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Newcastle Bar Manager ‘horrified’ at increased cases of spiking.

As Newcastle is being named one of the most Christmassy regions, two regional sustainable fashion experts explain the negative effects fast fashion will have during this Christmas.  This year it is estimated the UK will spend 25.6 billion on gifts alone, so the amount spent on clothes will be just as much.  In a recent […]

We’re in the home straight to (hopefully) achieving our bronze award as a Hedgehog Friendly Campus! This week a few of our wonderful Hedgehog Society members met for a litter pick on our City Campus. We climbed into hedges, hopped over fences and went cross-eyed from staring at the ground for too long, collecting six […]

A Newcastle charity is on a mission to empower residents in the community and improve their life chances. Building Futures East is providing crucial support to help those in need improve their self-esteem, confidence and skills. The organisation prides itself on taking a holistic approach to helping people, providing long term solutions rather than short […]

The North East has found its child poverty increase the second highest in the country

The University of Sunderland are raising funds to help support some students this Christmas with gifts and other useful items.

A North East charity has made an appeal for donations of toys and clothes for babies and teenagers. Norah’s North Pole is a family-run operation that aims to deliver Christmas presents to children of less fortunate families who otherwise would not receive anything. Although they received a record number of donations in 2020 and expect […]

I interviewed Dave Thorpe, owner of The Back Page to see if the Newcastle United takeover will take his business to the next level.


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