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£750,000 invested in SoPost by the North East Development Capital Fund
Online product sampling specialist, which helps brands get products to engaged customers, set for growth following investment The North East Development Capital Fund (“the NEDCF”), supported by the European Regional Development Fund and managed by Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), has invested £750,000 in the product sampling platform, SoPost. The business,...
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Chief medical officer for England, Professor Chris Whitty, has announced the Coronavirus UK debut, with the first two patients currently in a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) unit in Newcastle. Although the name of the hospital has not been officially announced, it's going to be Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI),...
Airview Park Submits Plans For Phase Two Development
Plans to construct a new multi-million-pound office scheme for North East companies to launch, scale up or take advantage of global trade and export links have been submitted to Newcastle City Council by Tynexe Commercial Ltd, developers of AirView Park. The application, which will become phase two of AirView Park...
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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,...
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 –...
On Saturday the 8th June, Nashville rock outfit Lola Montez took to the stage at The Three Tuns in Gateshead. It’s safe to say that the entertainment was kept to an incredibly high standard during the evening throughout a long set list of around twenty songs. Before the gig began...
Glenn McCory
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...
green grass
Newcastle has made eighth place in a leaderboard of the UK’s top greenest cities. Scores were calculated for UK cities based on four categories - nature, transport, emissions and sustainability. London scored highest as investment in solar outshone the rest of the cities at £149,126 per million pounds of council budget....
internet loans
A team of researchers led by experts from Newcastle University has highlighted how slick, well-designed websites and apps can be used to sell high-cost loans to poor and vulnerable people. The websites include sliders that customers can play around with, brightly coloured ‘apply now’ buttons, forms that are simple to...
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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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