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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...
Quayside Bars Get Lifesaving Equipment in Case Customers Fall in Tyne
Newcastle’s quayside bars are to be given lifesaving equipment and offered staff training after several people have drowned in the Tyne.  The bars will be given special flotation bags attached to ropes, which can be thrown to anybody in difficulty. Since January, five bodies have been pulled from the river and...
energy efficient
Businesses in Newcastle and the surrounding area can now get help to slash their energy bills – providing vital savings and helping to reduce the emission of global warming gases. The Business Energy Saving Team is a new initiative that will advise small and medium-sized businesses on...
CGI from Sheppard Robson Newcastle Teaching & Learning Centre Oystershell Lane
Newcastle city centre's Science Central is a twenty-four-acre science and technology facility located on the old site of the Scottish & Newcastle brewery. The science hub is a £350 million pound investment in Newcastle University. A recent plan to spend £29 million pounds on a new teaching & learning centre has...
Portrait of Gillian Web with hair braided over her shoulder.
A 68-year-old north-east poet has been announced as the winner of The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry 2016. Gillian Allnutt, who has strong connections with Tyneside and County Durham, will receive the award from the Queen in a ceremony to be held later this year. The Gold Medal for Poetry...
Portrait of schoolgirl attentively looking at her laptop.
A combination of rising costs, frozen budgets and a new method for distributing government funding is set to leave north east schools struggling to provide high standards of education. Schools may be forced to sack teachers, class sizes could increase and schools may no longer be able to offer certain...
rock choir
North East Rock Choir – a choir that performs rock, pop and chart songs – recently staged a 22 hour ‘singing relay’ to raise money for Cancer Research UK.  On Saturday 15th July, the choir took part in the Relay for Life – a charity running event, held at Monkton...
Alan Shearer in front of posters for The Entertainers 20th Anniversary Game
Newcastle United hero Alan Shearer is to undergo a series of dementia tests as part of an upcoming BBC documentary. In Dementia – Football’s Silent Shame, Mr Shearer will investigate whether years spent heading footballs make ex-soccer professionals more likely to suffer from the condition. It is suspected that brain damage...
NSA Daytime
Newcastle City Council has announced a plan to kick-start the transformation of the city centre by investing in £3-million-worth of improvements. The council hopes this will result in a centre that is cleaner, healthier and safer, and better suited to the needs of shoppers, visitors and residents. Newcastle City Council will...
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...

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