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Aspire is the first company in the North East to achieve elite ‘Platinum’ status in the Mitel Partner Programme

Aspire Technology Solutions has announced its platinum accreditation from business communications giant Mitel. The Platinum Partner status recognises an exclusive group of top partners who have made significant investments in obtaining skills and expertise across multiple unified communications technologies and solutions. Aspire are the first company in the North...

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Newcastle Airport prepares for a busy summer season following £20m investment

This summer Newcastle Airport is expecting to welcome over 3.5 million passengers. A vital asset connecting the region to the world, the Airport has been preparing for the upcoming summer season and significant increase in passenger numbers, with over £20m worth of investments. Passengers will notice a significant difference...

FilmNation TV UK partners with BBC and North East Screen to drive production in the region

FilmNation TV UK, a division of award-winning entertainment studio FilmNation Entertainment, has today announced a partnership with BBC and North East Screen to attract and nurture on and off-screen talent from the region, accelerate development, diversify the pipeline of productions from the region, and produce returning, high-end productions that...

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Race to raise support for suicide prevention charity gets backing from top North East businesses

Some of the region’s most influential businesses and industry leaders have joined forces to support the North East’s leading suicide prevention and mental health charity, If U Care Share Foundation (IUCSF) at an event at Close House in Northumberland.  If U Care Share Founder Matthew Smith, 29, from County...

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Thousands of nature activities completed by primary school children at WWT Washington Wetland Centre

WWT’s award-winning project engages children from underrepresented communities using stories to help them connect with nature. Through Generation Wild, a project spearheaded by WWT, the charity for wetlands and wildlife, 16,824 nature activities have been completed by children who traditionally have fewer opportunities to make meaningful connections with nature...

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Join INNSiDE Newcastle for a FREE guided ‘reconnection’ evening walk in the Derwent Valley

INNSiDE by Meliá, part of Meliá Hotels International, has launched INNSiDER Wellness – a three day wellness event taking place across INNSiDE UK hotels; Newcastle, Manchester and Liverpool, during Summer Solstice. As the sun appears at its highest elevation, INNSiDE UK will host a guided reconnection and wellbeing walk for...

Region’s visitor numbers on the rise as more people come to experience North East England

The newly released STEAM data sees visitor numbers and spend grow across the region as the visitor economy continues to recover to pre-pandemic levels. The latest STEAM* data gathered on behalf of the region’s seven local authority areas by Destination North East England has revealed a promising upward trend...

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Beamish celebrates national Visitor Welcome Award!

Beamish The Living Museum of the North is delighted to have won the national Visitor Welcome Award at the Museums + Heritage Awards 2024. The County Durham open air museum beat off competition from venues around the country to be named winner of the prestigious award at a ceremony...

Andy Hook, owner, Blackfriars, with Ben Hall, head brewer of St Dominic's Brewery at Blackfriars, Newcastle

Crafting history: Blackfriars raises a glass to Newcastle’s newest micro-brewery

A new micro-brewery is opening within a former Dominican friary in Newcastle carrying on the tradition of years gone by. St Dominic’s Brewery is being launched by the owners of Blackfriars whose complex houses Blackfriars Restaurant, Cookery School, Parlour Bar, Tasting Room, Meeting Rooms, Banquet Hall and King’s Suite...

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Lumo partners with Newcastle College to boost opportunities for young adults in the North East

This week, Newcastle based train operator Lumo has successfully completed its first year partnering with Newcastle College, equipping the next generation of local travel and tourism professionals with invaluable skills for the sector. Lumo successfully welcomed four cohorts of students to take part in a 6-week work experience placement, into its headquarters in Newcastle on...

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