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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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Newcastle Castle is a familiar Tyneside landmark … or should that be Newcastle Castillo or Châteaux or Schloss? Well, it probably depends on where you’re from and what language you speak. But with 50% of visitors to Newcastle Castle coming from aboard, the tourist attraction decided it was time to...
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International Women’s Day 2019 (8th March) will see an unusual event taking place in the centre of Newcastle. Grey’s Monument is to be covered in hundreds of red pompoms and will fly red streamers from its top. The monument will be decorated in this way to...
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Amputees could soon be helped by a new type of prosthetic hand that will allow them to reach for objects without thinking first. The robotic hand – which is being developed by researchers at Newcastle University – will behave in much the same way as a real hand does. The hand...
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The custom of trick or treating has become a familiar part of the British Halloween. But in Newcastle this year, one group of trick-or-treaters will be doing something a little more charitable than begging for sweets to satisfy their sugar cravings. Around 50 students from Newcastle University will be out...
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A man aiming to run 10K in every country in the world will be visiting Newcastle this weekend. Dan Thompson will be running 10K – and inviting others to join him – in Newcastle on Saturday 26th May. The run is part of an incredible challenge Dan has undertaken to...
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A combination of rising costs, frozen budgets and a new method for distributing government funding is set to leave north east schools struggling to provide high standards of education. Schools may be forced to sack teachers, class sizes could increase and schools may no longer be able to offer certain...
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Newcastle is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of council housing first being provided in the city. A programme of events will mark the centenary of the Housing and Planning Act of July 1919 – otherwise known as the Addison Act – which made housing a national obligation. In November 1918, Liberal...
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Researchers from Newcastle University have suggested a ‘credit curfew’ could help stop consumers from spiralling into debt. The experts claim that banning people from taking online loans between 11.00 pm and 7.00 am could reduce problematic borrowing. Statistics show that if more people take out payday loans between these hours,...
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Chief medical officer for England, Professor Chris Whitty, has announced the Coronavirus UK debut, with the first two patients currently in a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) unit in Newcastle. Although the name of the hospital has not been officially announced, it's going to be Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI),...
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Heaton resident Busola Banjo, who donated a kidney to her sister so she could have a better quality of life is set to be honoured at a glittering appreciation dinner for the UK’s Black living donors and the sacrifices they have made for their loved ones. Busola would then describe...

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