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M&IT Awards

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau shortlisted in the M&IT Awards

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau has been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘best UK Convention Bureau’ category at the prestigious Meetings and Incentive Travel Industry (M&IT) Awards 2020. The Convention Bureau helps to attract and secure major national and international conferences and events for the region, working with a wide...

Tyne and Wear Metro

TAKE THE KIDS FOR FREE AT WEEKENDS

During 2020, up to three kids aged 11 and under can travel free at weekends and on bank holidays with a fare-paying adult, and that includes anyone aged 18 or over using: Metro Single Metro Day Ticket Adult Transfare Metro Season Ticket Student Metro Season Ticket 18 and Under...

Newcastle International Airport Runway

Newcastle International announces target to become a Net Zero Airport by 2035

Newcastle International has announced its ambitious plans to become a Net Zero emissions airport by 2035. As the majority of airports across Europe announce their plans to become Net Zero before 2050, the North East’s largest airport has set out to bring forward the target date to align with...

Dalton Park

Retailer boost for Dalton Park

Dalton Park is celebrating after a bumper second half-of-the-year, following new store arrivals, upgrades and refurbishments. They recently welcomed popular retailers White Stuff and WHSmith, with development well underway for local independent restaurant Codrophenia to open in December. Existing brand partners Adidas and Moss increased their floor space and...

Jason Adams Director

Rockliffe Hall appoints managing director

Rockliffe Hall, the North’s only 5 AA Red Star Golf and Spa resort in Hurworth, County Durham, has announced the appointment of Jason Adams as Managing Director. Jason will join the hotel on Monday 13th January to oversee all aspects of the award-winning 61-bedroom resort, working with the existing...

January 2020 partnership update

New partners In the last few months we have welcomed two new NGI bronze partners, The Aviary and Novotel Newcastle Airport. The Aviary is a brand new art gallery in Jesmond, Newcastle. The art gallery celebrates a wide range of artists and styles in its exhibition space and gives...

Independent gallery café crafts new rustic afternoon tea menu

An independent café housed in a Newcastle art gallery has unveiled a new weekday rustic afternoon tea menu. The Factory Kitchen, located on the first floor of The Biscuit Factory art, craft and design gallery, is plating up its take on afternoon tea from 2 January 2020. The afternoon...

Richard Swart in Newcastle International Airport’s departure lounge

Local businessman to save hours of travelling each year thanks to new Lufthansa route at Newcastle International Airport

A businessman who takes around 150 flights a year has said that the addition of Lufthansa at Newcastle International Airport will save him hours of precious time he would usually spend commuting per year. Richard Swart, Global Sales and Quality Director at Berger Closures, praised the new route which...

County Durham Castle Hits the Nation’s Screens

The untold stories of one of the region’s most historic castles have been broadcast to the nation in an hour-long television documentary. Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland was featured on Channel 5 show, Digging Up Britain’s Past, at 7pm on Saturday, 18 January 2020. The popular programme has explored legends...

Ouseburn Beer Tour

New walking tour blends Newcastle’s local heritage with craft beer

A Newcastle gallery is brewing up a new partnership that spotlights Newcastle’s cultural, independent craft beer scene. The Biscuit Factory is teaming up with local beer aficionados Donald and Tania Stewart to offer a cultural walking tour of the Ouseburn and its local pubs and breweries, paired with lunch...

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