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Monday, June 24, 2019



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photo courtesy of Paul Robertson, from Flickr Creative Commons
Tonight Newcastle’s shoppers have the chance to enjoy an evening of Christmas fun at Newcastle’s oldest retail destination, Grainger Market. As well as browsing stalls selling a range of Christmas goods, visitors can experience music, dancing, a bar, street food, tasters, art, and special classes and activities. Discounts will be...
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The countdown to the switching-on of the Christmas lights in Newcastle city centre is now underway.  The centre will be festively illuminated on Tuesday 14th November.   Newcastle City Council has announced Metro Radio as its official partner for the evening and breakfast show hosts Steve and Karen will be joining...
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The Sixties Gold Tour – headlined by Gerry and the Pacemakers – will be calling in at Gateshead Sage on 12th October. As well as the headliners, the tour will feature The Searchers, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, Love Affair vocalist Steve Ellis, and Vanity Fair. Between them, these groups...
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American R ‘n’ B stars The Stylistics – famous for hits like You Make Me Feel Brand New, You Are Everything and Betcha by Golly Wow – will play Gateshead Sage on 26th October. A vocal group, The Stylistics formed in Philadelphia in 1966 from a merger of two bands,...
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Blues veterans The Blues Band are set to play Sage, Gateshead, on 28th October. Formed in 1979 by ex-Manfred Mann members Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness as a band “just to play the blues”, The Blues Band are today regarded as one of the best purveyors of rhythm and blues...
Cyclist Performers of the Chinese State Circus Coming to Newcastle
The internationally-acclaimed Chinese State Circus is coming back to Newcastle, returning to its roots in an innovatively spectacular new production - "DYNASTY". The incomparable Chinese State Circus will be playing at Town Moor, Newcastle from Tuesday 22nd to Wednesday 30th August in its fully heated big top venue. Company Manager Romy...
photo courtesy of Paul Robertson
With the spring bank holiday coming up – and the weather predicted to be quite sunny – you may fancy popping along to a nearby beach for a dip.  If you’re looking for clean water, litter-free sands and decent facilities, it might be wise to head to North Tyneside.  North Tyneside...
photo courtesy of Ian Atkinson from Flickr Creative Commons
It’s only just down the East Coast Main Line or A1. It may not boast large cities, bright lights or fantastic nightlife (though, let’s face it, you can get those at home), but if you’re looking for stunning countryside, great pubs, fantastic architecture and pretty towns with an old-fashioned...
Newcastle Quayside Bridges by Ian Britton - Flickr Creative Commons
Obviously, there are more than five reasons tourists love Newcastle Upon Tyne, however, after careful deliberation and research, we found these five places kept popping up in travel blogs from tourists who've fallen in love with the best City on Planet Earth. In no particular order... A special thanks to all...
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The future of Newcastle’s parks and allotments will be decided by an innovative mix of online and offline methods. Newcastle City Council, which has experienced a 91% cut in its parks budget since 2010, has been looking into new ways to fund and maintain its allotments and parks. One of the...

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