Council News https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news/feed?search= en Don't delay on legal high legislation - plea https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/dont-delay-legal-high-legislation-plea <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, 09/02/2016 - 09:32</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>It follows a spate of legal high emergencies over the weekend across the North East, bringing the total to almost 300 calls this year for the ambulance service.</p><p>The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 recently received royal assent but is not due to be implemented until spring.</p><p>Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services, Cllr Nick Kemp, said: "I'm pleased this vital piece of legislation has received royal assent - but I would like to see it in force without delay.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A new law banning so called legal highs needs to be implemented as a matter of urgency, says a Newcastle councillor. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="375" height="275" title="New legislation will give police and other agencies greater powers to tackle legal highs" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/legal_highs_resize_0.jpg?1455010504" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/dont-delay-legal-high-legislation-plea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:39:18 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 145323 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Crackdown on illegal smoking https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/crackdown-illegal-smoking <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 08/02/2016 - 17:15</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">Newcastle Commercial Services joined with Northumbria Police and immigration officers from the UK Border Force to visit six premises.</span></p> <p>Officers inspected the premises, spoke to staff and customers, and carried out formal interviews at some premises.</p> <p>Operation Hookah 2 was a response to suspicions that smoking was taking place in enclosed rooms.</p> <p>Managers were interviewed at four cafes for offences under the Health Act 2006. In two there were no issues. The other matters are now under investigation.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Café premises were targeted in a late night operation, as part of a second crackdown on illegal smoking in Newcastle. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/crackdown-illegal-smoking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:18:01 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 145197 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Making a disability-friendly city https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/making-a-disability-friendly-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">Mon, 08/02/2016 - 10:17</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Innovative ways that Newcastle City Council and its partners are making the city easier to get around &nbsp;will be discussed at a public meeting this week.</p><p>How everyone can work together to create a disability-friendly city will be considered at the latest Policy Cabinet on Wednesday, February 10.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Innovative ways that Newcastle City Council and its partners are making the city easier to get around will be discussed at a public meeting this 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 and its partners hope to make the city easier to get around for people with disabilities." alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/mother_walking_through_leaves_with_2_daughters_and_a_son_with_a_walking_stick.jpg?1454927874" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/making-a-disability-friendly-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:38:50 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 145190 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Have a say on the future of transport in the North East https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/have-a-say-future-transport-north-east <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 05/02/2016 - 10:16</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.northeastca.gov.uk/home">North East Combined Authority</a> (NECA) is setting the wheels in motion for plans to launch a 20-year <a href="http://www.northeastca.gov.uk/transport-north-east-and-transport-manifesto">'Transport Manifesto'</a> that covers both 'urban and rural' geographic areas of Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Today the consultation window opens to give people across the North East a chance to talk about the future of transport throughout the region. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="375" height="275" title="Comment on NECA&#039;s transport manifesto online or by post" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/neca_logo.jpg?1454667979" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/have-a-say-future-transport-north-east" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:29:06 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 145141 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Get involved with National Libraries Day in Newcastle! https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/get-involved-national-libraries-day-newcastle <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 03/02/2016 - 10:21</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.nationallibrariesday.org.uk/">National Libraries Day</a> promises to deliver a programme of events that not only aims to applaud and recognise the current achievements of the libraries but to also try and bring new users through the door.</p><p>A recent national statistic revealed that libraries are as popular as ever before with libraries in the UK being visited an astonishing 265 million times last year! (source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nationallibrariesday.org.uk/">National Libraries Day website</a>).</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Saturday 6 February, the country will be uniting to celebrate one of the true cornerstones of British society...the library! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="375" height="275" title="Pictured: Alisdair Cameron from Launchpad with Cllr Stockdale" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/news_resize.jpg?1454496025" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/get-involved-national-libraries-day-newcastle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:45:39 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 145126 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Cowgate roadworks update - Resurfacing work at Stamfordham Road (B6234) https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/cowgate-roadworks-update-resurfacing-work-stamfordham-road-b6234 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:57</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">The work is due to start tomorrow (Wednesday 3 February) and is expected to take 10 working days, weather permitting.</span></p> <p>To carry out the work safely and efficiently, there will be road closures, lane restrictions and restricted turning movements for users of Stamfordham Road and Two Ball Lonnen only.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council are alerting motorists that resurfacing works are due to take place on Stamfordham Road and its junction with Two Ball Lonnen as part of the £4.3m of improvements to Cowgate roundabout. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/cowgate-roadworks-update-resurfacing-work-stamfordham-road-b6234" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:58:43 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 145107 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk City's best practice scheme is 'raising the bar' for Newcastle's late night venues https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/citys-best-practice-scheme-raising-bar-newcastles-late-night-venues <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 02/02/2016 - 09:50</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.safenewcastle.org.uk/">Safe Newcastle Unit</a> has encouraged a range of city venues who serve alcohol between midnight and 6am to get involved in the <a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/raisingthebar">'Raising the Bar'</a> best practice scheme and champion the safety policies and procedures they have in place.</p><p>In return for their successful assessment, venues received a 30% discount on their levy fee, along with a gold, silver or bronze accreditation certifying their upkeep of public order, noise reduction, safety and public health.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A new best practice scheme introduced by Newcastle City Council has been hailed a great success as 123 venues prove they can &#039;raise the bar&#039; and demonstrate night time safety. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="375" height="275" title="The scheme hopes to encourage venues to go &#039;above and beyond&#039; licensing conditions" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/raising_the_bar_resize_news.jpg?1454407295" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/citys-best-practice-scheme-raising-bar-newcastles-late-night-venues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:07:50 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 145105 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Join the drive and register to vote today https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/join-drive-and-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">Mon, 01/02/2016 - 16:54</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">On Thursday 5 May 2016 voters in Newcastle will go to the polls to elect local councillors and a Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria.</span></p> <p>Anyone who isn't registered to vote won't be able to take part and have their say.</p> <p>The deadline to register to vote in these elections is Monday 18 April 2016.</p> <p>It only takes a few minutes to register online at <a href="http://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote" title="www.gov.uk/register-to-vote">www.gov.uk/register-to-vote</a>. It's a chance to join the thousands of people across the UK being encouraged to register this week.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council wants to encourage anyone not yet registered to vote, to take advantage of National Voter Registration Drive this week (Feb 1-7) and go online now to register. </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="Take advantage of National Voter Registration Drive this week (Feb 1-7), go online to register. " alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/3d_vector_man_with_green_tick_in_voting_box.jpeg?1454346268" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/join-drive-and-register-vote-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:04:57 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 145092 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Resurfacing works on Stamfordham Road (B6234) to start Monday 1 February for two weeks https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/resurfacing-works-stamfordham-road <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, 29/01/2016 - 10:45</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">The works will start Monday 1 February and are expected to take ten working days, weather permitting.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">To carry out the work safely and efficiently, there will be road closures, lane restrictions and restricted turning movements for users of Stamfordham Road and Two Ball Lonnen only.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council need to carry out resurfacing works on Stamfordham Road and its junction with Two Ball Lonnen as part of the £4.3m of improvements to Cowgate roundabout. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="375" height="275" title="Cowgate roundabout" alt="Image of Cowgate roundabout filled in - ready for the new junction" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/rsz_cowgateforcitylife_1.jpg?1454065713" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/resurfacing-works-stamfordham-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:09:31 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 145084 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Marking 800 years of Newcastle’s Mayoralty https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/marking-800-years-newcastle-s-mayoralty <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, 28/01/2016 - 17:34</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">Newcastle's Lord Mayor and other civic dignitaries will attend a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the 800</span><sup style="line-height: 20.8px;">th</sup><span style="line-height: 20.8px;"> anniversary of the mayoralty of Newcastle at St Nicholas Cathedral.</span></p><p>The service will also mark the 800<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the creation of the Burgesses, known today as the Freemen, who historically collected tolls and charges from strangers.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A special service celebrating one of the oldest institutions in Newcastle and its development as a city will take place next week. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="375" height="275" title="Pictured: Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Cllr Ian Graham" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/mayor_resize.jpg?1454578508" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/marking-800-years-newcastle-s-mayoralty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:51:34 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 145081 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Which local heroes would you add to Newcastle Gateshead's 'Walk of Fame'? https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/which-local-heroes-would-you-add-newcastle-gatesheads-walk-fame <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, 28/01/2016 - 14:14</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">The Hollywood-esque trail was opened in 2014 by Lady Elsie Robson, wife of the late Sir Bobby Robson.&nbsp; The trail currently features 25 celebrated names from the worlds of academia, entertainment, business, sport, science and the arts.&nbsp; They include Ant and Dec, Alan Shearer, Kathryn Tickell, Dame Margaret Barbour, Professor Peter Higgs and Sir Bobby Robson (a full list of the current recipients can be found in the Notes to Editor section of this press release).&nbsp;</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Residents are given the opportunity to add a host of new names to the &quot;who&#039;s who?&quot; list of Local Heroes that proudly adorn the iconic Newcastle Gateshead Quaysides&#039; bronze plaques. </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="A bronze plaque of Ant &amp; Dec adorning the pavement floor in Newcastle " alt="A bronze plaque of Ant &amp; Dec adorning the pavement floor in Newcastle " src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/00780192_-_ant_dec_local_heroes_plaque.jpg?1453991758" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/which-local-heroes-would-you-add-newcastle-gatesheads-walk-fame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:40:54 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 145046 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Coffee Morning at Westerhope Community Association https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/coffee-morning-westerhope-community-association <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, 27/01/2016 - 15:22</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>There will be a coffee morning at the Westerhope Community Association, Hillhead Road on Wednesday 24 February 2016 from 10:00- 11:00 am. All are welcome to come and socialise and relax.</p><p>For more details see the attached <a href="/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/wwwfileroot/advert_for_coffee_morning_on_24_february.pdf">flyer</a> (pdf 204kb).</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Information about Coffee morning at Westerhope CA on 24 February 2016 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:31:08 +0000 adam.taeger@newcastle.gov.uk 145035 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Walker technology college students create artwork to honour heroes for Holocaust memorial day https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/walker-technology-college-students-create-artwork-honour-heroes-holocaust-memorial-day <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 27/01/2016 - 10:51</span> </div> </div> </div> <p align="center"><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">In response to this year's theme 'Flames for Humanities Heroes', the students, ranging in age from 11 to 18, have chosen to celebrate the life and bravery of Sir Nicholas Winton, who passed away&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">2015 at the age of 105.&nbsp; Sir Nicholas was recognised for saving 669 Czech-Jewish children from persecution by the Nazis.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Walker Technology College was commissioned by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust to create an artwork honouring Sir Nicholas Winton as part of a initiative marking the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on 27 January 2016. It was chosen in October 2015 to be one of only 12 groups taking part in the project across the UK. </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="392" height="300" title="The artwork created to honour Sir Nicholas Winton marking the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. " alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/suitcases.jpg?1453892211" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/walker-technology-college-students-create-artwork-honour-heroes-holocaust-memorial-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:00:31 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 145033 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Commission to recommend new ward boundaries for Newcastle https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/commission-recommend-new-ward-boundaries-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">Mon, 25/01/2016 - 15:10</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The independent <a href="https://www.lgbce.org.uk/">Local Government Boundary Commission for England</a> is carrying out a review of Newcastle's ward boundaries. Having reviewed the evidence on the need for effective democratic representation of the city, the Commission has announced today that this should be based on maintaining the existing number of Councillors: 78.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Work is now underway to design the future shape of democracy in Newcastle as ward boundaries in the city are redrawn. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/commission-recommend-new-ward-boundaries-newcastle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:19:30 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 145019 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk NECA wins funding for the filling stations of the future https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/neca-wins-funding-filling-stations-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">Mon, 25/01/2016 - 14:01</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The North East Combined Authority has been awarded £1.5million 'Go Ultra Low' development funding to help take forward the plans for new electric filling stations on the Science Central development in Newcastle and on the A19 in Sunderland.</p><p>Each filling station would feature 6-8 rapid chargers which top up electric vehicles in 15-20 minutes - rather than the eight hours it takes for a standard charger. An onsite café would provide a comfortable waiting area for drivers.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A new type of filling station will soon appear on the roadsides in Sunderland and Newcastle - with rapid electric chargers in place of petrol pumps. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="375" height="275" title="Plans for &#039;filling stations of the future&#039;" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/schema_filling_station.png?1453730583" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/neca-wins-funding-filling-stations-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:14:53 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 145009 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle Prepares to mark Holocaust Memorial day 2016 with a series of events https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-prepares-mark-holocaust-memorial-day-2016-a-series-events <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, 22/01/2016 - 17:30</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">The theme of the Holocaust Memorial Day programme in 2016 is 'Don't Stand By'.</span></p> <p>It provides an opportunity to reflect upon the fact that during The Holocaust and other genocides, the passivity of bystanders allowed the perpetrators of persecution and mass murder to act with impunity.</p> <p>But the events will also provide an opportunity to celebrate those who were courageous enough to intervene, and provide hope and protection to those who suffered.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle will be coming together as a City to help mark this year&#039;s Holocaust Memorial Day with a series of poignant and emotional events. </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="464" height="300" title="The theme of the Holocaust Memorial Day programme in 2016 is &#039;Don&#039;t Stand By&#039;. " alt="The theme of the Holocaust Memorial Day programme in 2016 is &#039;Don&#039;t Stand By&#039;." src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/shutterstock_109899941.jpg?1453484457" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-prepares-mark-holocaust-memorial-day-2016-a-series-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:43:52 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 144883 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Rent reduction means short term gain for tenants but long term pain for council housing. https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/rent-reduction-means-short-term-gain-tenants-long-term-pain-council-housing <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, 22/01/2016 - 17:01</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ambitious plans for council house improvements, homebuilding and tenant support services are at risk as a result of Government imposed rent reductions according to a <a href="http://democracy.newcastle.gov.uk/documents/s88421/Cabinet%20Rent%20Amendment%202016%2017%20Final.pdf">new report</a> to Newcastle City Council's Cabinet.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Investment plans hit by rent reductions </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/rent-reduction-means-short-term-gain-tenants-long-term-pain-council-housing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:11:07 +0000 steve.park@newcastle.gov.uk 144882 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk #ThisGirlCan https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/thisgirlcan <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, 22/01/2016 - 12:05</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's been exactly one-year since Sport England launched its nationwide, 'This Girl Can' campaign to try and encourage more women to become active across the country. Twelve-months on, the campaign can reveal that 2.8 million 14-40 year old women who recognise the campaign say they've done some or more activity as a result. &nbsp;</p><p>Active Newcastle, a City Council initiative to get residents to become more physically active, has enlisted over 200 local women to champion the ethos - all since the 'This Girl Can' campaign launched. &nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 50 people have already signed up to take part, many of whom are local &#039;This Girl Can&#039; ambassadors and women who&#039;ve been actively taking part in the campaign since the beginning. Passers-by will also be encouraged to put down their shopping bags and join in the fun! </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="On Thursday lunchtime (21 January) nearly 50 women took part in a special &quot;This Girl Can&quot; exercise class on Northumberland Street outside the M&amp;S store." alt="On Thursday lunchtime (21 January) nearly 50 women took part in a special &quot;This " src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/160121a_036.jpg?1453464822" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/thisgirlcan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:19:52 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 144817 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Council work through the night to avoid Central Motorway disruption https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-work-through-night-avoid-central-motorway-disruption <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, 22/01/2016 - 11:13</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Peter Gray, Head of Highways and Local Services and Newcastle City Council, said:</p><p>"Extra resources were put in place for our road maintenance team to work through the night to make safe the area of the central reservation that was effected by the recent accident involving an overturned lorry.&nbsp;A decision was made at 5am to reopen the two closed lanes to ensure road users could get to work and about their morning journeys with minimal disruption and to keep traffic flowing.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Early morning commuters were able to go to work using Newcastle Central Motorway with limited disruption due to city council workers repairing the central reservation through the night. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-work-through-night-avoid-central-motorway-disruption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:17:23 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 144814 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle Central Motorway lane closure for urgent repairs https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-central-motorway-lane-closure-urgent-repairs <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, 21/01/2016 - 11:14</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The work will take approximately two days to complete and the lane will be closed in both directions.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The essential work to the damaged wire ropes and poles is necessary after an accident in the early hours of Thursday morning involving an overturned lorry between the Great North Road and Cow Hill junctions.</p><p>We&nbsp;apologise for any disruption this may make to people's journeys but the work is being done to ensure public safety.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The city council are having to close &#039;lane two&#039; of the Central Motorway in Newcastle with immediate effect to deliver some urgent repairs to the central reservation. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-central-motorway-lane-closure-urgent-repairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:20:21 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 144655 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Cooking up a storm! https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/cooking-a-storm <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, 20/01/2016 - 11:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">Moroccan Abdul who feeds more than 1,000 schoolchildren daily with his team of caterers at Walbottle Campus in Walbottle, Newcastle, said he was delighted with his latest success.</span></p> <p>Abdul, who was born in Casablanca, and left to work in hotels and restaurants in France, ended up coming to London and then moving to Newcastle after falling in love with the North East.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Abdul Mahdoul is celebrating after being crowned school chef of the year - for the second year running! </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="Abdul delighted with his award" alt="Abdul Mahdoul" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/abdulholdingawardnews.jpg?1453287810" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/cooking-a-storm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:05:34 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 144464 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Poor quality training and careers advice for Newcastle youngsters will cause future skills gaps says new report https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/poor-quality-training-and-careers-advice-newcastle-youngsters-will-cause-future-skills-gaps-says-new <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, 19/01/2016 - 16:56</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>A Task and Finish Group set up to investigate skills, education and training for young people aged over 16 heard evidence from schools, businesses, training providers and young people.</p><p>The report <a href="http://democracy.newcastle.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=857&amp;MId=6008&amp;Ver=4">'Skills for the Future'</a> is critical of the inconsistent quality of training that is delivered to young people by training providers in the city. Whilst some are of high quality, others do not deliver the required standard.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A major overhaul of careers advice and training for young people is called for in a new report from Newcastle City Council&#039;s Overview and Scrutiny Committee. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="375" height="275" title="The report calls on the Dept for Education to improve careers advice in schools" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/scrutiny_resize_news.jpg?1453222875" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/poor-quality-training-and-careers-advice-newcastle-youngsters-will-cause-future-skills-gaps-says-new" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:15:44 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 144370 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Crackdown on legal highs https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/crackdown-legal-highs <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, 15/01/2016 - 16:34</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The actions comes after a dramatic rise in emergency call-outs in the last week for users who have fallen ill through taking legal highs or Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS).</p><p>Letters warning of Community Protection Notices were served by Newcastle City Council on the owners of best-one - a convenience store on Beaconsfield Street, Fenham, and the proprietors of two other local businesses and six various individuals who allegedly have been involved in dealing legal highs.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> People have been warned that they could face prosecution if they don&#039;t stop dealing in legal highs. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/crackdown-legal-highs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:38:18 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 143697 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Blakelaw Ward Get Together https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/blakelaw-ward-get-together <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, 15/01/2016 - 13:05</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Come along and join us at the next Blakelaw Ward Get Together on Thursday 28 January, 6pm, Cowgate Sports Club, McKendrick Villas, Cowgate. We will have updates on local housing developments as well as information about a new fund for local communities. Everyone is welcome. For more information, <a href="/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/wwwfileroot/14_01_2016_mckendrick_villas.pdf">see our flyer</a> (PDF, 271KB).</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Blakelaw Ward Meeting </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:09:32 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 143634 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Consultation over proposed changes to opening times of City Council libraries and customer service centres https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/consultation-over-proposed-changes-opening-times-city-council-libraries-and-customer-service-centres <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, 13/01/2016 - 17:40</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of the proposed ways of achieving the reduction is to reduce opening times for libraries and customer service centres, but more importantly, the proposals won't result in any building closures.<br /> <br /> The proposals amount to the following potential changes (current and proposed opening hours):<br /> <br /> Gosforth Library / <strong>60.5 hours</strong> reduced to <strong>23 hours </strong><strong><br /> </strong>East End Library and Centre Customer Service Centre / <strong>58 hours</strong> reduced to <strong>23 hours</strong><strong></strong></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In 2016/17 Newcastle City Council has to make a significant saving of nearly £1 million across its library and customer services network to meet the required austerity cuts. </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="425" height="275" title="To make a significant saving for austerity cuts, opening times for libraries and customer service centres will be reduced. " alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/rsz_books.jpg?1452707592" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/consultation-over-proposed-changes-opening-times-city-council-libraries-and-customer-service-centres" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:58:09 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 143270 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Snow warning: watch out for the forthcoming cold snap https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/snow-warning-watch-out-forthcoming-cold-snap <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, 12/01/2016 - 14:05</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The City Council is urging pedestrians and road users to be extra careful when venturing out into the bad weather; and to ensure they are adequately prepared for their journey.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It has been forecast that the recent heavy rain will now be followed by a week of cold weather that will see temperatures dropping below freezing (as low as -4C), resulting in frosty and icy conditions with the potential for snowfall. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="375" height="275" title="Follow us on social media for latest weather updates" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/snow_-_generic_snow_on_trees_resize_news.jpg?1452608560" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/snow-warning-watch-out-forthcoming-cold-snap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:25:39 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 143057 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Legal high emergencies soar https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/legal-high-emergencies-soar <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, 12/01/2016 - 13:04</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="https://www.neas.nhs.uk/">North East Ambulance Service</a> received 102 call-outs in the last week from patients who had taken legal highs.</p><p>Symptoms range from seizures, unconsciousness, shortness of breath, vomiting, aggression, palpitations, agitation and foaming at the mouth.</p><p>Newcastle's Director of Public Health Prof Eugene Milne, said: "These substances are often dangerous, particularly when mixed with other drugs, alcohol or medication."</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Health professionals have warned against the dangers of taking legal highs after the ambulance service was swamped with call-outs. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="375" height="275" title="Some of the legal highs taken from users by our staff" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/legal_highs_resize.jpg?1452606247" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/legal-high-emergencies-soar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:08:29 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 143047 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Positive People, Positive Places Fund Now Open! Apply for up to £250 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/positive-people-positive-places-fund-now-open-apply-250 <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, 11/01/2016 - 16:42</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Positive People, Positive Places is coming to your area.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New fund open now! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/positive-people-positive-places-fund-now-open-apply-250" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 16:59:11 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 142946 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Pre-Apprenticeship Programme - Limited Places Available https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/pre-apprenticeship-programme-limited-places-available <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, 11/01/2016 - 08:16</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you 16-18 years old? Live in the East End or West End of Newcastle?<br />Are you interested in being paid while you develop skills and learn? Then contact us at <a href="http://www.buildingfutureseast.org/future-build/contact/">Building Futures East</a>&nbsp;for information on how you can apply for our Environmental Maintenance &amp; Horticulture Pre-Apprentice Programme - call 0191 2632752 for more details.&nbsp; Limited places available.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pre Apprenticeship Programme </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 08:21:30 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 142836 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Work to start on a Gosforth junction https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/work-start <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 08/01/2016 - 16:45</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">The junction in Gosforth has a poor safety record and issues with congestion that the council want to fix.</span></p><p>The package of improvements to Salters Road and Church Road junction include:</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council will start work on Church Road/Salters Road junction on Monday 11 January until July 2016. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/work-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 08 Jan 2016 16:50:26 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 142792 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk New alcohol guidelines welcomed https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/new-alcohol-guidelines-welcomed <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, 08/01/2016 - 12:16</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The main points are:</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New guidelines on how much alcohol we should drink were issued today by Government. </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="If you want to speak to someone about your drinking or someone else&#039;s you can speak to your GP and ask for advice. " alt="person drinking alcohol" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/persondrinking.jpg?1452255662" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/new-alcohol-guidelines-welcomed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 08 Jan 2016 12:21:37 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 142732 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk #Drummondpuddlewatch https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/drummondpuddlewatch <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, 07/01/2016 - 13:14</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">Thousands of people logged on to watch a live stream of people crossing the pool of muddy water close to Newcastle Civic Centre.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YZaXtvLhK7M?rel=0&amp;autoplay=0&amp;wmode=opaque" width="400" height="250" class="video-filter video-youtube vf-yzaxtvlhk7m" frameborder="0"></iframe><br /></span></p> <p>Around 200,000 people around the world watched the video on the app Periscope and a Twitter hashtag #Drummondpuddlewatch was trending across the country.</p> <p>The puddle appeared just off Jesmond Road West in the city and was videoed out the window of marketing company Drummond Central Ltd.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A puddle which went viral online has been drained as council staff work to prevent flooding in Newcastle. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/drummondpuddlewatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:16:13 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 142605 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Funding boost and make over for Iris Brickfield playground https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/funding-boost-and-make-over-iris-brickfield-playground <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, 06/01/2016 - 13:53</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">The Friends of Iris Brickfield Park community group have received a £43,781.00 funding award from SITA Trust for the Iris Brickfield Playground Refurbishment project, matched by £30,000 from Newcastle City Council's Ward Committee Funding.<br /></span><span style="line-height: 20.8px;"></span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Work to breathe new life into a much loved community playground starts on site this week, after successfully securing funding for a major refurbishment programme. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="452" height="300" title="Children from Ravenswood Primary School were involved in the design of the new playground." alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/iris_brickfield_-_children_from_ravenswood_primary_school_resized_web.jpg?1452252513" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/funding-boost-and-make-over-iris-brickfield-playground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 14:00:45 +0000 ann.bridges@newcastle.gov.uk 142436 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Latest on rain and potential floods https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/latest-rain-and-potential-floods <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, 06/01/2016 - 11:28</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">Pumps were sent to at-risk areas around Newcastle on Wednesday as the <a href="http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/">Met Office</a> issued a severe weather warning and river levels rose as a result of constant heavy rain.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">Council teams worked through the night manning pumps at key points - most especially on the Ouseburn - to stop floodwater reaching people's homes.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Council teams are working around the clock to keep homes safe from flooding. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="375" height="275" title="More than 1,500 calls were made to our contact centre on Wednesday" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/resize_news_rain.jpg?1452609138" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/latest-rain-and-potential-floods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 12:15:18 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 142425 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk New Fund - Positive People, Positive Places - £250 for your local idea, fund now open! https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/new-fund-positive-people-positive-places-panel-members-and-project-ideas-needed <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, 06/01/2016 - 08:46</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Positive People, Positive Places is coming to your area.</strong>&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Positive People, Positive Places Fund </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/new-fund-positive-people-positive-places-panel-members-and-project-ideas-needed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 08:52:44 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 142404 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk A call for memories of Walker Park https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a-call-memories-walker-park <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, 04/01/2016 - 10:45</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The works are being delivered thanks to a £1.8m grant received from the <a href="http://www.hlf.org.uk/">Heritage Lottery Fund</a> (HLF) and investment by Newcastle City Council.</p><p>As part of the programme, the City Council's Parks team are pulling together a montage of people's memories of <a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/work-starts-walker-park-redevelopment-programme">Walker Park</a> to be curated into a temporary exhibition to coincide with the proposed summer completion date.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Walker Park in the East End of Newcastle is currently a third-of-the-way through a nine-month redevelopment programme. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="375" height="275" title="Walker Park welcomes over 6,550 visitors a week" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/park_enter_resize_news_story.jpg?1451906685" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a-call-memories-walker-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 11:29:10 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 142070 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Major investment needed to tackle flooding https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/major-investment-needed-tackle-flooding <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, 29/12/2015 - 15:49</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">That's the estimate from two studies carried out into surface water management in the city centre and the Ouseburn.</span></p> <p>Experts say the money is needed to protect the city from 2015 levels of risk through to 2030 when you take into account:</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £70m of investment is needed to help protect Newcastle from flooding. </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="Flooding in Brunton Park on Thunder Thursday 2012" alt="Flooding image" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/bruntonparkflooding.jpg?1451405074" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/major-investment-needed-tackle-flooding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 29 Dec 2015 15:55:02 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 141691 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Underpass now a work of art https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/underpass-now-a-work-art <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 23/12/2015 - 12:58</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The last remaining pedestrian underpass at Cowgate roundabout has been transformed into a bright and welcoming public route, celebrating the history of the area through art.</p><p>Local artists and community groups were invited to work on brightening up the subway (known locally as the Windmill Subway), as part of the Re-newcastle £4.3m improvements to Cowgate junction.</p><p>The pedestrian tunnel, which leads from the PDSA to Jedburgh Road, was completely cleaned out and newly painted before artists set to work on it.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An underpass in Cowgate, once avoided by locals has been transformed into an artwork. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="375" height="275" title="Local Artist, Robert Hutchinson, with Cass and Richard Roberts " alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/cowgate_artwork_-_151216a_004_resize.jpg?1450875847" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/underpass-now-a-work-art" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 13:15:54 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 141448 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk 2015 Rugby World Cup Workplace Walking Challenge https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/2015-rugby-world-cup-workplace-walking-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">Wed, 23/12/2015 - 10:41</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">Active Newcastle who organised the challenge, held the prize giving ceremony and presented the teams with their prizes.</span></p> <p>Over 200 members of staff took part in the 6 week challenge clocking up just short of 50,000 miles. The challenge was created to promote walking as it can reduce the risk of chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancers and depression.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A prize giving ceremony for the 2015 Rugby World Cup Workplace Walking Challenge took place at the Civic Centre on Monday 7 December for council staff who took part. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="The Grainger Marchers, one of the teams that took part in the challenge" alt="Staff receiving prizes" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/graingermarchers.jpg?1450867303" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/2015-rugby-world-cup-workplace-walking-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 10:45:47 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 141446 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Seized tabs could go up in smoke https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/seized-tabs-could-go-smoke <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, 21/12/2015 - 15:40</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">Operation Hookah was a response to tip-offs that people were allowing smoking to take place inside of premises in breach of anti-smoking legislation.</span></p><p>The crackdown was led by Newcastle City Council in partnership with Northumbria Police and immigration officers from UK Border Force.</p><p>Of the six premises visited, three premises will now be investigated for the alleged breaking of anti-smoking laws in that smoking was taking place in an enclosed place. Illicit tobacco was also seized in two premises.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Café premises in Newcastle were targeted in a crackdown on illegal smoking. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/seized-tabs-could-go-smoke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 21 Dec 2015 15:45:45 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 141268 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk New City Council Green Hubs Programme saves five community centres a total of £8,000 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/five-newcastle-community-centres-save-a-total-8000-through-new-city-council-green-hubs-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">Mon, 21/12/2015 - 12:08</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Newcastle City Council's 'Green Hubs' programme provides useful advice to try and encourage community buildings and groups to introduce energy efficiency that can make great savings. The good news is that being green can save you money.</p><p>The five community groups who took part in the pilot scheme are Allendale Community Centre, Byker Community Centre, Heaton Community Centre, Monkchester Community Centre and Ray Gray Community Centre.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Five Newcastle-based community centres have widely benefited from a new pilot environmental scheme that resulted in them making a combined saving over £8,300. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="375" height="275" title="&#039;Green Hubs&#039; encourages communities to help save the planet" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/smashed_piggy_bank_resize_news_story.jpg?1450700707" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/five-newcastle-community-centres-save-a-total-8000-through-new-city-council-green-hubs-programme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 21 Dec 2015 12:51:18 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 141259 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Community facility brought back to life https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/community-facility-brought-back-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, 18/12/2015 - 11:36</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The community room, which is part of the Riverside Dene shopping centre in Cruddas Park, is now a modern and accessible facility that will be run by the Oasis Café, a social enterprise next door to the room.</p><p>Newcastle City Council and <a href="http://www.yhn.org.uk/about_us.aspx">Your Homes Newcastle</a> officially opened the room at a launch event attended by local residents and business leaders.</p><p>John Lee, Chief Executive of Your Homes Newcastle, said:</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An unused community room has been modernised and reopened by Newcastle City Council and its housing management organisation Your Homes Newcastle. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="375" height="275" title="Pictured are John Lee (Your Homes Newcastle), Paul Gorringe (proprietor Oasis Café), Tony Duffy (proprietor Oasis Café) and Cllr Ann Schofield (Newcastle City Council) along with people celebrating the community room opening " alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/151202a_036_-_riverside_dene_community_room_resize.jpg?1450439083" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/community-facility-brought-back-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 11:49:39 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 141070 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Don’t lose your right to vote! https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/don-t-lose-your-right-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, 16/12/2015 - 17:08</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">There will be local elections to the city council in May, combined with an election to appoint a Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria Police, and a referendum on the future of the United Kingdom in Europe either later in the year or in 2017 when voters will also be asked to choose the first ever elected mayor for the North East.</span></p><p>But if people are not registered to vote they won’t be able to take part in any of these elections.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Voters in Newcastle are being warned that they could miss out on their right to take part in some important elections next year if they fail to register 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" width="425" height="275" title="Voters in Newcastle are being warned to register if they want to take part in next year&#039;s election. " alt="Voters in Newcastle are being warned to register if they want to take part in ne" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/rsz_ballot_box_2014.jpg?1450286368" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/don-t-lose-your-right-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 16 Dec 2015 17:20:42 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 140757 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk In two years a Newcastle libraries' initiative helps over 7,200 North East businesses https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/two-years-a-newcastle-libraries-initiative-helps-over-7200-north-east-businesses <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 16/12/2015 - 11:42</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.bipcnewcastle.co.uk/">BIPC</a> also supported the creation of 385 new businesses and creating 660 jobs (predicted to rise to 919 businesses and 3,414 jobs by 2017).</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New published findings by Newcastle City Libraries reveals that over a two year period, they helped over 7,200 new and established businesses through their Business &amp; IP Centre (BIPC). </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="375" height="275" title="Serap Slorach, proprietor at &#039;Yummy Things&#039; with Cllr Stockdale" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/dsc_0494_-_business_ip_centre_newcastle_-_yummy_things_resize.jpg?1450271428" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/two-years-a-newcastle-libraries-initiative-helps-over-7200-north-east-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 16 Dec 2015 13:12:55 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 140738 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk A change to leisure in Newcastle https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a-change-leisure-newcastle-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, 15/12/2015 - 10:08</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;"><a href="http://www.northcountryleisure.org.uk/">NCL</a> is a not-for-profit charity based in the North East, which manages major leisure facilities across Cumbria and took over three centres in Newcastle on 1st July 2014; Eldon Leisure, Gosforth and West Denton Pool and Fitness Centres.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you swim, exercise in a gym, play sport or take part in activities at All Saints Sports Centre, Centre for Sport, East End Pool or Walker Activity Dome, then from 14th December 2015, charitable organisation North Country Leisure (NCL), part of the GLL Group, will be running the services at these centres previously run by Newcastle City Council. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="375" height="275" title="Reps from all sides of the hand-over attended Walker Activity Dome to mark the occasion." alt="Lesiure hand-over" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/151214b_001a_-_leisure_hand_over_resize.jpg?1450278982" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a-change-leisure-newcastle-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 15 Dec 2015 10:13:45 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 140630 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Leading big data company expansion bring new jobs to Newcastle https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/leading-big-data-company-expansion-bring-new-jobs-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, 11/12/2015 - 13:05</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">The deal secured by Newcastle City Council will see Gavurin move into the former Racquets Court on College Street in Newcastle, which will lead to an estimated increase in annual GVA into the city of around £750k.<br /></span><span style="line-height: 20.8px;"><br />Although Gavurin has a London base, they wanted to expand their headquarters in the North East where the company was founded. With an increasingly international corporate client base - particularly located on the east coast of the USA - developing an HQ presence was a key decision.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A leading technology company specialising in big data has announced expansion plans into Newcastle, creating 26 new jobs over the next three years. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="451" height="300" title="Mark Aryaeenia, Chief Executive of Gavurin pictured inside Racquets Court, College Street in Newcastle" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/gavurin_racquets_court_-_resized_web.jpg?1449839429" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/leading-big-data-company-expansion-bring-new-jobs-newcastle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 13:14:18 +0000 ann.bridges@newcastle.gov.uk 140179 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Wingrove Ward - Enforcement Officers https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/wingrove-ward-enforcement-officers <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, 11/12/2015 - 10:21</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Due to the high level of concern from people living in the area about the environment the Wingrove Ward Committee agreed to pay for 2 additional enforcement officers to build intelligence and to prosecute those who are damaging the environment.&nbsp; If you would like to read in more details about what has happened so far, and what will happen next, <a href="/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/wwwfileroot/communities-and-neighbourhoods/wingrove_ward_-_enforcement_qa_feedback_2_0.pdf">please read our feedback sheet.</a>&nbsp;(15.62KB)</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Extra enforcement in Wingrove ward. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 10:26:35 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 140169 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Wingrove Ward - Communal Bins https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/wingrove-ward-communal-bins <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, 11/12/2015 - 10:10</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following the last Wingrove Ward Committee, some residents raised a number of questions about the communal bins which will be installed in some parts of the ward in the future.&nbsp; To see full details of these questions and answers, <a href="/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/wwwfileroot/communities-and-neighbourhoods/wingrove_ward_-_communal_bins_qa_feedback_0.pdf">please read our feedback sheet.</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Communal bins, your questions answered </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 10:14:03 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 140164 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Ambition in the face of austerity- Consultation https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/ambition-face-austerity-consultation <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, 09/12/2015 - 16:25</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cabinet met to consider the proposals outlined in the budget report <a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/ambition-face-austerity">Ambition in the face of austerity</a> and agreed to formally seek the views of residents and businesses over its proposals.</p><p>The council will also consult on the Government's proposal to allow an additional 2 per cent rise in council tax - on top of the already proposed 1.9 per cent - to specifically fund adult social care.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plans by Newcastle City Council to save £30m from its budget next year were formally opened to public consultation today (Wed Dec 9). </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/ambition-face-austerity-consultation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:32:31 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 139922 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Booming Byker development launches after two decades derelict https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/booming-byker-development-launches-after-two-decades-derelict <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, 08/12/2015 - 13:46</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.8px;">Community regeneration and housebuilding specialist Keepmoat is working in partnership with Newcastle City Council, Leazes Homes and Your Homes Newcastle to deliver 80 two and three bedroom houses at The Grove development, as well as 12 bungalows aimed at older persons, and 36 apartments as part of an assisted living block.<br /></span><span style="line-height: 20.8px;"></span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A £9.7 million new home development in Byker has officially opened on land at the former IRDL factory site - which has remained derelict for more than 20 years - injecting new jobs and investment into the region, as well as housing. </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="Delivery partners Keepmoat, Leazes Homes and Newcastle City Council welcomed Marte Mjos Person, Mayor of Bergen and Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Councillor Ian Graham. " alt="" src="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/byker_irdl_03_dec_2015_resized_web.jpg?1449583455" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/booming-byker-development-launches-after-two-decades-derelict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 08 Dec 2015 14:13:11 +0000 ann.bridges@newcastle.gov.uk 139766 at https://www.newcastle.gov.uk