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Brand New Jet Arrives at Newcastle College Aviation Academy as Part of £2m Investment

Students at Newcastle College University Centre are busy helping to rebuild a new addition to their fleet of aircraft, that has landed in its Aviation Academy as part of a £2million investment project. Newcastle College’s Aviation Academy already provides its Aviation students with dedicated, specialist facilities and multiple training...

Newcastle International Airport plants over 8,300 trees to create new woodland areas

The North East’s largest Airport has planted over 8,300 trees as part of its membership of the North East Community Forest Project as well as to support the business’ stretching environmental targets. The North East Community Forest is a 30 year, multi-million pound project that will see tens of...

Support and grant money available for Gateshead businesses to make a difference

The award-winning Innovate for Good (I4G) programme is set to be rolled out in Gateshead later this month following backing from Gateshead Council. Gateshead Council and North East BIC are seeking the next generation of social entrepreneurs to transform Gateshead and tackle the challenges local communities face today. Commencing...

£1.5 million fund to support North East’s construction skills shortage

One of the region’s leading colleges has been awarded funds to help create new employment opportunities in the construction, engineering and built environment sector. Gateshead College has successfully secured £1.5million in funding to establish BuildNE, a new initiative designed to enable long-term unemployed people across Newcastle, North Tyneside and...

Wetland centre hatches first common crane chick in its 46-year history

Wearside’s WWT Washington Wetland Centre is celebrating the arrival of a tiny common crane chick – an incredible first in its 46-year history. The youngster hatched on Monday evening (9 May) under the careful watch of its protective parents, who have been part of the centre’s animal collection since...

Northumbria University and BALTIC announce new partnership

After over a decade of innovative collaboration, Northumbria University and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art announce a renewed partnership that will continue to put the region on the map as a global hub for contemporary art learning and practice. For ten years, BALTIC and Northumbria have worked together with...

Medieval-inspired meeting rooms open in Newcastle

Corporate events with a difference are on the menu at Blackfriars in Newcastle, thanks to the addition of their new medieval-inspired meeting rooms. The owners of the complex have transformed the former sleeping quarters of the ‘Black Friars’ into Dormitory Meeting Rooms which are now being used to host...

All aboard the Visitor Economy Express! Northern throws weight behind NewcastleGateshead Initiative activity

Train operator, Northern, is set to partner with Newcastle Gateshead Initiative (NGI) on a range of activity identified as crucial to the visitor economy. The two organisations will focus on activity that will boost the city-region’s tourism offer, inward investment credentials and ease of access to the night-time economy....

Long-haul flights resume from Newcastle Airport with TUI

This week TUI, the UK’s largest tour operator, resumed direct flights to two popular long-haul destinations from Newcastle International Airport. Following a two year pause in operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TUI’s long-haul flights to Mexico and the USA have now restarted from the Airport. This summer, passengers...

Winning logo for new Play Park designed by 8-year-old Rhys from Darras Hall

Dalton Park’s new £60,000 Play Park has been affectionately named ‘Shop and Slide’ after a competition to design an official brand logo was won by eight-year-old Rhys Savin from Darras Hall Primary School in Newcastle. Rhys’s artistic flair and clever play on words caught the attention of the judges...

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