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The producers of a reality TV show – fronted by explorer and survival expert Bear Grylls – are looking for contestants from the north east. The fifth series of The Island with Bear Grylls will take its participants off into the remote wilderness and subject them to a series of...
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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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You might soon be able to enjoy a pint while watching a film below Newcastle’s streets in a plush underground cinema.  Everyman Cinemas has plans to open a two-screen venue beneath Newcastle’s Grey Street. The cinema would be in the basement of Earl Grey House, with its entrance behind Costa...
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A lecturer from Newcastle University will join a £10 million project to investigate the devastating effects of climate change on the Arctic. Dr Geoffrey Abbott will be part of a team using underwater vehicles to collect data in the depths of the Arctic Ocean.  Far from being remote from British life,...
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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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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...
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Newcastle University has been awarded a ‘gold star’ from the government for the quality of its teaching.  The government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) award measures teaching quality, the learning environment and student outcomes and learning gain. Newcastle has been given a gold version of this award, which is the highest level...
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An academic at Newcastle University has teamed up with the campaign group Fresh to raise awareness of the health impacts of breathing in other people’s smoke. The Second-Hand Smoke Is Poison campaign aims to highlight how tobacco smoke can hang around in a home for up to five hours and...
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Newcastle University has drawn up plans to tackle anti-social behaviour by the city’s students after a recent increase in police callouts to raucous house parties.  The plan involves printing postcards which will be delivered to student houses or handed out by university tutors. The postcards will make clear the impact...
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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...

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