Council News http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news/feed?search= en Fair choices in tough times http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/fair-choices-tough-times-3 <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, 17/12/2014 - 16:10</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">In a bid to replace some of the funding cut by Government the authority will also consult on a rise in council tax of up to 2 per cent - the first rise in four years. That would add 34p a week to a band A property.</span></p><p>The money raised will be used to protect frontline services, but the council no longer has the resources to do all the things that it used to do and faces some unpalatable decisions.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council revealed today how it plans to cut £40m from its budget next year. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/fair-choices-tough-times-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:14:26 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 98412 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Don’t lose your vote plea to students http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/don-t-lose-your-vote-plea-students <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, 08/12/2014 - 18:02</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Latest figures on the Newcastle Electoral Register show an 18,044 fall in the number of people registered to vote in the city compared to last year. The fall is a result of the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration which means that every voter is now personally responsible for ensuring they appear on the register. In the past the head of a household would submit a form covering everyone who lives at an address.</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 launching a new campaign to encourage all voters to make sure they are on the electoral register so they don’t miss out on the chance to cast their vote in next year’ general election. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/don-t-lose-your-vote-plea-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 18:03:24 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 97235 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Award celebrates the spirit of Mandela http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/award-celebrates-spirit-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">Mon, 08/12/2014 - 17:26</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Newcastle City Council wanted to celebrate how local people have worked to foster strong community relations, promote tolerance, and tackle prejudice – in the spirit of the late civil rights leader. &nbsp;</span></p><p>They invited nominations to find shining examples of true community spirit – people who have given their time to promote community cohesion and fight social injustice. &nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Community activists have been honoured with a new award in the name of Nelson 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="475" height="300" title="Nelson Mandela award presented by the Lord Mayor" alt="Nelson Mandela award presented by the Lord Mayor" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/mandelanews.jpg?1418059939" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/award-celebrates-spirit-mandela" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:38:37 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 97234 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Show your support this Small Business Saturday 6 December 2014 http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/show-your-suppor-small-business-saturday-6-december-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">Thu, 04/12/2014 - 15:47</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">This is the second Small Business Saturday to be held in the UK and we’re fully backing the initiative here in Newcastle. We have a number of events and promotions running the week before and after Small Business Saturday to help and support our 7,000 local small businesses.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We’re proud to support the national Small Business Saturday and champion our local small businesses! Small Business Saturday is on Saturday 6 December and we want to encourage everyone to shop local and use small independent 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="Show your for Small Business Saturday" alt="Small Business Saturday 6 December logo" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/small-business-saturday-uk-2014-logo-blue_news_story.jpg?1417771211" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/show-your-suppor-small-business-saturday-6-december-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:56:50 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 96858 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Lighting up the Bergen Tree http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/lighting-bergen-tree <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, 04/12/2014 - 11:09</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Cllr Bill Pattison, has invited the Mayor of Bergen, Trude Drevland to switch on the lights as part of this special ceremony that signifies the handing over of the tree to the people of Newcastle.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Every year the people of the Norwegian city, our twin city, present the tree as a gift of goodwill. The evening will include a traditional carol service inside the grand entrance of the Civic Centre from 5.30pm with celebrations then moving outside to see the illumination of the tree.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The annual lighting of the Bergen Tree will happen tonight at 6pm as part of Newcastle’s traditional build up to Christmas. </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="Christmas tree from Bergen at the Civic Centre" alt="The Bergen Tree" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/bergentree2012.jpg?1417691508" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/lighting-bergen-tree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:12:20 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 96841 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Another chance to get cheaper energy http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/another-chance-get-cheaper-energy <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, 02/12/2014 - 16:12</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of the Newcastle City Council’s commitment to find new ways for residents to reduce their energy bills and improve their quality of life, we have again teamed up with iChoosr for the Big Community Switch. This offers a free online switching service that will help residents get cheaper bills for their gas and electricity through collective buying power.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Local people are being offered another opportunity to save money on energy through cheaper bills. </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 Big Community Switch" alt="The Big Community Switch" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/big_switch_news_story.jpg?1417537591" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/another-chance-get-cheaper-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:26:55 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 96588 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk New initiative in Newcastle to improve mental health http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/new-initiative-newcastle-improve-mental-health <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, 28/11/2014 - 14:51</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The money will support two key projects in the city, working with families experiencing mental ill-health, alcohol &amp; substance misuse, family conflict and neglect.&nbsp;</p> <p>These initiatives - which will start next year - will reduce the need for costly support services in later life and, instead, focus on providing families with up-front support they need to turn their lives around.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle has secured over £2.7m of government funding to transform the way families with infants are helped to overcome poor mental health and parental substance misuse. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/new-initiative-newcastle-improve-mental-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:59:35 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 96242 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Sign of the times… http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/sign-times <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, 28/11/2014 - 10:53</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The illuminated structure, 21m high by &lrm;12 m long, will adorn the side of the Tyne Bridge and provide one of the iconic images of the international Tournament.</span></p> <p>The sign will light up at night and will be switched on for the first time as part of the city's Winter Carnival celebrations on New Year's Eve.</p> <p>Leader of Newcastle City Council, Cllr Nick Forbes, said: "Rugby World Cup 2015 will put Newcastle on the international stage so it's important that we have an iconic image to go with it.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A GIANT Rugby World Cup 2015 sign promoting Newcastle as a Host City for the Tournament, held in England next year, is set to be seen all around the world. </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="How the Rugby World Cup 2015 sign will look on the Tyne Bridge" alt="Tyne Bridge with Rugby World Cup 2015 sign" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/rwc_bridge_sign.jpg?1417172180" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/sign-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:57:49 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 96234 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Tobyn Hughes appointed as Transport Operations Director for the North East http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/tobyn-hughes-appointed-transport-operations-director-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">Thu, 27/11/2014 - 11:18</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tobyn Hughes, previously Deputy Director General of Nexus, will take on the new role responsible for integrating public transport delivery for the Combined Authority area of 2 million people.&nbsp;</p> <p>In order to ensure that public transport is integrated across the whole area, the role incorporates the responsibilities of the Director General of Nexus, alongside new responsibilities to develop public transport integration between Tyne &amp; Wear, Northumberland and Durham.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The North East Combined Authority today announced the appointment of its first Managing Director for Transport Operations, to deliver high quality, integrated public transport services across the region. </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="Eldon Square bus station" alt="Eldon Square bus station" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/eldon_bus_station_news_story_size.jpg?1417167923" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/tobyn-hughes-appointed-transport-operations-director-north-east" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:23:19 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 96072 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle’s festive markets and fairs http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-s-festive-markets-and-fairs <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, 24/11/2014 - 15:17</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>From delicious locally sourced produce to grace your Christmas table to unique and unusual gifts that will set yours’ apart from any other, come and have a look at what’s on offer.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Our traditional Christmas Market will run from Wednesday 3 until Sunday 7 December at Grey’s Monument, Grey Street and Grainger Street, with the Friday Farmers Market happening as usual. And don’t forget to bring the kids to see Santa in his grotto.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle’s Christmas markets are firmly at the heart of our city’s festive preparations. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-s-festive-markets-and-fairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:21:35 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 95726 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Economic Boost to Newcastle from Rugby World Cup 2015 http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/economic-boost-newcastle-rugby-world-cup-2015 <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, 21/11/2014 - 15:46</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>This includes expenditure by visitors to the stadium and Fanzone as well as the sale of tickets and delivery of the Tournament.</p> <p>The total contribution of hosting the matches and attracting visitors to the city is predicted to bring £43 million directly into the local economy.</p> <p>The defending champions New Zealand will join South Africa, Scotland, Tonga and Samoa at St James' Park. The three matches expect to attract an attendance of 134,000 over a two week period.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A new economic impact study by Ernst and Young has forecast that Newcastle is set to benefit from £93 million of economic activity through staging Rugby World Cup 2015 matches. </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="Rugby World Cup 2015" alt="Rugby World Cup 2015" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/st_james_park_newcastle_upon_tyne_with_we_cup_news_story.jpg?1416585297" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/economic-boost-newcastle-rugby-world-cup-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:55:30 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 95481 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Core cities leaders meet William Hague http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/core-cities-leaders-meet-william-hague <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, 20/11/2014 - 14:57</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Core Cities Cabinet demanded that devolution to the UK's cities is delivered in the same time frame as Scottish devolution.</p><p>The meeting came hours after the Core Cities Cabinet met with Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.</p><p>The Mayor backed their calls for greater powers to UK cities across borders, avoiding the unnecessary extra bureaucratic layer of an English parliament.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The ten leaders and mayors of Core Cities UK, the &#039;Core Cities Cabinet&#039;, met with William Hague MP, chair of The Cabinet Committee for Devolved Powers, to discuss a plan to drive forward devolution to the UK&#039;s cities. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/core-cities-leaders-meet-william-hague" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:25:59 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 95386 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Think Twice – Alcohol Awareness Week 2014 http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/think-twice-alcohol-awareness-week-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">Wed, 19/11/2014 - 15:03</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">One in eight women develop breast cancer in their lifetime, yet two-thirds of women in the North East don’t make the link between breast cancer and alcohol.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The individual level of risk of contracting breast cancer varies from person to person and depends on a range of factors including genes, lifestyle and your environment. But you can take steps to reduce your risk – limiting the amount you drink is one.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As part of this year’s Alcohol Awareness Week Newcastle City Council is working with Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, to encourage women to Think Twice about how much they drink. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/think-twice-alcohol-awareness-week-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:10:12 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 95237 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Website maintenance - Tuesday 18 November http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/website-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">Tue, 18/11/2014 - 09:48</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the meantime:&nbsp;</p> <p>Why not watch our latest videos on Youtube <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/NewcastleCCUK" title="http://www.youtube.com/user/NewcastleCCUK">http://www.youtube.com/user/NewcastleCCUK</a>,</p> <p>or visit our consultation website <a href="http://www.letstalknewcastle.co.uk" title="www.letstalknewcastle.co.uk">www.letstalknewcastle.co.uk</a> where you can have your say on our consultations online,</p> <p>or follow our latest updates on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/NewcastleCC" title="https://twitter.com/NewcastleCC">https://twitter.com/NewcastleCC</a>,</p> <p>And like us on our Facebook page <a href="http://www.facebook.com/newcastlecitycouncil" title="www.facebook.com/newcastlecitycouncil">www.facebook.com/newcastlecitycouncil</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The council website and associated websites will be undergoing essential maintenance on Tuesday 18 November between 2pm and 3pm.. We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience. </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="Website maintenance" alt="Keyboard" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/websitemaintenance.jpg?1390314139" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:44:49 +0000 40402 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Generate Energy and Save Money with Solar http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/generate-energy-and-save-money-solar <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, 17/11/2014 - 11:59</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>By using solar photovoltaics (PV) panels to generate your own electricity the average household can save up to £880 every year. This means the amount of electricity you need to buy from energy companies is significantly reduced. You’ll also be paid for what you generate, regardless of whether you use it or not, with the Government’s Feed-in Tariff.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Home owners in Newcastle could save and earn money at the same time by generating their own electricity with the help of Warm Up North. </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="Solar panels in place on a roof" alt="Solar panels in place on a roof" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/domestic_property_pv_system_x1.jpg?1416225905" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/generate-energy-and-save-money-solar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:05:09 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 94995 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Homes and jobs plan moves closer http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/homes-and-jobs-plan-moves-closer <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, 14/11/2014 - 16:50</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following extensive consultation the Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan for Gateshead and Newcastle was judged to be “sound” by Martin Pike, who praised both councils for the way they had co-operated. Mr Pike also recommended a small number of modifications following public meetings held to consider the Plan earlier this year.</p><p>His decision comes after five years of hard work by both councils. The Plan is designed to ensure that development across both Newcastle and Gateshead takes place in a structured way between now and 2030.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A blueprint for tens of thousands of new jobs and homes on Tyneside has taken a crucial step forward after an independent planning inspector found that the Plan was sound and legally compliant. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/homes-and-jobs-plan-moves-closer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:56:39 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 94679 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk First successful baby heart transplant survivor launches Transplant Games in NewcastleGateshead http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/first-successful-baby-heart-transplant-survivor-launches-transplant-games-newcastlegateshead <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, 13/11/2014 - 16:45</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Kaylee, who hails from Houghton-le-Spring and represented Great Britain in the World Transplant Games 2013 was also joined by other transplant athletes at the Sage Gateshead to promote the Games, which will take place at venues across NewcastleGateshead, from 30 July to 2 August 2015. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Speaking about the Games, Kaylee said: “For the British Transplant Games to take place here in the North East in 2015 fills me with great pride – as this is where my story began at the Freeman Hospital.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The UK&#039;s first successful baby heart transplant survivor and gold medal winning transplant athlete, Kaylee Davidson-Olley, was joined today by the Newcastle Eagles to launch The Westfield Health British Transplant Games 2015 in her home region. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/first-successful-baby-heart-transplant-survivor-launches-transplant-games-newcastlegateshead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:51:07 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 94558 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Top honour for Newcastle Gallery Owner http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/top-honour-newcastle-gallery-owner-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, 13/11/2014 - 12:27</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 62-year-old former retail executive has been voted ‘Best Male Entrepreneur’ in a business competition designed to celebrate the success of the most enterprising leaders in Britain’s small business community.</p><p>And the Collective has been nominated as one of the Top 100 businesses in the country for the national Small Business Saturday event on 6 December.</p><p>‘It’s a great honour for the Collective’ said John this week, at his gallery in the city’s Eldon Garden, as he celebrated news of his win in the Kalixa Pro Spirit of Small Business Awards.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Art lover John Thompson, Managing Director of Newcastle’s popular North East Art Collective gallery, is to visit 10 Downing Street and meet Chancellor George Osborne after winning a prestigious UK business award. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/top-honour-newcastle-gallery-owner-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:27:55 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 94500 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Look out for our roadshows to help boost your business http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/look-out-our-roadshows-help-boost-your-business <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, 13/11/2014 - 12:21</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Come along and meet our Generation North East team, who will be on hand to provide impartial advice and information on subsidised training and employment support, currently available through Government schemes to train both business managers and their employees. Significant grant funding is available to fund this training and we are keen to make small businesses aware of these opportunities. &nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As part of your Council’s support for local businesses on and around Small Business Saturday, we will be touring the city with a Training and Employment Roadshow, with drop-in lunchtime sessions taking place at a number of prime workspace venues, between the 2 and 11 December. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/look-out-our-roadshows-help-boost-your-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:24:05 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 94498 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Christmas boost for new businesses on Small Business Saturday http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/christmas-boost-new-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">Thu, 13/11/2014 - 12:19</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">This Christmas Market is full of new traders, with an exciting and tempting array of products and delicious foods and treats.</span></p><p>As part of our commitment to supporting local business, we’ve organised this special Christmas Market for new businesses, who wouldn’t normally have the chance to bring their goods to market during the busiest shopping day of the year. This is an ideal opportunity for them to reach new customers and promote and sell their goods and services during this peak period.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This Small Business Saturday, why not try out our new Christmas Market in Princess Square (next to City Library) on Saturday 6 December from 10am - 4pm. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/christmas-boost-new-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:20:35 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 94497 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Exciting treats at Grainger Market on Small Business Saturday http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/exciting-treats-grainger-market-small-business-saturday <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, 13/11/2014 - 12:16</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Grainger Market is a modern, vibrant market in the heart of the city-centre, bustling with over 100 shops ranging from fresh produce, exquisite delicacies and unique gifts to exclusive Italian handbags so there is certainly something for everyone.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Traders in our Grainger Market are fully behind Small Business Saturday and they have a number of discounts and promotions for shoppers. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/exciting-treats-grainger-market-small-business-saturday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:18:37 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 94496 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Show your support on Small Business Saturday http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/show-your-support-small-business-saturday <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, 13/11/2014 - 12:04</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>We’re proud to support Small Business Saturday, as it gives everyone an opportunity to celebrate the valuable contribution that small businesses make to our city; not just to our economy but to our local communities.&nbsp;</p><p>Within our region we have around 135,000 small businesses, employing 333,000 staff and turning over £24bn. They play a vital part in maintaining the city’s economy – providing employment opportunities and developing new products and services as our city develops.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Saturday 6 December is Small Business Saturday – a day when people are encouraged to shop local and use small independent traders. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/show-your-support-small-business-saturday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:15:55 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 94495 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Building health links across Europe http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/building-health-links-across-europe <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, 12/11/2014 - 08:37</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Cllr Ann Schofield, Deputy Cabinet Member for Age Friendly City, attended the conference in Athens last month as Newcastle is the UK's co-ordinating city for the Healthy Cities network. She was accompanied by the Director of Public Health, Eugene Milne, and the project co-ordinator.</span></p> <p>Cllr Schofield said: "The city council is determined to tackle some of Newcastle's long standing health inequalities and overcome poor health that has persisted for many years.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A delegation from Newcastle City Council took part in an international health conference to help learn how to tackle some of the city&#039;s health problems. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/building-health-links-across-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:44:26 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 94380 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Remembrance Day parade and service in Newcastle http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/remembrance-day-parade-and-service-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">Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:29</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Troops will step off from Ceremonial Way at 10.15am, and march along Percy Street to Blackett Street, where they will form up ready for a memorial service.</p><p>The parade and service is being led by military authorities and veterans' associations, with The Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Councillor George Pattison and other council Members in attendance.</p><p>Veterans taking part in the march will assemble on Leazes Lane at 10am ready to join the parade, while non-marching veterans will assemble at the Eldon Square War Memorial at 10.15am.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Members of the public are invited to come along and pay their respects to those who died in two world wars and other conflicts, as a Remembrance Day parade winds through the streets of Newcastle, on Sunday. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/remembrance-day-parade-and-service-newcastle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:30:59 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 94066 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle calls for evidence to reduce educational inequality http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-calls-evidence-reduce-educational-inequality <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, 06/11/2014 - 15:22</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The call for evidence comes from the independent Newcastle Learning Challenge steering group, a partnership between Newcastle City Council and local schools, higher and further education, business and the voluntary and community sector.</span></p> <p>Newcastle schools have made great strides in recent years, but almost 38 percent of children from disadvantaged backgrounds achieve good GCSE results, compared to almost 70 percent of their peers. That is an attainment gap of 32 percentage points.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Education experts, teachers, employers, parents and pupils are being invited to submit evidence as part of the ‘Newcastle learning challenge’ which aims to narrow the ‘attainment gap’ between the cities highest and lowest achievers. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-calls-evidence-reduce-educational-inequality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15:30:03 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 93915 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Don’t get conned! http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/don-t-get-conned <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, 06/11/2014 - 13:10</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Newcastle City Council’s Trading Standards Team and the Citizen’s Advice Bureau have joined forces to issue the following advice in respect of doorstep callers:</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Consumers are being warned to be on their guard against doorstep con men and copycat websites as part of National Consumer 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" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/don-t-get-conned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:18:39 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 93903 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Increase in living wage for low paid council staff http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/increase-living-wage-low-paid-council-staff <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, 06/11/2014 - 09:36</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of Living Wage week the council has repeated its aim to match the Newcastle Living Wage to the national Living Wage over the next two years. The National Living Wage is currently set at £7.85.</p><p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The council decided to implement a Newcastle Living Wage in November 2012 and since then the policy has put an extra £1million in the pockets of low paid council staff.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council will increase the amount it pays to its lowest paid workers by setting a Newcastle Living Wage of £7.75 an hour - up 20p from the current rate of £7.55. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/increase-living-wage-low-paid-council-staff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09:37:50 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 93892 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle Christmas Lights Switch On confirmed http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-christmas-lights-switch-confirmed <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, 04/11/2014 - 15:59</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Working with Newcastle City Council and NE1, the business improvement district company for the city centre, the much anticipated event will take place on place on<strong style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"> Thursday 20 November, 2014</strong> at Newcastle's Grey's Monument, from 5.30 - 6.30pm.</p> <p>Metro Radio is promising an evening of festive fun for all the family, with the cast of this year's Mill Volvo pantomime Cinderella entertaining the crowds and up-coming local artists, The Waiters and Beth Macari providing the live entertainment.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The count-down to Christmas in Newcastle can now begin with the announcement that Metro Radio’s hugely popular breakfast show presenters, Steve and Karen, will be switching on this year’s Christmas lights. </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="Christmas lights on Northumberland Street" alt="Christmas lights on Northumberland Street" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/2012_newcastle_lightsnews_story.jpg?1415117033" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-christmas-lights-switch-confirmed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:04:29 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 93711 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Play it safe at an organised display http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/play-it-safe-organised-display <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, 03/11/2014 - 16:49</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The best way to do this is to attend an organised display. Along with fireworks and bonfires many have added extras thrown in, such as tasty refreshments and entertainment for children.&nbsp;</p><p>In Newcastle three more organised displays are taking place this week. You can go along to Walker Park or the City Stadium on Wednesday 5 November or Hodgkin Park South, Benwell for the Festival of Lights on Friday 7 November.&nbsp;</p><p>More details of the events can be found on our <a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/leisure-libraries-and-tourism/events/fireworks-displays-in-newcastle">firework displays webpage</a>.&nbsp;</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 Northumbria Police and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service to make sure this Bonfire Night is enjoyable and safe. </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="Fireworks display" alt="Fireworks" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/fireworks_news_story.jpg?1415033765" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/play-it-safe-organised-display" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:57:00 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 93600 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk The Core opens for business http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/core-opens-business <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, 30/10/2014 - 11:46</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Core is an £11.2m building which has been funded through the European Union Regional Development Fund 2007-2013 (ERDF), Regional Growth Fund and Newcastle City Council.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Core provides contemporary office space for firms working on a range of future city challenges including energy, transport, big data and cloud computing. The Newcastle City Council owned building is managed by award-winning company, Creative Space Management </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/core-opens-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:47:28 +0000 joanne.moss@newcastle.gov.uk 93342 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk United Airlines to Launch Nonstop Service between Newcastle and New York http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/united-airlines-launch-nonstop-service-between-newcastle-and-new-york <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, 28/10/2014 - 11:53</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Flight UA159 will depart Newcastle daily except Wednesday and Thursday at 9.10am, arriving at New York/Newark at 12pm. the same day. The return flight, UA160, will depart New York/Newark daily except Tuesday and Wednesday at 7.20pm, arriving in Newcastle at 7.30am the following day (all times local). Flight times will be seven hours 50 minutes westbound and seven hours 10 minutes eastbound.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> United Airlines will introduce nonstop flights between Newcastle and its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, during the period May 23 to Sep. 7, 2015 (both dates westbound), subject to government approval. The frequency of the service will be five times weekly. It will be Newcastle‟s first scheduled nonstop trans-Atlantic service. </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="Image caption text" alt="Newcastle airport" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/arrivals_02_news_story.jpg?1414774022" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/united-airlines-launch-nonstop-service-between-newcastle-and-new-york" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:55:09 +0000 joanne.moss@newcastle.gov.uk 93344 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Lord Mayor leads the way in electric 'limo' http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/lord-mayor-leads-way-electric-limo <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, 28/10/2014 - 11:49</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Used to transport the Lord Mayor to official engagements by the official chauffeur, the Nissan LEAF is fitted with a plaque bearing the Lord Mayor’s coat of arms, a city council flag and the city’s oldest number plate, OBB1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />The groundbreaking move is part of the City of Newcastle’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, the environment and delivering maximum value for taxpayers.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Councillor George Pattison is believed to be the first mayor in the UK to make a permanent switch to a pure electric official car, trading in his present petrol-fuelled car, which has been used by his predecessors for several years. </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 George Pattison with the new Nissan LEAF" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/141022c_005_news_story.jpg?1414774743" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/lord-mayor-leads-way-electric-limo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:50:44 +0000 joanne.moss@newcastle.gov.uk 93343 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Stopping fires before they start http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/stopping-fires-they-start <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, 28/10/2014 - 11:34</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the run up to bonfire night, city council officers and the police will be patrolling hotspot areas to tackle build-ups of rubbish that may be used in illegal bonfires. The team will be checking back lanes, yards and gardens in Newcastle for any waste that may be intended for illegal bonfires and reporting the rubbish so it can be safely removed from the area.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Officers are also warning that action will be taken against anyone caught gathering waste, dumping rubbish or burning waste illegally. They may be fined up to £50,000 or even face a prison sentence. </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="Image caption text" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/111105a_077_news_story.jpg?1414774629" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/stopping-fires-they-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:35:55 +0000 joanne.moss@newcastle.gov.uk 93283 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Tyne and Wear 'better buses' plan submitted http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/tyne-and-wear-better-buses-plan-submitted <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, 27/10/2014 - 11:32</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The completed proposal, drawn up for neca by passenger transport body Nexus, has now been sent to a Quality Contracts Scheme Board.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />The board, an independent panel set up by the Government, will bring together the Traffic Commissioner and two expert advisers to consider whether the scheme is in the public interest and whether the right process has been followed.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The North East Combined Authority (neca) approved the plan to establish local council control of bus services, through a Quality Contracts Scheme, at its meeting on 21 October 2014. </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="Image caption text" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/img_0553_safe_to_use_news_story_size.jpg?1414774243" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/tyne-and-wear-better-buses-plan-submitted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:34:15 +0000 joanne.moss@newcastle.gov.uk 93282 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk North East bus shake-up gets the green light http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/north-east-bus-shake-gets-green-light <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, 22/10/2014 - 11:21</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Local authorities currently use their powers to supplement the network by subsidising routes which would not be commercially viable for bus operators. Under the Quality Contracts Scheme operators would provide services on a range of routes to a contractually agreed price.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The north east is the first part of the country to reach this stage in developing a Quality Contracts Scheme under legislation introduced in 2000. The new scheme would see bus companies contracted to provide routes by Nexus on behalf of the North East Combined Authority, rather than the bus operators deciding which services to run on the basis of market forces. </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="Image caption text" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/img_0553_safe_to_use_news_story_size_0.jpg?1414774341" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/north-east-bus-shake-gets-green-light" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:32:31 +0000 joanne.moss@newcastle.gov.uk 93280 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk People power helps shape new proposal to support for families http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/people-power-helps-shape-new-proposal-support-families <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, 17/10/2014 - 11:18</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The council will also seek to find an extra £385k from other parts of its budget, or through discussion with partners to ensure that targeted support services for families with priority and specialist needs can also be safeguarded in the face of Government cuts and rising costs.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A report to the Council&#039;s Cabinet recommends the creation of new innovative Community Family Hubs which incorporate Sure Start Children&#039;s Centres and involve intensive support to families. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/people-power-helps-shape-new-proposal-support-families" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:20:31 +0000 joanne.moss@newcastle.gov.uk 93278 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Youth Council Election http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/youth-council-election-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, 16/10/2014 - 12:28</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The official count and announcement will take place on Friday 17 October, where 22 young people will be elected for the challenging job of representing the thousands of voices of children and young people in Newcastle over the next two years.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A total of 52 young people have been campaigning amongst their peers to win one of the 22 seats available on the Youth 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="Youth council election logo" alt="Youth council election logo" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/yce14_logonews.jpg?1414773675" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/youth-council-election-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:32:27 +0000 joanne.moss@newcastle.gov.uk 93347 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Facing the future together can get Newcastle through tough times http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/facing-future-together-can-get-newcastle-through-tough-times-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">Tue, 14/10/2014 - 16:32</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Council's Cabinet will consider <a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/wwwfileroot/your-council-and-democracy/fairchoicestoughtime.pdf">the paper</a> at its meeting on Wednesday 22 October 2014.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fair choices in tough times sets out the council&#039;s approach to tackling an estimated £90 million cuts target over the next three years - £40 million in the next financial year alone. The council has already made savings of £151 million since the government&#039;s austerity programme began in 2010. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/facing-future-together-can-get-newcastle-through-tough-times-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:39:03 +0000 joanne.moss@newcastle.gov.uk 93367 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle announces learning challenge http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-announces-learning-challenge-1 <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, 13/10/2014 - 12:34</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>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. Therefore, Newcastle City Council will lead the ‘learning challenge’, to narrow the attainment gap in the city.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 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’. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-announces-learning-challenge-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:35:25 +0000 joanne.moss@newcastle.gov.uk 93348 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Reading your way to better mental health http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/reading-your-way-better-mental-health <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, 10/10/2014 - 13:20</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Loans of self-help books in the ground-breaking scheme have more than doubled it was announced today for World Mental Health Day.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Libraries have reported major success in supporting people’s mental health with Reading Well Books on Prescription. </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 Hobson, Alisdair Cameron and Fiona Hill supporting Reading Well." alt="Cllr Hobson, Alisdair Cameron and Fiona Hill supporting Reading Well." src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/l2r_cllr_linda_hobson_alisdair_cameron_fiona_hill.jpg?1412943438" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/reading-your-way-better-mental-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:19:48 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 92800 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Solar panels to bring savings and earnings for Newcastle residents http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/solar-panels-bring-savings-and-earnings-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, 09/10/2014 - 11:17</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>As one of the UK's largest energy efficiency initiatives, Warm Up North is now offering home owners across the region the opportunity to benefit from having solar photovoltaic (PV) panels installed, which could provide total annual savings of up to £880 per home.</p><p>Available through Warm Up North, which is endorsed by nine North East local authorities, the solar PV panels are installed by British Gas, a market leading provider in the residential solar market with over 17 years' experience.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Home owners in Newcastle could now earn money whilst saving energy as Warm Up North introduces the first renewable energy product to its energy efficiency portfolio. </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 John McElroy, Jon Kershaw, and Cllr Ged Bell" alt="Cllr John McElroy, Jon Kershaw, and Cllr Ged Bell" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/wun_cllrjohnmcelroy_jonkershaw_cllrgeraldbell.jpg?1412850542" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/solar-panels-bring-savings-and-earnings-newcastle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:32:52 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 92752 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Pay Dispute Strike Action - Tuesday 14 October 2014 http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/pay-dispute-strike-action-tuesday-14-october-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">Tue, 07/10/2014 - 15:27</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The council's major trade unions (Unison, GMB and Unite) have announced their intention to strike on Tuesday 14 October 2014 over the current Local Government pay offer.</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>Should the strike action go ahead, the following council services likely to be disrupted are:</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update: Strike action on 14 October has been suspended. All contingency arrangements put in place for next Tuesday will now be lifted and normal service restored. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/pay-dispute-strike-action-tuesday-14-october-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:35:34 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 92580 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Acorn Road - transport changes http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/acorn-road-transport-changes <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, 06/10/2014 - 11:50</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>A series of changes are to be made to Acorn Road in Jesmond, including:</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A popular shopping street in Newcastle is to become more people friendly following the results of a public consultation. </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="Artist&#039;s impression of the Acorn Road improvements" alt="Artist&#039;s impression of the Acorn Road improvements" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/acornrdillustration1newsimage.jpg?1412592709" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/acorn-road-transport-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:53:20 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 92449 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Gosforth transport scheme gets go-ahead http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/gosforth-transport-scheme-gets-go-ahead <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, 25/09/2014 - 18:04</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>A series of changes to Gosforth High Street were approved when Cabinet met on Wednesday, September 24.<br />A report outlining the changes was presented to Cabinet by the Member for Investment and Development Cllr Ged Bell.<br />Cllr Ged Bell said: "The issues associated with Gosforth High Street such as congestion, pollution and accidents have been widely discussed since 2009 when similar proposals were put forward.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A transport improvement scheme, designed to retain the vibrancy of a popular shopping street, has been given the go-ahead. </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="Red route markings on a road" alt="Red route markings on road" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/red_route1carousel.jpg?1411731153" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/gosforth-transport-scheme-gets-go-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:07:17 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 91415 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk wwWonderful turnout.. http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/wwwonderful-turnout <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, 24/09/2014 - 13:24</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The government-funded project has launched to help women in Newcastle to access business support, Digital Champions and networking.</span></p> <p>A packed room at the museum heard from speakers on how digital can be used to help business and about the programme of workshops and mentoring wwWomen will deliver.</p> <p>Cllr Ann Schofield, Newcastle City Council's Deputy Cabinet Member for Age Friendly City and Digital Inclusion spoke at the launch. She said: "wwWomen is about busting myths that digital is a young man's world.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NEARLY 100 women attended the launch of Go Digital Newcastle&#039; wwWomen today at the Great North Museum: Hancock. </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="Digital Ambassadors at the launch of wwWomen" alt="Digital Ambassadors" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/wwwomen2.jpg?1411566105" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/wwwonderful-turnout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:42:37 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 91270 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Update from Northumbrian Water on city-centre roadworks http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/update-northumbrian-water-city-centre-roadworks <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, 19/09/2014 - 11:58</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>St Mary’s place between the Haymarket and John Dobson Street will be a no through road from Monday 29 September for up to six weeks. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Due to unforeseen issues with access to their water pipe, Northumbria Water’s work has been delayed on Claremont Road and they are now running about four weeks behind their planned schedule.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Northumbrian Water are starting work at the junction of St Mary’s Place on 22 September which will require temporary three way traffic lights in place for up to four weeks. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/update-northumbrian-water-city-centre-roadworks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:03:34 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 90511 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Gosforth Transport Scheme – Cabinet decides next Wednesday http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/gosforth-transport-scheme-cabinet-decides-next-wednesday <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, 18/09/2014 - 14:43</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">A series of changes to Gosforth High Street in north Newcastle are being recommended for approval when Cabinet considers a report on Wednesday, September 24.</span></p><p>The package of measures are intended to retain the vibrancy of the popular shopping neighbourhood, make it easier for shoppers and cyclists to get around, and improve traffic flows while reducing pollution and noise.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A transport improvement scheme, designed to cut congestion and make it safer for cyclists and pedestrians, could 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="Red Route road markings" alt="Image showing Red Route road markings" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/red_route1.jpg?1411048268" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/gosforth-transport-scheme-cabinet-decides-next-wednesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:51:41 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 90382 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Rugby World Cup, 1 Year to Go http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/rugby-world-cup-1-year-go <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, 18/09/2014 - 14:05</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Around 150 representatives from the region's business community assembled for a 'one year to go' briefing session at Kingston Park, home of Newcastle Falcons, which sought to highlight business opportunities and ensure a consistent approach to promoting the city and the region.</p><p>Speakers from the city council and tourism officials were joined by rugby stars past and present to outline the economic value of hosting RWC matches.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> North East businesses came together to talk through opportunities arising from next year&#039;s Rugby World Cup, which is expected to generate £14m for the region&#039;s economy. </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="456" height="300" title="Businesses have been discussing ways to support and share in the success of next year&#039;s Rugby World Cup" alt="Rugby World Cup is big business for the region" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/one_year_to_go_until_rugby_world_cup_2015_2.jpg?1411044812" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/rugby-world-cup-1-year-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:53:32 +0000 james.plater@newcastle.gov.uk 90378 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk International Read and eBook Day http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/international-read-and-ebook-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">Thu, 18/09/2014 - 10:16</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>International Read an eBook Day, is a new annual event raising awareness of reading on digital devices. To mark the day, readers are able to choose from hundreds of free ebooks available to download at their <a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/leisure-libraries-and-tourism/libraries/download-ebooks-and-audiobooks">local library</a> or by purchasing an eBook from a retailer online.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Today, readers from around the world will be taking part in the largest ever digital reading event by choosing from the hundreds of free eBooks available online. </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="eBook. An exciting new way to borrow books." alt="eBook. An exciting new way to borrow books." src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/international_ebook_day_news.jpg?1411033199" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/international-read-and-ebook-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:44:32 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 90370 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Work to improve our payment system http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/work-improve-our-payment-system <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, 17/09/2014 - 11:11</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">This essential upgrade work will improve the payment system that sits behind the majority of credit or debit card payments made at Customer Service Centres (CSCs), over the telephone, including automated payment line and online at </span><a style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;" href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/">www.newcastle.gov.uk</a><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Customers are being advised that they won&#039;t be able to make card payments to the council from 1pm on Wednesday 24 September. </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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/work-improve-our-payment-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:26:28 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 90159 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk