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Plans for a multi-million pound redevelopment in the heart of Newcastle’s West End, which will include new luxury apartments and a restaurant, have been submitted for approval. The move by developers Hadrian Property Investments will see the transformation of the former Northumbria Police station site on Westgate Road as ambitious...
photo courtesy of Patana Rattananavathong, from Flickr Creative Commons
Researchers from Newcastle University have come up with a novel way of dealing with the infections patients tend to get after surgery. They believe that honey – specifically, a medical-grade variant of manuka honey – could be the key to coping with this common problem. Doctors often use surgical mesh to...
writing
An awards scheme – which is being supported by Newcastle’s Northumbria University – is offering grants totalling £45,000 to help struggling writers in the north of England. The Northern Writers’ Awards – set up by New Writing North in 2000 – aim to recognise talented writers and help their work...
Lufthansa now offers a new route, six flights a week, Sunday to Friday, to Munich, Bavaria’s capital city. Passengers on the new service were welcomed at check-in at Newcastle Airport with an inaugural celebration.  Munich is renowned for its annual Oktoberfest, beer halls, classical music, and iconic landmarks such as the...
Newcastle Gaol
A new research project is to look into the grisly history of Newcastle Gaol – an institution notorious for its history of executions, escapes, harsh rules and appalling conditions. The gaol was once described as “a nest of villainy”. The gaol was closed in 1925 and demolished shortly afterwards. The...
Work is underway on a new assisted living development in Scotswood, with plans for an onsite restaurant and smashing views across the Tyne. 45 one and two bed apartments and nine two bed bungalows are being built by Tolent, on behalf of the Council. The homes will provide onsite care...
video
Chief medical officer for England, Professor Chris Whitty, has announced the Coronavirus UK debut, with the first two patients currently in a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) unit in Newcastle. Although the name of the hospital has not been officially announced, it's going to be Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI),...
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...
Jack Russell Terrier
Newcastle students have found a way to give their mental health a boost – thanks to a slightly unusual member of Newcastle University’s Wellbeing Team. Bessie – a three-year-old Jack Russell Terrier – is available for staff or students to take for a walk or just to give them a...
A life-sized cloth woman from Newcastle has started work on the Isle of Wight, with people with learning disabilities. Josephine, an anatomically accurate fabric character licensed from Newcastle-based charity, The Josephine and Jack Project, was made by North East seamstress Sarah Johnson, and is expecting a specially-made, life-sized cloth man,...

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