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Northumbria University announces £50m space skills, research and development centre set to transform the UK space industry

Investments from Lockheed Martin, the UK Space Agency and Northumbria University forge pathway for NESST’s global prominence   Northumbria University, Newcastle has secured a total of £50 million in funding to create a world-leading space skills, research and technology centre in the North East of England. Major funding awards...

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Local suppliers show fruits of their labour at artisan fayre

A group of local producers and suppliers who have all received support from an innovation project showed off their new skills at an artisan fayre last weekend. The suppliers were part of the “Beyond the Kitchen Table” learning and skills project which was one of the initiatives offered by...

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Ward Hadaway nurtures homegrown talent with new trainees

A leading Northern law firm has announced the recruitment of six new trainees and one apprentice solicitor into its Newcastle headquarters, with 13 trainees recruited nationally as it continues to grow.   Ward Hadaway welcomes Lucy Randell, Colette Monahan, Lucy Baxter, Divyanshi Gupta, Eleanor Thurlbeck and Louis Dinsdale to...

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Government Minister Praises Aspire CyberFest 2023 as a Regional Success

Government Minister for Cyber, Viscount Camrose, made history by addressing the North East’s leading cyber security conference, Aspire CyberFest 2023. This marks the first time a Government minister has addressed the conference. Aspire CyberFest, organised by Aspire Technology Solutions and CyberNorth, is the flagship event in CyberNorth’s #CyberFest programme....

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Looking forward to Newcastle’s Christmas and New Year 2023

Plans for Christmas and New Year in Newcastle have been announced, helping to make this festive season undoubtedly the most wonderful time of the year.   Newcastle City Council will again be working with NE1, the Business Improvement District company for Newcastle city centre, to bring a whole variety...

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EMI North partners with Generator in the North East

EMI North – launched earlier this year by the UK’s most celebrated label, EMI – has extended its network into the North East by partnering with Newcastle’s leading talent development agency, Generator, to form a new label focussed on finding new talent from the region.  The area’s rich history...

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Global underwater hub makes waves in region with northern office opening

 Global Underwater Hub (GUH), the trade and industry development body representing the UK’s growing £8 billion underwater industry, has opened a new north England regional office in Newcastle upon Tyne. The new premises mark the next phase in the organisation’s plans to support the future growth of this diverse,...

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Young people to pay no more than £3 for unlimited day travel across the North East

Young people aged 21 and under across Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham can now travel all day by bus, Tyne and Wear Metro and the Shields Ferry for just £3 – thanks to the launch of a brand-new ticket, funded by the region’s Bus Service Improvement Plan. The...

International street artist paints the town pink, blue and white

NE1’s impressive street mural has been updated by Dutch street artist in time for summer. 90 metres of pavement on Wesley Square on the Quayside has been transformed into a huge work of art, thanks to another new artistic commission by NE1 and Newcastle City Council.  Dutch street artist,...

NGI publishes report to celebrate a year of impact with partners

NGI's newly published report showcases £2.25m funding for tourism and job creation while celebrating a year of impactful partnerships for the North East.

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