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Group of people stand in horizontal line in front of a large castle that is on a cliff edge behind them. In the centre is Rob Lundgren dressed in Viking costume and with a sword in between his hands

Lundgren Tours wins Travellers Choice Award for the second consecutive year

Lundgren Tours is a themed guided coach tour business led by an energetic and entertaining guide, Rob Jones. As well as informing, he also performs for his customers. He dresses in costume as a Viking Warrior for a tour of Holy Island and Bamburgh, a convincing ‘Ron Weasley’ for...

From Berwick-upon-Tweed to Billingham: BBC makes biggest investment in the North East for decades as part of a new regional partnership

The BBC is to make its biggest investment in the North East of England for decades as part of a new partnership with the region. The BBC will spend at least £25m over the next five years right across the North East to fund network TV production, talent development...

Skyline image of Newcastle city centre. The green Tyne bridge is nestled to the right of the image and the new grey concrete of the Bank House building stands tall in the middle of the image with a large crane towering over it to its left. There are green tree tops in the foreground of the image.

Impressive milestone for key city development

Newcastle’s most impressive new development has reached a key milestone with the completion of the building’s central core – which can be seen towering over the city skyline. Bank House, on Pilgrim Street, is being constructed by Bowmer + Kirkland for Taras Properties and is the first phase of...

Go Smarter, Go Active launch new interactive walking and cycling map of North East

Go Smarter, Go Active; a campaign championing active travel in the North East, has launched a brand-new interactive walking and cycling map of the region to help make journeys on foot or by bike simpler. The interactive map covers the whole North East, bringing together the entire network of...

Stadium of Light: Ed Sheeran announces North East double

Ed Sheeran has announced his ‘+ – = ÷ x Tour’ (pronounced ‘The Mathematics Tour’), including two dates at the City of Sunderland’s Stadium of Light in June 2022! Kicking off in April next year, the tour will see Ed play shows across the UK, Ireland, Central Europe and...

Vehicle on its side with smashed windscreen surrounded by trauma and extrication team wearing full orange high viz and helmets. The teams are working to get people out of the car (this is a simulation as part of the UKRO challenge)

Festival of Rescue to astonish crowds on Newcastle & Gateshead Quayside

On the 17 and 18 of September spectators on Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside will be in awe of the 2021 UKRO Challenge – Festival of Rescue being hosted by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS). The free, two day family event will provide the opportunity for 300...

Leeds based technology and engineering consultancy, BJSS, expands into Newcastle with the opening of a new office

BJSS, the Leeds based technology and engineering consultancy, today announces it has opened a new office in Newcastle. The company aims to hire 40 new employees in the region by 2022, with all new recruits adopting BJSS’ company-wide hybrid working policy. Located along the city’s engineering and tech powerhouse...

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Eldon Square to support ‘One Great Day’ with fun-filled charity weekend

Funfair favourites are set to join Eldon Square shopping malls this September as it supports ‘One Great Day’, a nation-wide charity event organised in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) and the Red Sky Foundation. The Newcastle city centre shopping destination will host a weekend...

Great North Run launch a brand new ‘Team Challenge’ contest for the next annual race

The biggest weekend of sport in the North East is fast approaching, and you can be part of it! The Great North 5k kicks off the 40th Great North Run celebrations in style on Friday 10 September this year after the 2020 run was postponed due to the pandemic. People are...

New jobs platform to support North East residents into hospitality careers

Newcastle residents are being urged to consider careers in tourism and hospitality, with hundreds of jobs available in the sector. Residents can access job opportunities through the new online platform Jobs@SkillsHub. It is a free job vacancy portal that matches local people to local job opportunities, work experience, skills...

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