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Would you prefer your child’s teacher to say ‘bus’ or ‘baars’? How about ‘laugh’ or ‘laargh’? Research by Dr Alex Baratta at the University of Manchester suggests that trainee teachers are often asked to tone down their northern or midlands accents in the classroom. Dr Baratta found that many trainees had...
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An academic at Newcastle’s Northumbria University is developing a new type of concrete that could massively reduce deaths and injuries in the event of a terrorist attack. Dr Alan Richardson – in collaboration with colleagues at universities in Canada and India – is working on an innovative material that uses...
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Newcastle’s thriving grassroots football scene could soon be benefitting from a large-scale investment. The city has taken a step closer to being accepted into the Parklife programme – a grassroots football initiative that could pump millions of pounds into footballing facilities in the city. Parklife is a five-year project that aims...
35 vehicles will soon be driving around Newcastle emblazoned with important messages about recycling. Recycling is vital for the environment. In the USA, for example, over 200 million tons of rubbish are produced per year. Although it is estimated that 75% of this waste could be recycled, only 25% gets...
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One of Newcastle’s greatest grass roots football clubs will today be spreading the message of how important it is to look after our local environments. Newcastle East End Football club will be taking part in Newcastle City Council’s two Great British Spring Clean events.  One event will take place today (19th...
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A new centre is to be set up in Newcastle, which will explore therapies aimed at helping those with currently incurable diseases. The Northern Alliance Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre will conduct research into cutting-edge gene, cell and tissue-engineered therapies. The centre, which will be run jointly by Newcastle University...
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Newcastle’s drive to turn itself into a dementia-friendly city has been gaining international recognition. The number of people in the UK with dementia is set to increase to over one million by 2025 and two million by 2051. And more people are being diagnosed with the condition in the 50-to-65-year-old...
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The Opera Boys are coming back to Tyneside this April, bringing their mix of opera, West End show tunes and pop classics to the Customs House, South Shields. The Opera Boys – all four of whom are classically trained singers – have quite a varied CV between them. Members of...
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Plans for two north-east councils to merge a range of services – including the administration of council tax, business rates, staff payroll, revenues and benefits – are now closer to being put into practice. Newcastle City Council and Northumberland County Council would like to merge the provision of these ‘transactional...
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Talks, films and poetry readings are among the events that will be held in Newcastle on and around Holocaust Memorial Day 2018. Newcastle will also see visits from Holocaust survivors and their descendants, among them Judge Rinder from ITV’s Judge Rinder and the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. The programme of events...

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