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A lecturer from Newcastle University will join a £10 million project to investigate the devastating effects of climate change on the Arctic. Dr Geoffrey Abbott will be part of a team using underwater vehicles to collect data in the depths of the Arctic Ocean.  Far from being remote from British life,...
£6.7 million Awarded To Low Carbon Projects In The North East
£6.7 million of funding has been awarded to proposed heat network schemes in the North East of England today through the Government’s £320 million Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP). Seaham Garden Village and Newcastle University are among the schemes to have been awarded funding through HNIP, which has now awarded...
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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...
Newcastle Set to Lead on Global Climate Action Goals - Report
Five years into the Paris Agreement—and in the lead-up to the 2021 UN climate negotiations in Glasgow—UK cities are taking bold climate action. Cities worldwide have much to learn from their UK peers’ successes and challenges, according to a new report released Thursday by the 1000 CITIES Initiative, which aims to...
North East App Lending A Helping Hand To The Hospitality Industry
A Forward-thinking app that had been put on the back burner is now proving a great tool to help the hospitality industry fight some of the challenges caused by Covid-19. And its creators have quickly adapted it yet again so that it can still benefit businesses during the latest lockdown. W8R...
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...
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Researchers from Newcastle University have come up with a novel way of dealing with the infections patients tend to get after surgery. They believe that honey – specifically, a medical-grade variant of manuka honey – could be the key to coping with this common problem. Doctors often use surgical mesh to...
National Horizons Centre To Aid In Providing Essential Training To Vaccine Manufacturing Workforce
News that a COVID-19 vaccine is set to be manufactured on Teesside has been welcomed by the National Horizons Centre which will provide vital training to the vaccine manufacturing workforce. Sixty-million doses of the Novavax vaccine are set to be manufactured in Stockton-on-Tees by FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB) with the...
Poptop event supplier home page
A north-east tech company that helps customers organise events by finding them DJs, musicians, caterers and marques has just received a £120,000 boost. Poptop, an online database, uses an algorithm to put party planners in touch with a wide variety of entertainers, services and products. Poptop was set up by two...
night owl
Many of us would classify ourselves as either night owls or early birds. While early birds may thrive best and be more alert in the morning or early afternoon, night owls feel more active and productive in the late evening or wee hours. But have you ever wondered...

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