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The Opera Boys are coming back to Tyneside this April, bringing their mix of opera, West End show tunes and pop classics to the Customs House, South Shields. The Opera Boys – all four of whom are classically trained singers – have quite a varied CV between them. Members of...
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A group of ground-breaking Newcastle scientists have received a £5 million grant to look at ways of tackling cancers that afflict children and young people.  The grant – from Cancer Research UK – will be split between three teams based at the Cancer Research Newcastle Centre.  One cancer that the grant...
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...
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The Labour Party has maintained its hold on all three Newcastle upon Tyne constituencies in the 2017 general election, in what was a positive night for Labour but a disastrous one for the Tories. The UK now has a hung parliament, with Labour having gained seats while the Tory’s have...
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...
healthy food
A £1 million funding boost will make sure that poorer kids in Newcastle continue to get healthy food during the school summer holidays. The money - £1,027,732 in total – has been awarded to the charity StreetGames by the Department of Education. StreetGames will work with Newcastle City Council to deliver...
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This week saw the launch of Newcastle’s Best Summer Ever (NBSE). The NBSE programme will see Newcastle kids enjoying arts and crafts, sports and physical activities, and nutritious meals during the summer holidays. It’s estimated that more than 26,700 children in Newcastle live in deprived areas and that 10,344 of...
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A Newcastle-based student has saved £40 on his train fare down to London – by flying to the capital via a Spanish island! 21-year-old Joe Furness was due to meet up with friends in London, but had left buying his ticket to the day before. When he discovered that the...
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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...
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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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