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Newcastle International Airport getting ready for a busy October half-term

Following the Government announcement last week, travelling abroad is set to get easier. From 4 October, all fully vaccinated passengers, as well those under 18, will not need to take a pre-departure test before returning to England. The positive news comes just in time for the October half-term school...

Newcastle City Council launch new Smart City website: NCLEUS

Newcastle City Council today launched a new website to showcase the latest smart and sustainable developments taking place in the city. NCLEUS.com profiles the projects, businesses, and research that have helped the city gain a global reputation for smart city innovation. Newcastle was recognised as UK Smart City 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...

Man and woman stand back to back in centre of image. Woman on the left has red hair tied up in a bun and is holding a cardboard recycling box. Man beside her is bald and has a short beard. He is holding a vacuum cleaner. Both are wearing grey 'Metrocentre' branded fleeces.

National recycling week initiatives at Metrocentre Gateshead

Having a big clear out ahead of Autumn? This National Recycling Week (Monday 20 to Sunday 26 September 2021) Metrocentre is encouraging visitors to recycle any old and unwanted items as it works towards a more sustainable future. From foil balloons and empty beauty products to old electricals, batteries...

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...

5 people stand in the doorway of a glass fronted store smiling towards camera. On the far left is a woman with long blonde hair and dark glasses, wearing a short summer dress with black leggings, next to her is a taller woman with dark brown bob haircut in a long sleeve blue top and blue jeans. Next to her is a taller man with dark, short, curly hair wearing a light polo shirt, next to him is a woman with long, dark, curly hair, long sleeve floral top and dark trousers. On the right hand side is a shorter woman with blonde hair, wearing a short sleeve white blouse and blue jeans.

Sook launches in Gateshead Metrocentre offering retailers bi-hourly rental and tailored customer opportunities

Sook, the award-winning start-up is celebrating the launch of its fifth space in Gateshead’s Metrocentre, one of the UK’s largest shopping and leisure destinations, offering businesses the opportunity to reach the right customers at the right times. Sook is helping businesses streamline their retail models with its ‘bi-hourly’ rental...

Here for life affirming experiences

Royal Northern Sinfonia takes to the stage of Sage One this coming Saturday in a concert which marks much new for the orchestra – a new Principal Conductor in the young Portuguese star Dinis Sousa, a new orchestra leader in violinist Maria Włoszczowska, a new approach to concert programming...

WBD hybrid working policy allows people to choose where they work

Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD), which has a large office in Newcastle, has unveiled its new policy for all its UK offices, adopting a hybrid working model. Its people now have the flexibility to combine home and office working, blending personal preferences with business and clients’ needs without any...

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...

Artist sketch of Exhibition Park with winding path lined by trees as and large pond and Wylam Brewery in the background

National Trust blossom plans take root around UK with Newcastle location and design confirmed

Today (10 September), the locations and plans for blossom plantings in Newcastle, Nottingham and Plymouth, first announced in February, have been revealed. The tree plantings are part of the National Trust and its partners’ ambition to create hundreds of blossom spaces in urban areas across England, Wales and Northern...

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