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With the spring bank holiday coming up – and the weather predicted to be quite sunny – you may fancy popping along to a nearby beach for a dip.  If you’re looking for clean water, litter-free sands and decent facilities, it might be wise to head to North Tyneside.  North Tyneside...
New Generation of Metro Trains Could Have Wi-Fi and Air-Con
Ambitious plans have been revealed for the next generation of trains on the Tyne and Wear Metro.  There are plans for carriages to feature Wi-Fi, charging points, electronic information screens and extra luggage space. These proposals are the result of a consultation exercise – conducted earlier this year – which...
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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...
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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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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...
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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Nick Forbes, the leader of Newcastle City Council, could soon be enjoying a significant pay rise. Newcastle’s Independent Remuneration Panel has proposed an increase that would take Cllr Forbes’s allowance to £36,000 per year. While there are many in the public and private sectors that earn a lot more than...
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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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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 new bank – which is owned by its customers and only does business in the north east – may soon become a reality. Funding for a study which will explore the feasibility of such a bank has been approved by the cabinet of the North of Tyne Combined Authority,...

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