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Newcastle makes shortlist as host city for Eurovision 2023

Good morning Europe, Newcastle calling…  It has been announced today (12 August) that Newcastle has made the shortlist to become the host of Eurovision Song Contest 2023 on behalf of 2022 winners, Ukraine.  Following bids from 20 destinations across the UK, Newcastle, alongside Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and...

Newcastle confirms bid to host Eurovision 2023

Newcastle City Council has announced today (8 August) that Newcastle will officially be bidding to host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023. The announcement follows a flurry of excitement as cities across the UK throw their hats in to the ring to become the next host of this international...

Families flock to Washington Wetland Centre to become fully-fledged Junior Wetland Rangers

North East families looking for some fun with a difference this summer are heading to a Wearside wetland reserve to become fully-fledged Junior Wetland Rangers. Young visitors to Washington Wetland Centre are getting hands-on with real-life rangers during activities including pond dipping, animal tracking, mini-beast hunting, den building and...

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Life Science Centre introduces summer saver offer for struggling families

Life Science Centre (Life) in Newcastle has introduced a one ticket, three visits summer saver for families in the region who are impacted by the cost-of-living crisis. Visitors can purchase one ticket and return for another two visits before the end of the school holidays – free of charge....

Colourful art installation at Hadrian’s Wall puts a new spin on a Roman gatehouse

In celebration of Hadrian’s Wall’s 1900th anniversary, English Heritage has installed a contemporary and colourful take on the original Roman gatehouse at Housesteads Roman Fort – one of the Wall’s best preserved and most important sites. Created by renowned artist r, Morag Myerscough and the local community the temporary...

Rail Minister visits Newcastle on tour of GBR HQ finalists

Minister of State for Transport, Wendy Morton MP, visited Newcastle yesterday (25 July) as part of her tour of the six shortlisted destinations for the new home of the Great British Railways headquarters (GBR HQ). Newcastle beat off stiff competition from over 40 UK towns and cities to be...

City leaders urge the public to back the bid for the Great British Railways

City leaders and key businesses from the North East have gathered to show their support for Newcastle’s bid to become the new home for the Great British Railways headquarters (GBR HQ). Beating off competition from more than 40 other UK towns and cities, it was announced earlier this month...

Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival unveils plans for contemporary large scale public artwork that celebrates 1900 years of this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site

Coming this Summer, APERTURA by Ed Carter, Nicky Kirk and Tony Broomhead is an interactive sonic sculpture set in the picturesque setting of  Northumberland National Park’s, Walltown Country Park. After months of development this unique installation is being described by organisers as an evocative intervention in the landscape.  From...

Nature Based Ecosystem Partner Search 2022

CGI’s second annual search for UK ecosystem partners with digital technology solutions that address biodiversity loss and help to achieve net-zero. Small Medium-sized Enterprises (SME’s) play a vital role in delivering on the sustainability agenda.  CGI’s ecosystem partner search can provide new pathways for these organisations to grow through...

Rare Meller’s ducks hatch at Washington Wetland Centre

A duck on the verge of becoming critically endangered has successfully bred at a Wearside wetland reserve. Four Meller’s ducklings – one of the world’s rarest and least known species of waterfowl – hatched on 7 July at Washington Wetland Centre, where they are now thriving on show for...

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