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£1.6K Raised At Duke Of Wellington For Macmillan Cancer Support
Team members and guests at Duke of Wellington in Kenton have together raised £1674 for Macmillan Cancer Support throughout September and October. The event was part of Greene King’s ‘Macmillan May’ initiative which was moved to September due to the Covid-19 pandemic which is a nationwide fundraiser that saw more...
North East Based Literary Event Shortlisted For Event of the Year in the UK’s FutureBook Awards
A North-East based literary event has been shortlisted for Event of the Year in the UK’s FutureBook Awards. Virtual Noir at the Bar (VNatB), hosted by writers Simon Bewick and Vic Watson, is one of six online events up for the new award category after being nominated by writers and publishers. The FutureBook...
£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,...
The Northumberland National Park Authority Board have approved a suite of policies for the future development of the Park, including increased flexibility around housing developments and conversions within the National Park. During their authority meeting on Wednesday, the board were presented with their revised Local Plan, a key document in...
A campaign led by Northumberland National Park on social media is bringing the unique qualities of the landscape, wildlife, and environment of the Park to people at home through a range of content and activities. #OutdoorsIndoors, which launched when the initial two-week lockdown began, is helping people adjust to the...
Northumberland National Park has won the prestigious accolade of National Park of The Year in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2020 for the third time. With votes cast by over 17,500 members of the public, this is one of the biggest responses in the awards’ history. The losers were Snowdonia,...
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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),...
Safer Culture North East, a partnership between Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East (VONNE), Connected Voice, Northumberland CVA, Catalyst Stockton on Tees and Durham Community Action, will help charities across the region to embed best practice with regard to safeguarding vulnerable people. The group has been awarded £115K by the National Lottery Community Fund (The Fund) and the...
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A family have donated the remnants of a Roman fort – which lies on land they own along Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland – to the British nation. Carrawburgh Roman Fort was private property for 70 years, but has now been given to Historic England, and will be administered by English Heritage. Carrawburgh...
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Art experts recently discovered a hidden treasure highly appropriate to the Festive Season. Art conservators – from Newcastle’s Northumbria University – x-rayed a painting and found that it had another painting underneath it. The picture they x-rayed – a centuries-old depiction of the beheading of John the Baptist – obscured another...

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