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£16.5 Million Boost to Help Build Thousands of Newcastle Homes

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Newcastle City Council has received a boost of over £16 million pounds in funding from central government. The money will be used to aid...

Scamp the Spaniel Sniffs out Illegal Tobacco in Newcastle Raids

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A very special government agent has helped sniff out illegal tobacco in Newcastle. Scamp the sniffer dog joined an operation...

£100,000 Campaign Launched as Elswick Pool Edges Closer to Reopening

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Hopes of reopening Elswick Pool received a boost this week. Despite being at the heart of the local community, the...

Newcastle Prepares for Arrival of Ultra-Rare Bird Colony on Tyne

Newcastle is preparing to welcome members of a rare bird species to the centre of the city for their nesting season.

Newcastle Cracks Down on Facebook Fraudsters Flogging Fakes

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Fake goods with a value of thousands of pounds have been seized in Newcastle. Jewellery, clothes and footwear – destined to be sold over Facebook...

Newcastle Gears up for Christmas Lights Switch On

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Newcastle is getting ready for the big switch on of its Christmas lights at Grey’s Monument tomorrow (8th November). An evening of festive family fun...

Research Highlights Alcohol Problems of North East Elderly

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Research by a north-east academic has highlighted the alcohol problems faced by the region’s older people. In the first major study into this issue, University...

Blackett Street Could Close to Traffic this Xmas & May Close...

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Newcastle’s Blackett Street may close to traffic this festive season, with the city set to enjoy a ‘bumper’ Christmas market. And the council are...

Newcastle House That Starred in BBC Series Gets Commemorative Plaque

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A historic Newcastle house that featured in the BBC TV Series A House Through Time has been issued with a commemorative plaque. The plaque –...

Newcastle Theatre Director Gets 3D Printed Statue

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A statue of the director of a Newcastle theatre company – made using innovative 3D-printing technology – is to be placed in the Great...



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