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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...
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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...
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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...
washing machines
Washing your clothes on the delicate wash could be contributing to the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans, according to research done in Newcastle. The issue of plastic pollution in oceans – and the devastating effect it has on fish, birds and marine mammals – is one of the...
ocean
A Newcastle student has launched an innovative business to help save the world’s oceans from the perils of pollution. Nathan Smith, 21 – a second-year Entrepreneurial Business Management (EBM) student at Northumbria University – has established a start-up that aims to reduce the problems caused by ghostnets and pollution from...
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An academic from Newcastle University has been helping to record the sad state of the wreck of the Titanic. The ship – which sits under 3,800 metres of water around 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland – is being consumed by metal-eating bacteria. Expedition scientist and marine researcher Dr Clare...
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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...
Elswick pool
Hopes of reopening Elswick Pool received a boost this week. Despite being at the heart of the local community, the pool closed on 31st October 2015. But now Newcastle City Council have announced they will hand over the pool’s lease to the Elswick Community Pool...
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Newcastle-based scientists have created a new type of super-light material – after taking inspiration from the wings of dragonflies. An international team of experts, led by scientists from Newcastle University, has come up with an innovative form of the material aerogel. As well as being ultra-light, aerogel is the most porous...
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Archivists at Newcastle University have discovered a recipe for mince pies that dates all the way back to 1733. The recipe includes some things you might expect to find in a mince pie – cinnamon, nutmeg, currants, and orange and lemon peel. But it also mentions some surprising ingredients –...

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