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Happy birthday future firefighter
The family of a five-year-old boy who has spent three years battling two holes in the heart have thanked Tyneside fire crews – after they paid him a birthday visit. A crew from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have been praised for making the dreams of brave...
Welcoming the faces of tomorrow
It’s not just new firefighters who have joined one of the regions’ largest Fire and Rescue Service – new voices of hope have joined their Fire Control. In the last year Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have welcomed 100 new firefighter recruits into their organisation. The investment in...
Over 200 bar staff in Newcastle are the first to join enhanced scheme to end sexual harassment
Shout-Up! the Newcastle City Council initiative to end sexual harassment in bars, pubs and clubs of Newcastle announces certified venues. Shout-Up! – a scheme to declare some of Newcastle’s most popular pubs, clubs and bars ‘sexual harassment-free zones’ – returns this month with 11 new bars confirmed. First launched in 2017,...
"Our Streets Too" Takes Action To Make Cities Safer At Night
White Ribbon UK’s first national event since the start of the pandemic has been hailed a success after a range of actions to help make towns and cities safer at night were identified.  The Our Streets Too summit, which was hosted by Newcastle City Council, saw around a hundred delegates...
Three Courses for a Fiver Will Help The People’s Kitchen this Christmas
One of the North East’s best loved charity’s is inviting the kind-hearted North East public to bring festive cheer once again to the homeless and vulnerable this Christmas. The People’s Kitchen supports hundreds of “friends” across the city every day. Volunteers have supported people in Newcastle for more than...
neuron e-scooter
Having had just over two months to acclimatise to their presence, residents across Newcastle are coming to terms with the Neuron e-scooters. Made available on the 16th of February after poor weather delayed release by a day, locals have only had a short time to get to grips with...
Newcastle House Designer Awarded UK Patent For Innovative & Affordable Housing Concept
A Newcastle house designer has been awarded a UK patent for its innovative approach to transforming unwanted and disused garage sites into affordable new homes.  The patent covers HUSK’s ground-breaking solution for the design and build of one and two bedroomed homes on previously undevelopable brownfield sites, using a modular...
Elon Musk Tesla Bitcoin
In an SEC filing, Tesla has disclosed that it has purchased $1.5 billion (USD) in bitcoin.   But why would Tesla do this?  As the man himself said, it was inevitable. On Friday 29th January, Tesla CEO Elon Musk changed his Twitter bio to just "#bitcoin." This is interesting, but not toally surprising,...
A New 'Right Tree in the Right Place' Study Welcomed By Northumberland National Park
  Northumberland National Park Authority is welcoming a new study which is urging that a ‘right tree in the right place’ approach is adopted in reforestation to help benefit people and the planet, reflecting the approach already supported and promoted by the Park. The study, conducted by Kew Gardens, looked...
EU Citizens Urged By Council To Timely Apply To The EU Settlement Scheme
Newcastle City Council is warning EU citizens, EEA and Swiss nationals and those who hold an EEA family permit not to wait until the last minute to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS). The scheme, which was introduced as the UK left the European Union, can protect the rights...

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