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North East Rock Choir – a choir that performs rock, pop and chart songs – recently staged a 22 hour ‘singing relay’ to raise money for Cancer Research UK.  On Saturday 15th July, the choir took part in the Relay for Life – a charity running event, held at Monkton...
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The Tyne and Wear Metro is recruiting its next generation of train drivers, who – after completing their training – will earn almost £35,500 a year. You might think that’s a pretty good wage just for driving a train, but drivers will need to cope with unsocial hours, be comfortable...
Express Engineering Recognised As Top Regional Performer In International Fast-Track Growth League
North East manufacturer Express Engineering, a global leader in equipment for the subsea energy industry, is flying high in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200. The Tyneside engineering specialist was the top-ranked North East company in the league, with international sales showing an average growth of 131% per year...
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...
Manufacturing Company 'Express Engineering' Sells Off Aerospace Division
North East manufacturing specialist Express Engineering has sold its aerospace division to focus on developing its subsea energy products business. Gateshead-based Express Engineering, a global leader in innovative manufacturing, assembly and testing solutions for the subsea oil and gas industry, has sold its aerospace division for an undisclosed sum. The aerospace division...
The Newcastle Coat of Arms: Fortiter Defendit Triumphans - Triumphing by Brave Defence
Newcastle City Council has announced that, due to the government’s ongoing austerity policies, it will have to raise council tax and slash services. In a meeting on Wednesday, councillors discussed then voted to approve a report that proposed making £30 million of savings in the coming financial year and £70...
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...
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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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The Eurasian lynx – a big cat about the size of a large dog – could soon be living in the wild in Kielder Forest, Northumberland. The animal, which became extinct in Britain due to being hunted for its fur, may be reintroduced thanks to pressure from the Lynx UK...
paul carrick
British rock-soul singer Paul Carrack – famous for smash hits such as How Long, Over my Shoulder and The Living Years – will play Gateshead’s Sage on 27th January 2019. Paul – who has sung for acts like Mike + the Mechanics and Ace, and worked with Eric Clapton –...

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