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DSC_0603 - Young Writers’ City - (l-r) Anisha, Kema Kay, Adonay, Nick and Ushna
Newcastle’s up-and-coming rappers and writers are being given a chance to shine thanks to a crowdfunding initiative. Young Writers’ City is a long-term and in-depth scheme aimed at creative youngsters attending Excelsior Academy in Newcastle’s West End.  Every week, the Young Writers’ City project brings three professional musicians or writers into...
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 A colourful, 1970s social housing estate in Newcastle has been declared as the best neighbourhood in the UK and Ireland.  The grade-II-listed Byker Wall Estate beat off challenges from fellow finalists Smithfield in Dublin and the Golden Lane Estate in London to finish first in the Best Neighbourhood category of...
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One of Newcastle’s greatest grass roots football clubs will today be spreading the message of how important it is to look after our local environments. Newcastle East End Football club will be taking part in Newcastle City Council’s two Great British Spring Clean events.  One event will take place today (19th...
photo courtesy of Daniel Rhen, from Flickr Creative Commons
A Newcastle MP has praised the new female incarnation of Doctor Who, saying that giving the iconic role to a woman could encourage more girls to take up science.  The Labour MP for Newcastle Central, Chi Onwurah, said she had taken note of the reaction to the airing of a...
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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)...
CGI from Sheppard Robson Newcastle Teaching & Learning Centre Oystershell Lane
Newcastle city centre's Science Central is a twenty-four-acre science and technology facility located on the old site of the Scottish & Newcastle brewery. The science hub is a £350 million pound investment in Newcastle University. A recent plan to spend £29 million pounds on a new teaching & learning centre has...
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Britain’s first three-parent babies may be coming soon – thanks to Newcastle University receiving permission to conduct IVF procedures using the DNA of two women. A technique developed by Newcastle University researchers means that doctors can substitute an egg’s defective mitochondrial DNA with healthy DNA transplanted from a female donor. Alternatively,...
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The policy of allowing environmentally friendly electric cars to park for free in Newcastle City Council carparks is to end this October. Currently, electric or hybrid vehicles can park free of charge in any council car parks that are fitted with charging points. Motorists who own such cars have pointed...
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Talks, films and poetry readings are among the events that will be held in Newcastle on and around Holocaust Memorial Day 2018. Newcastle will also see visits from Holocaust survivors and their descendants, among them Judge Rinder from ITV’s Judge Rinder and the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. The programme of events...
View of river and bridges
Do you know that a survey last year ranked Newcastle as the happiest city in the UK? And not only that, the Toon also came in as the tenth happiest city in the whole of Europe. A European Commission survey, whose results were published in 2016, drew these conclusions after...

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