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The Eurasian lynx – a big cat about the size of a large dog – could soon be living in the wild in Kielder Forest, Northumberland. The animal, which became extinct in Britain due to being hunted for its fur, may be reintroduced thanks to pressure from the Lynx UK...
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A lecturer from Newcastle University will join a £10 million project to investigate the devastating effects of climate change on the Arctic. Dr Geoffrey Abbott will be part of a team using underwater vehicles to collect data in the depths of the Arctic Ocean.  Far from being remote from British life,...
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A Newcastle-based student has saved £40 on his train fare down to London – by flying to the capital via a Spanish island! 21-year-old Joe Furness was due to meet up with friends in London, but had left buying his ticket to the day before. When he discovered that the...
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A group of ground-breaking Newcastle scientists have received a £5 million grant to look at ways of tackling cancers that afflict children and young people.  The grant – from Cancer Research UK – will be split between three teams based at the Cancer Research Newcastle Centre.  One cancer that the grant...
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Newcastle University has been awarded a ‘gold star’ from the government for the quality of its teaching.  The government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) award measures teaching quality, the learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain. Newcastle has been given a gold version of this award, which is the highest level...
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An academic at Newcastle University has teamed up with the campaign group Fresh to raise awareness of the health impacts of breathing in other people’s smoke. The Second-Hand Smoke Is Poison campaign aims to highlight how tobacco smoke can hang around in a home for up to five hours and...
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Newcastle University has drawn up plans to tackle anti-social behaviour by the city’s students after a recent increase in police callouts to raucous house parties.  The plan involves printing postcards which will be delivered to student houses or handed out by university tutors. The postcards will make clear the impact...
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In the last year, almost 80 pet dogs were stolen in the north east and most were never reunited with their owners.  Police figures show that 50 dogs in Northumbria and 29 in County Durham were reported as having been snatched. Some dogs are stolen because they belong to expensive, in-demand...
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The Labour Party has maintained its hold on all three Newcastle upon Tyne constituencies in the 2017 general election, in what was a positive night for Labour but a disastrous one for the Tories. The UK now has a hung parliament, with Labour having gained seats while the Tory’s have...
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An academic at Newcastle University has written an article investigating why the uttering of rude words has become so popular among our politicians. Not only has our prime minister Theresa May been at it, but a number of senior Labour figures have also been turning the air blue. As this article...

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