Council News http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news/feed?search= en Register and win an iPad mini http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/register-and-win-ipad-mini <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, 21/05/2015 - 13:35</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;"><strong></strong></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;">Supermarket worker Leann is one of 6,500 residents in the city who have registered for this as part of the council's drive to make its services digitally available.</p><p>She had no idea she had won the hi-tech gadget - in a competition run by the authority - until a member of staff rang her to break the good news.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Leann Almeida registered to manage her council tax account online and walked away with an iPad mini thanks to 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" 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/register-and-win-ipad-mini" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 21 May 2015 12:54:23 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 112651 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk School vacancies and waiting lists http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/school-vacancies-and-waiting-lists <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, 19/05/2015 - 11:32</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>We would like to remind parents that waiting lists for many schools and academies in Newcastle are cleared termly and the&nbsp;next process will take place over the Summer holidays 2015.&nbsp; We will write to you if your child is removed from a waiting list to tell you this has happened. If you want them to go back on the waiting list, you will need to reapply and complete a new in year application form.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> School vacancies and waiting list update </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/school-vacancies-and-waiting-lists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 19 May 2015 10:56:12 +0000 lorraine.griffin@newcastle.gov.uk 112412 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Heads Up! New road safety campaign launched to drive down accidents in the city-centre http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/heads-new-road-safety-campaign-launched-drive-down-accidents-city-centre <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, 19/05/2015 - 10:55</span> </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt;"><img src="/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/wwwfileroot/road_safety_heads_up_campaign.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="600" /></p><p>Launched by Newcastle City Council and Northumbria Police, the #distracted campaign aims to raise awareness of the dangers of not paying attention when crossing the road.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A new road safety campaign is launched today (Monday 18 May) to tackle the number of pedestrian accidents in the city-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" 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/heads-new-road-safety-campaign-launched-drive-down-accidents-city-centre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 19 May 2015 10:01:41 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 112405 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Partnership helps secures the future of another of the city’s libraries http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/partnership-helps-secures-future-another-city-s-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, 18/05/2015 - 13:56</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council, officially reopened the doors of Denton Burn library on Saturday (16 May 2015), accompanied by Joe Docherty, CEO of NCG.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The reopening is another successful outcome of the innovative approach the council has taken to work with partners to ensure a library service is retained for the local community.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The unique relationship between Newcastle City Council and Newcastle College has helped secure the future of another of the city’s libraries. </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="Cllr Forbes and Joe Docherty officially open the new Denton Burn Libray" alt="Photo of Cllr Forbes and Joe Docherty" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/150516a_037.jpg?1432045855" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/partnership-helps-secures-future-another-city-s-libraries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 18 May 2015 13:07:43 +0000 rachel.bishop@newcastle.gov.uk 112333 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Core Cities call for devolution http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/core-cities-call-devolution <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, 14/05/2015 - 17:21</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Leaders and mayors of the 10 largest city economies outside London in England, Scotland and Wales launched a ‘Devolution Declaration’ in front of an invited audience of decision-makers from the public and private sectors.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The Declaration sets out exactly how Core Cities could ‘rebalance, reform and renew’ the UK, transforming the lives of millions of people and ensuring Britain can compete in an increasingly globalised and technical world.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Core Cities UK leaders gathered in Westminster today to call for the new government to deliver on city devolution. </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-call-devolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 14 May 2015 16:22:49 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 112086 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle to take part in National Beacon lighting ceremony to mark VE Day 70 Celebrations http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-take-part-national-beacon-lighting-ceremony-mark-ve-day-70-celebrations <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, 08/05/2015 - 12:44</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Newcastle will be joining more than 200 locations around the country in lighting a special beacon to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) on the evening of Friday, 8th May. The event will begin at 9.25pm.</p><p>Over 200 Beacons will be lit at 9.32pm throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, following the lighting of the Principal Beacon outside Windsor Castle by Her Majesty The Queen.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beacon marks anniversary of VE Day. </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-take-part-national-beacon-lighting-ceremony-mark-ve-day-70-celebrations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 08 May 2015 11:49:04 +0000 louise.reeve@newcastle.gov.uk 111780 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Registration campaign connects with Newcastle voters http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/registration-campaign-connects-newcastle-voters <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, 05/05/2015 - 18:21</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><br />An intensive campaign find thousands of Newcastle voters who disappeared after changes to the way people register to vote has paid off.<br /><br />The introduction of individual electoral registration in December 2014 saw over 18,000 voters wiped off Newcastle's electoral register. But an intensive campaign by the Council and the city's universities has resulted in nearly 12,000 voters being added back on to the register.<br /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Big boost in voter numbers </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/registration-campaign-connects-newcastle-voters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 05 May 2015 17:24:46 +0000 steve.park@newcastle.gov.uk 111534 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Make sure you know how to have your say on 7 May http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/make-sure-you-know-how-have-your-say-7-may-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, 05/05/2015 - 18:06</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Voters are&nbsp;being&nbsp;reminded to make sure they are ready to take part in the UK Parliamentary General election (and local elections) taking place on Thursday 7 May.</p><p>Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive at Newcastle City Council, said:</p><p>"We're getting very close to polling day now, so we want to make sure that everyone knows how they can cast their vote and can easily take part on Thursday 7 May</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get ready to vote on election day </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/make-sure-you-know-how-have-your-say-7-may-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 05 May 2015 17:13:50 +0000 steve.park@newcastle.gov.uk 111533 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Family Services 2016 http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/family-services-2016 <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, 22/04/2015 - 10:22</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following the conclusion of the Family Services Review at the end of 2014/15, the Council put in place interim contracts as the first step towards realising stakeholders’ shared vision of an integrated whole family, community based offer. &nbsp;We are now starting the process of recommissioning these services for April 2016.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Following the council&#039;s Family Services Review during 2014-15 and the remodelling of our early help and family support offer (incorporating Sure Start), we are now moving into the next phase of developing this provision. </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/family-services-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:40:45 +0000 laura.walker@newcastle.gov.uk 110523 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Change of bank for the council http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/change-bank-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, 16/04/2015 - 10:06</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The change will happen automatically, so if you’re currently paying by direct debit or internet banking then you don’t need to do anything, your bank will make the switch on your behalf. However, If you pay by standing order, BACs or CHAPS please note the new bank account details below.</p><p>If you’re making a payment directly then please check the relevant invoice which will have details of the new bank account number.</p><p>New bank account details:</p><p>Account Name: Newcastle City Council Account</p><p>Sort Code: 30-93-71</p><p>Account: 63352060</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From April, the bank account for the council will be changing from The Co-operative Bank to Lloyds Bank. </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/change-bank-council" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:12:23 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 110233 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk National Offer Day for Reception Places for September 2015 http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/national-offer-day-reception-places-september-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">Wed, 15/04/2015 - 08:52</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>On national offer day, Thursday 16 April, we are pleased to confirm that almost 95% of Newcastle parents will be offered a preferred reception school place, with 84.2% being offered their first preference.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 95% of Newcastle parents will be offered a preferred school on the national offer day for reception places. </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="Reception age children" alt="Picture of reception age children" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/primary_admissions_2.jpg?1429086145" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/national-offer-day-reception-places-september-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:13:23 +0000 lorraine.griffin@newcastle.gov.uk 110216 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Another chance to get cheaper energy http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/another-chance-get-cheaper-energy-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, 07/04/2015 - 09:42</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of 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.</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 a great 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" 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/another-chance-get-cheaper-energy-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:00:07 +0000 louise.crosby@newcastle.gov.uk 109689 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Easter Bin Collections http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/easter-bin-collections <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, 02/04/2015 - 11:25</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">If you would normally have your bin collected on Friday 3 April, your revised collection day is Saturday 4 April. All other collections remain the same.&nbsp;</span></p><p>You can find other information about bin collections, including an online calendar on our <a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/environment-and-waste/rubbish-waste-and-recycling">webpages.&nbsp;</a></p><div><br /></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We would like to remind residents that there is only one change to bin collections over Easter. </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="451" height="300" title="Easter Bin Collections" alt="Image of 3 bins" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/3binsinlineweb.jpg?1427970596" /> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 10:26:28 +0000 rachel.bishop@newcastle.gov.uk 109509 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk In year school vacancies and waiting lists http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/year-school-vacancies-and-waiting-lists <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, 02/04/2015 - 10:49</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>We would like to remind parents that waiting lists for many schools and academies in Newcastle are cleared termly and the latest&nbsp;process will take place over the Easter holidays 2015.&nbsp; We will write to you if your child is removed from a waiting list to tell you this has happened.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Latest in year vacancies </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/year-school-vacancies-and-waiting-lists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 10:01:47 +0000 lorraine.griffin@newcastle.gov.uk 109504 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Transfer places - information about second waiting list run http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/transfer-places-information-about-second-waiting-list-run <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, 02/04/2015 - 08:35</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>We would like to remind parents that the deadline to submit any late changes or applications to be included in the second waiting list process run is <strong>Friday 10 April 2015</strong>.&nbsp; This is also the deadline for parents who received a new offer in the first waiting list run on 27 March to accept their offer.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Information about second waiting list run for secondary transfer places </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/transfer-places-information-about-second-waiting-list-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08:18:09 +0000 lorraine.griffin@newcastle.gov.uk 109501 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Information about national offer day for reception places http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/information-about-national-offer-day-reception-places <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, 02/04/2015 - 08:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>National offer day for reception places is <strong>Thursday 16 April 2015</strong>.&nbsp; We will tell you&nbsp;about your offer in one of two ways:</p><p>If you applied online, the online application system will go live just after midnight.&nbsp; You will then be able to log into the online system to find out your child’s offer and follow the instructions to accept the school place online.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Information about the upcoming national offer day for reception places. </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/information-about-national-offer-day-reception-places" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:31:14 +0000 lorraine.griffin@newcastle.gov.uk 109498 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Plan for the future given the green light http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/plan-future-given-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">Thu, 26/03/2015 - 19:55</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The Gateshead and Newcastle Planning for the Future Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan was agreed by councillors on both sides of the Tyne today, after being deemed sound and legally compliant by an independent, government appointed inspector.</span></p> <p>It comes into force from (today) 26 March, and forms the first part of Gateshead and Newcastle's 'local plan', which every local authority is required to prepare by law, to help shape development, encourage growth and provide employment opportunities.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A vital plan that will shape development and deliver economic growth and jobs over the next 15 years has been approved. </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="Planning for the Future Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan approved for Gateshead and Newcastle" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/aerial_newcastle_gateshead.jpg?1427400176" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/plan-future-given-green-light" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:04:06 +0000 ann.bridges@newcastle.gov.uk 108980 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle’s Rugby World Cup 2015 Official Fanzone confirmed at Science Central http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-s-rugby-world-cup-2015-official-fanzone-confirmed-science-central <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, 26/03/2015 - 16:58</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Newcastle is one of the Host Cities for the Tournament and will host three matches this October. During the Tournament the Fanzone will be operational just a stone's throw from St James' Park on the newly revamped Science Central site. An action-packed timetable of entertainment is promised, along with a big screen to watch all of the matches as well as opportunities to take part in rugby themed events.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Science Central, one of the biggest urban regeneration projects of its kind in the UK, will be the proud location for Newcastle&#039;s Rugby World Cup 2015 Official Fanzone later this 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" width="451" height="300" title="Newcastle Falcons players celebrate Rugby World Cup 2015 Fanzone announcement on Science Central today" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/science_central_rwc_fanzone_-_falcons.jpg?1427389699" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-s-rugby-world-cup-2015-official-fanzone-confirmed-science-central" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:11:12 +0000 ann.bridges@newcastle.gov.uk 108979 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Council wins £18m government funding for major junction improvements http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-wins-18m-government-funding-major-junction-improvements-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">Wed, 25/03/2015 - 13:48</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">£18m has been won - from the Department of Transport's 'Challenge Fund' - to improve Haddricks Mill as part of the council’s improvements to the Northern Access Corridor; &nbsp;which runs from works underway at Cowgate through to Blue House Roundabout and Haddricks Mill in the north of the city.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council has successfully bid for more than £18m of government funding for a major junction improvement in the north of 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="410" height="300" title="Image caption text" alt="Cars queuing " src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/traffic_jam_0.jpg?1427293089" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-wins-18m-government-funding-major-junction-improvements-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:15:34 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 108816 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Children kick-off Keep it Clean Newcastle’s spring clean http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/children-kick-keep-it-clean-newcastle-s-spring-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">Mon, 23/03/2015 (All day)</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Pupils from Canning Street Primary, one of Newcastle City Council’s Enviro Schools, &nbsp;welcomed the arrival of spring by sprucing up their local area. It is hoped that this will be the start of more community activity across the city as part of Keep It Clean Newcastle.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Keep It Clean Newcastle was launched in January with a hard-hitting poster campaign to encourage people to put their litter in bins, clean up after their dogs and not fly-tip.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> School children in Newcastle kicked off the city’s spring clean on Friday (20 March), with a litter pick around their school in Elswick. </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="Pupils from Canning Street Primary Keeping it Clean Newcastle" alt="School children in Newcastle kicked off the city’s spring clean " src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/150320b_005.jpg?1427118706" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/children-kick-keep-it-clean-newcastle-s-spring-clean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:55:33 +0000 rachel.bishop@newcastle.gov.uk 108605 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk North East demands commitment to transport plans to unlock economic growth. http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/north-east-demands-commitment-transport-plans-unlock-economic-growth <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, 20/03/2015 - 11:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Plans for strategic transport improvements across the North East&nbsp;&nbsp; have been confirmed in the latest&nbsp; report from Transport for the North – the body set up to develop and deliver transport improvements across the region.<br />The report reinforces a commitment to a range of measures which will improve transport connections and the economic prospects of the North East - cementing its place at the heart of united Northern economic area capable of competing on a global stage.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> North East transport connection to be boosted by infrastructure plans </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/north-east-demands-commitment-transport-plans-unlock-economic-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:51:49 +0000 steve.park@newcastle.gov.uk 108205 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Generation NE - helping our young people across the region into work http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/generation-ne-helping-our-young-people-across-region-work <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, 18/03/2015 - 08:15</span> </div> </div> </div> <h3><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Working with Durham, Gateshead, Northumberland and North Tyneside councils, Jobcentre Plus and the North East LEP – we’re investing £4.5 million to create job opportunities for young people and support local businesses to develop their future workforce.</span></h3><p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Generation NE will work with small to medium-sized businesses in the region to create employment, training and work experience that will help develop young people’s skills and provide a workforce of the future for our local businesses</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Helping our young people into work and supporting local businesses to provide growth opportunities is the main aim of our new youth employment programme Generation NE. </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&#039;s Business Advisor Donna Barker" alt="Picture of Newcastle&#039;s Business Advisor Donna Barker" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/donna_web.jpg?1426667224" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/generation-ne-helping-our-young-people-across-region-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:28:57 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 108044 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Ubisoft invests in new Consumer Relationship Centre in Newcastle http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/ubisoft-invests-new-consumer-relationship-centre-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, 13/03/2015 - 14:32</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The CRC is a hub for Ubisoft's interactions with players in Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) territories, integrating consumer support teams and community managers. Ubisoft plans to expand the CRC to include more than 100 team members by the end of 2015, with the ambition to continue that growth to 200 team members and beyond in the coming years.</span></p><p><strong></strong></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ubisoft announced the official opening of its new Consumer Relationship Center (CRC) in Newcastle today (Friday 13 March 2015). </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="Picture of Cllr Nick Forbes and Stephane Catherine, Ubisoft" alt="Picture of Cllr Nick Forbes and Stephane Catherine, Ubisoft" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/ubisoftnewsstory.jpg?1426257206" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/ubisoft-invests-new-consumer-relationship-centre-newcastle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:34:15 +0000 ann.bridges@newcastle.gov.uk 107717 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Demographic Ageing - a time of opportunity http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/demographic-ageing-a-time-opportunity <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, 13/03/2015 - 14:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <h3><strong>Housing and Innovation</strong></h3><p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Tuesday 31 March, 8.30 am – 10.30 am</strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong>The Core, Science Central, Bath Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5TF (Please note - due to increased demand, we've changed the venue to The Core)</strong></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Join us for a workshop hosted by Newcastle City Council’s Working City Board, North East Chamber of Commerce and Age Friendly Newcastle to determine the actions we can take to realise this potential in relation to Housing and Innovation. </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/demographic-ageing-a-time-opportunity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:31:16 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 107716 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Councillors cross the political divide to urge students to sign up to vote http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/councillors-cross-political-divide-urge-students-sign-vote <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, 11/03/2015 - 09:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Two Newcastle councillors from opposing political parties will be joining forces in the campaign to get students to register to vote in the General and Local Elections on May 7th.</p><p>Labour's Stephen Lambert and Liberal Democrat Gerry Keating will team up at Newcastle College on Friday 13th March&nbsp;&nbsp; to run two sessions advising students on how to make sure they have the right to vote on election day.&nbsp; Sessions will run from 10:30 to 11:30 and from 112:30 to 12:30.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Councillors team up to boost election sign up </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/councillors-cross-political-divide-urge-students-sign-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:53:18 +0000 steve.park@newcastle.gov.uk 107479 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Tackling mental health in Newcastle http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/tackling-mental-health-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">Tue, 10/03/2015 - 16:57</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">And housing conditions, crime, poverty and employment are all factors that can cause mental health problems, according to a new report published by Newcastle City Council.</span></p><p>The paper Good Mental Health will be discussed by an audience of health professionals, community leaders and members of the public when the latest in the series of the council’s policy cabinets takes place at Newcastle Civic Centre at 4.30 on Wednesday, March 11.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More than 14,000 people in Newcastle are being treated for depression. </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/tackling-mental-health-newcastle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:00:48 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 107404 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Celebrating apprentices in business http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/celebrating-apprentices-business-2 <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, 10/03/2015 - 16:31</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Newcastle City Learning runs the city council’s adult and community education programmes for anyone in the city over the age of 16. And as part of this week they are highlighting the excellent work these apprentices do as a way of encouraging more businesses to take on a new recruit. 80% of employers nationally who employ an apprentice agree that they make their workplace more productive.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The contribution that apprentices make to local business is being celebrated this week as part of National Apprenticeship 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="449" height="300" title="Newcastle City Council winning apprentices 2014" alt="Newcastle City Council winning apprentices 2014" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/aprentices_winners_2014web_1.jpg?1426005323" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/celebrating-apprentices-business-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 16:37:28 +0000 rachel.bishop@newcastle.gov.uk 107403 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Ouseburn Valley Parking Proposals closes 26 March 2016 http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/ouseburn-valley-parking-proposals <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, 06/03/2015 - 15:25</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">We’re reviewing the parking in the Lower Ouseburn Valley after issues have been raised by residents, businesses and visitors to the area. We also need to manage the effect of current and future developments in the area. Parking space is limited and we need to make sure it meets local needs as much as possible.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Research has shown that:</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We’re reviewing the parking in the Lower Ouseburn Valley after issues have been raised by residents, businesses and visitors to the area. We also need to manage the effect of current and future developments in the area. Parking space is limited and we need to make sure it meets local needs as much as possible. </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/ouseburn-valley-parking-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:26:50 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 106892 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Major milestone for plan to boost growth and jobs http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/major-milestone-plan-boost-growth-and-jobs <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, 06/03/2015 - 08:44</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Planning for the Future, Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan for Gateshead and Newcastle was judged to be 'sound' and 'legally compliant' by Government appointed Planning Inspector Martin Pike.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A plan intended to help shape future development across Gateshead and Newcastle has taken a crucial step forward with the publication of an independent inspectors report. </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/major-milestone-plan-boost-growth-and-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 08:55:36 +0000 ann.bridges@newcastle.gov.uk 106816 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk The Big Painting Challenge http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/big-painting-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">Thu, 05/03/2015 - 14:27</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hands on Watercolour Workshops will take place at the City Library in the Bewick Hall on Friday 13 March, at 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm or 3pm</p><p>Everyone can paint - and with a little guidance you can create your own wonderful artwork. The Society for All Artists will be making its way around the country in 2015 to encourage and inspire people who have never thought they could paint to pick up a brush and give it a go.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Learn to paint workshops taking place 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="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/big-painting-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:56:23 +0000 louise.crosby@newcastle.gov.uk 106736 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle secures investment for safer and better streets http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-secures-investment-safer-and-better-streets <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, 04/03/2015 - 13:43</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The funding will be used to upgrade streets and junctions, and has been secured as an extension to the current Cycle City Ambition Fund, reflecting Newcastle's emergence as a city that is planning for the future.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council has secured £10.6 million investment in cycling to make it easier and safer for people to get on their bikes in and around 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="Making cycling easier and safer for people in the city" alt="woman cycling" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/cycling_image_-_resized_for_web.jpg?1425477201" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-secures-investment-safer-and-better-streets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:55:21 +0000 ann.bridges@newcastle.gov.uk 106619 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk North East devolution – have your say http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/north-east-devolution-have-your-say <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, 27/02/2015 - 10:50</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>A series of meetings will take place across the North East to give business leaders, residents and partner agencies the opportunity to influence ambitious plans for regional devolution.</p><p>&nbsp;The North East Combined Authority (neca)'s Leadership Board approved outline proposals to boost the region's economic growth through devolved powers when it met last month.</p><p>&nbsp;Now residents and stakeholders are being asked for their views on the plans before the neca begins discussions with Government.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Consultation on devolution to the North east begins </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/north-east-devolution-have-your-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:56:39 +0000 steve.park@newcastle.gov.uk 106174 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Science Central officially opened by Minister for Cities http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/science-central-officially-opened-minister-cities <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, 25/02/2015 - 13:34</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The Minister was the guest of honour today (Wednesday 25 February) at the official opening of Science Central. He was joined by Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council, and the Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University, Professor Chris Brink, to commemorate the first phase completion.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One of the biggest urban regeneration projects of its kind in the UK was officially launched today by Minister for Universities, Science &amp; Cities, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP. </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/science-central-officially-opened-minister-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:36:18 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 105956 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk North East Businesses look to the future with new £4.5m youth employment programme http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/north-east-businesses-look-future-new-45m-youth-employment-programme <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, 20/02/2015 - 14:56</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Over the next three years, Generation NE - a collaboration between five local authorities and the NELEP - will support the region's SME community to strengthen their businesses by increasing sustainable employment opportunities for up to 2,000 young people.</span></p> <p>To mark the launch of the new programme Newcastle, Durham, Gateshead, North Tyneside and Northumberland councils hosted an exclusive Round Table Debate this morning at Accenture.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A NEW £4.5 million employment programme unveiled today (Friday 20 February 2015) will empower North East businesses to future-proof their workforces whilst tackling youth unemployment in 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" 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/north-east-businesses-look-future-new-45m-youth-employment-programme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:57:57 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 105587 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Council Tax rise proposed to help safeguard services as Newcastle sets out plans for investment in the future http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-tax-rise-proposed-help-safeguard-services-newcastle-sets-out-plans-investment-future <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, 13/02/2015 - 15:30</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Newcastle City Council's Cabinet is expected to propose a council tax increase of 1.95% to help protect key council services, like keeping the city's streets clean, when it meets to consider it Budget for 2015/16 on Monday 23 February. A major investment in jobs and growth in the city will also be recommended.</p><p>The Cabinet will be considering feedback from the public consultation on&nbsp;budget proposals before deciding on whether to recommend the plans to a meeting of the full Council on Wednesday 4th March 2015.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cabinet considers budget plans following 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" 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/council-tax-rise-proposed-help-safeguard-services-newcastle-sets-out-plans-investment-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:44:27 +0000 steve.park@newcastle.gov.uk 104870 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Energy effeciency scheme turns the heat up on ineffecient gas boilers http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/energy-effeciency-scheme-turns-heat-ineffecient-gas-boilers-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, 13/02/2015 - 11:27</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: 150%;">&nbsp;</p><p>Warm Up North is offering free or subsidised gas boilers to residents on certain benefits with an inefficient boiler in their home. To qualify, people will also need to own their own home or be a private tenant.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle residents are set to benefit from warmer homes this winter as one of the UK’s largest energy efficiency initiatives offers additional support to people who need it most. </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/energy-effeciency-scheme-turns-heat-ineffecient-gas-boilers-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:33:00 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 104811 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Serving up a treat http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/serving-a-treat <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, 12/02/2015 - 13:37</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The school chef from Walbottle Campus was named 2015 North East and Scotland School Chef of the Year in a competition organised by the Lead Association for Catering in Education LACA.</span></p><p>Abdul, originally from Casablanca, has worked in Paris and London and trained at Newcastle College. He based his winning menu on Morocco.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mouth-watering meals dished up in 90 minutes have earned Abdul Mahdoul a coveted 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/serving-a-treat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:39:13 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 104652 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Two North East travel projects shortlisted for national awards http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/two-north-east-travel-projects-shortlisted-national-awards <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, 11/02/2015 - 17:34</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Go Smarter, the Tyne and Wear programme that promotes sustainable travel, and Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive, have both been shortlisted for the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Excellence Awards.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two Tyne and Wear-based travel projects have been announced as finalists in a national awards ceremony which recognises the best marketing campaigns of the 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" width="475" height="300" title="Go the Extra Mile" alt="Launch of Go the extra mile" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/go_the_extra_mile_launch.jpg?1423676170" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/two-north-east-travel-projects-shortlisted-national-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:02:50 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 104574 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle Libraries celebrate National Libraries Day http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-libraries-celebrate-national-libraries-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, 05/02/2015 - 16:12</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>National Libraries Day was first introduced in 2012 with the aim of raising awareness of the valued service that libraries offer. Last year thousands of people took part in over 600 events and many public figures including well-known authors, illustrators, MPs and musicians sent messages of support.</p><p>And this year there will be something on offer for everyone in Newcastle's libraries, with a full programme of fun and informative events taking place across the city.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle Libraries will again be celebrating National Libraries Day this Saturday (7 February) with plenty of opportunities for people to get involved and find out what their local library has to 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="Storytime and National Libraries Day" alt="Pic of children enjoying storytime" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/storytime3web.jpg?1423153978" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-libraries-celebrate-national-libraries-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 16:34:59 +0000 rachel.bishop@newcastle.gov.uk 103780 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Register to vote today http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/register-vote-today <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, 05/02/2015 - 07:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Newcastle City Council is encouraging any local residents not yet registered to vote, to take advantage of National Voter Registration Day (5 February) and go online now to register.</p><p>&nbsp;There are fewer than 100 days until voters go to the polls to elect Newcastle's Members of Parliament on 7th May. Local elections for the City Council are also taking place on the same day. Anyone not registered can do so at <a href="http://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote " title="www.gov.uk/register-to-vote ">www.gov.uk/register-to-vote </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make sure you are registered to vote </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/register-vote-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:11:05 +0000 steve.park@newcastle.gov.uk 103638 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk City council plans for people-friendly retail area get the go-ahead http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-council-plans-people-friendly-retail-area-get-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">Wed, 04/02/2015 - 16:11</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The changes to the retail area are designed to improve traffic flows, make the road more attractive for people who shop in the area and cyclists.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The council received a petition into making a number of improvements to the public realm, which included turning Acorn Road into a one-way street, as local residents and businesses were concerned that 10 car parking spaces would be lost.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council has confirmed plans to turn a popular shopping street in Newcastle into a more people-friendly retail area following a petition lodged to 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="275" title="Artist impression of how Acorn Road may look with the improvements" alt="image of how Illustration 1 will look with the improvements" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/acorn_road_illustration_1_web.jpg?1423066832" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-council-plans-people-friendly-retail-area-get-go-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:30:46 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 103630 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Tackling violence against women and girls http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/tackling-violence-against-women-and-girls <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, 04/02/2015 - 15:20</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The discussion will take place on Thursday, February 5, at Newcastle Civic Centre.</p><p>Other speakers include:</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird is just one of the speakers taking part in an event to raise awareness of violence against women and girls. </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/tackling-violence-against-women-and-girls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:26:59 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 103629 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk £1m makeover for city street http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/1m-makeover-city-street-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">Wed, 04/02/2015 - 13:16</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Newcastle City Council has unveiled ambitious plans for a £1.1 million makeover of a busy city centre street.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">John Dobson Street is set to be transformed with a new boulevard-style, tree-lined layout featuring widened pavements, new road crossings, two-way cycle-track, seating areas and improved public transport links.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council has unveiled ambitious plans for a £1.1 million makeover of a busy city centre street. John Dobson Street is set to be transformed with a new boulevard-style, tree-lined layout featuring widened pavements, new road crossings, two-way cycle-track, seating areas and improved public transport links. </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/1m-makeover-city-street-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 13:38:08 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 103557 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk A Vision for Newcastle’s Cultural Future http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a-vision-newcastle-s-cultural-future <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, 04/02/2015 - 12:29</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;">The Newcastle Cultural Partnership developed its Vision for Culture last year and now wants suggestions of how this can be taken forward.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Local people and organisations in Newcastle with a passion for the arts are being asked to help turn the city’s vision for culture into a reality. </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/a-vision-newcastle-s-cultural-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 12:37:02 +0000 rachel.bishop@newcastle.gov.uk 103555 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Offers sought to secure the future of Newcastle’s City Hall and City Pools http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/offers-sought-secure-future-newcastle-s-city-hall-and-city-pools-2 <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, 30/01/2015 - 13:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Developers, investors and community groups are being invited to submit proposals to secure the future of Newcastle's popular City Hall and historic City Pools buildings.</p><p>The City Council have asked property agents Sanderson Weatherall to market the buildings on Northumberland Road so that the whole site is exploited to its fullest potential, for the benefit of the City's residents. It is anticipated that this will mean bringing the City Pools buildings back into an alternative use, whilst the City Hall will continue to operate as an entertainment venue.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Creative proposals are being sought to safeguard the future of treasured Newcastle buildings </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/offers-sought-secure-future-newcastle-s-city-hall-and-city-pools-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:02:18 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 102971 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle schools buck the trend as national results show downturn http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-schools-buck-trend-national-results-show-downturn <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, 29/01/2015 - 17:24</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Official 2014 GCSE results published today confirm that a higher proportion of Newcastle pupils have achieved the expected standard than elsewhere in the country or across the region.</p><p>Changes to the way figures are calculated have seen performance in many schools to fall nationally.</p><p>&nbsp;Newcastle schools have bucked the trend by maintaining last year's highest ever performance despite the new tougher measures, and exceeding the national average for the first time. In all but 13 out of 150 local authorities, the overall headline GCSE figure has fallen compared to last year.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Secondary Schools in Newcastle now perform above the national average according to latest official figures </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-schools-buck-trend-national-results-show-downturn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:34:36 +0000 steve.park@newcastle.gov.uk 102847 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk How are we performing in Adult Social Care? http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/how-are-we-performing-adult-social-care <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, 22/01/2015 - 14:25</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Local Account is a report which shows how adult social care services have performed over the last year (2013/14). It shares some of the views and experiences of people who use the service.</p><p>You can read the <a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/local-account-201314">Local Account report here</a>, but here are some of the highlights:</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The council has published its third Local Account of adult social care 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="Council has published its third Local Account" alt="Wheelchair user" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/wheelchair.jpg?1421936885" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/how-are-we-performing-adult-social-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:28:26 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 101845 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Walker Park restoration plans for public viewing http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/walker-park-restoration-plans-public-viewing <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, 21/01/2015 - 11:05</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The council's Architectural &amp; Design Services team has been working with Durham-based TGP Landscape Architects on the designs and these will be available for local people to view at the former play centre in the park on Saturday 24 January between 11.00am - 3.00pm.</p><p>The restoration will include a new community café at the former play centre, new facilities for children and young people including a new multi-use games area for tennis, basketball and football, a refurbished play area, skate park, drainage to football pitches and a new under 12s football pitch.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Work will soon begin on a major restoration of Walker Park to help bring it back to its former glory as part of a £2.5million investment from Newcastle City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). </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/walker-park-restoration-plans-public-viewing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:11:22 +0000 rachel.bishop@newcastle.gov.uk 101669 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Family Services Review http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/family-services-review <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, 20/01/2015 - 16:52</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><p><strong>Extra funds will target giving children the best possible start in life</strong></p><p>Newcastle City Council will find an additional £403k to invest in innovative new Community Family Hubs providing integrated support to families and children with additional needs in the most deprived parts of the city.</p><p>The move will help reduce the impact of a planned £4.67million reduction in the Family Service's budget of £11.7million. The Council's Cabinet will consider the proposals when it meets on Wednesday 28th January.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cabinet considers the outcome of the councils Family Services Review on 28th January 2015. </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/family-services-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:19:02 +0000 steve.park@newcastle.gov.uk 101582 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Council makes Top 20 gay employer friendly list http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-makes-top-20-gay-employer-friendly-list <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, 19/01/2015 - 15:19</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The Council was placed equal 19</span><sup style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">th</sup><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"> in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2015 which is a leap of six places from last year and is ranked as the fourth highest performing local authority in the country.</span></p> <p>The free to enter index looks at how employers support their LGBT staff in the workplace and ranks the best top 100.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council has been ranked as one of the best employers in the country for its commitment to equality and diversity according to Stonewall, the national LGBT (lesbian, gay and bisexual and Transgender) charity. </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/council-makes-top-20-gay-employer-friendly-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:21:49 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 101399 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk