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Space Architests Celebrate Two Decades Of Designing Schools With 85th Building Plan Submission
Leading North East practice Space Architects is celebrating 20 years of designing schools, with the submission of plans for their 85th building, a multi-million-pound school in Hyde, Greater Manchester. The firm’s first secondary education project in the public sector was Blyth Community College, which opened in Northumberland in 2002. Since...
Manufacturing Company 'Express Engineering' Sells Off Aerospace Division
North East manufacturing specialist Express Engineering has sold its aerospace division to focus on developing its subsea energy products business. Gateshead-based Express Engineering, a global leader in innovative manufacturing, assembly and testing solutions for the subsea oil and gas industry, has sold its aerospace division for an undisclosed sum. The aerospace division...
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Abrupt changes in climate may have been a significant cause of Europe’s Neanderthal humans dying out. That’s according to recent research involving academics from Newcastle’s Northumbria University. A research team – also comprising academics from Germany, Romania and the USA – studied stalactites in two Romanian caves. As stalactites grow in thin...
New Campaign In The North East Helping To Answer FAQs About The Vaccine
A new campaign has launched on Monday 14th of June aimed at answering some of the most frequently asked questions North East residents have about the Covid-19 vaccines. ‘Every Question Matters’ is supported by the seven local authorities, alongside colleagues from CCGs and NHS Foundation Trusts across the region. Alice Wiseman...
North East Tech Company Aims To Transform Customer Experiences
An innovative North East based immersive technology company is aiming to transform the way customers engage and experience entertainment, sport, visitor attractions, hospitality and retail. Fame Media Tech – led by entrepreneur Bryan Hoare – is on a mission to transform customer experiences through mobile and content technology to help...
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Scientists from Newcastle University have discovered that bees have something similar to the ‘sweet tooth’ often found in humans. The Newcastle researchers found that bees possess sugar-sensing taste neurons. These neurons give the insects intense pleasure when they feed on nectar, encouraging them to hang around and empty the flower...
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published its first Clinical Knowledge Summaries for GPs, dedicated to the COVID-19 outbreak and how to manage potentially infected patients. This official evidence-based information for General Practices across England has been authored by the North-East based editor, and former GP,...
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Vodafone has said it plans to create nearly 600 jobs at Convergys contact centre in Stephenson’s Quarter in central Newcastle. This is part of a nationwide expansion by Vodafone, in which it intends to create around 2,100 jobs customer service jobs across Britain during the next two years. Convergys, a subcontractor,...
IT Expert Warning Against Computer Hackers During Covid-19 Pandemic
TruStack, based in Cramlington, specialises in Agile Working Solutions and Cybersecurity and has enabled hundreds of organisations to work from home during the recent lockdowns. Figures from the Office of National Statistics show a quarter of all employees are currently working from home (https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/coronavirustheukeconomyandsocietyfasterindicators/latest#social-impacts-of-the-coronavirus-on-great-britain), but this number could increase if...
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The technology sector in the north east is booming, with high wages, growing companies and massive levels of investment pouring in. That’s the conclusion reached by two recently published reports. The Tech Nation Report 2017, produced by the Tech City UK organisation, has – after assessing the tech sectors in...

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