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Newcastle Gaol
A new research project is to look into the grisly history of Newcastle Gaol – an institution notorious for its history of executions, escapes, harsh rules and appalling conditions. The gaol was once described as “a nest of villainy”. The gaol was closed in 1925 and demolished shortly afterwards. The...
craft cola
You’ve heard of craft beer – the lovingly made tipple beloved of hipsters, students and real ale enthusiasts. The latest drinks trend to hit the north east is … craft cola. A Newcastle graduate has launched a start-up producing a tasty cola using all-natural ingredients that is just as obsessively...
fireworks
It seems that all the fireworks and bonfires on Guy Fawkes Night can send Newcastle’s levels of air pollution soaring. Figures for Bonfire Night last year showed that – between 8.00 pm and midnight – the amount of pollution particles in the city’s atmosphere rocketed. Starting from a daytime measurement of...
trick or treat
The custom of trick or treating has become a familiar part of the British Halloween. But in Newcastle this year, one group of trick-or-treaters will be doing something a little more charitable than begging for sweets to satisfy their sugar cravings. Around 50 students from Newcastle University will be out...
Person reading black and white
The author of a novel shortlisted for the prestigious Booker Prize – and described as a ‘modern fairy tale’ – is to give a talk at Newcastle University. Fiona Mozley will be in conversation with creative writing lecturer Dr Rachel Hewitt in the King’s Hall, Newcastle University, on 14th November. Fiona’s...
John Terry
A Newcastle student has started an innovative new business – selling rare, out-of-stock trainers. And his customers include some household names. Ollie Simpson, 21, started his business – The SoleScene – two years ago, as part of an assignment for his degree in Entrepreneurial Business Management (EBM) at Northumbria University. Ollie...
Jack Russell Terrier
Newcastle students have found a way to give their mental health a boost – thanks to a slightly unusual member of Newcastle University’s Wellbeing Team. Bessie – a three-year-old Jack Russell Terrier – is available for staff or students to take for a walk or just to give them a...
washing machines
Washing your clothes on the delicate wash could be contributing to the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans, according to research done in Newcastle. The issue of plastic pollution in oceans – and the devastating effect it has on fish, birds and marine mammals – is one of the...
drinking
A study led by researchers from Newcastle has found that laws banning low alcohol prices can lead to people drinking less. The study focused on Scotland, where since May 2018 it has been illegal to sell alcohol for less than 50 pence per unit. One unit is equivalent to half-a-pint of...
Newcastle upon Tyne - Climate Change - Climate Strike
How effective will Global Climate Strikes be today? Today, (20 Sept 2019) millions of people from 150 countries around the world are calling on their governments to reverse the effects of pollution on global climate and environment issues. This year's youth climate movement has influenced a sense of urgency on Climate...

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