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City leaders back groundbreaking new partnership

An innovative and ambitious new partnership, seeking to improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of everyone in Newcastle and transform the provision of health and social care in the City, has today (17 December) been formally agreed. Collaborative Newcastle is an alliance between Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation...

Newcastle’s first outdoor escape room takes players on a mysterious adventure

Developed by Newcastle’s top-ranked escape room and one of the world’s top 100 escape rooms, The Escape Key, the new outdoor escape game uses an app and GPS to tell the tragic historical tale of Rosie O’Shea through videos, puzzles, and challenges. The project was part funded by an...

Laser lights to fill the night skies of Newcastle as city waves goodbye to 2020

This New Year, NE1 working with Newcastle City Council and BAFTA award-winning artist, Seb Lee-Delisle will bring an interactive laser installation, Laser Light City, to Newcastle over three nights at New Year.  From 4pm – 11pm, 30 December to 1 January, the dramatic installation will light up the night...

Blog: 2020 as told by NewcastleGateshead.com website users

Along with mince pies, Secret Santa and Christmas Jumper Day, marketers have their countdown to Christmas milestones including discussing this year’s John Lewis ad, and the reveal of Google Year in Search, which takes you on a journey through the answers that the world searched for that year. It’s no...

High Street Group celebrate completion of Newcastle’s tallest building unveiling ‘hometel’ concept

Construction of Newcastle’s tallest building, Hadrian’s Tower has been completed and officially handed over by the contractor Tolent to the developer and owner, The High Street Group. Following a 30-month build programme the 26-storey luxury community in the heart of Newcastle is ready to welcome its first residents, with...

Pioneering biotech start-up looking to tackle global donor tissue shortages joins growing life science cluster on Newcastle Helix

A biotech start-up, whose technology aims to tackle cornea donor tissue shortages and speed up life-changing transplants worldwide, has moved into a specialist lab facility – The Biosphere on Newcastle Helix. 3D Bio-Tissues and their technology is the outcome of more than 20 years of pioneering research. They specialise...

Go North East launches game-changing electric buses in Newcastle and Gateshead

Go North East has today launched the region’s first fully-electric bus fleet in the North East, which are capable of all-day service with a single overnight charge, supporting the company’s commitment to improve air quality. The switch was flipped on the nine high-tech zero-emission buses this morning, as part...

Tourism study confirms Covid-19 ‘tectonic shift’ across the North

After almost a year of severe disruption for the tourism, hospitality and leisure sector, a contingent of tourism boards across the North East and wider north of England have come together to discuss the findings of the NatWest North of England Tourism Barometer study. Half of hospitality and leisure...

City region recognised as a high potential investment opportunity for billion-pound healthy ageing market

The North East has been successful in its bid to promote the region as a High Potential Opportunity (HPO) for healthy ageing. Innovation assets on Newcastle Helix, world-leading research strengths and existing international profile as a UK ‘go-to’ ageing cluster played a key role in its success. Led by...

£14 million cash lifeline for Newcastle businesses launched

A £14 million scheme to support Newcastle businesses through the latest lockdown measures is launched by Newcastle City Council. With thousands of businesses forced to close due to national lockdown, as well as businesses severely impacted by Tier Two restrictions, Newcastle City Council is urging business owners to apply...

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