Council News http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news/feed?search= en City congratulates young people on exam success http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-congratulates-young-people-exam-success <p>Young people across Newcastle have once again excelled in their vital GCSE exams, according to figures released this morning (Thursday).</p> <p>Early statistics show that the numbers of pupils achieving five A*-C grade GCSEs, including English and Maths, rose again for the sixth year in succession to 53.3%, 3.8 percentage points up on last year. This is in addition to the huge 7.5 percentage point gain last year. All secondary schools in the city show a three year upward trend on their performance at GCSE.</p> <p>Success stories from these provisional figures include:</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-congratulates-young-people-exam-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 09:15:53 +0000 will.mapplebeck@newcastle.gov.uk 24792 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk City urges parents to apply for school places http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-urges-parents-apply-school-places <p>Newcastle City Council is urging parents and carers across Newcastle to, where possible, use the Newcastle City Council website to apply for school places for the school term starting September 2012.</p> <p>Parents who want to get their children into a reception class or transfer to middle or secondary school in the 2012-13 academic year can apply by clicking on <a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/admissions">www.newcastle.gov.uk/admissions</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-urges-parents-apply-school-places" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 10:20:24 +0000 will.mapplebeck@newcastle.gov.uk 24949 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Green Fingers Celebrated at Citys Allotment Show http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/green-fingers-celebrated-citys-allotment-show <p>Newcastle's gardening skills will be celebrated this weekend when the city council plays host to the annual Newcastle Allotment and Garden Show.</p> <p>Now its tenth year the allotment show will give our city's keen horticulturalist and green fingered gardening fans the chance to show off their prize-winning produce at the Banqueting Hall at the Civic Centre on Sunday, 11 September from 11am.</p> <p>The winners will be announced in a variety of categories including best in show classes for vegetables, fruit and flowers and there is even a novelty category.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/green-fingers-celebrated-citys-allotment-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 05 Sep 2011 17:39:36 +0000 25043 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Radical refurbishment continues in Byker http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/radical-refurbishment-continues-bkyer <p>Refurbishment of Bolam Coyne, part of the Grade II* listed Byker estate in Newcastle upon Tyne, is continuing apace with contractors Wates Living Space now 32 weeks into the 36-week build programme.</p> <p>Wates Living Space commenced the ┬ú2m redevelopment of Bolam Coyne in January in order to reinvigorate this highly distinctive cluster of housing, which was designed by prominent architect Ralph Erskine in the 1970s.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/radical-refurbishment-continues-bkyer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 07 Sep 2011 15:28:25 +0000 25096 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Stunning coastline showcased in new exhibition http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/stunning-coastline-showcased-new-exhibition <p>Northumberland's stunning coastline is showcased in a new photographic exhibition launched this week in Newcastle.</p> <p>Members of Walker Challenge, a voluntary organisation designed to support people with conditions including schizophrenia and depression, will exhibit photographs at the Holy Biscuit Gallery in Shieldfield as part of its Flotsam and Jetsam art tour. A special launch event will take place on Friday, September 9, at 4pm at the gallery.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/stunning-coastline-showcased-new-exhibition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 08 Sep 2011 08:59:11 +0000 will.mapplebeck@newcastle.gov.uk 25111 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk City Council to host one of North-East's largest ever coffee mornings http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-council-host-one-north-easts-largest-ever-coffee-mornings <p>Newcastle City Council is hosting what it hopes will be one of the region's largest ever coffee mornings to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.</p> <p>Staff at the council have decided to give their support to help raise funds for the charity and are expecting hundreds of people to come to the Banqueting Hall at the Civic Centre anytime between 10am until noon on Wednesday, 28 September for a cup of coffee or tea.</p> <p>Local tea company Ringtons has agreed to support the event and is donating enough tea and coffee to fill 2,000 cups.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-council-host-one-north-easts-largest-ever-coffee-mornings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 16:07:27 +0000 25213 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Barefoot Lord Mayor runs the Great North Run for charity! http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/barefoot-lord-mayor-runs-great-north-run-charity <p>Cllr Geoff O'Brien is leading from the front as possibly the healthiest Lord Mayor in the country, once again doing his bit for charity by running in this Sunday's Great North Run.</p> <p>Five other runners will join the Lord Mayor in the GNR. They will be supporting the Lord Mayor's charities which are CAFOD (the official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales), NCSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) and Islamic Relief. The Lord Mayor will be running in support of Islamic Relief.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/barefoot-lord-mayor-runs-great-north-run-charity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 12:47:38 +0000 nccadmin 25256 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Council gets smarter on driving down fuel costs http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-gets-smarter-driving-down-fuel-costs <p>Cllr Henri Murison, Cabinet Member for Quality of Life, gets behind the wheel today (20 September) to become the first Newcastle City Council councillor to be trained in driving techniques that should reduce his fuel consumption.</p> <p>Cllr Murison joins five hundred front line council workers who have already been through the Smarter Driving training course, which aims to save an estimated 15% on fuel consumption by showing staff how to drive in a more efficient way.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-gets-smarter-driving-down-fuel-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 10:23:57 +0000 25275 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Service to Remember the Battle of Britain http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/service-remember-battle-britain <p>Newcastle Civic Centre will host a special service to commemorate one of the most significant moments in the Second World War and the heroic service of the Royal Air Force this weekend.</p> <p>Cllr Geoff O'Brien, the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, will represent the city at the service to commemorate the Battle of Britain on Sunday, 25 September at 1pm.</p> <p>He will join veterans at the annual service which is organised by the Royal Air Forces Association.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/service-remember-battle-britain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 14:22:51 +0000 25312 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk City council teams up with Newcastle United to get our young people active http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-council-teams-newcastle-united-get-our-young-people-active <p>Hundreds of children and young people will receive expert football training following a deal signed this week between Newcastle United's charitable foundation and Newcastle City Council.</p> <p>The partnering agreement will see the Newcastle United Foundation run football development programmes across the city for the next three years. Programmes will include in-school and after-school coaching, girls only football, coaching for people with disabilities and long term player development schemes for gifted boys and girls.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-council-teams-newcastle-united-get-our-young-people-active" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 14:48:22 +0000 will.mapplebeck@newcastle.gov.uk 25314 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Remembering the Battle of Newburn http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/remembering-battle-newburn <p>History enthusiasts can get a real taste of life on the battlefield when Tyne Riverside Country Park marks the Battle of Newburn this weekend.</p> <p>On Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 September from 11am to 4pm you can visit the 'living history camp' where you can experience an authentic slice of 17th century military life, see how the soldiers (and their families) lived, what they ate and how they were treated for their wounds.</p> <p>You will get to meet the soldiers, find out why the Scots came to Newburn and what was the cause they were prepared to fight and die for?</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/remembering-battle-newburn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 10:01:03 +0000 25335 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Cooks to do Battle in Curry Chef Contest http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/cooks-do-battle-curry-chef-contest <p>Newcastle Civic Centre will host a competition to see who will be crowned this year's Curry Chef Champion.</p> <p>Finalists for this year's competition are Bob Arora from Sachins, Khaled Miah from Vujon, and Bhoju Moolya from Dabbawal, and will compete at the final of the competition during a cook-off on Wednesday, 28 September from 12 noon.</p> <p>The three finalists will cook an entire meal from scratch including a main curry dish, naan bread or rice plus a side dish, to impress judges.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/cooks-do-battle-curry-chef-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:25:03 +0000 25943 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Khaled is Chief Curry Chef http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/khaled-chief-curry-chef <p>Khaled Miah from Vujon has been crowned the winner of this year's Curry Chef Competition at a hotly contested cook-off at the Civic Centre today, Wednesday, 28 September.</p> <p>Khaled's award winning dish was Chilli Hot Sea Bass Goan Style, Dill Pillou Rice and Mishti Aloo.</p> <p>The new curry chef champion beat off stiff competition from finalists Bob Arora from Sachins and Bhoju Moolya from Dabbawal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/khaled-chief-curry-chef" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 16:28:12 +0000 26169 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Councils launch new arrangements to attract business to NewcastleGateshead http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/councils-launch-new-arrangements-attract-business-newcastlegateshead <p>Gateshead and Newcastle Councils today announced new arrangements to attract inward investment, deliver key projects, and secure economic growth across the Tyne.</p> <p>The Councils will ask the NewcastleGateshead Initiative to lead on the activity of attracting new businesses - building on their successful track record in marketing and promoting NewcastleGateshead for over 10 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/councils-launch-new-arrangements-attract-business-newcastlegateshead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 07:32:41 +0000 26181 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk The Prince of Wales to Welcome Honorary Freedom Recipients http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/prince-wales-welcome-honorary-freedom-recipients <p>His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will visit Newcastle next month to pay tribute to the members of the Queen's Own Yeomanry when they parade through the city centre.</p> <p>He will be invited to take the salute as the company, which is part of the Territorial Army, will be exercising their right to march with bands playing and bayonets fixed when they take part in their freedom parade on Saturday, 8 October.</p> <p>His Royal Highness, who is the Royal Colonel, will salute the service men and women when they march past Grey's Monument en-route to the Civic Centre.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/prince-wales-welcome-honorary-freedom-recipients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 09:05:00 +0000 26183 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Science City secure as partners agree to invest in the future http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/science-city-secure-partners-agree-invest-future <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><span style="font-size: 9pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Editors: For more information, contact Andrew McKegney at Newcastle City Council on </span><a href="mailto:andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk</span></a><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>or 0191 2115099.</span></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/science-city-secure-partners-agree-invest-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 11:40:12 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 26248 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Civic Welcome for International Community Day http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/civic-welcome-international-community-day <p>International Students from Newcastle's two universities will be given a civic welcome next week by the Lord Mayor of Newcastle when they attend a special day which will introduce them to their new home.</p> <p>Cllr Geoff O'Brien will welcome the students at the annual International Community Day at the Civic Centre on Friday, 14 October which starts at 1pm.</p> <p>Now in its sixth year, International Community Day is a collaboration of Newcastle City Council, Newcastle University and Northumbria University and aims to welcome international students to the city.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/civic-welcome-international-community-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 04 Oct 2011 09:20:08 +0000 26350 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle - A Fairer City http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-a-fairer-city <p>A Fairness Commission has been set up to help make Newcastle a fairer, more cohesive city.</p> <p>The group, made up of a diverse range of individuals, is drawn from the worlds of politics, religion, academia, health and the community/voluntary sector.</p> <p>The Commission was the brainchild of Coun Nick Forbes, leader of Newcastle City Council who announced that "tackling inequality" is one of the council's four major objectives.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-a-fairer-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 04 Oct 2011 15:02:19 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 26380 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Council Staff are Real Stars http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-staff-are-real-stars <p>Dedicated council staff who went beyond the call of duty will be officially recognised at a ceremony this Thursday (Oct 6).</p> <p>The unsung heroes will receive prestigious awards in Newcastle City Council's Star Awards held annually at the Civic Centre.</p> <p>They will receive their awards from the leader of the council, Coun Nick Forbes, the Lord Mayor, cabinet members and the council's chief executive Barry Rowland before an audience of staff.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-staff-are-real-stars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 04 Oct 2011 16:48:22 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 26398 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Kingston Park Legends Match Traffic Information http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/kingston-park-legends-match-traffic-information <p>Visitors travelling to this weekend's charity football match at Kingston Park are advised to use public transport.</p> <p>The Legends versus Liverpool kicks off at 1.30pm on Sunday, 9 October at the home of Newcastle Falcons Stadium.</p> <p>Sunday's match includes former Newcastle United stars including Les Ferdinand and Kevin Keegan means that the match has attracted an excellent crowd and it is expected there will be traffic congestion in the local area.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/kingston-park-legends-match-traffic-information" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 06 Oct 2011 09:14:23 +0000 26442 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Councillors ask Lets Talk Customer Services http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/councillors-ask-lets-talk-customer-services <p>Customer Services staff at Newcastle Civic Centre welcomed two special temporary staff members when they reported for duty this week.</p> <p>City councillors Hazel Stephenson and Sophie White went 'back to the floor' on Wednesday, 5 October to learn about the important services and help the city council offer members of the public and visitors each day.</p> <p>The fact finding day was organised during National Customer Service Week and is part of the Newcastle City Council's Let's Talk Newcastle campaign.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/councillors-ask-lets-talk-customer-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 08:46:33 +0000 26475 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Young Critics Sample Turner Prize http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/young-critics-sample-turner-prize <p>Junior art critics at Chillingham Road Primary School will be giving their opinions of this year's Turner Prize nominees when they host a Turner Prize Caf&eacute; next week.</p> <p>The school has been working with BALTIC Centre of Contemporary Art who will present the caf&eacute; at the school Monday, 10 October for one day only.</p> <p>As part of the caf&eacute; the pupils will be working with artists throughout the day and they will also be introduced to information on the art works selected for Turner Prize 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/young-critics-sample-turner-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 09:44:48 +0000 26477 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Fruit, Veg and Orchestras at Grainger Market http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/fruit-veg-and-orchestras-grainger-market <p>Shoppers at Newcastle's Grainger Market will be soothed by an operatic backdrop when the city centre landmark plays host to an orchestra with a difference this weekend.</p> <p>Cobweb Orchestra, will pop up at 12noon on Saturday, 15 October and start performing for startled customers and staff.<br />&nbsp;<br />Undercover Opera, which will be conducted by Andy Jackson, has been arranged in partnership with Anton Hecht who was involved in the Grainger Market ballet which took place last year involving stall holders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/fruit-veg-and-orchestras-grainger-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 09:56:24 +0000 26532 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Policy Cabinet - Responding to Welfare Cuts http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/policy-cabinet-responding-welfare-cuts <p>The Welfare Reform Bill promises to bring about the biggest change to the country's welfare system for more than 60 years.</p> <p>Tens of thousands of people in Newcastle alone will be affected by changes to their benefit and the amount they receive.</p> <p>The city council has no magic solution to 'make good' reductions in welfare but, with partners, it has a responsibility to do all that it can to minimise the hardship people will experience.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/policy-cabinet-responding-welfare-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:50:13 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 26644 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Major Award for Innovation and Ambition http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/major-award-innovation-and-ambition <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">The organisation that oversees transport provision in Tyne and Wear is celebrating after being named the best in the country.</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: x-small; font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) was named ITA of the year at the 2011 National Transport Awards ceremony in London. </span></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/major-award-innovation-and-ambition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 08:30:37 +0000 will.mapplebeck@newcastle.gov.uk 26760 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Council backs European Green Capital bid http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-backs-european-green-capital-bid <p>Full Council has given its approval to for the city to bid for European Green Capital status for 2014. This endorses a decision made at Cabinet a week earlier to develop a city-wide backed submission.</p> <p>Leader of the Council Cllr Nick Forbes announced the intention to explore the possibility of submitting a European Green Capital bid at the Let's Talk Newcastle launch in July.</p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-backs-european-green-capital-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 08:32:41 +0000 26761 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Suffragette Movement Celebrated http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/suffragette-movement-celebrated <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, 14/10/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>14/10/2008</strong><br />For more information contact Charlotte Sly on 0191 211 5057</p> <p>The Suffragette Movement will be remembered at a special event at Newcastle Civic Centre later this week.</p> <p>Celebrate 100 Years of the Suffragette Movement will take place on Friday, 17 October at 6.30pm in the Banqueting Hall.</p> <p>The evening will be introduced and has been organised by Newcastle City Council's Councillor Liz Langfield, Executive Support Member for Health, and Councillor Joyce McCarty, Deputy Leader of the Opposition.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 14/10/2008For more information contact Charlotte Sly on 0191 211 5057The Suffragette Movement will be remembered at a special event at Newcastle Civic Centre later this week.Celebrate 100 Years of the Suffragette Movement will take place on Friday, 17 October at 6.30pm in the Banqueting Hall.The evening will be introduced and has been organised by Newcastle City Council&#039;s Councillor Liz Langfield, Executive Support Member for Health, and Councillor Joyce McCarty, Deputy Leader of the Opposition. </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/suffragette-movement-celebrated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 14 Oct 2008 11:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27460 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Up-and-coming journalists show off their skills as new magazine gets Outer-West youngsters Bouncing Higher http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/and-coming-journalists-show-their-skills-new-magazine-gets-outer-west-youngsters-bouncing <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, 14/10/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>14/10/2008</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 14/10/2008 </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/and-coming-journalists-show-their-skills-new-magazine-gets-outer-west-youngsters-bouncing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 14 Oct 2008 11:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27503 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk New vision for citizens with learning disabilities set out http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/new-vision-citizens-learning-disabilities-set-out <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, 16/10/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>16/10/2008</strong></p> <p><strong>Newcastle Learning Disabilities Partnership Board this week launches its new strategy for helping people with learning disabilities take control of their lives and become active citizens.<br /></strong></p> <p>"Citizens First" is a three year plan setting out Newcastle's response to the government's "Valuing People Now" agenda, and will be officially launched at St James Park on Friday October 17 at 9.50am.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 16/10/2008Newcastle Learning Disabilities Partnership Board this week launches its new strategy for helping people with learning disabilities take control of their lives and become active citizens.&quot;Citizens First&quot; is a three year plan setting out Newcastle&#039;s response to the government&#039;s &quot;Valuing People Now&quot; agenda, and will be officially launched at St James Park on Friday October 17 at 9.50am. </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-vision-citizens-learning-disabilities-set-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 16 Oct 2008 11:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27105 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk West Road Fire Station Plans unveiled http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/west-road-fire-station-plans-unveiled <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, 17/10/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>17/10/2008</strong></p> <p>Exciting plans for the future of West Road Fire Station Site will go on display to the public this week in a series of consultation events.</p> <p>The site was put on the market by the council with the brief being for it to be developed for community benefit.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 17/10/2008Exciting plans for the future of West Road Fire Station Site will go on display to the public this week in a series of consultation events.The site was put on the market by the council with the brief being for it to be developed for community benefit. </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/west-road-fire-station-plans-unveiled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 11:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27294 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk East Pilgrim Street plans on public display http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/east-pilgrim-street-plans-public-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">Fri, 17/10/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>17/10/2008</strong></p> <p>Exciting plans to reinforce Newcastle's position as the shopping capital of the north east will go on display to the public in a series of consultation events.</p> <p>The future of land and buildings on a 17 hectare area to the east of Pilgrim Street form part of a major consultation exercise which started on 29&nbsp;September and will run until 7 November&nbsp;2008.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 17/10/2008Exciting plans to reinforce Newcastle&#039;s position as the shopping capital of the north east will go on display to the public in a series of consultation events.The future of land and buildings on a 17 hectare area to the east of Pilgrim Street form part of a major consultation exercise which started on 29 September and will run until 7 November 2008. </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/east-pilgrim-street-plans-public-display" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 11:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27414 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Walkergate Early Years Centre closed on Monday and Tuesday http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/walkergate-early-years-centre-closed-monday-and-tuesday <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, 17/10/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>###############################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ############################################################################################################################################################################################################################################################### </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> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 11:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27554 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Ceremony to Remember Naval Victory and Collingwood http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/ceremony-remember-naval-victory-and-collingwood <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, 21/10/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>21/10/2008</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 21/10/2008 </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/ceremony-remember-naval-victory-and-collingwood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 21 Oct 2008 11:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27439 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Poppy Appeal Gets Lord Mayor's Backing http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/poppy-appeal-gets-lord-mayors-backing <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, 21/10/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>21/10/2008</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 21/10/2008 </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/poppy-appeal-gets-lord-mayors-backing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 21 Oct 2008 11:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27582 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk It's as easy as one to five for Newcastle sandwich shop http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/its-easy-one-five-newcastle-sandwich-shop <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, 21/10/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>21/10/2008</strong><br />For more information contact Will Mapplebeck on 0191 211 5076</p> <p>A SANDWICH shop is celebrating after going from one star to five stars on Newcastle City Council's Scores on the Doors food safety rating scheme.</p> <p>BellyBusters, on Newcastle's Chillingham Road, was rated one star for food hygiene in its first inspection in February 2007, however in the last 18 months it has completely revamped its food hygiene and safety procedures and has now achieved the highest possible five-star rating.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 21/10/2008For more information contact Will Mapplebeck on 0191 211 5076A SANDWICH shop is celebrating after going from one star to five stars on Newcastle City Council&#039;s Scores on the Doors food safety rating scheme.BellyBusters, on Newcastle&#039;s Chillingham Road, was rated one star for food hygiene in its first inspection in February 2007, however in the last 18 months it has completely revamped its food hygiene and safety procedures and has now achieved the highest possible five-star rating. </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/its-easy-one-five-newcastle-sandwich-shop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 21 Oct 2008 11:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27595 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Official opening for new look Canning Street as school and city say thank you to legendary head http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/official-opening-new-look-canning-street-school-and-city-say-thank-you-legendary-head <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, 23/10/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>23/10/2008</strong></p> <p><strong>The new look Canning Street Primary school will be officially opened this week by the legendary head teacher who retired in the summer.<br /></strong></p> <p>Dame Mavis Grant - the first primary school teacher in the country to be named a Dame - was head teacher at the school for ten years during which the school improved from having "serious weaknesses" to being "outstanding in all areas" and will cut the ribbon officially opening the new school at 2pm on Friday October 24.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 23/10/2008The new look Canning Street Primary school will be officially opened this week by the legendary head teacher who retired in the summer.Dame Mavis Grant - the first primary school teacher in the country to be named a Dame - was head teacher at the school for ten years during which the school improved from having &quot;serious weaknesses&quot; to being &quot;outstanding in all areas&quot; and will cut the ribbon officially opening the new school at 2pm on Friday October 24. </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/official-opening-new-look-canning-street-school-and-city-say-thank-you-legendary-head" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 23 Oct 2008 11:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27087 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Slam dunk celebration for 1300 great attenders http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/slam-dunk-celebration-1300-great-attenders <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, 23/10/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>23/10/2008</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 23/10/2008 </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/slam-dunk-celebration-1300-great-attenders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 23 Oct 2008 11:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27369 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk City youngsters get chance to influence policy http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-youngsters-get-chance-influence-policy <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, 27/10/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>27/10/2008</strong><br />For more information contact Jonathan Hart on 0191 211 5075</p> <p><strong><strong>City youngsters get chance to influence national policy</strong></strong></p> <p>Children and young people from across Newcastle will get the chance to use art, drama, talking and writing to have their voices heard nationally this week at a special event at St James Park.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 27/10/2008For more information contact Jonathan Hart on 0191 211 5075City youngsters get chance to influence national policyChildren and young people from across Newcastle will get the chance to use art, drama, talking and writing to have their voices heard nationally this week at a special event at St James Park. </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/city-youngsters-get-chance-influence-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 27 Oct 2008 12:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27099 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Winners see Designs go up in Lights http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/winners-see-designs-go-lights <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, 30/10/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>30/10/2008</strong><br />For more information contact Charlotte Sly on 0191 211 5057</p> <p>Winners of this year's Christmas lights competition will see their completed winning entries for the first time at a special reception at Gosforth Civic Hall next week.</p> <p>The four children from three of the city's schools will be the VIP guests at the reception on Tuesday, 4 November at 4.30pm to see their finished designs up in lights.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 30/10/2008For more information contact Charlotte Sly on 0191 211 5057Winners of this year&#039;s Christmas lights competition will see their completed winning entries for the first time at a special reception at Gosforth Civic Hall next week.The four children from three of the city&#039;s schools will be the VIP guests at the reception on Tuesday, 4 November at 4.30pm to see their finished designs up in 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" 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/winners-see-designs-go-lights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 30 Oct 2008 12:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27589 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Council calls for volunteers to help young people learn skills for life http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-calls-volunteers-help-young-people-learn-skills-life <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, 31/10/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>31/10/2008</strong></p> <p><strong>Newcastle City Council is calling for volunteers to help young people learn life skills and prepare for adulthood, as the city marks National Leaving Care week.<br /></strong></p> <p>Newcastle City Council's Supported Lodgings scheme is looking for people who are willing to offer a room to young people from16 to 21 who for a variety of reasons are unable to live at home, but are not yet ready to live alone.</p> <p>These skills include everything to paying bills and running a household, to cooking and cleaning.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 31/10/2008Newcastle City Council is calling for volunteers to help young people learn life skills and prepare for adulthood, as the city marks National Leaving Care week.Newcastle City Council&#039;s Supported Lodgings scheme is looking for people who are willing to offer a room to young people from16 to 21 who for a variety of reasons are unable to live at home, but are not yet ready to live alone.These skills include everything to paying bills and running a household, to cooking and cleaning. </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-calls-volunteers-help-young-people-learn-skills-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2008 12:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27057 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Act On Co2 Campaign http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/act-co2-campaign <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, 31/10/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>31/10/2008</strong></p> <p>Would you like to be one of the people who could make a difference to the future of climate change in the UK? The Government's ACT ON CO2 campaign is selecting people from across the country to take part in a big energy saving challenge, People Power.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 31/10/2008Would you like to be one of the people who could make a difference to the future of climate change in the UK? The Government&#039;s ACT ON CO2 campaign is selecting people from across the country to take part in a big energy saving challenge, People Power. </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/act-co2-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2008 12:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27367 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk 'White Christmas' for the City http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/white-christmas-city <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, 04/11/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>04/11/2008</strong><br />For more information contact Charlotte Sly on 0191 211 5057</p> <p>Newcastle City Council will guarantee a 'White Christmas' this year when the Christmas lights are switched on later this month.</p> <p>Shoppers and visitors to the city will see Newcastle aglow with brand new brilliant white lights when the festive season kicks off with the Christmas lights switch on ceremony on Thursday, 20 November from 4.30pm.</p> <p>The new lights will illuminate the city centre's Northumberland Street and Grainger Street.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 04/11/2008For more information contact Charlotte Sly on 0191 211 5057Newcastle City Council will guarantee a &#039;White Christmas&#039; this year when the Christmas lights are switched on later this month.Shoppers and visitors to the city will see Newcastle aglow with brand new brilliant white lights when the festive season kicks off with the Christmas lights switch on ceremony on Thursday, 20 November from 4.30pm.The new lights will illuminate the city centre&#039;s Northumberland Street and Grainger Street. </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/white-christmas-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 04 Nov 2008 12:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27564 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Lord Mayor leads Tributes at Remembrance Sunday Commemorations http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/lord-mayor-leads-tributes-remembrance-sunday-commemorations <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, 04/11/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>04/11/2008</strong><br />For more information contact Charlotte Sly on 0191 211 5057</p> <p>This weekend the Lord Mayor of Newcastle will join other civic dignitaries as he represents the city at this year's Remembrance Sunday commemoration at the City War Memorial at Old Eldon Square this weekend.</p> <p>Councillor David Wood will join former service men and women, their families and representatives from the armed forces, at the annual ceremony on Sunday, 9 November from 10.45am.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 04/11/2008For more information contact Charlotte Sly on 0191 211 5057This weekend the Lord Mayor of Newcastle will join other civic dignitaries as he represents the city at this year&#039;s Remembrance Sunday commemoration at the City War Memorial at Old Eldon Square this weekend.Councillor David Wood will join former service men and women, their families and representatives from the armed forces, at the annual ceremony on Sunday, 9 November from 10.45am. </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/lord-mayor-leads-tributes-remembrance-sunday-commemorations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 04 Nov 2008 12:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27583 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk City children in need of new loving families this Adoption Week http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-children-need-new-loving-families-adoption-week <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, 05/11/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>05/11/2008</strong></p> <p><strong>Newcastle's Adoption Service is calling for more people in the North East to think about adopting a child this Adoption Week (November 10 -17)<br /></strong></p> <p>A series of open evenings giving people interested in adoption the full low-down on what's involved takes place on Monday 10, Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 November at 7pm at Newcastle Civic Centre.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 05/11/2008Newcastle&#039;s Adoption Service is calling for more people in the North East to think about adopting a child this Adoption Week (November 10 -17)A series of open evenings giving people interested in adoption the full low-down on what&#039;s involved takes place on Monday 10, Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 November at 7pm at Newcastle Civic Centre. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" 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/city-children-need-new-loving-families-adoption-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 05 Nov 2008 12:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27549 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Students get first glimpse at new look Kenton School http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/students-get-first-glimpse-new-look-kenton-school <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, 07/11/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>07/11/2008</strong></p> <p><strong>Two thousand pupils have&nbsp;started lessons in one of the country's largest and most modern secondary schools which opens its doors in Newcastle this week.<br /></strong></p> <p>Students and staff from Kenton School this week moved into state-of-the-art new buildings as part of Newcastle's </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 07/11/2008Two thousand pupils have started lessons in one of the country&#039;s largest and most modern secondary schools which opens its doors in Newcastle this week.Students and staff from Kenton School this week moved into state-of-the-art new buildings as part of Newcastle&#039;s </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> Fri, 07 Nov 2008 12:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27235 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk King Harald V of Norway to Receive City's Honorary Freedom http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/king-harald-v-norway-receive-citys-honorary-freedom <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, 07/11/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>07/11/2008</strong><br />For more information contact Charlotte Sly on 0191 211 5057</p> <p>His Majesty King Harald V of Norway will be awarded the Honorary Freedom of Newcastle upon Tyne when he visits the city next week.</p> <p>King Harald will receive the honour from the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Councillor David Wood at a ceremony at the Civic Centre's Banqueting Hall on Thursday, 13 November at 11am.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 07/11/2008For more information contact Charlotte Sly on 0191 211 5057His Majesty King Harald V of Norway will be awarded the Honorary Freedom of Newcastle upon Tyne when he visits the city next week.King Harald will receive the honour from the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Councillor David Wood at a ceremony at the Civic Centre&#039;s Banqueting Hall on Thursday, 13 November at 11am. </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/king-harald-v-norway-receive-citys-honorary-freedom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 07 Nov 2008 12:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27555 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk World competes for Scotswood http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/world-competes-scotswood <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, 11/11/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>11/11/2008</strong></p> <p>Architects from around the world are competing to create inspirational new homes for Scotswood.</p> <p>Over 140 design firms from Asia to America have registered their interest in the Scotswood Expo Architectural Competition. A shortlist of twelve were invited to take part in the competition, and their challenge is to come up with exciting ideas for homes on land between Armstrong Road and Scotswood Road, which will form the centrepiece street of the renewed Scotswood of the future.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 11/11/2008Architects from around the world are competing to create inspirational new homes for Scotswood.Over 140 design firms from Asia to America have registered their interest in the Scotswood Expo Architectural Competition. A shortlist of twelve were invited to take part in the competition, and their challenge is to come up with exciting ideas for homes on land between Armstrong Road and Scotswood Road, which will form the centrepiece street of the renewed Scotswood of the future. </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/world-competes-scotswood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 12:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27260 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Christmas lights partygoers called to consider fostering http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/christmas-lights-partygoers-called-consider-fostering <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 14/11/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>14/11/2008</strong></p> <p><strong>Partygoers at Newcastle's Christmas light switch-on are being encouraged to give a child the ultimate Christmas present - a loving family.</strong></p> <p>This year's event - starring TVs Hairy Bakers - takes place by the Monument from 4pm on Thursday November 20, and will include a backdrop of the council's Foster a Future logo, with staff handing out fliers detailing the benefits of becoming a foster carer - including payment of up to </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 14/11/2008Partygoers at Newcastle&#039;s Christmas light switch-on are being encouraged to give a child the ultimate Christmas present - a loving family.This year&#039;s event - starring TVs Hairy Bakers - takes place by the Monument from 4pm on Thursday November 20, and will include a backdrop of the council&#039;s Foster a Future logo, with staff handing out fliers detailing the benefits of becoming a foster carer - including payment of up to </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> Fri, 14 Nov 2008 12:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27063 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Stephenson Quarter gets the go-ahead http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/stephenson-quarter-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">Fri, 14/11/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>14/11/2008</strong><br />For more information contact Will Mapplebeck on 0191 211 5076</p> <p>A </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 14/11/2008For more information contact Will Mapplebeck on 0191 211 5076A </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> Fri, 14 Nov 2008 12:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27243 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Government approves primary school transformation plans http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/government-approves-primary-school-transformation-plans <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, 14/11/2008 - 12:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>14/11/2008</strong></p> <p><strong>The government has approved the first stage of Newcastle City Council's plans for the transformation of 36 city primary schools over the next 14 years.</strong></p> <p>Earlier this year the council submitted its Primary Strategy for Change with the government, requesting over </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 14/11/2008The government has approved the first stage of Newcastle City Council&#039;s plans for the transformation of 36 city primary schools over the next 14 years.Earlier this year the council submitted its Primary Strategy for Change with the government, requesting over </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> Fri, 14 Nov 2008 12:00:00 +0000 nccadmin 27478 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk