Council News http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news/feed?search= en North East bus shake-up gets the green light http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/north-east-bus-shake-gets-green-light <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 21/10/2014 - 15:53</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The north east is the first part of the country to reach this stage in developing a Quality Contracts Scheme under legislation introduced in 2000. The new scheme would see bus companies contracted to provide routes by Nexus on behalf of the North East Combined Authority, rather than the bus operators deciding which services to run on the basis of market forces.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In a move which could signal the biggest changes to the way buses operate across the region since de-regulation in the 1980s, members of the North East Combined Authority (neca) have today agreed to submit proposals for the introduction of a Quality Contracts Scheme (QCS) for consideration by a special independent panel. </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="Buses at Eldon Square bus station" alt="Buses at Eldon Square bus station" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/img_0553_safe_to_use_news_story_size.jpg?1413974521" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/north-east-bus-shake-gets-green-light" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:59:54 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 94093 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk People power helps shape new proposal for support to families http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/people-power-helps-shape-new-proposal-support-families <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 17/10/2014 - 10:29</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">A <strong><a href="http://democracy.newcastle.gov.uk/documents/b17179/Supplemental Agenda 22nd-Oct-2014 16.30 Cabinet.pdf?T=9">report</a></strong> to the Council's Cabinet recommends the creation of new innovative Community Family Hubs which incorporate Sure Start Children's Centres and involve intensive support to families. The hubs would be available to the maximum possible number of children whilst focusing on those 30% of communities with the highest level of deprivation.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Over 5,000 young people, parents, service users, staff, partners and other stakeholders have helped to shape a new proposal for the way support to families will be provided in Newcastle. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/people-power-helps-shape-new-proposal-support-families" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:33:53 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 93637 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Youth Council Election http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/youth-council-elections <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 15/10/2014 - 15:58</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">A total of 52 young people have been campaigning amongst their peers to win one of the 22 seats available on the Youth Council.&nbsp;</span></p><p>&nbsp;The official count and announcement will take place on Friday 17 October, where 22 young people will be elected for the challenging job of representing the thousands of voices of children and young people in Newcastle over the next two years.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Thursday 16 October, young people across Newcastle will be going to the polls to decide who will best represent them and their views. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Youth Council Election 2014" alt="Youth Council Election 2014" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/yce14_logonews.jpg?1413384839" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/youth-council-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:58:13 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 93419 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Facing the future together can get Newcastle through tough times http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/facing-future-together-can-get-newcastle-through-tough-times <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 14/10/2014 - 22:17</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/fairer-choices-tough-times-2015-16">Fair choices in tough times</a> sets out the council's approach to tackling an estimated £90million cuts target over the next three years - £40million in the next financial year alone. The council has already made savings of £151 million since the government's austerity programme began in 2010.</span></p><p>The Council's Cabinet will consider the paper at its meeting on Wednesday 22nd October 2014.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stronger partnerships with the community and across the public sector are essential if Newcastle is to survive government spending cuts a new report from Newcastle City Council states today. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/facing-future-together-can-get-newcastle-through-tough-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:21:38 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 93331 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Reading your way to better mental health http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/reading-your-way-better-mental-health <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 10/10/2014 - 13:20</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Loans of self-help books in the ground-breaking scheme have more than doubled it was announced today for World Mental Health Day.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Libraries have reported major success in supporting people’s mental health with Reading Well Books on Prescription. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Cllr Hobson, Alisdair Cameron and Fiona Hill supporting Reading Well." alt="Cllr Hobson, Alisdair Cameron and Fiona Hill supporting Reading Well." src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/l2r_cllr_linda_hobson_alisdair_cameron_fiona_hill.jpg?1412943438" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/reading-your-way-better-mental-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:19:48 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 92800 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Solar panels to bring savings and earnings for Newcastle residents http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/solar-panels-bring-savings-and-earnings-newcastle <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 09/10/2014 - 11:17</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>As one of the UK's largest energy efficiency initiatives, Warm Up North is now offering home owners across the region the opportunity to benefit from having solar photovoltaic (PV) panels installed, which could provide total annual savings of up to £880 per home.</p><p>Available through Warm Up North, which is endorsed by nine North East local authorities, the solar PV panels are installed by British Gas, a market leading provider in the residential solar market with over 17 years' experience.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Home owners in Newcastle could now earn money whilst saving energy as Warm Up North introduces the first renewable energy product to its energy efficiency portfolio. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Cllr John McElroy, Jon Kershaw, and Cllr Ged Bell" alt="Cllr John McElroy, Jon Kershaw, and Cllr Ged Bell" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/wun_cllrjohnmcelroy_jonkershaw_cllrgeraldbell.jpg?1412850542" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/solar-panels-bring-savings-and-earnings-newcastle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:32:52 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 92752 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Pay Dispute Strike Action - Tuesday 14 October 2014 http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/pay-dispute-strike-action-tuesday-14-october-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 07/10/2014 - 15:27</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The council's major trade unions (Unison, GMB and Unite) have announced their intention to strike on Tuesday 14 October 2014 over the current Local Government pay offer.</p><p>Because of the relatively high trade union membership across the City Council, we can expect a large percentage of our workforce to be on strike. This action will inevitably cause considerable disruption to services, with a number of public buildings and schools closed to the public. &nbsp;</p><p>Should the strike action go ahead, the following council services likely to be disrupted are:</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Update: Strike action on 14 October has been suspended. All contingency arrangements put in place for next Tuesday will now be lifted and normal service restored. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/pay-dispute-strike-action-tuesday-14-october-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:35:34 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 92580 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Acorn Road - transport changes http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/acorn-road-transport-changes <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 06/10/2014 - 11:50</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>A series of changes are to be made to Acorn Road in Jesmond, including:</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A popular shopping street in Newcastle is to become more people friendly following the results of a public consultation. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Artist&#039;s impression of the Acorn Road improvements" alt="Artist&#039;s impression of the Acorn Road improvements" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/acornrdillustration1newsimage.jpg?1412592709" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/acorn-road-transport-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:53:20 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 92449 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Gosforth transport scheme gets go-ahead http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/gosforth-transport-scheme-gets-go-ahead <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 25/09/2014 - 18:04</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>A series of changes to Gosforth High Street were approved when Cabinet met on Wednesday, September 24.<br />A report outlining the changes was presented to Cabinet by the Member for Investment and Development Cllr Ged Bell.<br />Cllr Ged Bell said: "The issues associated with Gosforth High Street such as congestion, pollution and accidents have been widely discussed since 2009 when similar proposals were put forward.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A transport improvement scheme, designed to retain the vibrancy of a popular shopping street, has been given the go-ahead. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Red route markings on a road" alt="Red route markings on road" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/red_route1carousel.jpg?1411731153" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/gosforth-transport-scheme-gets-go-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:07:17 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 91415 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk wwWonderful turnout.. http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/wwwonderful-turnout <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 24/09/2014 - 13:24</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The government-funded project has launched to help women in Newcastle to access business support, Digital Champions and networking.</span></p> <p>A packed room at the museum heard from speakers on how digital can be used to help business and about the programme of workshops and mentoring wwWomen will deliver.</p> <p>Cllr Ann Schofield, Newcastle City Council's Deputy Cabinet Member for Age Friendly City and Digital Inclusion spoke at the launch. She said: "wwWomen is about busting myths that digital is a young man's world.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NEARLY 100 women attended the launch of Go Digital Newcastle&#039; wwWomen today at the Great North Museum: Hancock. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Digital Ambassadors at the launch of wwWomen" alt="Digital Ambassadors" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/wwwomen2.jpg?1411566105" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/wwwonderful-turnout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:42:37 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 91270 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Update from Northumbrian Water on city-centre roadworks http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/update-northumbrian-water-city-centre-roadworks <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 19/09/2014 - 11:58</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>St Mary’s place between the Haymarket and John Dobson Street will be a no through road from Monday 29 September for up to six weeks. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Due to unforeseen issues with access to their water pipe, Northumbria Water’s work has been delayed on Claremont Road and they are now running about four weeks behind their planned schedule.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Northumbrian Water are starting work at the junction of St Mary’s Place on 22 September which will require temporary three way traffic lights in place for up to four weeks. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/update-northumbrian-water-city-centre-roadworks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:03:34 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 90511 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Gosforth Transport Scheme – Cabinet decides next Wednesday http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/gosforth-transport-scheme-cabinet-decides-next-wednesday <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 18/09/2014 - 14:43</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">A series of changes to Gosforth High Street in north Newcastle are being recommended for approval when Cabinet considers a report on Wednesday, September 24.</span></p><p>The package of measures are intended to retain the vibrancy of the popular shopping neighbourhood, make it easier for shoppers and cyclists to get around, and improve traffic flows while reducing pollution and noise.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A transport improvement scheme, designed to cut congestion and make it safer for cyclists and pedestrians, could get the green light next week. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Red Route road markings" alt="Image showing Red Route road markings" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/red_route1.jpg?1411048268" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/gosforth-transport-scheme-cabinet-decides-next-wednesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:51:41 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 90382 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Rugby World Cup, 1 Year to Go http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/rugby-world-cup-1-year-go <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 18/09/2014 - 14:05</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Around 150 representatives from the region's business community assembled for a 'one year to go' briefing session at Kingston Park, home of Newcastle Falcons, which sought to highlight business opportunities and ensure a consistent approach to promoting the city and the region.</p><p>Speakers from the city council and tourism officials were joined by rugby stars past and present to outline the economic value of hosting RWC matches.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> North East businesses came together to talk through opportunities arising from next year&#039;s Rugby World Cup, which is expected to generate £14m for the region&#039;s economy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="456" height="300" title="Businesses have been discussing ways to support and share in the success of next year&#039;s Rugby World Cup" alt="Rugby World Cup is big business for the region" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/one_year_to_go_until_rugby_world_cup_2015_2.jpg?1411044812" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/rugby-world-cup-1-year-go" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:53:32 +0000 james.plater@newcastle.gov.uk 90378 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk International Read and eBook Day http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/international-read-and-ebook-day <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 18/09/2014 - 10:16</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>International Read an eBook Day, is a new annual event raising awareness of reading on digital devices. To mark the day, readers are able to choose from hundreds of free ebooks available to download at their <a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/leisure-libraries-and-tourism/libraries/download-ebooks-and-audiobooks">local library</a> or by purchasing an eBook from a retailer online.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Today, readers from around the world will be taking part in the largest ever digital reading event by choosing from the hundreds of free eBooks available online. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="eBook. An exciting new way to borrow books." alt="eBook. An exciting new way to borrow books." src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/international_ebook_day_news.jpg?1411033199" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/international-read-and-ebook-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:44:32 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 90370 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Work to improve our payment system http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/work-improve-our-payment-system <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 17/09/2014 - 11:11</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">This essential upgrade work will improve the payment system that sits behind the majority of credit or debit card payments made at Customer Service Centres (CSCs), over the telephone, including automated payment line and online at </span><a style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;" href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/">www.newcastle.gov.uk</a><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Customers are being advised that they won&#039;t be able to make card payments to the council from 1pm on Wednesday 24 September. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/work-improve-our-payment-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:26:28 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 90159 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Cleaner and greener buses http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/cleaner-and-greener-buses <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, 11/09/2014 - 14:44</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Newcastle and Sunderland City Councils received £472,000 after putting together an award winning bid to The Clean Vehicle Technology Fund on behalf of the North East Combined Authority.<br />The Fund is designed to pay for modifications to public service vehicles that will reduce by 25 per cent the amount of exhaust fumes emitted into the air in our towns and cities.<br />The money will help adapt a fleet of 30 buses belonging to Go North East who are also investing more than £600,000 of their money into the project.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Buses will be cleaner and greener after North East councils worked together to secure Government transport investment. </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="cleaner greener bus" alt="Bus" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/cobaltclipper.jpg?1410443433" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/cleaner-and-greener-buses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:51:29 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 89465 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk A blooming marvellous show http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a-blooming-marvellous-show <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/09/2014 - 12:34</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">This year's show takes place on Sunday (14 September 2014), from 11am-4pm at the Westgate Centre for Sport, West Road, Newcastle and has been organised by the Allotments Working Group (AWG).</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">It will feature exhibits of vegetables, fruit and flowers by growers from across Newcastle, with the best in show being announced for a huge range of classes, including the ever-popular 2 Pot Leeks Challenge Cup.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Whether you have green fingers, are a budding gardener or just have a love of freshly grown produce, the annual Newcastle Allotment and Garden Show has something for everyone. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Flowers and vegetables on display at last year&#039;s Allotment and Garden show" alt="Flowers and vegetables on display at the allotment show" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/130908a_006_0.jpg?1410348986" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a-blooming-marvellous-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:38:10 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 89353 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle to host Magic Weekend in 2015 http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-host-magic-weekend-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/09/2014 - 10:51</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The event will see the sport’s elite players from the 12 Super League clubs showcase their skill and athleticism in six matches – three on Saturday May 30 and three on Sunday May 31 – at the home of Premier League football club Newcastle United.</span></p><p>Rugby League fans from around the country are expected to converge in their thousands to watch the action and experience the famous hospitality, sights and sounds of a city and region which welcomes millions of visitors each year.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> St. James’ Park in Newcastle will host a full round of First Utility Super League fixtures next May when Rugby League’s unique six-match extravaganza takes place in the North East for the first time. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Magic Weekend 2015 will be held at St James&#039; Park. " alt="Magic Weekend 2015 will be held at St James&#039; Park. " src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/7a5a5536_news_story.jpg?1410342699" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-host-magic-weekend-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:51:40 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 89344 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Group together for cheaper energy http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/group-together-cheaper-energy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 09/09/2014 - 14:05</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>This form of grouping together means that suppliers can be more competitive with their deals.&nbsp;</p><p>From Tuesday 9 September until midnight on 13 October, households can <a href="http://bigcommunityswitch.ichoosr.com/Product/index.rails?&amp;utm_medium=web&amp;location=newcastle_upon_tyne">sign-up</a> to see if they can get a better deal.&nbsp;</p><p>On behalf of the council, iChoosr negotiates with the energy companies and ensures a safe and hassle-free switch if you choose to accept the offer.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council have once again teamed up with iChoosr, a free online collective switching service, to help residents get cheaper bills for their gas and electricity through collective buying 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" width="475" height="300" title="Cllr McCarty and Cllr Stephenson sign up for a better energy deal." alt="Cllr McCarty and Cllr Stephenson sign up for a better energy deal." src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/big_com_switch_0.jpg?1410259842" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/group-together-cheaper-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:07:45 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 89192 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Councils terminate Wi-Fi contract with GOWEX http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/councils-terminate-wi-fi-contract-gowex <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, 05/09/2014 - 17:24</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The contract was signed as part of the government-funded Go Digital Newcastle project, which is bringing superfast broadband to the city as well as providing Wi-Fi availability in public locations.</span></p> <p>The councils signed the contract for the Wi-Fi element of the initiative in May, but GOWEX hit difficulties in July following alleged irregularities with its accounts.</p> <p>A new Wi-Fi provider is now being sought.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council have terminated a contract they signed with GOWEX to provide free Wi-Fi hotspots in the area. </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/councils-terminate-wi-fi-contract-gowex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:25:57 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 88992 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Bupa Great North Run road closures http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/bupa-great-north-run-road-closures <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, 05/09/2014 - 15:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>For information about the road closures on 6 and 7 September, <a href="http://www2.newcastle.gov.uk/apps002.nsf/showroadworks/1CEDBABEE416A7FE80257D3B003F3BEC?opendocument">visit our road closures webpage</a>.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There will be a number of road closures this weekend as a result of The City Games, the Junior Great North Run and the Bupa Great North Run half marathon. </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="Great North Run underway" alt="Great North Run" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/gnr_news_story.jpg?1409927192" /> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:27:14 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 88986 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Have your say on cycle plans for Acorn Road http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/have-your-say-cycle-plans-acorn-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, 05/09/2014 - 12:01</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>You're invited to take part in a consultation over proposals to make a shopping street more cycle friendly.</p><p>Two proposals exist for Acorn Road in Jesmond.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Consultation plans for Acorn Road </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="407" height="300" title="Acorn Road in Jesmond" alt="Acorn Road" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/acorn_rd.jpg?1409916397" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/have-your-say-cycle-plans-acorn-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:24:31 +0000 will.mapplebeck@newcastle.gov.uk 88974 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk New powers on lettings boards for city council http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/new-powers-lettings-boards-city-council <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 29/08/2014 - 12:06</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Newcastle City Council has successfully applied to the Government for a Regulation 7 direction, effectively banning lettings boards in areas of the city including Jesmond, Heaton and Sandyford. <br />Intrusive ‘To Let’ boards that spoil popular areas will need advertisement consent from January in several neighbourhoods across Newcastle.</p><p>Landlords and lettings agents now have three months to take down ‘To Let’ signs or face court action and fines of up to £2,500.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Council gains powers to deal with intrusive lettings boards </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="Civic Centre" alt="Civic Centre" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/04-0825d-14_1.jpg?1409310958" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/new-powers-lettings-boards-city-council" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:17:52 +0000 will.mapplebeck@newcastle.gov.uk 88140 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk By-election Result http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/election-result-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 28/08/2014 - 23:05</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The result of the North Jesmond by-election has been declared following a poll on Thursday, 28th of August.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Gerard Francis Keating, representing the Liberal Democrat party, was elected to serve the North Jesmond ward of the city.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">The current composition of the Council is Labour 52, Lib Dem 24, Independent 2.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> North Jesmond By-election Result </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="Newcastle Civic Centre" alt="Civic Centre" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/04-0825d-14_0.jpg?1409263884" /> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:15:23 +0000 will.mapplebeck@newcastle.gov.uk 88053 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Science City looks to the future with new partnership http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/science-city-looks-future-new-partnership <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, 26/08/2014 - 12:02</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>An exciting new collaboration between Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University will be at the heart of a revamped vision for Newcastle Science City. City Council staff and University researchers will work together to create a living laboratory to map out the city of the future. </p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New future for flagship science development </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="435" height="300" title="Science City" alt="science city" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/cgi_science_central_site.jpg?1409051167" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/science-city-looks-future-new-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:08:45 +0000 will.mapplebeck@newcastle.gov.uk 87591 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk North East training bases announced for Rugby World Cup http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/north-east-training-bases-announced-rugby-world-cup <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, 26/08/2014 - 10:50</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The organisers England 2015 carried out a nationwide search for the very best training facilities, sports clubs, hotels and universities, to provide 20 teams with a place to stay and train during next year's tournament.</p><p>Now forty one venues have been given the Rugby World Cup seal of approval and officially designated as Team Bases, after proving their credentials in what was a highly competitive process.</p><p>Newcastle will host the Tongan national team at Northumbria University, while Scotland will use the facilities at Royal Grammar School Newcastle.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Training facilities in Newcastle and Gateshead will be on Rugby World Cup duty in 2015, after being chosen as team bases for some of the biggest names in the sport. </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="North East team bases have been announced for next year&#039;s Rugby World Cup" alt="Team bases have been announced for the Rugby World Cup" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/rugby_world_cup2015v2.jpg?1409045717" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/north-east-training-bases-announced-rugby-world-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:38:26 +0000 james.plater@newcastle.gov.uk 87586 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Come to the Open Day at Tweed Street http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/come-open-day-tweed-street <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, 21/08/2014 - 10:24</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Community efforts to revamp one of Newcastle's most popular allotments will be showcased during a Grand Open Day, this Saturday (August 23rd).</p><p>The committee that runs Tweed Street Allotments, near Arthur's Hill, is inviting local people to the 28 plot site which has been improved by them in partnership with Newcastle City Council.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tweed Street Grand Open Day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="400" height="300" title="Tweed Street Allotments" alt="tweed street" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/tweed_st_community_plot.jpg?1408614429" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/come-open-day-tweed-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:49:11 +0000 will.mapplebeck@newcastle.gov.uk 87304 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk £290m Growth Deal for the North East http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/290m-growth-deal-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">Wed, 13/08/2014 - 16:54</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The investment is part of the government’s Growth Deal, which was announced Monday 7 July, and provides the North East with a significant funding to take forward its plans for economic growth.</p><p>The substantial investment which will create over 4,000 new jobs and deliver £90m in additional public and private sector funding, is clear recognition from government of the North East’s ability to work in partnership and achieve its ambitious plans.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The North East Local Enterprise Partnership has secured £290m investment which will create thousands of new jobs for the North East. </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/290m-growth-deal-north-east" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:59:01 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 86650 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Business & IP Centre Newcastle drives new motorcycle app to help reduce fatalities on the UK’s roads http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/business-ip-centre-newcastle-drives-new-motorcycle-app-help-reduce-fatalities-uk-s-roads <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, 13/08/2014 - 16:42</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>REALRIDER® is a smartphone app devised by entrepreneurs and motorcycling enthusiasts Zoe Farrington and Andrew Richardson. It automatically detects if a motorcycle rider has been involved in a crash by using motion sensors which send an alert to the rider’s phone. If the alert isn’t cancelled, the app immediately contacts the ambulance service with the location and pre-programmed medical details of the rider.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One of the region’s emerging start-ups, REALRIDER®, has welcomed the support and advice given by the Business &amp; IP Centre Newcastle and its partners, which it says has helped catapult its success. </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/business-ip-centre-newcastle-drives-new-motorcycle-app-help-reduce-fatalities-uk-s-roads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:44:30 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 86636 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Regional Growth Fund (RGF) http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/regional-growth-fund-rgf <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, 13/08/2014 - 16:02</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">The scheme's annual monitoring report, published in July, also found the number of direct jobs created or safeguarded through RGF more than doubled in a year, delivering 69,000 jobs.</span></p> <p>Total RGF payments rose by 83% from the previous year to £1.15 billion. RGF payments in 2013 to 2014 totaled £565 million, compared to £161 million in the previous financial year.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The number of small and medium-sized enterprises supported through the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) has trebled over the past year (2013 to 2014) to 5,100 - helping growing businesses to create highly skilled jobs and expand into new markets. </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/regional-growth-fund-rgf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:03:46 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 86635 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk The Core set to open on Science Central http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/core-set-open-science-central <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 13/08/2014 - 15:55</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Owned by Newcastle City Council, The Core, which spans seven floors, will create approximately 2,750 sq m of serviced office space for high growth technology and science-based businesses, with additional event space for business networking and activities.</span></p> <p>Over half of the building is already pre-let to tenants, including a rapidly-growing software developer and significant academic and industry research partnerships.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Core, the first building on Science Central, is set to open for business on 3 November 2014, following a 12 month construction 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="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/core-set-open-science-central" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:56:22 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 86633 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Marine and offshore sector showcase set to attract more international investment to North East England http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/marine-and-offshore-sector-showcase-set-attract-more-international-investment-north-east-england <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, 13/08/2014 - 15:52</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">The Oil and Gas Briefing tour - organised by NewcastleGateshead Initiative's inward investment team and Tees Valley Unlimited on behalf of Invest North East England and UKTI (UK Trade &amp; Investment) - helped to spread the message that our region is the place to be for international companies looking for a UK base. The visit was secured after bidding against other UK cities to host the group.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The region&#039;s booming oil and gas industry was the focus of an international audience in early June, welcoming a delegation of inward investment specialists from global offshore hubs, including, Australia, Brazil, Canada, USA and Norway. </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/marine-and-offshore-sector-showcase-set-attract-more-international-investment-north-east-england" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:53:38 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 86632 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Which Local Heroes are missing? http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/which-local-heroes-are-missing <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, 13/08/2014 - 15:28</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Opened last year by Lady Elsie Robson, wife of the late Sir Bobby Robson, the trail currently features 20 local heroes nominated by the public who are commemorated with a bronze plaque on NewcastleGasteshead’s iconic Quayside.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Members of the public are being asked ‘Which local hero is missing’ as we call for nominations to add to the plaques featured as part of NewcastleGateshead’s ‘Walk of Fame’ style trail. </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="Local Hero, Kathryn Tickell with her plaque on NewcastleGateshead Quayside." alt="Local Hero, Kathryn Tickell with her plaque on NewcastleGateshead Quayside." src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/web_story_image.jpg?1407939898" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/which-local-heroes-are-missing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:28:49 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 86626 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Council to set up its own debt enforcement team http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-set-its-own-debt-enforcement-team <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, 01/08/2014 - 16:37</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The authority currently uses bailiffs to recover money it is owed - for example council tax and fixed penalty notices - but has decided to set up its own in-house team following national changes to debt recovery.</p><p>New Government regulations mean bailiffs will now be called Enforcement Agents and collection fees levied on those in debt are increasing.</p><p>In response the council has decided to set up its own team of agents which it is hoped would be self-funding and give the council more flexibility in how it deals with debtors.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council is to set up its own team of officers to collect debt owed to the council. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" 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-set-its-own-debt-enforcement-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:42:17 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 85093 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Help to grow Tyneside businesses http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/help-grow-tyneside-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">Fri, 01/08/2014 - 11:56</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Loans starting from £5,000 are available as a result of a new partnership between Newcastle City Council and Funding Circle.</p><p>Funding Circle is the UK's largest online marketplace where people and organisations lend directly to small businesses. Earlier this year the city council agreed to lend £100,000 to local businesses who would otherwise struggle to access finance.</p><p>The council's investment in so called crowd funding is part of its commitment to create jobs and strengthen communities.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thousands of businesses on Tyneside will get information about a new form of finance. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" 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/help-grow-tyneside-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:06:50 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 85060 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Skyride Cycle Event - car park closures http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/skyride-cycle-event <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, 01/08/2014 - 08:28</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Skyride Event will be held in Newcastle on Saturday 02 August. To support this event some on-street parking bays and car parks will be taken out of service for the this day only. The areas where parking will not be available will be:</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Skyride event information on parking bay closures </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/skyride-cycle-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:33:49 +0000 alex.curry@newcastle.gov.uk 85046 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk A new partnership for jobs and investment http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a-new-partnership-jobs-and-investment-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 31/07/2014 - 16:13</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>It has been formed by the Core Cities Cabinet joining with the Chairs of the eight Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) which operate across wider economic areas - city regions - taking in both the Core Cities and many other important towns and cities.</p><p>Cities for Business aims to: advise Government on creating growth outside the South East; work together on plans to create more jobs and investment; and come up with new ideas for supporting local businesses.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A new &#039;Cities for Business&#039; partnership was launched today (Thurs July 31) , covering the eight largest urban areas in England. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a-new-partnership-jobs-and-investment-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:36:54 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 84959 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Say it with a ring... http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/say-it-a-ring <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 25/07/2014 - 10:25</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">The five rings which adorned the Tyne Bridge during the 2012 London Olympics are being given to the people of Rio de Janeiro by the people of Newcastle.</span></p><p>The aluminium structure - 25m wide and 12m high - was the largest of its kind in the UK and became a focal point for the city when it hosted Olympic football, including the Brazil team, at St James’ Park.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Giant Olympic rings which put Tyneside on the map are on the move - 6,000 miles to Brazil. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Olympic rings off to Brazil" alt="Olympic rings" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/olympicrings_news.jpg?1406283188" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/say-it-a-ring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:14:02 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 83705 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk By-Election called for North Jesmond http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/election-called-north-jesmond <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 23/07/2014 - 15:58</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cllr Peter Andras stepped down for career reasons.</p><p>A by-election will take place on Thursday, August 28.</p><p>The last day for voters to register to vote in the election is Monday, August 11.</p><p>The deadline for people who wish to vote by post is 5pm on Tuesday, August 12.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A by-election has been called for North Jesmond following the resignation of a councillor. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:00:23 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 83453 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk City Council mark the outbreak of WW1 http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-council-mark-outbreak-ww1 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 23/07/2014 - 14:15</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Exactly 100 years later, the council invite the city to take part in LIGHTS OUT, a shared moment of reflection where everyone turns off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on 4 August, leaving on a single light or candle.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> At 11pm on 4 August 1914, Britain declared war on Germany, ushering in one of the darkest periods in our history. As the moment approached, the British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey made the famous remark: “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.” </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="LIGHTS OUT, a shared moment of reflection where everyone turns off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on 4 August, leaving on a single light or candle." alt="LIGHTS OUT" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/lightsout_web2.jpg?1406121054" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-council-mark-outbreak-ww1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:13:25 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 83435 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Bin collections - Thursday 24 July http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/bin-collections-thursday-24th-july <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 23/07/2014 - 10:41</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Our scheduled collections of household waste from green bins, recyclable waste from blue bins and garden waste from brown bins will take place, but side waste will not be removed at this stage.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">The bin wagons will be assisted by our neighbourhood teams who will collect and remove the side waste in their vehicles. Please make sure any side waste is bagged. Streets will be mechanically swept later the same day or as soon as possible after if necessary.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Household waste and recycling collections that didn’t take place on Thursday 10 July because of industrial action will resume as normal on Thursday 24 July. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="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/bin-collections-thursday-24th-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:44:06 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 83379 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Weather warning http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/weather-warning-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 18/07/2014 - 16:29</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">The weather warning has increased from Yellow to Amber and forecasts are predicting the storm to arrive in the North East from Saturday morning through to midday bringing with it 70-75mm of rain in 2 hours which could cause surface water flooding. We could also see lightning strikes and strong winds where the storm hits. This could cause significant disruption for motorists and cyclists.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Met Office forecasts possible heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms from early Saturday morning and over the weekend. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="450" height="300" title="Forecasts for heavy rain and thunderstorms" alt="Clouds" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/shutterstock_61628848.jpg?1405698282" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/weather-warning-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:54:49 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 82535 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk City announces community award inspired by Mandela http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-announces-community-award-inspired-mandela <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 17/07/2014 - 15:22</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Newcastle City Council has announced plans to celebrate Nelson Mandela's legacy with a special Lord Mayor’s award recognising people across Newcastle who help bring communities together.<br />&nbsp;<br />The awards will go to the individuals or organisations that have made a real difference to community understanding and helped maintain Newcastle's excellent record in cultural relations.<br />&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> City Council announces new award in honour of Mandela </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="450" height="300" title="Tyne God" alt="Tyne God" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/dsc_0122.jpg?1405607222" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-announces-community-award-inspired-mandela" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:29:08 +0000 will.mapplebeck@newcastle.gov.uk 82332 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk A Transport Revolution http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a-transport-revolution <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 16/07/2014 - 16:04</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Described as the biggest change in a generation, the programme of transport works and smart technology will make Newcastle one of the most accessible cities in the UK within five years.</p><p>A report to Cabinet highlights the huge benefits for pedestrians, cyclists, users of public transport, and motorists as new layouts and traffic light technology make it quicker and safer to travel but in the short term there will be disruption.</p><p>Businesses will also benefit as new routes create new public realm, opening up the city to new commercial and retail spaces.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sweeping changes that will make Newcastle one of the easiest cities to get around look set to get the green light next week. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Queue of traffic on one of Newcastle&#039;s roads" alt="Queue of traffic on one of Newcastle&#039;s roads" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/traffic_jam.jpg?1405612621" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a-transport-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:24:47 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 82199 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Come and be the Best in Show http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/come-and-be-best-show <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 15/07/2014 - 18:05</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Budding gardeners and green-fingered enthusiasts are invited to show off their gardening skills at the 2014 Newcastle Allotment and Garden Show.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Budding gardeners and green-fingered enthusiasts are invited to show off their gardening skills at the 2014 Newcastle Allotment and Garden Show. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Flowers and veg on show" alt="Flowers and veg on show" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/130908a_006.jpg?1405426729" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/come-and-be-best-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:04:17 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 82051 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Theatre Royal gets a back stage makeover http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/theatre-royal-gets-a-back-stage-makeover <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 15/07/2014 - 12:55</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">The work is scheduled to take a little over a year, starting on 15 July, with a completion date of September 2015. &nbsp;It will be the first time the backstage area has been refurbished or decorated since 1988, when the whole Grade I listed building was redeveloped. &nbsp;The work is the second act in a major facelift, ‘Act One’ being the Theatre’s award winning £4.9 million auditorium restoration which took place in 2011.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For the first time in 26 years, the backstage areas of Newcastle’s historic Theatre Royal, including the Green Room and dressing rooms, are set to undergo a major refurbishment. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Drawings showing how the backstage reception area will look." alt="Drawings showing how the backstage reception area will look." src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/theatre_royal_backstage_refurb_reception.jpg?1405424735" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="High level plan of the refurbishment." alt="High level plan of the refurbishment." src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/theatre_royal_backstage_refurb_plan_1.jpg?1405424843" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/theatre-royal-gets-a-back-stage-makeover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:54:58 +0000 lee.hansom@newcastle.gov.uk 82032 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle announces learning challenge http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-announces-learning-challenge <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 14/07/2014 - 10:38</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>City education leaders have welcomed Government backing for a plan to improve North East schools and are now planning their own ‘learning challenge’ to narrow Newcastle’s ‘attainment gap’.</p><p>Newcastle schools have made great strides in recent years, and the percentage of schools rated good or outstanding by Ofsted outstrips national averages.&nbsp; We now want to improve the progress made by all young people. Therefore, Newcastle City Council will lead the ‘learning challenge’, to narrow the attainment gap in the city.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle announces first stage of its learning challenge. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-announces-learning-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:43:05 +0000 will.mapplebeck@newcastle.gov.uk 81795 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk National finance prize for Newcastle City Council http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/national-finance-prize-newcastle-city-council <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 10/07/2014 - 10:31</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">The authority won the Innovation in Finance category at the finals of the (Municipal Journal) MJ Achievement Awards, in London, which are given out each year to local councils for best practice, innovation and excellence.</span></p> <p>Judges singled out the £200m Stephenson Quarter development as evidence that the council was using 'genuinely innovative financing methods...to deliver economic development' in the city. They also pointed to the Newcastle Culture Fund as further proof of an imaginative financial approach. &nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council has won a major national prize for its innovative financial methods, in creating jobs and driving economic growth in the city. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Award for Innovation in Finance" alt="award logo" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/mj_awards_2014_winner_web.jpg?1404986790" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/national-finance-prize-newcastle-city-council" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:07:08 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 81353 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Pay Dispute Strike Action - Thursday 10 July 2014 http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/pay-dispute-strike-action-thursday-10-july-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:24</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>In addition, the NUT will also be taking strike action on this date as well as the Fire Brigade Union.&nbsp;</p><p>Because of the relatively high trade union membership across the City Council, we can expect a large percentage of our workforce to be on strike. This action will inevitably cause considerable disruption to services, with a number of public buildings and schools closed to the public. &nbsp;</p><p>The following is a list of council services that are likely to be disrupted by the strike:</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The council’s major trade unions (Unison, GMB and Unite) have announced their intention to strike on Thursday 10 July 2014 over the current Local Government pay offer. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/pay-dispute-strike-action-thursday-10-july-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:42:36 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 80722 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Businesses come together to celebrate Enterprising Newcastle http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/businesses-come-together-celebrate-enterprising-newcastle <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 03/07/2014 - 10:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the past 13 years, Enterprising Newcastle has worked with 3,500 people in schools, universities and colleges, as well as more than 1,600 residents, 140 voluntary and community sector organisations and more than 700 local businesses.&nbsp;</p><p>Working in partnership with business support agencies from across the city, this ERDF-funded (European Regional Development Fund) programme concludes at the end of the month.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Over 100 business representatives came together to celebrate the success of a business support initiative run by Newcastle City Council. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="450" height="300" title="Business awards were presented at The Beacon, West Road" alt="Over 100 business leaders turned out to the awards" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/140626d_021.jpg?1404377400" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/businesses-come-together-celebrate-enterprising-newcastle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:56:05 +0000 james.plater@newcastle.gov.uk 79954 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk