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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...
online shopping
A Newcastle University project is set to offer volunteers the chance to shop online for free. The ‘Nu-food Online Supermarket’ research project will give participants a voucher, which will be valid for almost two weeks. Before anybody gets too excited, it should be explained that the shopping will be limited to...
grey seal
On Tuesday, a rather unusual visitor to Newcastle caused something of a stir. A fully-grown grey seal was seen swimming in the Tyne close to the Millennium Bridge. Grey seals are a common feature on the north east coast. The Farne Islands host an especially impressive colony of the animals and...
Old People Crossing
A new European project, led by Newcastle University, is aiming to prevent disease by using high-tech digital sensors that can be worn on the body. The sensors monitor the health and wellbeing of volunteers during their daily routines. The sensors especially focus on how people walk, as poor gait...
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...
Artist's impression of housing at Helix
Newcastle City Council has received a boost of over £16 million pounds in funding from central government. The money will be used to aid the construction of thousands of new homes. The cash will be spent on infrastructure improvements, such as building new roads, drainage systems, junctions and a school....
Musician on stage
  If you haven’t been to Tyne Bank Brewery yet let me paint you a picture… A wide-open space which is deceivingly warm with fairy lights draped across the ceiling. An oxymoronic, comfortable, factory-like environment. With an eclectic range of tables and chairs spread across the floor of which you share...
old lady
A Newcastle poet has teamed up with bus operator Go North East – to raise awareness of the challenges faced by those with mobility issues. Poems by Anna Woodford will appear on a special Poetry in Motion bus. The bus will travel along one of Go North East’s most popular...
Throughout the years Newcastle United have suffered with their ups and downs during their time in the Premier League. Newcastle have completed 24 seasons in the Premier League, finishing in the top four on five different occasions, but unfortunately have also ended up in the bottom half 12 times...
ocean
A Newcastle student has launched an innovative business to help save the world’s oceans from the perils of pollution. Nathan Smith, 21 – a second-year Entrepreneurial Business Management (EBM) student at Northumbria University – has established a start-up that aims to reduce the problems caused by ghostnets and pollution from...

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