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As The Angel of The North celebrated its birthday on Thursday, locals, including an Olympic torch bearer, shared their memories of the landmark.   The Angel turned 26 years old today and located on the side of the A1 motorway, it stands 65ft (20m) tall dominating Gateshead’s skyline.  Sir Antony Gormley was the designer behind the […]

Five MPs, representing Sunderland and Newcastle, voted No on the House of Commons’ third reading on the Safety of Rwanda bill. The bill outlines that the purpose is to prevent and deter any illegal migration by returning the refugees to Rwanda while the UK processes their application. MP Nick Brown, who represents Newcastle upon Tyne […]

Primark Metrocentre is getting a makeover with a 14,100 square foot extension. The store, located in Anchoring Exhibition Square, is to take over unused space previously owned by Argos. The extension open date is to be confirmed this summer. Conor Walsh, Director of Sales UK commented:  “We are excited to be extending our popular Gateshead […]

    Pro-Palestinian activists from the constituency seized the opportunity to confront MP Bridget Phillipson about the government’s financial support in light of the Gaza-Israel War. On the evening of February 4th, 2024, Houghton-le-Spring witnessed a heated community meeting hosted by Phillipson, the Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South. The focus of the […]

The new trains on the Tyne and Wear Metro system have been delayed again until the end of 2024 despite setting aims of running the updated fleet by summer 2023. The current Metros have recorded the lowest punctuality of 61% for four weeks between 11 November – 9 December. This is the lowest in the […]

Armed police have raided two properties in Newcastle as the hunt for suspected chemical attacker Abdul Shokoor Ezedi continues.  The two addresses, a pizza takeaway where Ezedi worked and a flat above, were searched in the early hours of the morning as part of a joint operation between the Metropolitan and Northumbria Police.  Ezedi has […]

Indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs will be the headline act as Soundwave festival returns to Seaton Carew for the second year. After Bastille set the town alight for the event’s maiden year last summer with over 5,000 people gathering by the sea, and on the back of the incredible success, organisers worked hard to lock […]

A man from the Newcastle area, Abdul Shokoor Ezedi, 35, is on the run after an alkaline attack on a woman and two children in Clapham, London. By Ryan O’Hara and Joshua Kirtley The woman, 31, and her two children, aged three and eight, were attacked on Wednesday evening around 7pm and are experiencing possible […]


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