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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.

National Lottery Days Out

Now is the time to plan summer fun – without breaking the bank

A wide number of tourism businesses and attractions across the North East have joined a campaign by the National Lottery and VisitBritain – in a bid to boost domestic tourism and provide hugely discounted family days out in time for the summer break. VisitBritain and The National Lottery have...

Stars of North East’s tourism industry shine at the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2023

Four North East tourism businesses have been recognised at the national tourism awards which took place last night (Wednesday 7 June) at the Warner Bros Studio Tour London. Serenity Farne Island Boat Tours and Kidlandlee Holiday Cottages were presented Gold awards, Silver went to Langley Castle Hotel and Rockliffe...

Global initiative launched to promote healthy ageing and longevity in cities

The UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) has launched a new global initiative to promote healthy ageing and longevity in the urban environment. The City of Longevity project is the first of its kind and aims to create an inclusive, accessible, and equitable urban environment that supports the...

Major New Festival Celebrates Region’s Tech Sector

 TechNExt, a major new festival to promote and celebrate the North East region's growing tech sector will take over the region from June 19 – 23 2023.

Muckle LLP strengthens its employment team with newly qualified lawyer

Newcastle-based leading law firm Muckle LLP has expanded its growing employment team as newly qualified Craig Harvey joins the team.

LNER serves up iconic dishes from the past

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is proud to announce delectable new dishes to its First Class menu, as its centenary celebrations continue.   The 100th anniversary menu showcases some of the iconic dishes from LNER’s history, with modern interpretations. LNER’s catering teams worked closely alongside celebrated local suppliers and...

Ward Hadaway facilitates engineering contract for new Sunderland footbridge

Ward Hadaway's Built Environment team have successfully negotiated and completed the engineering contract for the New Wear Footbridge that will connect the City centre to the north side of the river by the Stadium of Light.

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