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Newcastle University has drawn up plans to tackle anti-social behaviour by the city’s students after a recent increase in police callouts to raucous house parties.  The plan involves printing postcards which will be delivered to student houses or handed out by university tutors. The postcards will make clear the impact...
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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...
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An academic at Newcastle University has written an article investigating why the uttering of rude words has become so popular among our politicians. Not only has our prime minister Theresa May been at it, but a number of senior Labour figures have also been turning the air blue. As this article...
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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...
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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...
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Newcastle has officially been named as the best city in the UK in which to bring up a family.  The Toon beat off competition from 34 other metropolises in a survey by MoneySuperMarket.com, triumphing due to its low house prices, low crime rate and good schools.  The survey analysed six factors:...
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A young business woman and Newcastle University graduate has been presented with an award by Prince Andrew.  Shantelle Million received her Young Entrepreneurs’ Award from the Duke of York in a recent ceremony at Huddersfield University.  Shantelle’s company, MiCarePlan, provides electronic systems for the care sector, making it easier for staff...
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A scheme is being launched on the Tyne-and-Wear Metro to make it easier for expecting mothers to get a seat. Free badges will be given out to pregnant women to wear on public transport. The badges will make clear that the women are expecting a baby so other Metro users...
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A different kind of shopping experience is on its way to Newcastle.  You might not be particularly excited at the idea of spending your Sunday rummaging through other folks’ cast offs. On the other hand, if you’re fond of vintage clothes but not so fond of the price tags frequently attached...
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Amputees could soon be helped by a new type of prosthetic hand that will allow them to reach for objects without thinking first. The robotic hand – which is being developed by researchers at Newcastle University – will behave in much the same way as a real hand does. The hand...

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