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Newcastle City Council would like to hear ideas from community groups and residents’ organisations regarding the future of a much-loved site – the former Brandling Bowling Green and Pavilions in Brandling Park. The site, situated at the end of Clayton Road, Jesmond, could be used for business, creative or...
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Scientists from Newcastle University have discovered that bees have something similar to the ‘sweet tooth’ often found in humans. The Newcastle researchers found that bees possess sugar-sensing taste neurons. These neurons give the insects intense pleasure when they feed on nectar, encouraging them to hang around and empty the flower...
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The Mariana snailfish doesn’t look like the sort of monsters you would imagine inhabit the ocean’s extreme depths. A slender, almost cute-looking fish, the snailfish – discovered in 2017 by scientists from Newcastle University and the University of Washington – can somehow withstand water pressure equivalent to an elephant standing...
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Newcastle-based scientists have created a new type of super-light material – after taking inspiration from the wings of dragonflies. An international team of experts, led by scientists from Newcastle University, has come up with an innovative form of the material aerogel. As well as being ultra-light, aerogel is the most porous...
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An academic from Newcastle University has co-authored a series of articles claiming that parental diets can have a huge effect on the lifelong health of children. Writing in the medical journal The Lancet, Professor John Mathers – from the Health Nutritional Research Centre at Newcastle University – argues that parents...
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An academic at Newcastle’s Northumbria University is developing a new type of concrete that could massively reduce deaths and injuries in the event of a terrorist attack. Dr Alan Richardson – in collaboration with colleagues at universities in Canada and India – is working on an innovative material that uses...
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...
35 vehicles will soon be driving around Newcastle emblazoned with important messages about recycling. Recycling is vital for the environment. In the USA, for example, over 200 million tons of rubbish are produced per year. Although it is estimated that 75% of this waste could be recycled, only 25% gets...
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One of Newcastle’s greatest grass roots football clubs will today be spreading the message of how important it is to look after our local environments. Newcastle East End Football club will be taking part in Newcastle City Council’s two Great British Spring Clean events.  One event will take place today (19th...
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A new centre is to be set up in Newcastle, which will explore therapies aimed at helping those with currently incurable diseases. The Northern Alliance Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre will conduct research into cutting-edge gene, cell and tissue-engineered therapies. The centre, which will be run jointly by Newcastle University...

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