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X-Factor winner Matt Terry to star in Madagascar – The Musical

Go wild as Matt Terry – Winner of 2016’s X-Factor is set to play Alex the Lion in the brand-new stage adaptation of Madagascar – The Musical with a date at Sunderland Empire, 28 August – 1 September 2018. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar –...

CIPR Northern Conference – 20% discount off full day tickets

Held at the Crowne Plaza the day will explore PR: The Art and Science of Engagement, unpicking the relationship between art and science in communication. Delegates will learn from industry experts about psychology and how the brain works when it comes to the art of influence and everything in between...

Record year for Nigel Wright Group

The region’s largest recruitment specialist celebrates its 30th anniversary with a record year. Nigel Wright Group achieved a record gross profit of over £13 million in its last financial year, ending 30 April 2018. The business was established in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1988 and during the twelve months...

New Role for Jonathan Ruffer at The Auckland Project

Jonathan Ruffer is to be officially recognised as Founder of The Auckland Project, in honour of his continued investment and ongoing commitment to the Project and revitalising Bishop Auckland. As of today (Monday 2 July 2018), Jonathan will concentrate on strategic initiatives and bringing new opportunities for The Auckland...

Leading North East company recruits new venue

A leading North East agency has been successfully recruited as one of the first major businesses to host its events at Tyneside’s newest bar. Frank Recruitment Group, which is the leading recruiter for Microsoft worldwide, is to hold its monthly First Thursday staff reward sessions at the newly-opened Antler,...

Revised dates announced for Auckland Tower and Auckland Castle

With construction well underway, new dates have now been announced for the launch of The Auckland Project’s purpose-built welcome centre, Auckland Tower, and the re-opening of 900 year-old Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland. Auckland Castle Auckland Castle, once a private palace for the Prince Bishops of Durham, will re-open to...

Antler is open for business

An ambitious scheme at the gateway to Newcastle has opened its doors this week, following an £1m investment. Antler, at the former Fat Buddha site at the city’s 55 Degrees North, is the first restaurant/bar on Tyneside to offer an authentic slice of Alpine life, from the unique food...

Oh what a night in store as Jersey Boys visit Newcastle

The internationally acclaimed stage sensation Jersey Boys will visit Newcastle Theatre Royal for the first time next month and is set to dazzle North East audiences between 31 July and 11 August 2018. Smash-hit musical Jersey Boys, which tells the rags-to-riches story of 1960s rock ‘n roll group The Four...

Award-winning programme brings Wearside nurses back into the NHS

As the NHS prepares to celebrate its 70th birthday, one Wearside nurse is celebrating being back in the job she loves thanks to a re-training course that’s just won a national award. The Return to Professional Practice in Health course, delivered by Northumbria University, Newcastle retrains former nurses, midwives...

Innovative relationship to build on Business Clinic success

Northumbria University’s partnership with the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) is set to take an already successful consultancy service run by business students to new heights. The recently announced partnership in the Netherlands establishes a campus presence for Northumbria in Europe, with UK-accredited degrees taught at AUAS and...

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