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Greenland
A study has found that large quantities of global-warming gases could be escaping from melting ice on Greenland. An international team of researchers camped in Greenland for three months over the summer, analysing meltwater running off the island’s ice sheet. They found that six tons of...
damaged iPhone
Many of us love our iPhones and iPads. But, let’s face it, they’re not the toughest devices. Dropping your phone and other simple accidents can result in ugly and inconvenient cracks on the screens. Such damage can make your once beautiful iPhone or iPad look...
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A community group in Walker aimed at the over-55s has received a very welcome Christmas present. The Happy Mondays social group has been granted £500 from YHN’s Positive People Positive Places fund to run a variety of sessions, including a crafts workshop. YHN (Your Homes Newcastle)...
kittiwake
Newcastle is preparing to welcome members of a rare bird species to the centre of the city for their nesting season. Each spring, hundreds of kittiwakes – a type of black-legged gull – arrive to nest around the River Tyne. The birds take up residence on structures like...
people's kitchen christmas
Though often a time of great joy, the Christmas period can be stressful for some. There might be dreadful weather to cope with, along with the hassles of doing the Christmas shopping, preparing the food and organising the festivities. But for those who are...
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...
image courtesy of Vassilis, from Flickr Creative Commons
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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