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White Ribbon Day - Tyne and Wear organisations come together to say ‘No’ to violence against women
The chief of the region’s Fire and Rescue Service has today called for communities to come together and say ‘No’ to violence against women. Chief Fire Officer Chris Lowther, of Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS), has made the pledge in support of White Ribbon Day. He has joined...
Firefighter’s swift response keeps fire from spreading
Firefighters have been praised after they helped extinguish a huge fire in Newcastle – after responding to a call in a matter of minutes. In the early hours of Monday, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) received a call about a fire at a building in Jesmond. Just after...
Firefighters Resuscitate ‘Lucky’ Cat After House Fire
A distressed moggy thought it had used up all of its nine-lives after being rescued by firefighters from a house fire. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue (TWFRS) crews have been praised by the RSPCA after saving a cat from the blaze in Jarrow earlier this month. Firefighters from Hebburn and...
Bernicia Foundation's Donations To Benefit Local North East Community Groups
A further £110,000 of monetary donations have been given to more of the North East’s smaller charities, volunteer groups and grassroots initiatives as part of The Bernicia Foundation’s most recent round of funding. Delivered as part of an ongoing drive to make a real difference to the region’s communities and...
Slow your speed! Local housebuilder partners with Hebburn school to design posters for Road Safety Week
16 November 2021: Local housebuilder, Barratt Developments North East, is teaming up with primary school students in Hebburn to help raise awareness of road safety.  As part of Road Safety Week (15-21 November), the five star housebuilder invited year four students from Hebburn Lakes Primary School to design road posters...
Eldon Square Receives The Golden Standard Award For Autism Inclusion Changes
Eldon Square has become the first shopping centre in the North East to be awarded the Autism Acceptance Gold Award by the North East Autism Society (NEAS) charity for its outstanding autism acceptance efforts. Based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, Eldon Square has worked closely with NEAS...
How to help your youngsters kickstart their friendship
Learning how to be a good friend is a vital part of growing up, but the pandemic has kept many youngsters away from their peers so their social skills may have taken a knock. Here, former primary school teacher Laura Steele of education resource experts PlanBee reveals the four...
Freemasons - A New Strategic Partner of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
More than 30,000 young people with disabilities and special educational needs will be able to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, thanks to a grant of £300,000 from the Freemasons. The Freemasons have become a strategic partner of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE), funding a new national...
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...
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....

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