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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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computer crime
Fake goods with a value of thousands of pounds have been seized in Newcastle. Jewellery, clothes and footwear – destined to be sold over Facebook – were confiscated from a home in the city’s East End. Trading Standards suspect the goods seized would have been sold during the lucrative run-up to...
energy drinks
A number of north-east experts have urged the government to implement a ban on the sale of energy drinks to anybody under 18. A study carried out by academics from Newcastle University, Northumbria University and Teesside University has highlighted the shocking effects that such drinks can have on youngsters. Their research...
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Music students from Newcastle University will be heading up the A1 to help with Edinburgh’s St Andrew’s Day celebrations. Today (30th November) is the day of St Andrew, Scotland’s patron saint, and the Newcastle musicians plan to bring a piece with an international flavour to the party. They will be performing...
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Newcastle is getting ready for the big switch on of its Christmas lights at Grey’s Monument tomorrow (8th November). An evening of festive family fun is in store, with Metro Radio hosting the switch on for the fifth time. The switch on – sponsored by the National Society for the Prevention...
neanderthal
Abrupt changes in climate may have been a significant cause of Europe’s Neanderthal humans dying out. That’s according to recent research involving academics from Newcastle’s Northumbria University. A research team – also comprising academics from Germany, Romania and the USA – studied stalactites in two Romanian caves. As stalactites grow in thin...
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Newcastle’s Blackett Street may close to traffic this festive season, with the city set to enjoy a ‘bumper’ Christmas market. And the council are looking at ways to make the street into a permanent pedestrian zone. The ‘bumper’ Christmas market will be a festive extravaganza that will combine Newcastle’s usual...
Joshua Alder
A historic Newcastle house that featured in the BBC TV Series A House Through Time has been issued with a commemorative plaque. The plaque – which will be unveiled today by Lord Mayor Cllr David Down and BBC presenter David Olusoga – honours 19th-century naturalist Joshua Adler. Mr Adler lived at...
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Moths are not the most popular of insects. They’re considered dowdier than butterflies and accused – often unfairly – of munching our clothes. But researchers from Newcastle University have discovered that moths play a vital role in pollinating plants – helping out our beleaguered bees in the process – and...
grainger residency
Newcastle’s shoppers are being encouraged to express their creative sides – with the help of the resident artist at the city’s historic Grainger Market. As part of the Great Exhibition of the North, Mike Duckett has been painting, sketching and scribbling at the market all summer. Though the exhibition is due...
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The policy of allowing environmentally friendly electric cars to park for free in Newcastle City Council carparks is to end this October. Currently, electric or hybrid vehicles can park free of charge in any council car parks that are fitted with charging points. Motorists who own such cars have pointed...

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