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The author of a novel shortlisted for the prestigious Booker Prize – and described as a ‘modern fairy tale’ – is to give a talk at Newcastle University. Fiona Mozley will be in conversation with creative writing lecturer Dr Rachel Hewitt in the King’s Hall, Newcastle University, on 14th November. Fiona’s...
John Terry
A Newcastle student has started an innovative new business – selling rare, out-of-stock trainers. And his customers include some household names. Ollie Simpson, 21, started his business – The SoleScene – two years ago, as part of an assignment for his degree in Entrepreneurial Business Management (EBM) at Northumbria University. Ollie...
Jack Russell Terrier
Newcastle students have found a way to give their mental health a boost – thanks to a slightly unusual member of Newcastle University’s Wellbeing Team. Bessie – a three-year-old Jack Russell Terrier – is available for staff or students to take for a walk or just to give them a...
washing machines
Washing your clothes on the delicate wash could be contributing to the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans, according to research done in Newcastle. The issue of plastic pollution in oceans – and the devastating effect it has on fish, birds and marine mammals – is one of the...
drinking
A study led by researchers from Newcastle has found that laws banning low alcohol prices can lead to people drinking less. The study focused on Scotland, where since May 2018 it has been illegal to sell alcohol for less than 50 pence per unit. One unit is equivalent to half-a-pint of...
Newcastle upon Tyne - Climate Change - Climate Strike
How effective will Global Climate Strikes be today? Today, (20 Sept 2019) millions of people from 150 countries around the world are calling on their governments to reverse the effects of pollution on global climate and environment issues. This year's youth climate movement has influenced a sense of urgency on Climate...
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...

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