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In the last year, almost 80 pet dogs were stolen in the north east and most were never reunited with their owners.  Police figures show that 50 dogs in Northumbria and 29 in County Durham were reported as having been snatched. Some dogs are stolen because they belong to expensive, in-demand...
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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...
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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...
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A north-east festival is to celebrate the region’s seafaring past. The Sunderland River Festival, on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September, will see street theatre, live music, water-based entertainment and even an enormous inflatable whale. The family friendly event will be taking place on both sides of the River Wear...
A Cruise Ship possibly like or even the same as that used for Rock the Boat 2017
A cruise ship company sailing out of the Port of Tyne has hit upon a novel way to entertain its guests. This September will see the ship Magellan embarking for a water-borne rock festival entitled Rock the Boat 2017. Cruise ship firm Cruiseco hopes its idea will appeal to rock...
Watson Family Charitable Trust Celebrates 5 Years Of Supporting Locals
The Watson Family Charitable Trust is celebrating five years of supporting local young people and communities in the North East and beyond. The Trust is a family affair with Chairman Ian Watson, his wife Claire and their three sons and family friend and lawyer Hugh Welch, senior partner at Muckle...
New CEO Appointed By Mental Health Service Provider 'Concern Group'
North East based specialist mental health and wellbeing service provider, Concern Group, has appointed Adam Crampsie as its new chief executive. Most recently, Mr. Crampsie was the Managing Director of Bloom Procurement Services which in 2019 delivered over £28 million of social value, leading them to win the Highest...
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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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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...
60% of North East Businesses Dissatisfied with North East's Infrastructure
A report by the employers’ organisation the CBI has found that 60% of the north east’s businesses feel the region’s infrastructure is in need of improvement. The same report claims, however, that if the local infrastructure was boosted, it could benefit the north east’s economy by £5.5 billion a...

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