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A group of Newcastle University students have been attempting to recreate the metal smelting techniques used by our prehistoric ancestors. The students have been working with Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm in South Tyneside to try to understand how materials like copper were made in the distant past. Their experiments have been...
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A Turner-Prize-winning artist has created a haunting soundscape in a historic north-east building. Northumberland’s Belsay Hall is serving as the venue for the sound installation The Yelllow Wallpaper, by Susan Phillipsz. The Yellow Wallpaper features Phillipsz’s voice intoning melancholy ballads that float through the building and overlap with each other. The ballads,...
merseybeats
The Sixties Gold Farewell Tour is set to call in at Sage Gateshead this November. The tour will feature a stunning line-up, including Liverpool bands The Merseybeats and The Searchers, American rock ‘n’ roller PJ Proby, and vocal harmony specialists The Fortunes. Also on the bill will be Steve Ellis –...
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Yesterday, Britain’s NHS celebrated its 70th birthday – a day that was marked in Newcastle by locals writing messages in a massive birthday card near Grey’s Monument. Campaigners from the group Keep Our NHS Public handed out pieces of birthday cake to passers-by while encouraging them to write birthday greetings...
Newcastle Can Launch
Thousands of people participating in a Newcastle-based campaign to tackle obesity have succeeded in shedding an incredible total of 100,000 pounds. Newcastle Can, launched in January 2017, encouraged people to come together to lose weight and get healthier through community activities. Newcastle Can set the city’s residents the challenge of losing...
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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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Newcastle will soon have a new sculpture from Anthony Gormley, the sculptor responsible for the north east’s iconic Angel of the North statue. The sculpture – entitled Clasp – is to be installed on the campus of Newcastle University. The artwork – which Gormley will loan to the university –...
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Scientists at Newcastle University have managed to make artificial corneas using 3D printers. The cornea – the outermost layer of the eye – plays an important role in focusing vision. It is possible to transplant donated corneas, but – with around 10 million people worldwide needing cornea surgery to rescue...
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A man aiming to run 10K in every country in the world will be visiting Newcastle this weekend. Dan Thompson will be running 10K – and inviting others to join him – in Newcastle on Saturday 26th May. The run is part of an incredible challenge Dan has undertaken to...
bowling green
Newcastle City Council would like to hear ideas from community groups and residents’ organisations regarding the future of a much-loved site – the former Brandling Bowling Green and Pavilions in Brandling Park. The site, situated at the end of Clayton Road, Jesmond, could be used for business, creative or...

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