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Life Science Centre becomes first visitor attraction to receive Gold Standard on World Autism Day

Life Science Centre, in Newcastle, has been awarded the Gold Standard by The North East Autism Society (NEAS), making it the first visitor attraction to ever receive the award. The award, which was presented ahead of Word Autism Day on Friday 2 April, recognises the innovative three-year partnership between...

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Rugby League World Cup 2021 tickets now on general sale to mark 200 days to go

Today (Tuesday 6 April) marks 200 days to go until the opening fixture of Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021), and to celebrate this milestone, general admission tickets are now officially on sale. The public in Newcastle can now secure their seat for anyone of the 61 fixtures that...

The North East is ready to kickstart tourism and welcome back visitors

According to a recent Travel Sentiment survey, almost 70% of people in the North East plan to take trips around the region as soon as lockdown measures are lifted. The survey, conducted by public and private sector partnership NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), was completed by more than 1000 people over...

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Gateshead College appoints new principal

Gateshead College has announced the appointment of its new CEO/Principal, David Alexander, who will join the college this summer. David, who is currently vice principal at West College Scotland, one of the largest educational institutions in the country, will relocate to the North East to take up the post....

Newcastle attracts investment from international technology firm Xplor who will create over 200 jobs this year

Newcastle has beaten off stiff competition from nine other UK cities as a business location for international software and payments firm. As part of their global expansion plans, Xplor, a leading provider of enterprise software, payments and commerce-enabling solutions for businesses, has selected Newcastle city centre as the location...

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Quorum Park launches new tenant experience app to ensure a safe and enjoyable return to work

The owner behind one of Newcastle’s largest office parks has appointed global workspace technology provider, Office App, to roll out its tenant experience app across the 1 million sq ft business park. Shelborn Asset Management (Shelborn), which owns Quorum Park, says the partnership will play an important part in...

NewcastleGateshead Quays regeneration scheme awarded £7m from government’s Getting Building Fund

NewcastleGateshead Quays – the landmark arena-led regeneration scheme on the banks of the NewcastleGateshead quayside – has been awarded £7m from government’s Getting Building Fund to support the creation of the new events destination and a new link road connecting Baltic Quarter with the A184 and Felling Bypass. The...

Covid Compliant Assurance Scheme to help businesses reassure customers it’s safe to return

Businesses across Newcastle are being urged to give their customers the confidence to return by signing up to a new, free Covid Compliant Assurance Scheme. The project, run by Newcastle City Council, with backing from NE1 and NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), aims to offer a highly visible way for all...

City developing a shared vision for recovery

Residents, industry experts, businesses and community groups will work together on Newcastle’s plans for economic recovery. They will be part of a shared vision for the future that will shape the city as a place to live, work and do business. On behalf of the city and together with...

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Newcastle City Council reveals vision for £50m transformation of city centre

Newcastle City Council today unveiled its vision to transform the city centre as part of an ambitious wider recovery plan. The £50m City Centre Transformation Programme (CCTP) is a critical part of the council’s long-held vision to improve the city centre, which has become even more important as the...

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