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Tuesday, February 25, 2020



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homeless sleeping
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...
computer brain
It might sound like science fiction, but Newcastle researchers – and big tech companies – believe it may soon be commonplace for devices implanted in our bodies to link our brains with computers. Such devices – it is thought – could help with diseases like Alzheimer’s, allow us to ‘type’...
England vs Italy
England’s rugby team will take on Italy today at St James’ Park – and to add to the excitement and anticipation, there’ll be plenty of family fun in Newcastle city centre. Newcastle City Council has created two fan zones – at Strawberry Place and St James Park Metro – that...
Titanic-99th-anniversary
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...
film festival
A film student at Newcastle University has been showing his documentaries at prestigious festivals all over the world. Evripidis Karydis, who is studying for a PhD in Film Practice at Newcastle University, has had his films shown at festivals in Oaxaca, Mexico; Bucharest, Romania; Moscow, Russia; and Lille, France. Screenings are...
Argentina_England_rugby
Your child could be selected to walk out as an official mascot with the England men’s rugby team when they take on Italy at St James’ Park on Friday September 6th. The match – a Quilter International – will be the last game England play before they travel to Japan...
NBSE1
This week saw the launch of Newcastle’s Best Summer Ever (NBSE). The NBSE programme will see Newcastle kids enjoying arts and crafts, sports and physical activities, and nutritious meals during the summer holidays. It’s estimated that more than 26,700 children in Newcastle live in deprived areas and that 10,344 of...
stonehenge
Stonehenge is one of Britain’s best-known and most mysterious monuments. But now Newcastle academics have come up with an interesting theory on how Stone-Age people could have constructed the landmark. Archaeologists from Newcastle University are suggesting that pig fat may have played a vital role in erecting the ancient structure. Academics...
Kenton Flats 1971
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...
On Wednesday 10th July many city centre streets will be closed including Grey Street, Grainger Street and the Bigg Market. The reason they'll be closed is for professional cyclists to compete in a major hour-long race to start and finish at Grey's Monument. As cyclists bring Newcastle traffic to a...

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