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If you’ve ever taken a flight from Newcastle to Amsterdam, you might have been flown to your destination courtesy of a king. The Dutch monarch King Willem-Alexander has admitted that for the last 21 years he has been working as a pilot for KLM, otherwise known as Royal Dutch Airlines. King...
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Newcastle has officially been named as the best city in the UK in which to bring up a family.  The Toon beat off competition from 34 other metropolises in a survey by MoneySuperMarket.com, triumphing due to its low house prices, low crime rate and good schools.  The survey analysed six factors:...
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A scheme is being launched on the Tyne-and-Wear Metro to make it easier for expecting mothers to get a seat. Free badges will be given out to pregnant women to wear on public transport. The badges will make clear that the women are expecting a baby so other Metro users...
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A different kind of shopping experience is on its way to Newcastle.  You might not be particularly excited at the idea of spending your Sunday rummaging through other folks’ cast offs. On the other hand, if you’re fond of vintage clothes but not so fond of the price tags frequently attached...
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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...
Newcastle United Raided by Tax Authorites
HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) have raided Newcastle United’s St James' Park stadium, as well as the club’s Darsley Park training ground in Benton.  It is believed the raid is connected with an investigation into the transfer dealings of a number of top clubs. West Ham United and Chelsea...
Quayside Bars Get Lifesaving Equipment in Case Customers Fall in Tyne
Newcastle’s quayside bars are to be given lifesaving equipment and offered staff training after several people have drowned in the Tyne.  The bars will be given special flotation bags attached to ropes, which can be thrown to anybody in difficulty. Since January, five bodies have been pulled from the river and...
Newcastle's - and Britain's Largest Foodbank to Move to New Base
Newcastle’s West End Foodbank – which gives out around £10,000 worth of free food each week throughout the north east – is set to move to a new base. The foodbank will be moving to premises on the Tyne Tunnel Estate. The move has been made possible by the generosity...
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...
People sitting and walking in a park.
The future of Newcastle’s parks and allotments will be decided by an innovative mix of online and offline methods. Newcastle City Council, which has experienced a 91% cut in its parks budget since 2010, has been looking into new ways to fund and maintain its allotments and parks. One of the...

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