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Womble Bond Dickinson advises real estate giant Grainger on its first major acquisition in Newcastle

Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised its longstanding client Grainger plc, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord, on its £57m acquisition of The Forge, a well-known private rented sector development based in Forth Banks, Newcastle. With deep roots in Newcastle, Grainger had been looking to invest in...

Fenwick announce three-night seasonal food and live music event ‘Summer Rooftop Sessions’ at Roof Thirty Nine atop its iconic Newcastle store

Join Fenwick Newcastle for the pinnacle of alfresco parties this Summer as it hosts three evenings of seasonal food and live local music atop its smart new restaurant and bar, Roof Thirty Nine. Roof Thirty Nine is also delighted to announce it is now open for online bookings. Fenwick will...

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Beamish appoints Chief Executive

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North is delighted to announce the appointment of Rhiannon Hiles as its Chief Executive. Rhiannon has been appointed by Beamish’s board of trustees, following a comprehensive recruitment process, and will take up the post immediately, leading the museum’s talented team of staff and...

NGI response to delay of further easing of Covid-19 restrictions

NGI supports the need to pause the further lifting of restrictions to safeguard our region. Keeping people safe and stopping the spread of the virus is the absolute priority. We would prefer a four week delay now, than see an increase in hospitalisations or the threat of further national...

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Beamish Museum wholesale venture

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North is proud to be working with businesses and venues across the North East to sell the museum’s traditionally-made sweets. Offering the chance to bring a taste of Beamish to local businesses, the museum’s new wholesale venture is proving very popular, with local...

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CoLab to launch creative careers

Young people looking to work in the creative sector are now able to gain skills and learn their trade in a way that completely reflects how the industry operates thanks to a new approach by Gateshead College. CoLab at Gateshead College has been developed to best prepare students for...

Fenwick Newcastle to open brand-new rooftop dining and cocktail destination, Roof Thirty Nine

Fenwick Newcastle is taking ‘alfresco’ dining to a whole new level this summer with the launch of its brand-new 120m2 rooftop restaurant, Roof Thirty Nine opening Saturday 29 May on the never-before-seen 4th floor of the historic department store overlooking Northumberland Street. Roof Thirty Nine, Fenwick Newcastle’s smart new...

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Rediscover nature this spring half-term at WWT Washington Wetland Centre

Rediscover nature on your doorstep with a visit to WWT Washington Wetland Centre this May half-term. Come rain or shine, our 103-acre site is the perfect place to begin safely exploring the great outdoors once more, with unforgettable animal encounters, wild wetland walks and stunning scenery to suit all...

Hatton Gallery reopens with exciting exhibition plans for 2021

Newcastle University’s Hatton Gallery reopens for the first time in 15 months on Saturday 5 June with an exciting 2021 programme, including a blockbuster autumn exhibition of pop artists like Andy Warhol.   The reopening exhibition in June will celebrate the work of Newcastle University’s BA Fine Art students,...

NewcastleGateshead tourism agency launches ‘Escape the Everyday’ city break campaign

NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), a public and private partnership that works to attract investment and tourism into the area, has launched a new campaign promoting domestic breaks to the city following the coronavirus pandemic’s devastating impact on the sector. The ‘Escape the Everyday’ campaign, which launched yesterday (May 24) during...

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