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Researchers from Newcastle University have come up with a novel way of dealing with the infections patients tend to get after surgery. They believe that honey – specifically, a medical-grade variant of manuka honey – could be the key to coping with this common problem. Doctors often use surgical mesh to...
On Saturday the 8th June, Nashville rock outfit Lola Montez took to the stage at The Three Tuns in Gateshead. It’s safe to say that the entertainment was kept to an incredibly high standard during the evening throughout a long set list of around twenty songs. Before the gig began...
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An awards scheme – which is being supported by Newcastle’s Northumbria University – is offering grants totalling £45,000 to help struggling writers in the north of England. The Northern Writers’ Awards – set up by New Writing North in 2000 – aim to recognise talented writers and help their work...
Lufthansa now offers a new route, six flights a week, Sunday to Friday, to Munich, Bavaria’s capital city. Passengers on the new service were welcomed at check-in at Newcastle Airport with an inaugural celebration.  Munich is renowned for its annual Oktoberfest, beer halls, classical music, and iconic landmarks such as the...
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A family have donated the remnants of a Roman fort – which lies on land they own along Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland – to the British nation. Carrawburgh Roman Fort was private property for 70 years, but has now been given to Historic England, and will be administered by English Heritage. Carrawburgh...
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A historic Newcastle house that featured in the BBC TV Series A House Through Time has been issued with a commemorative plaque. The plaque – which will be unveiled today by Lord Mayor Cllr David Down and BBC presenter David Olusoga – honours 19th-century naturalist Joshua Adler. Mr Adler lived at...
Brexit hasn’t officially commenced, yet the UK is already feeling its impact — and not in a good way. The automobile industry in the northeast has felt the crunch. The Chronicle Live reports that an industry body believes that Brexit will be “ death by a thousand cuts”. This slump,...
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Chief medical officer for England, Professor Chris Whitty, has announced the Coronavirus UK debut, with the first two patients currently in a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) unit in Newcastle. Although the name of the hospital has not been officially announced, it's going to be Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI),...
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A Turner-Prize-winning artist has created a haunting soundscape in a historic north-east building. Northumberland’s Belsay Hall is serving as the venue for the sound installation The Yelllow Wallpaper, by Susan Phillipsz. The Yellow Wallpaper features Phillipsz’s voice intoning melancholy ballads that float through the building and overlap with each other. The ballads,...
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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...

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