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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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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...
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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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),...
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...
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A young business woman and Newcastle University graduate has been presented with an award by Prince Andrew.  Shantelle Million received her Young Entrepreneurs’ Award from the Duke of York in a recent ceremony at Huddersfield University.  Shantelle’s company, MiCarePlan, provides electronic systems for the care sector, making it easier for staff...
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Some of the world’s greatest soul music legends are to play Sage Gateshead in May. The Soul Train Tour – put together by the producer, promoter and celebrity David Gest – has been entertaining music lovers across the world for the last decade. Gest –...
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...
The Newcastle Coat of Arms: Fortiter Defendit Triumphans - Triumphing by Brave Defence
Newcastle City Council has announced that, due to the government’s ongoing austerity policies, it will have to raise council tax and slash services. In a meeting on Wednesday, councillors discussed then voted to approve a report that proposed making £30 million of savings in the coming financial year and £70...
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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...
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A socially and environmentally conscious brewery – run by Newcastle University students – has won a prestigious award. Stu Brew, a microbrewery which draws on the expertise of the university’s chemical engineering department, recently won silver in the sustainability category in the Reimagine Awards in the USA. Stu Brew, which is...

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