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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 garden created to meet the needs of people with mobility problems and dementia has opened to the public – after securing £10,000 in funding. The Scotswood Garden received the £10,000 grant from the housing provider Your Homes Newcastle (YHN). The money – from YHN’s new Community Investment Funding pot –...
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The countdown to the switching-on of the Christmas lights in Newcastle city centre is now underway.  The centre will be festively illuminated on Tuesday 14th November.   Newcastle City Council has announced Metro Radio as its official partner for the evening and breakfast show hosts Steve and Karen will be joining...
photo courtesy of Picnicin from Wikipedia Creative Commons
Newcastle will soon have a new sculpture from Anthony Gormley, the sculptor responsible for the north east’s iconic Angel of the North statue. The sculpture – entitled Clasp – is to be installed on the campus of Newcastle University. The artwork – which Gormley will loan to the university –...
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A lecturer from Newcastle University will join a £10 million project to investigate the devastating effects of climate change on the Arctic. Dr Geoffrey Abbott will be part of a team using underwater vehicles to collect data in the depths of the Arctic Ocean.  Far from being remote from British life,...
Smiling woman with computer
The technology sector in the north east is booming, with high wages, growing companies and massive levels of investment pouring in. That’s the conclusion reached by two recently published reports. The Tech Nation Report 2017, produced by the Tech City UK organisation, has – after assessing the tech sectors in...
Cllr Ged Bell and MP Chi Onwurah and students
Last week saw the first ever Newcastle Construction Week – during which a range of events took place across Newcastle and Gateshead aimed at young people between 18 and 24. These events gave youngsters the chance to try a number of practical workshops, take part in site visits to key...
Alan Shearer in front of posters for The Entertainers 20th Anniversary Game
Newcastle United hero Alan Shearer is to undergo a series of dementia tests as part of an upcoming BBC documentary. In Dementia – Football’s Silent Shame, Mr Shearer will investigate whether years spent heading footballs make ex-soccer professionals more likely to suffer from the condition. It is suspected that brain damage...
Tropical fish with coral, clams and anemones in the background.
Newcastle University scientists aim to find out if selectively bred corals can help save reefs that have been damaged by climate change. Higher sea temperatures can cause coral bleaching, where they lose the friendly algae that give the corals their colour and supply some of their nutrients. Over time, bleaching...
Gerry Marsden
The Sixties Gold Tour – headlined by Gerry and the Pacemakers – will be calling in at Gateshead Sage on 12th October. As well as the headliners, the tour will feature The Searchers, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, Love Affair vocalist Steve Ellis, and Vanity Fair. Between them, these groups...

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