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Dozens of volunteers with a Newcastle community charity are receiving extra support thanks to a four-figure grant from the Newcastle Building Society Community Fund at the Community Foundation. Caring Hands provides a wide range of community-based services around the east end of the city, including a busy community laundrette, and...
Firefighters have been praised for saving dozens of homes after a huge grassland fire in Newcastle threatened to spread into a village. Just after 3pm on Thursday, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) received a call about a grass fire in Walbottle. TWFRS Fire Control staff were quick to...
Firefighters in Tyne and Wear have been battling a wildfire for more than 20 hours as they call on the public to work with them. Chiefs at Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have said that Wednesday evening was busier than Bonfire night with large fires across the...
Nautical Charity Shipshape for Queen’s Jubilee
As part of Newcastle’s celebrations of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, visitors to the Quayside area had a unique opportunity to view the iconic bridges from water level and learn more about one of the region’s nautical charities. NE1’s Newcastle City Marina and The Maritime Volunteer Service (MVS) partnered together to...
Newcastle Charity Looking To Boost Volunteer Team
Longstanding Newcastle charity is looking to double the number of trained volunteers that it can call upon with the help of new funding from Newcastle Building Society. Citizens Advice Newcastle provides free, confidential, independent and impartial advice to anyone that needs it, and helps around 10,000 people every year with...
Employees from Local Housebuilder Take a Paws from Their Screens to Volunteer at Newcastle Animal Shelter
Employees from Barratt Developments North East donated their time at Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter this week to help prepare the centre for its reopening. Five members of staff swapped their desk view for dogs and volunteered their services at the shelter’s rehoming centre in Benton. The team spent the...
%North East Cancer Charity Therapy Services Receive Newcastle Building Society Funding
The services delivered by a North East cancer charity that celebrates its 40th anniversary this year are being bolstered thanks to new funding from Newcastle Building Society. Coping With Cancer offers a range of free complementary therapies and counselling services to anyone who is or has been affected by a...
Spring Fling Flies the Flag for Dumfries and Galloway Art and Craft in Newcastle
Biscuit Factory exhibition coincides with 20th open studios Welcome chance to re-engage with public after COVID Spring Fling is presenting work by some of Dumfries and Galloway’s finest artists and makers at the UK’s largest art, craft and design gallery. The exhibition at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, opens on the...
Budget Taxis Assist Women’s Street Watch Newcastle
A Newcastle-based taxi company; Budget are stepping up their involvement with Women’s Street Watch, Newcastle (WSWNCL) by giving them a credit limit of free taxis every month for their use in securing the safety of women travelling home alone at night. The group, which was set up by Beth Dunn...
Geordie Life-saver Following in Father’s Footsteps Achieves Apprenticeship Distinction
A Geordie life-saver born and bred in the West End of Newcastle has proudly achieved a distinction grade in his journey to become a firefighter. Scott Canham, aged 27, originally from Chapel Park in Newcastle is one of three firefighters who recently accomplished the distinction grading as part of the...

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