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North east health trust signs up to NHS Smokefree Pledge

A health trust is making its final push to go smoke-free by signing up to a national pledge. To mark No Smoking Day last week, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust signed the NHS Smokefree Pledge. From the end of March, the trust is going to be...

14 min. ago in Regional North East

First squadron takes to sky

Researchers at the World War One Project are regularly coming into contact with information regarding the airfield at Cramlington, roughly on the current site of the Bassington Industrial Estate on the edge of town. Cramlington was the first Royal...

yesterday, 13:18 in Regional North East

Renewed warning for motorists travelling in the Mini Beast from the East

Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys after Highways England issued a further severe weather alert for snow. With snow forecast throughout the weekend, gritting teams are working around the clock to treat roads and keep...

Saturday, 22:09 in Regional North East

Firefighters save seals as they answer Tynemouth aquarium's call for help

A crew of firefighters sprung into action to help save seals from drowning after a problem with their tank threatened to leave them stuck. Staff at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth called for assistance from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service...

Saturday, 19:35 in Regional North East

Funds raised for Rainbird play

An art Auction to help fund a new play on North Shields painter Victor Noble Rainbird has raised more than £2,000. Forty artists from the region donated work for the packed auction which was held at The Exchange, North Shields, where the play is due...

Saturday, 18:03 in Regional North East

Eggs-tra special way to raise charity funds

A giant Easter egg has been created to help raise funds for charity. Whitley Bay’s Eden’s Cafe, run by Rob and Janice Eden-Bagley, is raffling the giant egg in aid of Marie Curie. The chocolate egg, handcrafted by Rob, took five days to make and...

Saturday, 14:23 in Regional North East

Acupuncture brings birth hope

A North Tyneside therapist is hoping that acupuncture will start a baby boom. Dr Xiao Xi Yu, of Sun Hie Acupuncture in Whitley Bay, believes that Chinese medicine, acupuncture and cupping helps to overcome fertility issues. Dr Yu has 30 years...

Friday, 18:59 in Regional North East

Tyne Met college expansion

Tyne Met College will expand with a new construction skills centre to be built in the grounds. Councillors gave plans to build the brand new skills centre within the grounds of the current college site the thumbs up this week. North Tyneside Council...

Friday, 16:01 in Regional North East

Great Wall of China and Hadrian’s Wall collaboration announced

The first step in a collaboration between Hadrian’s Wall and the Great Wall of China will take place in Newcastle this weekend. From Sunday until next Wednesday, Historic England and Newcastle University will host a delegation from the Great Wall of...

Friday, 16:01 in Regional North East

Step inside the Easter egg factory

Have you ever wondered where Easter Eggs come from? Tim Worsnop tells the mouth watering story of one factory that produces literally millions of them every single year. Welcome to chocolate heaven! Easter is around the corner, have you ever wondered...

Friday, 15:23 in Regional North East

On the QUEST for career success

Two talented engineers on North Tyneside are celebrating after gaining scholarships to help advance their careers. Capita’s Jack Graham, 18, and Jordan Larkin, 21, have won scholarships through the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) QUEST scheme....

Friday, 14:15 in Regional North East

Paying the price for fly-tipping

A woman has been ordered to pay more than £500 after fly-tipping in North Tyneside. Donna Thompson, 46, of Tennyson Avenue, North Shields, has to pay a total of £541.50 in fines and costs for dumping a sofa in a back lane. She admitted the offence...

Friday, 14:15 in Regional North East

Salon and Charlie are award finalists

A North Tyneside salon has made the shortlist for a national accolade. The Hairdressers and The Beauty Lodge in West Moor is among the finalists in The English Hair and Beauty Awards, organised by Creative Oceanic, which will be held in Manchester on...

Friday, 14:15 in Regional North East

P&G raises £7,600 for cancer hospice

Representatives from Proctor & Gamble (P&G) have handed over a £7,600 cheque to the Marie Curie Cancer Care Hospice as a result of their fund-raising activities. Staff at the P&G EMEA Service Centre in Cobalt Business Park raised over...

Friday, 14:15 in Regional North East

New arrivals hall at Newcastle International Airport

Arrivals at Newcastle International Airport this summer will be able to use the latest facilities and equipment. A multi-million pound investment, in collaboration with UK Border Force, is seeing the arrivals hall significantly expanded and improved,...

Friday, 13:07 in Regional North East

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