceans for years, posing a series threat to marine...

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