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The chart-topping star of stage and theatre Joe McElderry is to switch on the Newcastle city centre Christmas lights. The big switch-on will take place at Grey’s Monument on Tuesday 14th November. Joe will be joining the Lord Mayor of Newcastle Cllr Linda Wright and Steve and Karen, the presenters of...
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Now the clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in and Bonfire Night is approaching, efforts are being made to keep Newcastle safe during the darker months of autumn, winter and spring.  The Darker Nights campaign will see Newcastle City Council teaming up with a number of partners to...
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A rare collection of extraordinary books has inspired no less than 22 up-and-coming north-east artists to contribute to an exhibition at Newcastle City Library. Love Big Books – which begins on 2nd November – will feature a diverse range of artworks based on the library’s fifth size books. Visual artists,...
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A £3.64 million investment has been announced which will hopefully ease traffic congestion and cut journey times across the north east.  The cash will be used to upgrade traffic signals on the region’s key routes. It will also be spent on Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras and variable message...
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The countdown to the switching-on of the Christmas lights in Newcastle city centre is now underway.  The centre will be festively illuminated on Tuesday 14th November.   Newcastle City Council has announced Metro Radio as its official partner for the evening and breakfast show hosts Steve and Karen will be joining...
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The popular Newcastle-based bakers Greggs has teamed up with Gateshead College to launch a nationwide apprenticeship programme. The apprentices will be trained in either retail management or retail services skills.  The bakers chose Gateshead College to help roll out its apprenticeship scheme after a competitive tendering process.  The apprentices following the retail...
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The Sixties Gold Tour – headlined by Gerry and the Pacemakers – will be calling in at Gateshead Sage on 12th October. As well as the headliners, the tour will feature The Searchers, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, Love Affair vocalist Steve Ellis, and Vanity Fair. Between them, these groups...
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American R ‘n’ B stars The Stylistics – famous for hits like You Make Me Feel Brand New, You Are Everything and Betcha by Golly Wow – will play Gateshead Sage on 26th October. A vocal group, The Stylistics formed in Philadelphia in 1966 from a merger of two bands,...
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Dominating the North East of England's news sources for decades are well known local newspapers like The Evening Chronicle, The Northern Echo, and The Journal. But these 'local' publications are in fact owned by national and multinational media organisations. For example, did you know the Evening Chronicle and The Journal is...
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The producers of a reality TV show – fronted by explorer and survival expert Bear Grylls – are looking for contestants from the north east. The fifth series of The Island with Bear Grylls will take its participants off into the remote wilderness and subject them to a series of...

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