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Review: The Standing Water (Steel String Books) by David Castleton “Quality fiction with a gothic edge” Maybe nowhere in England is all that remote, but some places can still feel isolated. Perhaps you’re only 15 miles from the nearest dual...
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,...
Jacob Polley posing in a meadow of waist high grass and flowers, holding a book.
A poet from the north east has won a prestigious literary prize. Jacob Polley, a Newcastle lecturer, clinched the prize for his collection Jackself, a disturbing work about the loss of innocence. After reading many manuscripts and months of deliberation, the three judges chose Mr Polley’s collection from a shortlist...
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Many dinner party hosts and car owners are driven mad by water stains – those pesky marks left by drying water on the surface of objects. But now mathematicians from Northumbria University may have discovered an ingenious solution – a solution that could not only get rid of unsightly water...
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A recent survey has revealed that the residents of the north east are more likely to binge drink than people in other parts of Britain.  The survey, by the Office for National Statistics, shows that an incredible 40% of the north east’s drinkers are binge drinking at least once a...
Portrait of Gillian Web with hair braided over her shoulder.
A 68-year-old north-east poet has been announced as the winner of The Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry 2016. Gillian Allnutt, who has strong connections with Tyneside and County Durham, will receive the award from the Queen in a ceremony to be held later this year. The Gold Medal for Poetry...
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While some folks might be jetting off abroad this bank holiday weekend to catch a bit of sun, what are the prospects for those staying in the north east?  Though predicting the weather is far from an exact science, the forecasts are saying that we’re likely to have quite a...
FoodCycle Launches Its First-ever Challenge Event To Raise Funds For The Vulnerable
Spreading a little hap-pea-ness this spring, national food charity FoodCycle will launch its first-ever challenge event on 1st April. Taking place across April, the FoodCycle 50 Challenge will see participants set a 30-day fitness target around the number 50 – from cycling 50 miles per week to a daily...
£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...
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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