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Are you looking for an unusual vintage feature for your home, bar, café or business? Perhaps a genuine Victorian cathedral pew could be just the object you’re after. Newcastle Cathedral has announced that it’s going to clear out and sell off its pews as part of a £6-million renovation project. 35...
Danish visit
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...
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...
merseybeats
The Sixties Gold Farewell Tour is set to call in at Sage Gateshead this November. The tour will feature a stunning line-up, including Liverpool bands The Merseybeats and The Searchers, American rock ‘n’ roller PJ Proby, and vocal harmony specialists The Fortunes. Also on the bill will be Steve Ellis –...
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...
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...
computer brain
It might sound like science fiction, but Newcastle researchers – and big tech companies – believe it may soon be commonplace for devices implanted in our bodies to link our brains with computers. Such devices – it is thought – could help with diseases like Alzheimer’s, allow us to ‘type’...
photo courtesy of Simon_sees, from Flickr Creative Commons
The producers of a reality TV show – fronted by explorer and survival expert Bear Grylls – are looking for contestants from the north east. The fifth series of The Island with Bear Grylls will take its participants off into the remote wilderness and subject them to a series of...
photo courtesy of Jenny Downing, from Flickr Creative Commons
Many dinner party hosts and car owners are driven mad by water stains – those pesky marks left by drying water on the surface of objects. But now mathematicians from Northumbria University may have discovered an ingenious solution – a solution that could not only get rid of unsightly water...
Oak Park Living Centre
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...

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