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The author of a novel shortlisted for the prestigious Booker Prize – and described as a ‘modern fairy tale’ – is to give a talk at Newcastle University. Fiona Mozley will be in conversation with creative writing lecturer Dr Rachel Hewitt in the King’s Hall, Newcastle University, on 14th November. Fiona’s...
England vs Italy
England’s rugby team will take on Italy today at St James’ Park – and to add to the excitement and anticipation, there’ll be plenty of family fun in Newcastle city centre. Newcastle City Council has created two fan zones – at Strawberry Place and St James Park Metro – that...
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A group of Newcastle University students have been attempting to recreate the metal smelting techniques used by our prehistoric ancestors. The students have been working with Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm in South Tyneside to try to understand how materials like copper were made in the distant past. Their experiments have been...
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Seven Newcastle University students have been given this year’s Best Neighbour on Campus Award (BNOC) for acts of thoughtfulness and kindness in their communities. Six students received the award for collecting food for a local foodbank on Halloween while another received it for helping a neighbour when somebody tried to...
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Scientists from Newcastle University have discovered that bees have something similar to the ‘sweet tooth’ often found in humans. The Newcastle researchers found that bees possess sugar-sensing taste neurons. These neurons give the insects intense pleasure when they feed on nectar, encouraging them to hang around and empty the flower...
A Cruise Ship possibly like or even the same as that used for Rock the Boat 2017
A cruise ship company sailing out of the Port of Tyne has hit upon a novel way to entertain its guests. This September will see the ship Magellan embarking for a water-borne rock festival entitled Rock the Boat 2017. Cruise ship firm Cruiseco hopes its idea will appeal to rock...
homeless sleeping
Newcastle is gearing up for a mass charity event that it hopes will help eliminate homelessness in the city. And a very special star has lent his support to Newcastle’s attempts to solve the problem of rough sleeping. The World’s Big Sleepout event will see tens of thousands of people across...
A number of North Tyneside businesses have turned their creative hands and organisational skills to making uniform bags and comforting hearts for NHS staff & care homes all across the region After a discussion with North Tyneside Business Forum, Kim Suleman from Six Penny Memories and Christine Breen from Mendy’s...
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A £3.64 million investment has been announced which will hopefully ease traffic congestion and cut journey times across the north east.  The cash will be used to upgrade traffic signals on the region’s key routes. It will also be spent on Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras and variable message...
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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