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Barratt Developments supports the futures of the next generation
15 December 2021: Barratt Developments North East is continuing to support young peoples’ careers as four new apprentices join the housebuilder’s Apprenticeship Scheme. Designed to help young adults kick start their career, Barratt Developments’ Apprenticeship Scheme is welcoming four students across its construction, bricklaying, and joinery departments. By joining the scheme,...
Organisations Flock to Join Expanding Scheme to End Sexual Harassment
A total of 23 Newcastle venues have so far joined the initiative to declare themselves ‘sexual harassment-free zones’, with the scheme’s first ever event promoter also joining the call. Shout-Up!, which is backed by Newcastle City Council having first launched five years ago, seeks to upskill those working in the...
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...
photo courtesy of Jenny Downing, from Flickr Creative Commons
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...
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...
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...
P&G Spreads Some Christmas Cheer With A Surprise Festive Feast For The Elderly
One hundred older people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic are being treated to a surprise festive feast thanks to a business looking to spread a little Christmas cheer. Every year Procter & Gamble provides Christmas dinners for its employees, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic currently has hundreds of workers...
£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...
Launch of Ad Gefrin puts North Northumberland on the Map
The Autumn 2022 opening of world-class cultural visitor experience Ad Gefrin will champion Northumberland’s Anglo Saxon ‘Golden Age’, alongside the county’s first whisky distillery. A celebration and showcase of the unique heritage, ancient hospitality and contemporary crafts, arts and produce of Northumberland, Ad Gefrin is both a fully-immersive Anglo Saxon...

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