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newcastle castle
Newcastle Castle is a familiar Tyneside landmark … or should that be Newcastle Castillo or Châteaux or Schloss? Well, it probably depends on where you’re from and what language you speak. But with 50% of visitors to Newcastle Castle coming from aboard, the tourist attraction decided it was time to...
Nell Bryden
Later this month, Newcastle fans of Nell Bryden will have the chance to enjoy an intimate gig from the singer-songwriter. The New-York-born, London-based musician is embarking on a UK tour to support her new EP Soundtrack to Little Wing (Part 1), as well as her recently released album Living Room...
Heaton Space Junio
It’s estimated that air pollution is responsible for 40,000 premature deaths in the UK each year. Children are especially affected by air pollution as they tend to breathe faster and their lungs and airways are still developing. Children and adults from disadvantaged communities and neighbourhoods – including several in Newcastle...
woman money
Researchers from Newcastle University have suggested a ‘credit curfew’ could help stop consumers from spiralling into debt. The experts claim that banning people from taking online loans between 11.00 pm and 7.00 am could reduce problematic borrowing. Statistics show that if more people take out payday loans between these hours,...
healthy food
A £1 million funding boost will make sure that poorer kids in Newcastle continue to get healthy food during the school summer holidays. The money - £1,027,732 in total – has been awarded to the charity StreetGames by the Department of Education. StreetGames will work with Newcastle City Council to deliver...
homelessness
Newcastle is to join other cities around the world in a bid to help up to a million homeless people. New York, New Delhi, Chicago, Dublin and Barcelona are just some of the cities that will be taking part in the World’s Big Sleepout on 7th December 2019. This project will...
nets
One of the greatest problems facing the world’s oceans today is the issue of ‘ghost’ fishing nets. Ghost nets are pieces of net that are lost or thrown away by fishermen at sea. These bits of net can float around the oceans for years, posing a series threat to marine...
online shopping
A Newcastle University project is set to offer volunteers the chance to shop online for free. The ‘Nu-food Online Supermarket’ research project will give participants a voucher, which will be valid for almost two weeks. Before anybody gets too excited, it should be explained that the shopping will be limited to...
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...
Old People Crossing
A new European project, led by Newcastle University, is aiming to prevent disease by using high-tech digital sensors that can be worn on the body. The sensors monitor the health and wellbeing of volunteers during their daily routines. The sensors especially focus on how people walk, as poor gait...

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