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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...

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...

Radisson RED expands UK presence with Newcastle signing

Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the signing of Radisson RED Newcastle – bringing the fun, upscale hotel brand to one of the UK’s most vibrant cities. Set to open in 2023, the innovative and style-savvy hotel will be located in the city centre within The High Street...

Redundancy support for employers as the end of furlough approaches and unemployment continues to rise

To tackle growing unemployment figures, a new service is supporting job seekers to find work and employers to future-proof their business. Jobs@SkillsHub is a brand-new service that provides a job matching service for those looking for work and for employers looking to recruit locally or support staff at risk...

Icons from across the globe celebrate healthy ageing and share their stories in a new hybrid exhibit on Newcastle Helix

Today, (1 October) on the United Nation’s International Day of Older Persons a new exhibition has launched on Newcastle Helix, celebrating human experiences and a vision for longer and healthier lives.  Lead by the National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) and hosted in the Catalyst building on Newcastle Helix,...

Council launches new service to get people into work

With unemployment figures increasing due to job losses and redundancies caused by the impact of Covid-19, Newcastle City Council has launched a new service to provide jobs and support for anyone seeking work.  Specialist job advisors have been employed to provide fast access to support and job opportunities to...

New ‘Lighthouse’ laboratory to strengthen regional resilience in fight against COVID-19

Ambitious plans for a multi-million pound regional ‘COVID’ hub – the first of its kind in the country – have today been unveiled by Newcastle Hospitals and Newcastle City Council. Serving the North East, north Cumbria, Yorkshire and Humber, the laboratory will deliver high-volume, rapid turnaround of COVID-19 tests,...

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