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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...
Smiling woman with computer
The technology sector in the north east is booming, with high wages, growing companies and massive levels of investment pouring in. That’s the conclusion reached by two recently published reports. The Tech Nation Report 2017, produced by the Tech City UK organisation, has – after assessing the tech sectors in...
Exterior of the Stephenson Quarter building
Plans for the next phase of the redevelopment of Stephenson Quarter, in Newcastle city centre – which could lead to the creation of over 800 jobs – have been given the go-ahead. The plans – to build the North East Futures University Technical College (UTC) and a six-storey office block...
A happy baby
Britain’s first three-parent babies may be coming soon – thanks to Newcastle University receiving permission to conduct IVF procedures using the DNA of two women. A technique developed by Newcastle University researchers means that doctors can substitute an egg’s defective mitochondrial DNA with healthy DNA transplanted from a female donor. Alternatively,...
Tropical fish with coral, clams and anemones in the background.
Newcastle University scientists aim to find out if selectively bred corals can help save reefs that have been damaged by climate change. Higher sea temperatures can cause coral bleaching, where they lose the friendly algae that give the corals their colour and supply some of their nutrients. Over time, bleaching...
Yet Another Prize-winning Poet Joins Newcastle University
Newcastle University now has three winners of the prestigious poetry honour the TS Eliot Prize among its staff. Jacob Polley won this year’s TS Eliot Prize with his collection Jackself while Professor Sean O’Brien was awarded the same honour in 2007 for The Drowned Book. Now Northern Irish poet Sinead Morrissey...
Portrait of schoolgirl attentively looking at her laptop.
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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