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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....
Twice as Many Antidepressants Prescribed in North East as in South East
Recent research has shown that more than twice as many antidepressants are prescribed per person in the north east than the south east of England.  The number of antidepressants prescribed in England as a whole has increased by seven times during the last twenty-five years, a new study of NHS...
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...
NHS Receives Support As A Form Of Thanks From Northumberland Freemasons
Northumberland Freemasons have pledged their support to the NHS by sponsoring a special variety show to say thank you to NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers. Masons throughout England and Wales are leading the worlds ‘first' celebration of NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers Day on 5 July 2021 and...
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A combination of rising costs, frozen budgets and a new method for distributing government funding is set to leave north east schools struggling to provide high standards of education. Schools may be forced to sack teachers, class sizes could increase and schools may no longer be able to offer certain...
North East Benefit Claimants More Likely to Be Sanctioned, MPs Find
A group of cross-party MPs sitting on the Commons Public Accounts Committee has found that benefit sanctions can vary a great deal depending on which part of the country claimants live in and which private company is responsible for getting them into work. The MPs – which include Bridget Phillipson,...
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...
The Flying Car Is Here - Thanks to an Engineer from the North East
It might sound like something from a science fiction film, or at least a James Bond movie, but soon you could be commuting to work in a car that could grow wings and soar into the sky if the traffic got a little heavy.  That’s assuming you had a few...
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...
£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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