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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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A new bank – which is owned by its customers and only does business in the north east – may soon become a reality. Funding for a study which will explore the feasibility of such a bank has been approved by the cabinet of the North of Tyne Combined Authority,...
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Your child could be selected to walk out as an official mascot with the England men’s rugby team when they take on Italy at St James’ Park on Friday September 6th. The match – a Quilter International – will be the last game England play before they travel to Japan...
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This week saw the launch of Newcastle’s Best Summer Ever (NBSE). The NBSE programme will see Newcastle kids enjoying arts and crafts, sports and physical activities, and nutritious meals during the summer holidays. It’s estimated that more than 26,700 children in Newcastle live in deprived areas and that 10,344 of...
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Stonehenge is one of Britain’s best-known and most mysterious monuments. But now Newcastle academics have come up with an interesting theory on how Stone-Age people could have constructed the landmark. Archaeologists from Newcastle University are suggesting that pig fat may have played a vital role in erecting the ancient structure. Academics...
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Newcastle is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of council housing first being provided in the city. A programme of events will mark the centenary of the Housing and Planning Act of July 1919 – otherwise known as the Addison Act – which made housing a national obligation. In November 1918, Liberal...
On Wednesday 10th July many city centre streets will be closed including Grey Street, Grainger Street and the Bigg Market. The reason they'll be closed is for professional cyclists to compete in a major hour-long race to start and finish at Grey's Monument. As cyclists bring Newcastle traffic to a...
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A north-east festival is to celebrate the region’s seafaring past. The Sunderland River Festival, on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September, will see street theatre, live music, water-based entertainment and even an enormous inflatable whale. The family friendly event will be taking place on both sides of the River Wear...
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A Newcastle primary school has won a teaching award so prestigious it is dubbed an ‘Oscar of education’. St John’s Primary School has received a Silver Teaching Award from the Pearson’s National Teaching Awards, beating thousands of other schools to scoop the honour. St John’s is one of only 68 schools...
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A researcher from Newcastle University is to tackle the subject of ‘deep fakes’ – the latest manifestation of ‘fake news’ – in an upcoming public lecture. While fake news may refer to false or misleading statements we read or hear, deep fakes take this process further. Deep fakes use artificial intelligence...
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Newcastle Castle is a familiar Tyneside landmark … or should that be Newcastle Castillo or Châteaux or Schloss? Well, it probably depends on where you’re from and what language you speak. But with 50% of visitors to Newcastle Castle coming from aboard, the tourist attraction decided it was time to...

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