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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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Some of the world’s greatest soul music legends are to play Sage Gateshead in May. The Soul Train Tour – put together by the producer, promoter and celebrity David Gest – has been entertaining music lovers across the world for the last decade. Gest –...
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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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A ‘dog café’ is set to open in Newcastle. Geordies will be able to stroke a selection of corgis and pugs as they sip their espressos or munch their sandwiches. Dog and Scone (a pun on ‘dog and bone’) will open on June 3rd in Pudding Chare. During the café’s...
Joshua Alder
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...
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A study has found that large quantities of global-warming gases could be escaping from melting ice on Greenland. An international team of researchers camped in Greenland for three months over the summer, analysing meltwater running off the island’s ice sheet. They found that six tons of...
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If you’ve ever taken a flight from Newcastle to Amsterdam, you might have been flown to your destination courtesy of a king. The Dutch monarch King Willem-Alexander has admitted that for the last 21 years he has been working as a pilot for KLM, otherwise known as Royal Dutch Airlines. King...
Newcastle's - and Britain's Largest Foodbank to Move to New Base
Newcastle’s West End Foodbank – which gives out around £10,000 worth of free food each week throughout the north east – is set to move to a new base. The foodbank will be moving to premises on the Tyne Tunnel Estate. The move has been made possible by the generosity...
A Cruise Ship possibly like or even the same as that used for Rock the Boat 2017
A cruise ship company sailing out of the Port of Tyne has hit upon a novel way to entertain its guests. This September will see the ship Magellan embarking for a water-borne rock festival entitled Rock the Boat 2017. Cruise ship firm Cruiseco hopes its idea will appeal to rock...
60% of North East Businesses Dissatisfied with North East's Infrastructure
A report by the employers’ organisation the CBI has found that 60% of the north east’s businesses feel the region’s infrastructure is in need of improvement. The same report claims, however, that if the local infrastructure was boosted, it could benefit the north east’s economy by £5.5 billion a...

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