Council News https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news/feed?search= en Say it with a ring... https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/say-it-a-ring <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 25/07/2014 - 10:25</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">The five rings which adorned the Tyne Bridge during the 2012 London Olympics are being given to the people of Rio de Janeiro by the people of Newcastle.</span></p><p>The aluminium structure - 25m wide and 12m high - was the largest of its kind in the UK and became a focal point for the city when it hosted Olympic football, including the Brazil team, at St James’ Park.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Giant Olympic rings which put Tyneside on the map are on the move - 6,000 miles to Brazil. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Olympic rings off to Brazil" alt="Olympic rings" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/olympicrings_news.jpg?1406283188" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/say-it-a-ring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:14:02 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 83705 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk By-Election called for North Jesmond https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/election-called-north-jesmond <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 23/07/2014 - 15:58</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cllr Peter Andras stepped down for career reasons.</p><p>A by-election will take place on Thursday, August 28.</p><p>The last day for voters to register to vote in the election is Monday, August 11.</p><p>The deadline for people who wish to vote by post is 5pm on Tuesday, August 12.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A by-election has been called for North Jesmond following the resignation of a councillor. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:00:23 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 83453 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk City Council mark the outbreak of WW1 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-council-mark-outbreak-ww1 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 23/07/2014 - 14:15</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Exactly 100 years later, the council invite the city to take part in LIGHTS OUT, a shared moment of reflection where everyone turns off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on 4 August, leaving on a single light or candle.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At 11pm on 4 August 1914, Britain declared war on Germany, ushering in one of the darkest periods in our history. As the moment approached, the British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey made the famous remark: “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="LIGHTS OUT, a shared moment of reflection where everyone turns off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on 4 August, leaving on a single light or candle." alt="LIGHTS OUT" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/lightsout_web2.jpg?1406121054" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-council-mark-outbreak-ww1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:13:25 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 83435 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Bin collections - Thursday 24 July https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/bin-collections-thursday-24th-july <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 23/07/2014 - 10:41</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Our scheduled collections of household waste from green bins, recyclable waste from blue bins and garden waste from brown bins will take place, but side waste will not be removed at this stage.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">The bin wagons will be assisted by our neighbourhood teams who will collect and remove the side waste in their vehicles. Please make sure any side waste is bagged. Streets will be mechanically swept later the same day or as soon as possible after if necessary.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Household waste and recycling collections that didn’t take place on Thursday 10 July because of industrial action will resume as normal on Thursday 24 July. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/bin-collections-thursday-24th-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:44:06 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 83379 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Weather warning https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/weather-warning-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 18/07/2014 - 16:29</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">The weather warning has increased from Yellow to Amber and forecasts are predicting the storm to arrive in the North East from Saturday morning through to midday bringing with it 70-75mm of rain in 2 hours which could cause surface water flooding. We could also see lightning strikes and strong winds where the storm hits. This could cause significant disruption for motorists and cyclists.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Met Office forecasts possible heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms from early Saturday morning and over the weekend. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="450" height="300" title="Forecasts for heavy rain and thunderstorms" alt="Clouds" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/shutterstock_61628848.jpg?1405698282" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/weather-warning-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:54:49 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 82535 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk City announces community award inspired by Mandela https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-announces-community-award-inspired-mandela <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 17/07/2014 - 15:22</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Newcastle City Council has announced plans to celebrate Nelson Mandela's legacy with a special Lord Mayor’s award recognising people across Newcastle who help bring communities together.<br />&nbsp;<br />The awards will go to the individuals or organisations that have made a real difference to community understanding and helped maintain Newcastle's excellent record in cultural relations.<br />&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> City Council announces new award in honour of Mandela </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="450" height="300" title="Tyne God" alt="Tyne God" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/dsc_0122.jpg?1405607222" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-announces-community-award-inspired-mandela" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:29:08 +0000 will.mapplebeck@newcastle.gov.uk 82332 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk A Transport Revolution https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a-transport-revolution <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 16/07/2014 - 16:04</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Described as the biggest change in a generation, the programme of transport works and smart technology will make Newcastle one of the most accessible cities in the UK within five years.</p><p>A report to Cabinet highlights the huge benefits for pedestrians, cyclists, users of public transport, and motorists as new layouts and traffic light technology make it quicker and safer to travel but in the short term there will be disruption.</p><p>Businesses will also benefit as new routes create new public realm, opening up the city to new commercial and retail spaces.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sweeping changes that will make Newcastle one of the easiest cities to get around look set to get the green light next week. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Queue of traffic on one of Newcastle&#039;s roads" alt="Queue of traffic on one of Newcastle&#039;s roads" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/traffic_jam.jpg?1405612621" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a-transport-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:24:47 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 82199 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Come and be the Best in Show https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/come-and-be-best-show <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 15/07/2014 - 18:05</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Budding gardeners and green-fingered enthusiasts are invited to show off their gardening skills at the 2014 Newcastle Allotment and Garden Show.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Budding gardeners and green-fingered enthusiasts are invited to show off their gardening skills at the 2014 Newcastle Allotment and Garden Show. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Flowers and veg on show" alt="Flowers and veg on show" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/130908a_006.jpg?1405426729" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/come-and-be-best-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:04:17 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 82051 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Theatre Royal gets a back stage makeover https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/theatre-royal-gets-a-back-stage-makeover <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 15/07/2014 - 12:55</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">The work is scheduled to take a little over a year, starting on 15 July, with a completion date of September 2015. &nbsp;It will be the first time the backstage area has been refurbished or decorated since 1988, when the whole Grade I listed building was redeveloped. &nbsp;The work is the second act in a major facelift, ‘Act One’ being the Theatre’s award winning £4.9 million auditorium restoration which took place in 2011.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For the first time in 26 years, the backstage areas of Newcastle’s historic Theatre Royal, including the Green Room and dressing rooms, are set to undergo a major refurbishment. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Drawings showing how the backstage reception area will look." alt="Drawings showing how the backstage reception area will look." src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/theatre_royal_backstage_refurb_reception.jpg?1405424735" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="High level plan of the refurbishment." alt="High level plan of the refurbishment." src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/theatre_royal_backstage_refurb_plan_1.jpg?1405424843" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/theatre-royal-gets-a-back-stage-makeover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:54:58 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 82032 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle announces learning challenge https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-announces-learning-challenge <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 14/07/2014 - 10:38</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>City education leaders have welcomed Government backing for a plan to improve North East schools and are now planning their own ‘learning challenge’ to narrow Newcastle’s ‘attainment gap’.<br />Newcastle schools have made great strides in recent years, and the percentage of schools rated good or outstanding by Ofsted outstrips national averages.&nbsp; We now want to improve the progress made by all young people.&nbsp; Therefore, Newcastle City Council will lead the ‘learning challenge’, to narrow the attainment gap in the city.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle announces first stage of its learning challenge </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-announces-learning-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:43:05 +0000 will.mapplebeck@newcastle.gov.uk 81795 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk National finance prize for Newcastle City Council https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/national-finance-prize-newcastle-city-council <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 10/07/2014 - 10:31</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">The authority won the Innovation in Finance category at the finals of the (Municipal Journal) MJ Achievement Awards, in London, which are given out each year to local councils for best practice, innovation and excellence.</span></p> <p>Judges singled out the £200m Stephenson Quarter development as evidence that the council was using 'genuinely innovative financing methods...to deliver economic development' in the city. They also pointed to the Newcastle Culture Fund as further proof of an imaginative financial approach. &nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council has won a major national prize for its innovative financial methods, in creating jobs and driving economic growth in the city. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Award for Innovation in Finance" alt="award logo" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/mj_awards_2014_winner_web.jpg?1404986790" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/national-finance-prize-newcastle-city-council" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:07:08 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 81353 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Pay Dispute Strike Action - Thursday 10 July 2014 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/pay-dispute-strike-action-thursday-10-july-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:24</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>In addition, the NUT will also be taking strike action on this date as well as the Fire Brigade Union.&nbsp;</p><p>Because of the relatively high trade union membership across the City Council, we can expect a large percentage of our workforce to be on strike. This action will inevitably cause considerable disruption to services, with a number of public buildings and schools closed to the public. &nbsp;</p><p>The following is a list of council services that are likely to be disrupted by the strike:</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The council’s major trade unions (Unison, GMB and Unite) have announced their intention to strike on Thursday 10 July 2014 over the current Local Government pay offer. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/pay-dispute-strike-action-thursday-10-july-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:42:36 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 80722 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Businesses come together to celebrate Enterprising Newcastle https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/businesses-come-together-celebrate-enterprising-newcastle <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 03/07/2014 - 10:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the past 13 years, Enterprising Newcastle has worked with 3,500 people in schools, universities and colleges, as well as more than 1,600 residents, 140 voluntary and community sector organisations and more than 700 local businesses.&nbsp;</p><p>Working in partnership with business support agencies from across the city, this ERDF-funded (European Regional Development Fund) programme concludes at the end of the month.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Over 100 business representatives came together to celebrate the success of a business support initiative run by Newcastle City Council. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="450" height="300" title="Business awards were presented at The Beacon, West Road" alt="Over 100 business leaders turned out to the awards" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/140626d_021.jpg?1404377400" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/businesses-come-together-celebrate-enterprising-newcastle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:56:05 +0000 james.plater@newcastle.gov.uk 79954 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk A Change to Leisure in Newcastle https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a-change-leisure-newcastle <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 02/07/2014 - 12:31</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="line-height: 25.600000381469727px;">North Country Leisure (NCL) is a not for profit charity based in Hexham, which manages major leisure sites and services across Northumberland and Cumbria.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you swim, exercise in a gym, play sport, or take part in activities at Eldon Leisure Centre, Gosforth Pool or Outer West Pool, then from this month a new organisation will be running these facilities and services. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Chief Executive of North Country Leisure, John Maude with Cllr Hazel Stephenson, Cabinet Member for Communities at Newcastle City Council." alt="Chief Executive of North Country Leisure, John Maude with Cllr Hazel Stephenson," src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/140701b_006.jpg?1404300660" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a-change-leisure-newcastle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:31:00 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 79783 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Superfast broadband zooming in as Go Digital Newcastle unveils its first fibre cabinet https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/superfast-broadband-zooming-go-digital-newcastle-unveils-its-first-fibre-cabinet <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 02/07/2014 - 11:57</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Pupils from Walker Technology College were on hand to add a dash of superpower to the occasion as they officially unveiled the new fibre cabinet serving Wyedale Way in Walker, which will enable residents to enjoy broadband speeds of up to 80Mbps and transform the way they can use the internet.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle marked a key milestone in the city&#039;s superfast broadband roll-out today by launching the first fibre cabinet as part of the Go Digital Newcastle programme. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="New fibre cabinet unveiled in Walker" alt="Fibre cabinet launch" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/c35a0036_resized.jpg?1404299187" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/superfast-broadband-zooming-go-digital-newcastle-unveils-its-first-fibre-cabinet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:07:22 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 79782 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Superfast Summit with Keynote Speaker Wayne Hemingway MBE https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/superfast-summit-keynote-speaker-wayne-hemingway-mbe <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 30/06/2014 - 14:32</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Go Digital Newcastle means there's huge help on offer for local businesses! You could:</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Join us at a Superfast Summit at Centre for Life on Thursday, July 3, and start supercharging your business. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/superfast-summit-keynote-speaker-wayne-hemingway-mbe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:34:13 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 79391 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk A healthy hoond is a happy hoond https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a-healthy-hoond-a-happy-hoond <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 30/06/2014 - 12:50</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>PetCheck, in partnership with Newcastle City Council, will be visiting the following locations from 10am to 5pm:</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle dog owners are invited to bring their pooches along for a free health &#039;MOT&#039; on PDSA&#039;s PetCheck vehicle, which is visiting the area between 1 to 5 July as part of the vet charity&#039;s annual pet health tour. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Vet nurse Jen Clarke with pet pal Scrummy" alt="Scrummy the dog gets his free health MoT " src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/pdsa_vet_nurse_jen_clarke_with_pet_pal_scrummy_on_the_petcheck_vehicle.jpg?1404128447" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a-healthy-hoond-a-happy-hoond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:41:28 +0000 james.plater@newcastle.gov.uk 79384 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle celebrates Armed Forces Day https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-celebrates-armed-forces-day <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 25/06/2014 - 13:33</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>A service of remembrance will be held in Old Eldon Square to mark the contribution of servicemen and women on Armed Forces Day.</p><p>Celebrations will take place from 9am to 4pm with the service at 11am. It will be attended by the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Cllr George Pattison, veterans, military representatives and civic dignitaries.</p><p>The Lord Mayor, Cllr Pattison, said: "I think the men and women of our Armed Forces make an outstanding contribution to our country at home and abroad, often putting themselves in harm's way.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scores of people are expected to show their support for the men and women of the Armed Forces at a special service in Newcastle this Saturday. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-celebrates-armed-forces-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:40:55 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 78462 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Cruddas Park library re-opens after being saved from closure https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/cruddas-park-library-re-opens-after-being-saved-closure <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 24/06/2014 - 14:16</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Cruddas Park Library, within the Riverside Dene Centre, will re-opened on Friday 20 June in a new refurbished space opposite its old location within Cruddas Park Shopping Centre.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">The re-opening is being celebrated in true funky 70s style as they look back at the decade when that particular library opened.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Residents of Cruddas Park were able to get their platforms on and groove down to their new local library as it re-opened its doors for the first time since it closed for refurbishment. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Cruddas Park Library: A great place for kids and a great choice of books." alt="Cruddas Park Library: A great place for kids and a great choice of books." src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/140620a_032_web.jpg?1403612453" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Visitors look around what&#039;s on offer. " alt="Visitors look around what&#039;s on offer. " src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/140620a_010_web.jpg?1403612546" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Local Members, council officers and partners worked together to save the library." alt="Local Members, council officers and partners worked together to save the library" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/140620a_033_web.jpg?1403612617" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Image caption text" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/140620a_038_web.jpg?1403615683" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/cruddas-park-library-re-opens-after-being-saved-closure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:14:44 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 78354 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Lord Mayor opens The Hoppings https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/lord-mayor-opens-hoppings <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 24/06/2014 - 12:39</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">The annual event held on Newcastle’s Town Moor was officially opened by Lord Mayor, Cllr George Pattison and attended by representatives of the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.</span></p><p>Crowds who gathered to watch the opening ceremony were given the opportunity to listen to speeches by the Lord Mayor, Sir Len Fenwick, Chairman of the Freemen of Newcastle, and David Wallis, National President of the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The opening day of the Hoppings 2014 has proven to be a screaming success with record numbers turning up to try the white knuckle rides on offer. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Lord Mayor of Newcastle opens The Hoppings 2014" alt="Lord Mayor of Newcastle opens The Hoppings 2014" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/140621a_056_web.jpg?1403610313" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="The Lord Mayor tries out the Waltzer." alt="The Lord Mayor tries out the Waltzer." src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/140621a_034_web.jpg?1403610366" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Celebrating her tenth birthday, Elysia Reed, from Whickham, presented the Lady Mayoress with a bouquet of flowers. " alt="10 year old Elysia Reed presented the Lady Mayoress with flowers." src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/140621a_019_web.jpg?1403610414" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Record number of visitors have been flocking to this years Hoppings." alt="Record number of visitors have been flocking to this years Hoppings." src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/140621a_060_web.jpg?1403610527" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/lord-mayor-opens-hoppings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:51:07 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 78348 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Do you want to find out more about fostering? https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/do-you-want-find-out-more-about-fostering <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 18/06/2014 - 11:07</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Want to make a difference to a child’s life?</p><p>If you or anyone you know would like to find out more about becoming a foster carer, come along to our fostering information evening this Thursday 19 June 2014&nbsp;at 7pm in The Haymarket Room, Newcastle Civic Centre. 0191 277 2430 <a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/foster">www.newcastle.gov.uk/foster</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fostering information evening this Thursday </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="450" height="300" title="The Civic Centre" alt="civic centre" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/04-0825d-14.jpg?1403086686" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/do-you-want-find-out-more-about-fostering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:21:56 +0000 will.mapplebeck@newcastle.gov.uk 77202 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk World Cup fever brings drink drive warning https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/world-cup-fever-brings-drink-drive-warning <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 13/06/2014 - 16:04</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the tournament in Brazil now underway, fans will be cramming into pubs and other venues to cheer on the England team and enjoy a few drinks.</p><p>Road Safety GB has a serious message for World Cup revellers about the dangers of drink-driving. The road safety organisation has launched a new campaign 'Fatal Attraction', asking people to leave their car keys at home if they're planning to have a drink and to think twice about driving the morning after, when they could still be over the legal limit.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Football fans are being urged to take a sensible approach to alcohol during the World Cup - by leaving their car keys at home. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="410" height="300" title="Former Premiership referee Jeff Winter shows drink-drivers the red card" alt="Red card for drink drivers " src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/world_cup_1_-_jeff_winter.jpg?1402672051" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/world-cup-fever-brings-drink-drive-warning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:13:30 +0000 james.plater@newcastle.gov.uk 76361 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Sporting heroes lead celebration of sport https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/sporting-heroes-lead-celebration-sport <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 13/06/2014 - 13:12</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Throughout the day the baton visited a number of exciting events - organised by Gateshead Council, Newcastle City Council and NewcastleGateshead Initiative - where it was carried by local sporting heroes and official Batonbearers Brendan Foster C.B.E. and Jonathan Edwards C.B.E., both nominated for their contribution to sports in Gateshead and Newcastle.</p><p>The 13 June was the last day of UK leg of the baton relay before it crosses the border to Scotland. The baton stopped off at Gateshead’s Angel of the North and International Stadium before its handover to Newcastle.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Queen’s Baton Relay stopped off at Newcastle and Gateshead as part of its journey around the UK ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Leader of the Council welcomes the baton to the region." alt="Leader of the Council welcomes the baton to the region." src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/queens_baton_3.jpg?1402661889" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Brendan Foster formally hands over the baton to Jonathan Edwards and Ciara Madin." alt="Brendan Foster formally hands over the baton to Jonathan Edwards and Ciara Madin" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/queens_baton_4.jpg?1402662689" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/sporting-heroes-lead-celebration-sport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:20:18 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 76347 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk New Lord Mayor of Newcastle sworn in https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/new-lord-mayor-sworn <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 11/06/2014 - 16:45</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>He took the oath to become the city's 108th Lord Mayor and took the chains of office, succeeding Councillor Margaret Wood, after serving as Sheriff and Deputy Lord Mayor last year.</p><p>Councillor Ian Graham became the new Sheriff and Deputy Lord Mayor of Newcastle at the same ceremony.</p><p>As well as a host of civic duties, Councillor Pattison will chair the full council meetings over the next 12 months.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Councillor George Pattison has been formally elected as the new Lord Mayor of Newcastle, during the annual mayor-making ceremony at Newcastle Civic Centre. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="450" height="300" title="Outgoing Lord Mayor, Cllr Margaret Wood, passes the chains of office to the new Lord Mayor, Cllr George Pattison" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/lord_mayor.jpg?1402501735" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/new-lord-mayor-sworn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:49:43 +0000 james.plater@newcastle.gov.uk 75981 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Calling all cyclists - Sky Ride is back! https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/calling-all-cyclists-sky-ride-back <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 11/06/2014 - 12:43</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The streets of NewcastleGateshead Quayside will be closed to traffic on Saturday 2<sup>nd</sup> August, when thousands of people descend on the city as part of the mass-participation Sky Ride event.</p><p>Organised by a partnership of Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council, Sky, and British Cycling, the event is one of 15 major events taking place across the country, designed to attract cyclists of all ages and abilities with the promise of traffic-free streets.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tyneside is gearing up for this summer&#039;s Sky Ride, which drew almost 8,000 cyclists to NewcastleGateshead last time. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="450" height="300" title="Families are gearing up for this summer&#039;s Sky Ride" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/140611b_010.jpg?1402491941" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="450" height="300" title="Cllrs John McElroy of Gateshead and Marion Talbot of Newcastle" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/140611b_001.jpg?1402492019" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/calling-all-cyclists-sky-ride-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:13:43 +0000 james.plater@newcastle.gov.uk 75964 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Keeping householders safe and warm https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/keeping-householders-safe-and-warm <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 09/06/2014 - 11:19</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Ian Weatherston, Head of Warm Up North, is advising people living in the North East to be aware of potential unscrupulous door knockers hoping to take advantage of vulnerable residents. The advice follows a warning from Citizens Advice that people across the UK are being contacted through unsolicited telephone calls or by door-to-door rogue salesmen.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Landmark energy efficiency scheme, Warm Up North is helping North East homeowners stay safe as ‘rogue traders’ look to cash in on the Government’s Green Deal scheme. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Warm Up North advisor" alt="Warm Up North advisor" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/warm_up_north.jpg?1402309666" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/keeping-householders-safe-and-warm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:29:10 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 75530 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Get hired at our apprenticeship fair https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/get-hired-our-apprenticeship-fair <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 09/06/2014 - 09:31</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you between 16 and 18-years old and unsure of what to do after school or college? <br />We are holding the Newcastle Apprenticeship Fair in Space 2, Newgate Shopping Centre, on&nbsp; the 19th of June.<br />Come along and hear from the experts about the following careers:<br />•&nbsp;Health and Social Care<br />•&nbsp;Construction trades<br />•&nbsp;Hair and beauty <br />•&nbsp;Business&nbsp; administration<br />•&nbsp;Customer Service<br />•&nbsp;Creative industries<br />•&nbsp;Sport and Leisure</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Newcastle Apprenticeship Fair is on 19th June </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="432" height="300" title="Image caption text" alt="jobs board" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/jobs_-_jobs_board.jpg?1402302762" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/get-hired-our-apprenticeship-fair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 08:35:01 +0000 will.mapplebeck@newcastle.gov.uk 75513 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Huge increase in e-book loans at Newcastle Libraries https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/huge-increase-e-book-loans-newcastle-libraries <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 09/06/2014 - 09:08</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">The e-book pilot has only been running since April, but the figures show e-book loans have increased by 78% compared to the same period last year, with 3358 e-books borrowed in the first month alone.</span></p><p>Newcastle Libraries are one of only four libraries nationwide chosen to participate in the yearlong e-book lending pilot in partnership with the Publishers Association and the Society of Chief Librarians</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A pilot scheme at Newcastle Libraries which explores the use of e-books by library customers has generated impressive results. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="City Library" alt="City Library" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/city_library_news_story.jpg?1402301860" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/huge-increase-e-book-loans-newcastle-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 08:11:54 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 75512 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Food, Glorious Food! https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/food-glorious-food <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 05/06/2014 - 16:31</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Food experts will discuss issues including allotments, growing vegetables in a small space and making food more affordable at our latest policy cabinet due to be held next Wednesday (June 11th)<br />The cabinet, called Delivering Sustainable and Affordable Food, will consider some of our global food challenges in a Newcastle context.<br />It will take the form of a panel discussion followed by a debate from the floor and will aim to answer four key questions:<br />•&nbsp;Where does Newcastle’s food come from?<br />•&nbsp;Who has access to good quality, affordable food?</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Come to our new policy cabinet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="375" height="275" title="Healthy Food" alt="image of healthy food" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/asparagus.jpg?1401982695" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/food-glorious-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:39:14 +0000 will.mapplebeck@newcastle.gov.uk 74894 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Scotswood - a community reborn https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/scotswood-a-community-reborn <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 05/06/2014 - 15:54</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pupils of Bridgewater School performed in Scotswood to an audience of residents, developers and council chiefs to mark the opening of show homes.</p><p>The homes, part of an ambitious £256m development, on the banks of the Tyne, are the culmination of 15 years of hard work between Newcastle City Council, developers and local residents which will revive the once proud community and give a shot in the arm to the regional economy.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Schoolchildren sang their hearts out at a special event to mark the rebirth of a proud Newcastle community. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/scotswood-a-community-reborn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:02:18 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 74893 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Fundraiser hopes to make a splash https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/fundraiser-hopes-make-a-splash <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/06/2014 - 15:15</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Percy Hedley Foundation's Splash Appeal aims to raise £1m for a state-of-the-art pool over the course of the next year.</p><p>North East Paralympian Josef Craig MBE was joined by Lord Mayor Councillor Margaret Wood and an army of fundraisers to officially get the appeal underway.</p><p>An innovative 3D artwork was on display to capture the attention of hundreds of passers-by, creating the illusion of a hydrotherapy pool in the centre of the pavement.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An ambitious initiative to raise £1m for a new hydrotherapy pool for disabled children has been launched in Newcastle. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Splash Appeal launched at Monument" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/ph2.jpg?1401895414" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Pavement art caught the attention of passers-by" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/ph1.jpg?1401895457" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/fundraiser-hopes-make-a-splash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:24:31 +0000 james.plater@newcastle.gov.uk 74673 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle families set to get active this summer https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-families-set-get-active-summer <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 02/06/2014 - 12:51</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">On Saturday 7 June at Paddy Freeman’s Park, Coca-Cola Zero ParkLives launches its summer long series of </span><strong>FUN </strong><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">and </span><strong>FREE</strong><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;"> activities.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Coca Cola Zero ParkLives has partnered with Active Newcastle to deliver a new long term programme of FUN and FREE activities in parks across Newcastle. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="A diverse range of fun, informal activities will include sessions such as Zumba, Tai Chi, Rounders, Hula-Hooping and Dancing." alt="Getting Newcastle active in parks." src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/park_lives_press_release.jpg?1401711166" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-families-set-get-active-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 12:19:46 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 74165 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk New Transport Committee Meets for the First Time https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/new-transport-committee-meets-first-time <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 28/05/2014 - 18:04</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Transport North East Committee, part of the newly established North East Combined Authority, will consider a report that outlines some of the key transport issues and opportunities in the North East.</p><p>The Committee was set up following the formation of the North East Combined Authority - a new legal body that brings together the seven councils which serve County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland.</p><p>The seven-authority transport committee replaces the Integrated Transport Authority (ITA).</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A new body that will decide the future of important transport issues in the North East is due to meet tomorrow (Thurs, May 29) for the first time. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/new-transport-committee-meets-first-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 17:07:50 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 73338 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Big Community Switch https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/big-community-switch <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 27/05/2014 - 16:12</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Newcastle City Council have teamed up with iChoosr, a free online collective switching provider, to help residents get cheaper bills for their gas and electricity through collective buying power. This form of grouping together and bulk buying energy deals mean that providers can be more competitive with their deals.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> People in Newcastle are getting the chance to get a better energy deal. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Cllr McCarty and Cllr Stephenson sign up for a better energy deal." alt="Cllr McCarty and Cllr Stephenson sign up for a better energy deal." src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/big_com_switch.jpg?1401888550" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/big-community-switch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 15:29:13 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 73103 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Tackling Forced Marriage in the North East https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/tackling-forced-marriage-north-east <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 20/05/2014 - 16:44</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The purpose of the "roadshow" is to raise awareness of forced marriage in the run up to the school holidays - a time when many young people are taken overseas and forced into marriage.</p><p>Speakers will include Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC, and representatives from both the Forced Marriage Unit and Karma Nirvana, a national charity that supports victims of forced marriage and HBV.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Survivors of forced marriage and honour based violence (HBV) will speak about their experiences at an event in Newcastle. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/tackling-forced-marriage-north-east" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 15:55:56 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 71893 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Business expertise and guidance for free https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/business-expertise-and-guidance-free <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 16/05/2014 - 11:16</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Offering a wide range of expert advice and guidance, the Business &amp; IP Centre Newcastle is a one-stop-shop for anyone who wants to start, run or grow their business.</span></p><p>Based in the City Library, in the heart of the city-centre, the Business &amp; IP Centre Newcastle has helped around 1,600 individuals over the last year.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Small business owners and entrepreneurs looking for free advice to grow and develop their business are being urged to make the Business &amp; IP Centre Newcastle their first port of call. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Newcastle City Library" alt="Newcastle City Library" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/city_library.jpg?1400235448" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/business-expertise-and-guidance-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 10:20:33 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 71069 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Tackling discrimination https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/tackling-discrimination <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 15/05/2014 - 16:26</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>At midday on Saturday (May 17) people will gather outside Newcastle Civic Centre to mark IDAHOT - International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.</p><p>The day is about raising awareness of the discrimination still faced by the LGBT community in the North East and throughout the world. In the UK this continues despite legislation such as the introduction of same sex marriage.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A rainbow flag will be flown above Newcastle later this week in a symbolic gesture against discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Rainbow flag" alt="Rainbow flag outside Civic Centre" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/idaho_news_story.jpg?1400168003" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/tackling-discrimination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 15:35:22 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 70915 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk A167 CME – Southbound Routine Maintenance https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a167-cme-southbound-routine-maintenance <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 15/05/2014 - 12:56</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">In order to allow the works to be undertaken in a safe and efficient manner the road will be closed between Cowhill Overbridge and The Tyne Bridge between the hours of 5.00am and 4.00pm.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Road users are advised to use an alternative route.</span></p><p>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">We would like to apologise for any inconvenience these essential works may cause.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Sunday 18 May, road engineers from Newcastle City Council will carry out routine maintenance works on the A167 CME southbound carriageway between Cowgate Roundabout and The Tyne Bridge. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 15 May 2014 12:36:45 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 70901 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Strategic Economic Plan https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/strategic-economic-plan <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 14/05/2014 - 17:05</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">As part of creating a sustainable long term plan we are preparing a scoping report for sustainability appraisal of the North East Strategic Economic Plan. The scoping report incorporates the particular requirements of strategic environmental assessment.</span></p><p>The report will help us to:</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The North East Local Enterprise Partnership has prepared a Strategic Economic Plan which sets out our intentions to create more and better jobs in the North East (County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland). </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/strategic-economic-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 16:08:15 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 70763 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Council invests £100,000 to help grow North East businesses https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-invests-100000-help-grow-north-east-businesses <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 13/05/2014 - 16:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of the scheme, the council will lend £100,000 directly to businesses based in Newcastle using Funding Circle, the UK's largest online marketplace where people and organisations directly lend to small businesses.</p><p>The council will join the thousands of people in the North East already lending their money to small and medium sized businesses across the country.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council and Funding Circle have launched the Local Business Lending Partnership, a pioneering new scheme, to stimulate local economic growth and employment through improved access to business finance. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Supporting businesses" alt="crowd funding" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/crowdfunding.jpg?1399994150" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-invests-100000-help-grow-north-east-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 15:17:02 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 70551 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Rugby World Cup 2015: Newcastle welcomes the world https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/rugby-world-cup-2015-newcastle-welcomes-world <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 09/05/2014 - 09:43</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The world will be watching when the Rugby World Cup 2015 lands with an almighty thud on Tyneside, with St James' Park hosting three group matches featuring superpowers of the sport.</p><p>Newcastle was chosen as one of only 10 host cities (comprising 13 venues) across England and Wales because of its world-class sporting credentials.</p><p>The tournament takes place between September 18 and October 31 2015.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One of the world’s greatest sporting events is coming to Newcastle next autumn – and excitement is reaching fever pitch. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of the Council, Lawrence Dallaglio and Cllr Ged Bell" alt="Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of the Council, Lawrence Dallaglio and Cllr Ged Bell" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/cllr_nick_forbes_leader_of_newcastle_city_council_lawrence_dallaglio_cllr_ged_bell_news_story.jpg?1399632432" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/rugby-world-cup-2015-newcastle-welcomes-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 08:47:51 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 69477 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Voting - it’s easy as one, two, three... https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/voting-it-s-easy-one-two-three <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 08/05/2014 - 10:42</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>For not only will they be eligible to vote for the very first time - they will also be celebrating their 18th birthday.</p><p>The teenage trio from Gosforth, Newcastle, will be taking part in the Local Elections in Newcastle and the European Parliamentary Elections.</p><p>Emily, a sixth former of Gosforth Academy, said: "I think it's very important for people to exercise their right to vote, especially when you consider that some have died for it.</p><p>"In some countries around the world people still don't have the right to vote so it's something that we should use and use wisely.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Temple triplets will have cause for double celebration when voters go to the polls this Thursday, May 22. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="The Temple triplets" alt="triplet voters" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/ballot_news_story.jpg?1399542521" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/voting-it-s-easy-one-two-three" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 09:50:25 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 69331 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Thinking about adoption? https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/thinking-about-adoption-6 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 06/05/2014 - 12:35</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Secure and loving homes are needed for children and sibling groups of all ages, ethnicities and with a range of different needs. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.</p><p>The 'drop in' information evening will take place on Thursday 8 May, 7pm, at The Register Office, Newcastle Civic Centre. Adopters will be there to share their experiences.</p><p>Contact 0191 211 6777, email: <a href="mailto:adoption@newcastle.gov.uk">adoption@newcastle.gov.uk</a>, or visit <a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/adoption">www.newcastle.gov.uk/adoption</a> for more information.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council is inviting anyone thinking about adoption to find out more at an information session. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="279" title="Interested in adoption? Find out more. " alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/mothersons-for-web_0.jpg?1399376375" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 06 May 2014 11:41:21 +0000 james.plater@newcastle.gov.uk 68932 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Thinking about adoption? https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/thinking-about-adoption-5 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 06/05/2014 - 12:35</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Secure and loving homes are needed for children and sibling groups of all ages, ethnicities and with a range of different needs. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.</p><p>The 'drop in' information evening will take place on Thursday 8 May, 7pm, at The Register Office, Newcastle Civic Centre. Adopters will be there to share their experiences.</p><p>Contact 0191 211 6777, email: <a href="mailto:adoption@newcastle.gov.uk">adoption@newcastle.gov.uk</a>, or visit <a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/adoption">www.newcastle.gov.uk/adoption</a> for more information.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council is inviting anyone thinking about adoption to find out more at an information session. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="279" title="Interested in adoption? Find out more. " alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/mothersons-for-web_0.jpg?1399376375" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 06 May 2014 11:40:48 +0000 james.plater@newcastle.gov.uk 68931 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Warm Up North - the only council endorsed Green Deal provider https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/warm-north-only-council-endorsed-green-deal-provider <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 02/05/2014 - 13:55</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">New national evidence has shown that 7 in 10 Green Deal consumer queries to Citizens Advice are about scams. As part of Scams Awareness Month which runs throughout March the CAB want to see a ban on cold calling and doorstep selling of Green Deal.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council is working with the Newcastle Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) to make local people aware of fake energy efficiency deals and encourage them to use Warm Up North – the only Green Deal provider endorsed by the council. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Warm Up North encourages people to make home energy improvements." alt="Warm Up North encourages people to make home energy improvements." src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/warm_up_north_houses.jpg?1399036844" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/warm-north-only-council-endorsed-green-deal-provider" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 13:25:51 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 68243 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Sitelines - Tyne and Wear's Historic Environment Record https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/sitelines-tyne-and-wears-historic-environment-record <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 01/05/2014 - 11:03</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Any surviving evidence has built up over time and left a landscape full of clues about life in the past. The Historic Environment Record, or HER as it is commonly referred to provides a record of these clues - <a href="http://twsitelines.info/">Sitelines</a> provides the access to the clues.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Throughout the past, people have left their mark on the natural environment in many different ways. Some are very obvious like the remains of Hadrian’s Wall, or the industrial workings from coal mines. Some however, are much harder to find; traces of wooden buildings, sites where food production took place or long forgotten rubbish pits. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="An historical inside view of the Monastery of Blackfriars " alt="An inside view of the Monastery of Blackfriars " src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/blackfriars_website_news_story.jpg?1398939272" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/sitelines-tyne-and-wears-historic-environment-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 10:15:23 +0000 68065 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk World Intellectual Property Day - the importance of understanding the value of Intellectual Property https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/world-intellectual-property-day-importance-understanding-value-intellectual-property <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 25/04/2014 - 14:51</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Some people may believe that intellectual property (IP) only applies to the invention of a new product or piece of machinery and how it looks. However, in reality, it applies to anything you create.</span></p><p>This could include the written content of your promotional brochure or website, your logo or company name or software developments, through to artistic work such as paintings, illustrations and musical compositions.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This Saturday is World Intellectual Property Day - find out why businesses and individuals need to be aware of the importance of intellectual property. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="The City Library, home to the BIPC Newcastle" alt="The City Library, home to the BIPC Newcastle" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/citylibrary_high_res_day.jpg?1398440450" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/world-intellectual-property-day-importance-understanding-value-intellectual-property" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:57:27 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 67012 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Give your business a lift! https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/give-your-business-a-lift-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 24/04/2014 - 16:33</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt;"></span></p><p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt;"><p>The Innovation Elevator is a step-by-step programme of talks and workshops taking place over the course of eight weeks at Newcastle City Library.</p></span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Calling all business owners – there’s still time to sign up to Innovation Elevator, where you can learn from the experts on how to take your business to the next level </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="437" height="300" title="The programme was developed by Hugh Rhodes, of Northumbria University" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/hugh_rhodes_photo_1.jpg?1398353925" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/give-your-business-a-lift-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:42:22 +0000 james.plater@newcastle.gov.uk 66858 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Schoolchildren say “Keep our parks clean!” https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/schoolchildren-say-keep-our-parks-clean <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 24/04/2014 - 15:55</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Schools across Newcastle took part in a competition, co-ordinated by Newcastle City Council, to design a new anti-litter poster to remind people who litter that they need to change their behaviour. The idea for the competition came from the Newcastle Parks Forum, a parks support group. The city council developed the competition to teach pupils about the littering issues that parks and green spaces face.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Children at Milecastle Primary School are sending a message to the people of Newcastle that littering in parks is rubbish. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Winner of the poster competition, Lara Evans, Year 4 at Milecastle Primary School in Westerhope." alt="Winner of the poster competition, Lara Evans" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/no_councillor_here_press_release.jpg?1398352018" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/schoolchildren-say-keep-our-parks-clean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:10:27 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 66841 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Procurement Support Workshops https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/procurement-support-workshops <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 10/04/2014 - 13:13</span> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Finding and Securing Business Outside the Region</h3><p><strong>24 April 9.30am to 12.30pm &nbsp;</strong></p><p>Do you want to grow your business? This is a very practical session on how to identify new contract opportunities and build your competitiveness to secure new work. Delivered by B2B North</p><p>Location: The Beacon, Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE4 9PQ.</p><p><a class="callToAction" href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/finding-and-securing-business-outside-the-region-registration-11183872263">Book online</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Events to help you make the most of winning tenders and procurements. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/procurement-support-workshops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:18:10 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 64479 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk