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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

North East News

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Veteran sixties rockers The Searchers will play Whitley Bay’s Playhouse on February 15th 2019 as part of their last ever UK tour. The Liverpool band’s career has spanned an amazing 56 years, with the group counting their anniversaries from the day they decided to give up their day jobs and...
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Research by a north-east academic has highlighted the alcohol problems faced by the region’s older people. In the first major study into this issue, University of Sunderland graduate and public health specialist Dr Annette Payne explored the drinking problems experienced by those living in sheltered housing. Dr Payne’s research – for...
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A play about a north-east world champion boxer who learnt to fight at his local boys’ club in Consett, County Durham, is set to tour the north east in 2019. Carrying David will tell the story of Glenn McCrory, who was the north east’s first world title winner in the...
Brexit hasn’t officially commenced, yet the UK is already feeling its impact — and not in a good way. The automobile industry in the northeast has felt the crunch. The Chronicle Live reports that an industry body believes that Brexit will be “ death by a thousand cuts”. This slump,...
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The north east is set to see firing cannons, marching infantries, clashing weapons and incredible displays of horsemanship – as one of the region’s largest ever battle re-enactments takes place this August bank holiday weekend. The re-enactment will be from the time of the English Civil War (1642-51), a conflict...
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Researchers from Newcastle University would like to speak to anyone who took part in the north east’s Save Our Shipyards campaign in the 1980s. The 1983-4 campaign battled unsuccessfully to save the shipyards – and the jobs linked to them – on the rivers Tyne and Wear. The researchers would especially...
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A Turner-Prize-winning artist has created a haunting soundscape in a historic north-east building. Northumberland’s Belsay Hall is serving as the venue for the sound installation The Yelllow Wallpaper, by Susan Phillipsz. The Yellow Wallpaper features Phillipsz’s voice intoning melancholy ballads that float through the building and overlap with each other. The ballads,...
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Many dinner party hosts and car owners are driven mad by water stains – those pesky marks left by drying water on the surface of objects. But now mathematicians from Northumbria University may have discovered an ingenious solution – a solution that could not only get rid of unsightly water...
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Would you prefer your child’s teacher to say ‘bus’ or ‘baars’? How about ‘laugh’ or ‘laargh’? Research by Dr Alex Baratta at the University of Manchester suggests that trainee teachers are often asked to tone down their northern or midlands accents in the classroom. Dr Baratta found that many trainees had...
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Dominating the North East of England's news sources for decades are well known local newspapers like The Evening Chronicle, The Northern Echo, and The Journal. But these 'local' publications are in fact owned by national and multinational media organisations. For example, did you know the Evening Chronicle and The Journal is...

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