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Film showcases health partnership

People are being invited to a free screening of Novemba – a short documentary film showcasing Northumbria Healthcare’s award-winning partnership which has transformed healthcare in Tanzania. It provides an insight into the trust’s link with Kilimanjaro C

yesterday, 09:40 in Regional North East

May the Force be with you

Whether you’re a wannabe Jedi Master or you favour the dark side, don’t miss The Beacon Centre’s Star Wars intergalactic experience at the weekend. Saturday’s free family event will feature a replica of a Star Fighter. Visitors can sit inside the cockpit

yesterday, 09:40 in Regional North East

Waggonway closed after asbestos is discovered

Planned repairs to the A193 Wallsend Road Bridge have been delayed after asbestos was discovered nearby. The substance was found near the waggonway beneath the bridge, which is a popular route for pedestrians and cyclists, so its removal is being treated

Tuesday, 15:51 in Regional North East

Generous customers help raise £7m for charities

Charities are benefiting thanks to the generosity of building society customers. Staff at Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation have thanked people in North Shields for helping reach its £7million donation milestone. More than 60 charities and

Tuesday, 10:06 in Regional North East

WATCH: Northumberland planting season in full swing

Northumberland County Council’s floral programme, which sees around 200,000 flowers planted each year, is in full bloom at present. During spring, many thousands are brought out of the council’s nurseries to brighten up the county. Among the most widely-

Monday, 13:08 in Regional North East

Police welcome tougher penalties for speeding

Changes introduced today which enable courts to issue tougher penalties for speeding motorists have been welcomed by Northumbria Police. A change in sentencing guidelines means that courts in England and Wales can hand out longer sentences and higher fin

Monday, 11:51 in Regional North East

Whitley Bay teen sails off with top award

A teenager has sailed off with a top regional award. Aaron Hobb has been chosen as the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) North East Young Sailor of the Year 2016. The 16-year-old, from Whitley Bay, was presented with his award – the Trident Trophy – at Dr

Monday, 09:19 in Regional North East

Health officials to pass on expertise to help other trusts

A health trust is using its expertise in patient feedback to help other NHS trusts around the country. Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has developed a comprehensive programme to capture real-time feedback from patients while they are still in

Monday, 08:37 in Regional North East

Events are springing up for all the family

A series of events are springing up around North Tyneside for all the family to enjoy. Parks around the borough are holding a variety of events between April and September as part of this year’s spring and summer events guide. The guide has events for pe

Monday, 08:37 in Regional North East

Education trust makes appointment on its board

A new appointment has been made to help shape education in North Tyneside. Richard Carmichael, director of Capita’s partnership with North Tyneside Council, has joined the board of North Tyneside Learning Trust as an employer director. He replaces Ian Ri

Monday, 08:37 in Regional North East

Service to hold informal session on adoption

An informal open evening is being held for anyone interested in adoption. North Tyneside Council’s fostering and adoption service has seen success in the last six months, finding forever homes for 12 children. And on April 26, those interested in finding

Sunday, 21:43 in Regional North East

Whitley Bay couple celebrate diamond anniversary

A Whitley Bay couple are sparkling as they celebrate a special anniversary. Terry and Joan Utterson are marking their diamond wedding anniversary on April 20. The couple grew up in the Whitley Bay area in the 1950s, and have been together for 64 years Th

Sunday, 21:43 in Regional North East

Group to join in national anniversary of health findings

Members of a local group are taking part in special national anniversary. Parkinson’s UK will be commemorating the 200-year anniversary of Dr James Parkinson’s publication The Shaking Palsy which identified, for the first time, the symptoms associated wi

Sunday, 21:43 in Regional North East

Drama initiative seeks public votes in Palace visit

An online interactive drama series helping teaching young people about consequences as a date with Royalty. TryLife is the only regional representative to reach the last 12 in the Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace initiative. The team heads to London to pitch

Saturday, 08:44 in Regional North East

Tynemouth pupils get insight into career at Police

Students have been given an insight into jobs within Northumbria Police. Kings Priory School, in Tynemouth, held a careers day for sixth formers, with officers on hand to speak to the pupils. Whitley Bay neighbourhood beat manager PC Paul McKenzie spoke

Saturday, 08:25 in Regional North East

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