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TV Series Vera and author behind the books among winners at the 2024 North East England Tourism Awards

The popular TV drama Vera and author Ann Cleeves, who wrote the book series, were awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism award at last night’s ceremony. They were among 14 other award winners who were named some of the best in the region at the prestigious annual awards. Exec...

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The sky is the limit for evening entertainment at Life Science Centre

Adults can enjoy a breath-taking tour of the night sky at Newcastle’s Life Science Centre. Live Skies is a new series of evening shows in Life’s state-of-the art planetarium, where visitors will be fully immersed in 360-degree visuals of the night sky above them, without weather or light pollution...

Newcastle City Council leader Cllr Nick Kemp, Lord Mayor of Newcastle Cllr Veronica Dunn, and another person stood in front of Lumo banner smiling to camera.

Newcastle-based Lumo gathers North East leaders to reveal industry-first insights

Train operator Lumo hosted an event in its hometown of Newcastle today (26 February) to highlight the local economic and sustainability benefits it has generated since launching its all-electric service. Opened by Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Veronica Dunn, and with many North East business and political leaders in attendance,...

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Maximizing property investment returns: Week2Week Serviced Accommodation provider expands in Newcastle

Week2Week is a family-run business located in Newcastle. Founded 24 years ago, Week2Week has built a reputation as a leading provider of premium serviced accommodation in and around Newcastle city centre and across the UK via its partner networks.  Week2Week has strategic expansion plans in Newcastle, inviting property investors...

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Parkers Chauffeurs: Trusted by Government Officials

Parkers Chauffeurs, based in Newcastle, provides nationwide superior Chauffeur and Asset Protection Services. With a reputation for excellence and a long history of serving elite clientele, Parkers Chauffeurs has been playing an integral role in providing transport services to senior government officials. The prestigious clientele of Parkers Chauffeurs demand...

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Luxury hotel group announces expansion into Newcastle

Award-winning boutique hotel group Dakota Hotels have announced their expansion into Newcastle – bringing their renowned style, service, and hospitality to the bustling Quayside. Dakota Newcastle will offer waterfront luxury alongside some of the largest hotel bedrooms and suites in the city. Situated on St. Ann’s Wharf, overlooking the...

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Newcastle Airport opens brand-new premium bar and restaurant with spectacular views of the runway

Newcastle International Airport, in collaboration with travel food and beverage specialists SSP, has today opened a brand-new premium restaurant and bar for passengers to enjoy prior to their flight. Named Aster & Thyme, it has replaced the Cabin Bar, increasing the outlet’s size by 130% and offering passengers a completely...

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Help Amy become England’s Tourism Superstar and vote today!

Amy Whitfield, owner of Triple A Food Tours is in the running to be named England’s Tourism Superstar 2024, but she needs your vote!   Voting is now open for the VisitEngland Tourism Superstar title and Amy, is one of 10 superstars from around the country who are all...

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Comms and Public Affairs duo to take Open Access rail to greater heights

FirstGroup’s Open Access rail operators Lumo and Hull Trains have appointed Lucy Harper and Richard Salkeld into new senior communications roles. Lucy Harper joins the alliance of Lumo and Hull Trains as Head of Public Affairs from ticket retailer Trainline. Richard Salkeld joins as Head of Communications and Partnerships,...

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Leading tourism businesses sign up to accessible online platform to provide an inclusive welcome for visitors

Tourism businesses across the North East have committed to playing their part in making the UK the most accessible tourist destination in Europe by 2025 by implementing a web-based app for visitors with access needs.   The Everybody Welcome Initiative funded by North of Tyne Combined Authority and delivered by...

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