Council News http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news/feed?search= en North East devolution – have your say http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/north-east-devolution-have-your-say <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 27/02/2015 - 10:50</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>A series of meetings will take place across the North East to give business leaders, residents and partner agencies the opportunity to influence ambitious plans for regional devolution.</p><p>&nbsp;The North East Combined Authority (neca)'s Leadership Board approved outline proposals to boost the region's economic growth through devolved powers when it met last month.</p><p>&nbsp;Now residents and stakeholders are being asked for their views on the plans before the neca begins discussions with Government.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Consultation on devolution to the North east begins </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/north-east-devolution-have-your-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:56:39 +0000 steve.park@newcastle.gov.uk 106174 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Science Central officially opened by Minister for Cities http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/science-central-officially-opened-minister-cities <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 25/02/2015 - 13:34</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The Minister was the guest of honour today (Wednesday 25 February) at the official opening of Science Central. He was joined by Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council, and the Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University, Professor Chris Brink, to commemorate the first phase completion.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One of the biggest urban regeneration projects of its kind in the UK was officially launched today by Minister for Universities, Science &amp; Cities, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/science-central-officially-opened-minister-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:36:18 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 105956 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk North East Businesses look to the future with new £4.5m youth employment programme http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/north-east-businesses-look-future-new-45m-youth-employment-programme <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 20/02/2015 - 14:56</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Over the next three years, Generation NE - a collaboration between five local authorities and the NELEP - will support the region's SME community to strengthen their businesses by increasing sustainable employment opportunities for up to 2,000 young people.</span></p> <p>To mark the launch of the new programme Newcastle, Durham, Gateshead, North Tyneside and Northumberland councils hosted an exclusive Round Table Debate this morning at Accenture.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A NEW £4.5 million employment programme unveiled today (Friday 20 February 2015) will empower North East businesses to future-proof their workforces whilst tackling youth unemployment in the region. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/north-east-businesses-look-future-new-45m-youth-employment-programme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:57:57 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 105587 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Council Tax rise proposed to help safeguard services as Newcastle sets out plans for investment in the future http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-tax-rise-proposed-help-safeguard-services-newcastle-sets-out-plans-investment-future <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 13/02/2015 - 15:30</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Newcastle City Council's Cabinet is expected to propose a council tax increase of 1.95% to help protect key council services, like keeping the city's streets clean, when it meets to consider it Budget for 2015/16 on Monday 23 February. A major investment in jobs and growth in the city will also be recommended.</p><p>The Cabinet will be considering feedback from the public consultation on&nbsp;budget proposals before deciding on whether to recommend the plans to a meeting of the full Council on Wednesday 4th March 2015.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cabinet considers budget plans following public consultation. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-tax-rise-proposed-help-safeguard-services-newcastle-sets-out-plans-investment-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:44:27 +0000 steve.park@newcastle.gov.uk 104870 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Energy effeciency scheme turns the heat up on ineffecient gas boilers http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/energy-effeciency-scheme-turns-heat-ineffecient-gas-boilers-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 13/02/2015 - 11:27</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: 150%;">&nbsp;</p><p>Warm Up North is offering free or subsidised gas boilers to residents on certain benefits with an inefficient boiler in their home. To qualify, people will also need to own their own home or be a private tenant.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle residents are set to benefit from warmer homes this winter as one of the UK’s largest energy efficiency initiatives offers additional support to people who need it most. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/energy-effeciency-scheme-turns-heat-ineffecient-gas-boilers-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:33:00 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 104811 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Serving up a treat http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/serving-a-treat <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 12/02/2015 - 13:37</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The school chef from Walbottle Campus was named 2015 North East and Scotland School Chef of the Year in a competition organised by the Lead Association for Catering in Education LACA.</span></p><p>Abdul, originally from Casablanca, has worked in Paris and London and trained at Newcastle College. He based his winning menu on Morocco.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mouth-watering meals dished up in 90 minutes have earned Abdul Mahdoul a coveted award. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/serving-a-treat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:39:13 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 104652 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Two North East travel projects shortlisted for national awards http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/two-north-east-travel-projects-shortlisted-national-awards <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 11/02/2015 - 17:34</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Go Smarter, the Tyne and Wear programme that promotes sustainable travel, and Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive, have both been shortlisted for the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Excellence Awards.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two Tyne and Wear-based travel projects have been announced as finalists in a national awards ceremony which recognises the best marketing campaigns of the year. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Go the Extra Mile" alt="Launch of Go the extra mile" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/go_the_extra_mile_launch.jpg?1423676170" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/two-north-east-travel-projects-shortlisted-national-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:02:50 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 104574 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle Libraries celebrate National Libraries Day http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-libraries-celebrate-national-libraries-day <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 05/02/2015 - 16:12</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>National Libraries Day was first introduced in 2012 with the aim of raising awareness of the valued service that libraries offer. Last year thousands of people took part in over 600 events and many public figures including well-known authors, illustrators, MPs and musicians sent messages of support.</p><p>And this year there will be something on offer for everyone in Newcastle's libraries, with a full programme of fun and informative events taking place across the city.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle Libraries will again be celebrating National Libraries Day this Saturday (7 February) with plenty of opportunities for people to get involved and find out what their local library has to offer. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Storytime and National Libraries Day" alt="Pic of children enjoying storytime" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/storytime3web.jpg?1423153978" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-libraries-celebrate-national-libraries-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 16:34:59 +0000 rachel.bishop@newcastle.gov.uk 103780 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Register to vote today http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/register-vote-today <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 05/02/2015 - 07:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Newcastle City Council is encouraging any local residents not yet registered to vote, to take advantage of National Voter Registration Day (5 February) and go online now to register.</p><p>&nbsp;There are fewer than 100 days until voters go to the polls to elect Newcastle's Members of Parliament on 7th May. Local elections for the City Council are also taking place on the same day. Anyone not registered can do so at <a href="http://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote " title="www.gov.uk/register-to-vote ">www.gov.uk/register-to-vote </a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make sure you are registered to vote </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/register-vote-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:11:05 +0000 steve.park@newcastle.gov.uk 103638 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk City council plans for people-friendly retail area get the go-ahead http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-council-plans-people-friendly-retail-area-get-go-ahead <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/02/2015 - 16:11</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The changes to the retail area are designed to improve traffic flows, make the road more attractive for people who shop in the area and cyclists.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The council received a petition into making a number of improvements to the public realm, which included turning Acorn Road into a one-way street, as local residents and businesses were concerned that 10 car parking spaces would be lost.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council has confirmed plans to turn a popular shopping street in Newcastle into a more people-friendly retail area following a petition lodged to the council. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="275" title="Artist impression of how Acorn Road may look with the improvements" alt="image of how Illustration 1 will look with the improvements" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/acorn_road_illustration_1_web.jpg?1423066832" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-council-plans-people-friendly-retail-area-get-go-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:30:46 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 103630 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Tackling violence against women and girls http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/tackling-violence-against-women-and-girls <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/02/2015 - 15:20</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The discussion will take place on Thursday, February 5, at Newcastle Civic Centre.</p><p>Other speakers include:</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird is just one of the speakers taking part in an event to raise awareness of violence against women and girls. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/tackling-violence-against-women-and-girls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:26:59 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 103629 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk £1m makeover for city street http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/1m-makeover-city-street-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/02/2015 - 13:16</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Newcastle City Council has unveiled ambitious plans for a £1.1 million makeover of a busy city centre street.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">John Dobson Street is set to be transformed with a new boulevard-style, tree-lined layout featuring widened pavements, new road crossings, two-way cycle-track, seating areas and improved public transport links.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council has unveiled ambitious plans for a £1.1 million makeover of a busy city centre street. John Dobson Street is set to be transformed with a new boulevard-style, tree-lined layout featuring widened pavements, new road crossings, two-way cycle-track, seating areas and improved public transport links. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/1m-makeover-city-street-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 13:38:08 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 103557 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk A Vision for Newcastle’s Cultural Future http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a-vision-newcastle-s-cultural-future <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 04/02/2015 - 12:29</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt;">The Newcastle Cultural Partnership developed its Vision for Culture last year and now wants suggestions of how this can be taken forward.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Local people and organisations in Newcastle with a passion for the arts are being asked to help turn the city’s vision for culture into a reality. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a-vision-newcastle-s-cultural-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 12:37:02 +0000 rachel.bishop@newcastle.gov.uk 103555 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Offers sought to secure the future of Newcastle’s City Hall and City Pools http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/offers-sought-secure-future-newcastle-s-city-hall-and-city-pools-2 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 30/01/2015 - 13:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Developers, investors and community groups are being invited to submit proposals to secure the future of Newcastle's popular City Hall and historic City Pools buildings.</p><p>The City Council have asked property agents Sanderson Weatherall to market the buildings on Northumberland Road so that the whole site is exploited to its fullest potential, for the benefit of the City's residents. It is anticipated that this will mean bringing the City Pools buildings back into an alternative use, whilst the City Hall will continue to operate as an entertainment venue.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Creative proposals are being sought to safeguard the future of treasured Newcastle buildings </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/offers-sought-secure-future-newcastle-s-city-hall-and-city-pools-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:02:18 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 102971 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle schools buck the trend as national results show downturn http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-schools-buck-trend-national-results-show-downturn <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 29/01/2015 - 17:24</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Official 2014 GCSE results published today confirm that a higher proportion of Newcastle pupils have achieved the expected standard than elsewhere in the country or across the region.</p><p>Changes to the way figures are calculated have seen performance in many schools to fall nationally.</p><p>&nbsp;Newcastle schools have bucked the trend by maintaining last year's highest ever performance despite the new tougher measures, and exceeding the national average for the first time. In all but 13 out of 150 local authorities, the overall headline GCSE figure has fallen compared to last year.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Secondary Schools in Newcastle now perform above the national average according to latest official figures </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-schools-buck-trend-national-results-show-downturn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:34:36 +0000 steve.park@newcastle.gov.uk 102847 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk How are we performing in Adult Social Care? http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/how-are-we-performing-adult-social-care <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 22/01/2015 - 14:25</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Local Account is a report which shows how adult social care services have performed over the last year (2013/14). It shares some of the views and experiences of people who use the service.</p><p>You can read the <a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/local-account-201314">Local Account report here</a>, but here are some of the highlights:</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The council has published its third Local Account of adult social care services. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Council has published its third Local Account" alt="Wheelchair user" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/wheelchair.jpg?1421936885" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/how-are-we-performing-adult-social-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:28:26 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 101845 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Walker Park restoration plans for public viewing http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/walker-park-restoration-plans-public-viewing <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 21/01/2015 - 11:05</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The council's Architectural &amp; Design Services team has been working with Durham-based TGP Landscape Architects on the designs and these will be available for local people to view at the former play centre in the park on Saturday 24 January between 11.00am - 3.00pm.</p><p>The restoration will include a new community café at the former play centre, new facilities for children and young people including a new multi-use games area for tennis, basketball and football, a refurbished play area, skate park, drainage to football pitches and a new under 12s football pitch.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Work will soon begin on a major restoration of Walker Park to help bring it back to its former glory as part of a £2.5million investment from Newcastle City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/walker-park-restoration-plans-public-viewing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:11:22 +0000 rachel.bishop@newcastle.gov.uk 101669 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Family Services Review http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/family-services-review <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 20/01/2015 - 16:52</span> </div> </div> </div> <p></p><p><strong>Extra funds will target giving children the best possible start in life</strong></p><p>Newcastle City Council will find an additional £403k to invest in innovative new Community Family Hubs providing integrated support to families and children with additional needs in the most deprived parts of the city.</p><p>The move will help reduce the impact of a planned £4.67million reduction in the Family Service's budget of £11.7million. The Council's Cabinet will consider the proposals when it meets on Wednesday 28th January.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cabinet considers the outcome of the councils Family Services Review on 28th January 2015. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/family-services-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:19:02 +0000 steve.park@newcastle.gov.uk 101582 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Council makes Top 20 gay employer friendly list http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-makes-top-20-gay-employer-friendly-list <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 19/01/2015 - 15:19</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The Council was placed equal 19</span><sup style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">th</sup><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"> in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2015 which is a leap of six places from last year and is ranked as the fourth highest performing local authority in the country.</span></p> <p>The free to enter index looks at how employers support their LGBT staff in the workplace and ranks the best top 100.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council has been ranked as one of the best employers in the country for its commitment to equality and diversity according to Stonewall, the national LGBT (lesbian, gay and bisexual and Transgender) charity. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-makes-top-20-gay-employer-friendly-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:21:49 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 101399 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk The Care Act 2014 http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/care-act-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">Fri, 16/01/2015 - 14:58</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The Care Act 2014 is a new legal framework for adult social care which includes changes to the way care is funded and the way people's needs are assessed.&nbsp;From April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better. The new Care Act will help make the care and support system more consistent across the country. Whilst the Care Act will change things nationally, we are confident in Newcastle that we are already working to many of the Care Act’s objectives.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New legislation will come into force from April for our adult social care services which means changes for new service users and carers, there will be no change for those currently in receipt of services. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" 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/care-act-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:00:23 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 100972 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Keeping Newcastle's roads moving http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/keeping-newcastles-roads-moving <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, 15/01/2015 - 08:23</span> </div> </div> </div> <h3><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The roadworks &nbsp;by Newcastle City Council are part of £4 million of improvements to one of the key junctions into the city-centre. They are expected to last until Autumn 2015.</span></h3><p>To minimise disruption to motorists, the council will aim to only close lanes during off-peak hours except where absolutely necessary and during quiet periods such as school holidays when traffic is lightest - keeping Newcastle's roads and motorists moving.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Major roadworks to improve Cowgate Roundabout will start on Monday 19 January. The roadworks by Newcastle City Council are part of £4 million of improvements to one of the key junctions into the city-centre. They are expected to last until Autumn 2015. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/keeping-newcastles-roads-moving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:28:44 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 100778 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Heat maps http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/heat-maps <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, 13/01/2015 - 15:21</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The latest heat maps show that predominantly inner city areas in the north and in London are suffering some of the biggest cuts as the Government bears down on public spending to eradicate the deficit.</p><p>To view the maps visit our <a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/your-council-and-democracy/budget-annual-report-and-spending/budget/budget-2015-16"><strong>budget consultation page</strong></a> on our website.</p><p>The maps show that councils in the North East have suffered bigger cuts than in any other region.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The most deprived parts of the country are the worst affected by Government cuts, according to new information published 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" 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/heat-maps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:25:32 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 100591 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Bridging the gap http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/bridging-gap <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, 12/01/2015 - 17:40</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Parents and educationalists will discuss the issue at the latest in the series of the city council's policy cabinets on Wednesday, January 14.</p><p>The report, Best start in life: a Learning Challenge for Newcastle, looks at ways in which children can be helped at school and when they enter the world of work. It can be viewed <a href="http://democracy.newcastle.gov.uk/documents/g5458/Public%20reports%20pack%2014th-Jan-2015%2016.30%20Cabinet.pdf?T=10">here.</a></p><p>Too many children fail to do well in school because they are held back by poverty, according to the report.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Helping disadvantaged children reach their full potential in school and later life will be explored in Newcastle 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" 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/bridging-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:47:27 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 100448 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Essential roadworks by Northumbrian Water around the Civic Centre http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/essential-roadworks-northumbrian-water-around-civic-centre-start-14-january <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, 09/01/2015 - 11:34</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;"><span style="font-size: small;">Northumbrian Water’s £66 million mains cleaning programme is continuing to move through Newcastle city centre in January. This programme is protecting tap water quality for the future for over one million customers.<br />&nbsp;<br />The next phase of the essential cleaning work, which is being carried out by Seymour Civil Engineering, will begin on Wednesday January 14 and is expected to take up to four weeks to complete.</span></span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Northumbrian Water’s £66 million mains cleaning programme is continuing to move through Newcastle city centre in January. This programme is protecting tap water quality for the future for over one million customers. The next phase of the essential cleaning work, which is being carried out by Seymour Civil Engineering, will begin on Wednesday January 14 and is expected to take up to four weeks to complete. </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/essential-roadworks-northumbrian-water-around-civic-centre-start-14-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 11:39:09 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 100118 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Council launches hard-hitting poster campaign http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-launches-hard-hitting-poster-campaign <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 08/01/2015 - 16:33</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Keep It Clean Newcastle is encouraging local people to pick up after themselves, their dogs and stamp out fly-tipping.</p><p>Newcastle City Council will spend approximately £4.2 million this year clearing up the streets of Newcastle, but due to budget cuts it can no longer afford to spend this kind of money in the future.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> People across Newcastle are being urged to Keep It Clean in a major New Year campaign to do their bit to look after the city in 2015. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-launches-hard-hitting-poster-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:37:49 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 99975 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Drugs and Alcohol Commissioning proposal http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/drugs-and-alcohol-proposal <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, 08/01/2015 - 09:29</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The final stage of the consultation with stakeholders took place between 1 September 2014 to 10 October 2014 and 3 November 2014 to 28 November 2014.&nbsp;Thanks to all individuals, groups and organisations who submitted feedback from both periods of consultation.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/drugs-and-alcohol-iia-proposal-following-consultation"><strong>The final proposal (IIA) can be viewed here</strong></a>.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Commissioning for an integrated psychosocial, recovery support and care coordination service for Newcastle consultation has now been concluded. </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/drugs-and-alcohol-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 09:34:28 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 99941 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk New Year Celebration http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/new-year-celebration-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:20</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Newcastle is one of the 11 Rugby World Cup 2015 Host Cities. St James' Park will play host to three matches: South Africa v Scotland on 3</span><sup style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">rd</sup><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"> October, New Zealand v Tonga on 9</span><sup style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">th</sup><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"> October and Samoa v Scotland on 10</span><sup style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">th</sup><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"> October.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2015 was welcomed in Newcastle with a spectacular fireworks display and winter carnival, celebrating the theme of rugby through music and dance. The Rugby World Cup 2015 sign on the Tyne Bridge was unveiled by England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster who pressed the rugby ball button to light up the giant sign and start the fantastic fireworks display. </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="Unveiling the Rugby World Cup sign on the Tyne Bridge" alt="Tyne Bridge, Photo credit: Richard Kenworthy" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/newyearbridge.jpg?1420615339" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/new-year-celebration-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 07:24:03 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 99816 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Help for families at Christmas http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/help-families-christmas <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, 23/12/2014 - 14:51</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>For the second year running struggling families with children are being given a helping hand this Christmas by a Newcastle City Council.</p><p>Around 750 who have been significantly affected by the Government's welfare reforms are to receive gift cards to buy food over the festive season.</p><p>The gift cards will support families in Newcastle who would have received a free school meal for their children had it not been for the school holidays.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For the second year running struggling families with children are being given a helping hand this Christmas by a Newcastle City Council. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/help-families-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:54:19 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 98941 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Plan your journey on Sunday http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/plan-your-journey-sunday <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, 19/12/2014 - 15:38</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>More than 52,000 football fans will be heading to the city to watch Newcastle host Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear derby at St James’ Park and bargain hunters are also expected to be out in large numbers on the last Sunday before Christmas.</p><p>Where possible people are advised to leave their cars at home and use the Metro which will be running extra trains, or buses, which will be running a normal Sunday service.</p><p>The busiest times of the day are expected to be 1pm-1.30pm in the build up to kick-off at 1.30pm and then after the game from 3.30pm-4pm when fans will be on the move.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> People coming into Newcastle on Sunday, December 21, are being advised to plan their journey on what is expected to be one of the busiest days of the year. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" 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/plan-your-journey-sunday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:41:47 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 98619 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Fair choices in tough times http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/fair-choices-tough-times-3 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 17/12/2014 - 16:10</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">In a bid to replace some of the funding cut by Government the authority will also consult on a rise in council tax of up to 2 per cent - the first rise in four years. That would add 34p a week to a band A property.</span></p><p>The money raised will be used to protect frontline services, but the council no longer has the resources to do all the things that it used to do and faces some unpalatable decisions.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council revealed today how it plans to cut £40m from its budget next year. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/fair-choices-tough-times-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:14:26 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 98412 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Don’t lose your vote plea to students http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/don-t-lose-your-vote-plea-students <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 08/12/2014 - 18:02</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Latest figures on the Newcastle Electoral Register show an 18,044 fall in the number of people registered to vote in the city compared to last year. The fall is a result of the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration which means that every voter is now personally responsible for ensuring they appear on the register. In the past the head of a household would submit a form covering everyone who lives at an address.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council is launching a new campaign to encourage all voters to make sure they are on the electoral register so they don’t miss out on the chance to cast their vote in next year’ general election. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/don-t-lose-your-vote-plea-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 18:03:24 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 97235 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Award celebrates the spirit of Mandela http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/award-celebrates-spirit-mandela <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 08/12/2014 - 17:26</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Newcastle City Council wanted to celebrate how local people have worked to foster strong community relations, promote tolerance, and tackle prejudice – in the spirit of the late civil rights leader. &nbsp;</span></p><p>They invited nominations to find shining examples of true community spirit – people who have given their time to promote community cohesion and fight social injustice. &nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Community activists have been honoured with a new award in the name of Nelson Mandela. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Nelson Mandela award presented by the Lord Mayor" alt="Nelson Mandela award presented by the Lord Mayor" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/mandelanews.jpg?1418059939" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/award-celebrates-spirit-mandela" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:38:37 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 97234 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Show your support this Small Business Saturday 6 December 2014 http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/show-your-suppor-small-business-saturday-6-december-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 04/12/2014 - 15:47</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">This is the second Small Business Saturday to be held in the UK and we’re fully backing the initiative here in Newcastle. We have a number of events and promotions running the week before and after Small Business Saturday to help and support our 7,000 local small businesses.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We’re proud to support the national Small Business Saturday and champion our local small businesses! Small Business Saturday is on Saturday 6 December and we want to encourage everyone to shop local and use small independent services. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Show your for Small Business Saturday" alt="Small Business Saturday 6 December logo" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/small-business-saturday-uk-2014-logo-blue_news_story.jpg?1417771211" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/show-your-suppor-small-business-saturday-6-december-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:56:50 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 96858 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Lighting up the Bergen Tree http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/lighting-bergen-tree <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 04/12/2014 - 11:09</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Cllr Bill Pattison, has invited the Mayor of Bergen, Trude Drevland to switch on the lights as part of this special ceremony that signifies the handing over of the tree to the people of Newcastle.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Every year the people of the Norwegian city, our twin city, present the tree as a gift of goodwill. The evening will include a traditional carol service inside the grand entrance of the Civic Centre from 5.30pm with celebrations then moving outside to see the illumination of the tree.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The annual lighting of the Bergen Tree will happen tonight at 6pm as part of Newcastle’s traditional build up to Christmas. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Christmas tree from Bergen at the Civic Centre" alt="The Bergen Tree" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/bergentree2012.jpg?1417691508" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/lighting-bergen-tree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:12:20 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 96841 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Another chance to get cheaper energy http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/another-chance-get-cheaper-energy <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 02/12/2014 - 16:12</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>As part of the Newcastle City Council’s commitment to find new ways for residents to reduce their energy bills and improve their quality of life, we have again teamed up with iChoosr for the Big Community Switch. This offers a free online switching service that will help residents get cheaper bills for their gas and electricity through collective buying power.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Local people are being offered another opportunity to save money on energy through cheaper bills. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="The Big Community Switch" alt="The Big Community Switch" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/big_switch_news_story.jpg?1417537591" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/another-chance-get-cheaper-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:26:55 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 96588 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk New initiative in Newcastle to improve mental health http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/new-initiative-newcastle-improve-mental-health <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 28/11/2014 - 14:51</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The money will support two key projects in the city, working with families experiencing mental ill-health, alcohol &amp; substance misuse, family conflict and neglect.&nbsp;</p> <p>These initiatives - which will start next year - will reduce the need for costly support services in later life and, instead, focus on providing families with up-front support they need to turn their lives around.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle has secured over £2.7m of government funding to transform the way families with infants are helped to overcome poor mental health and parental substance misuse. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/new-initiative-newcastle-improve-mental-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:59:35 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 96242 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Sign of the times… http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/sign-times <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 28/11/2014 - 10:53</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The illuminated structure, 21m high by &lrm;12 m long, will adorn the side of the Tyne Bridge and provide one of the iconic images of the international Tournament.</span></p> <p>The sign will light up at night and will be switched on for the first time as part of the city's Winter Carnival celebrations on New Year's Eve.</p> <p>Leader of Newcastle City Council, Cllr Nick Forbes, said: "Rugby World Cup 2015 will put Newcastle on the international stage so it's important that we have an iconic image to go with it.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A GIANT Rugby World Cup 2015 sign promoting Newcastle as a Host City for the Tournament, held in England next year, is set to be seen all around the world. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="How the Rugby World Cup 2015 sign will look on the Tyne Bridge" alt="Tyne Bridge with Rugby World Cup 2015 sign" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/rwc_bridge_sign.jpg?1417172180" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/sign-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:57:49 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 96234 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Tobyn Hughes appointed as Transport Operations Director for the North East http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/tobyn-hughes-appointed-transport-operations-director-north-east <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 27/11/2014 - 11:18</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tobyn Hughes, previously Deputy Director General of Nexus, will take on the new role responsible for integrating public transport delivery for the Combined Authority area of 2 million people.&nbsp;</p> <p>In order to ensure that public transport is integrated across the whole area, the role incorporates the responsibilities of the Director General of Nexus, alongside new responsibilities to develop public transport integration between Tyne &amp; Wear, Northumberland and Durham.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The North East Combined Authority today announced the appointment of its first Managing Director for Transport Operations, to deliver high quality, integrated public transport services across the region. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Eldon Square bus station" alt="Eldon Square bus station" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/eldon_bus_station_news_story_size.jpg?1417167923" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/tobyn-hughes-appointed-transport-operations-director-north-east" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:23:19 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 96072 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle’s festive markets and fairs http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-s-festive-markets-and-fairs <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 24/11/2014 - 15:17</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>From delicious locally sourced produce to grace your Christmas table to unique and unusual gifts that will set yours’ apart from any other, come and have a look at what’s on offer.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Our traditional Christmas Market will run from Wednesday 3 until Sunday 7 December at Grey’s Monument, Grey Street and Grainger Street, with the Friday Farmers Market happening as usual. And don’t forget to bring the kids to see Santa in his grotto.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle’s Christmas markets are firmly at the heart of our city’s festive preparations. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-s-festive-markets-and-fairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:21:35 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 95726 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Economic Boost to Newcastle from Rugby World Cup 2015 http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/economic-boost-newcastle-rugby-world-cup-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 21/11/2014 - 15:46</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>This includes expenditure by visitors to the stadium and Fanzone as well as the sale of tickets and delivery of the Tournament.</p> <p>The total contribution of hosting the matches and attracting visitors to the city is predicted to bring £43 million directly into the local economy.</p> <p>The defending champions New Zealand will join South Africa, Scotland, Tonga and Samoa at St James' Park. The three matches expect to attract an attendance of 134,000 over a two week period.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A new economic impact study by Ernst and Young has forecast that Newcastle is set to benefit from £93 million of economic activity through staging Rugby World Cup 2015 matches. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Rugby World Cup 2015" alt="Rugby World Cup 2015" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/st_james_park_newcastle_upon_tyne_with_we_cup_news_story.jpg?1416585297" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/economic-boost-newcastle-rugby-world-cup-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:55:30 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 95481 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Core cities leaders meet William Hague http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/core-cities-leaders-meet-william-hague <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 20/11/2014 - 14:57</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Core Cities Cabinet demanded that devolution to the UK's cities is delivered in the same time frame as Scottish devolution.</p><p>The meeting came hours after the Core Cities Cabinet met with Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.</p><p>The Mayor backed their calls for greater powers to UK cities across borders, avoiding the unnecessary extra bureaucratic layer of an English parliament.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The ten leaders and mayors of Core Cities UK, the &#039;Core Cities Cabinet&#039;, met with William Hague MP, chair of The Cabinet Committee for Devolved Powers, to discuss a plan to drive forward devolution to the UK&#039;s cities. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/core-cities-leaders-meet-william-hague" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:25:59 +0000 andrew.mckegney@newcastle.gov.uk 95386 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Think Twice – Alcohol Awareness Week 2014 http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/think-twice-alcohol-awareness-week-2014 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 19/11/2014 - 15:03</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">One in eight women develop breast cancer in their lifetime, yet two-thirds of women in the North East don’t make the link between breast cancer and alcohol.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The individual level of risk of contracting breast cancer varies from person to person and depends on a range of factors including genes, lifestyle and your environment. But you can take steps to reduce your risk – limiting the amount you drink is one.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As part of this year’s Alcohol Awareness Week Newcastle City Council is working with Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, to encourage women to Think Twice about how much they drink. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/think-twice-alcohol-awareness-week-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:10:12 +0000 shah.amin@newcastle.gov.uk 95237 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Website maintenance - Tuesday 18 November http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/website-maintenance <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 18/11/2014 - 09:48</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the meantime:&nbsp;</p> <p>Why not watch our latest videos on Youtube <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/NewcastleCCUK" title="http://www.youtube.com/user/NewcastleCCUK">http://www.youtube.com/user/NewcastleCCUK</a>,</p> <p>or visit our consultation website <a href="http://www.letstalknewcastle.co.uk" title="www.letstalknewcastle.co.uk">www.letstalknewcastle.co.uk</a> where you can have your say on our consultations online,</p> <p>or follow our latest updates on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/NewcastleCC" title="https://twitter.com/NewcastleCC">https://twitter.com/NewcastleCC</a>,</p> <p>And like us on our Facebook page <a href="http://www.facebook.com/newcastlecitycouncil" title="www.facebook.com/newcastlecitycouncil">www.facebook.com/newcastlecitycouncil</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The council website and associated websites will be undergoing essential maintenance on Tuesday 18 November between 2pm and 3pm.. We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Website maintenance" alt="Keyboard" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/websitemaintenance.jpg?1390314139" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:44:49 +0000 40402 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Generate Energy and Save Money with Solar http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/generate-energy-and-save-money-solar <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 17/11/2014 - 11:59</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>By using solar photovoltaics (PV) panels to generate your own electricity the average household can save up to £880 every year. This means the amount of electricity you need to buy from energy companies is significantly reduced. You’ll also be paid for what you generate, regardless of whether you use it or not, with the Government’s Feed-in Tariff.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Home owners in Newcastle could save and earn money at the same time by generating their own electricity with the help of Warm Up North. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Solar panels in place on a roof" alt="Solar panels in place on a roof" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/domestic_property_pv_system_x1.jpg?1416225905" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/generate-energy-and-save-money-solar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:05:09 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 94995 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Homes and jobs plan moves closer http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/homes-and-jobs-plan-moves-closer <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 14/11/2014 - 16:50</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Following extensive consultation the Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan for Gateshead and Newcastle was judged to be “sound” by Martin Pike, who praised both councils for the way they had co-operated. Mr Pike also recommended a small number of modifications following public meetings held to consider the Plan earlier this year.</p><p>His decision comes after five years of hard work by both councils. The Plan is designed to ensure that development across both Newcastle and Gateshead takes place in a structured way between now and 2030.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A blueprint for tens of thousands of new jobs and homes on Tyneside has taken a crucial step forward after an independent planning inspector found that the Plan was sound and legally compliant. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/homes-and-jobs-plan-moves-closer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:56:39 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 94679 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk First successful baby heart transplant survivor launches Transplant Games in NewcastleGateshead http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/first-successful-baby-heart-transplant-survivor-launches-transplant-games-newcastlegateshead <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 13/11/2014 - 16:45</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Kaylee, who hails from Houghton-le-Spring and represented Great Britain in the World Transplant Games 2013 was also joined by other transplant athletes at the Sage Gateshead to promote the Games, which will take place at venues across NewcastleGateshead, from 30 July to 2 August 2015. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Speaking about the Games, Kaylee said: “For the British Transplant Games to take place here in the North East in 2015 fills me with great pride – as this is where my story began at the Freeman Hospital.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The UK&#039;s first successful baby heart transplant survivor and gold medal winning transplant athlete, Kaylee Davidson-Olley, was joined today by the Newcastle Eagles to launch The Westfield Health British Transplant Games 2015 in her home region. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/first-successful-baby-heart-transplant-survivor-launches-transplant-games-newcastlegateshead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:51:07 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 94558 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Top honour for Newcastle Gallery Owner http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/top-honour-newcastle-gallery-owner-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 13/11/2014 - 12:27</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 62-year-old former retail executive has been voted ‘Best Male Entrepreneur’ in a business competition designed to celebrate the success of the most enterprising leaders in Britain’s small business community.</p><p>And the Collective has been nominated as one of the Top 100 businesses in the country for the national Small Business Saturday event on 6 December.</p><p>‘It’s a great honour for the Collective’ said John this week, at his gallery in the city’s Eldon Garden, as he celebrated news of his win in the Kalixa Pro Spirit of Small Business Awards.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Art lover John Thompson, Managing Director of Newcastle’s popular North East Art Collective gallery, is to visit 10 Downing Street and meet Chancellor George Osborne after winning a prestigious UK business award. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/top-honour-newcastle-gallery-owner-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:27:55 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 94500 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Look out for our roadshows to help boost your business http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/look-out-our-roadshows-help-boost-your-business <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 13/11/2014 - 12:21</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Come along and meet our Generation North East team, who will be on hand to provide impartial advice and information on subsidised training and employment support, currently available through Government schemes to train both business managers and their employees. Significant grant funding is available to fund this training and we are keen to make small businesses aware of these opportunities. &nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As part of your Council’s support for local businesses on and around Small Business Saturday, we will be touring the city with a Training and Employment Roadshow, with drop-in lunchtime sessions taking place at a number of prime workspace venues, between the 2 and 11 December. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/look-out-our-roadshows-help-boost-your-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:24:05 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 94498 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Christmas boost for new businesses on Small Business Saturday http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/christmas-boost-new-businesses <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 13/11/2014 - 12:19</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">This Christmas Market is full of new traders, with an exciting and tempting array of products and delicious foods and treats.</span></p><p>As part of our commitment to supporting local business, we’ve organised this special Christmas Market for new businesses, who wouldn’t normally have the chance to bring their goods to market during the busiest shopping day of the year. This is an ideal opportunity for them to reach new customers and promote and sell their goods and services during this peak period.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This Small Business Saturday, why not try out our new Christmas Market in Princess Square (next to City Library) on Saturday 6 December from 10am - 4pm. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/christmas-boost-new-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:20:35 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 94497 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Exciting treats at Grainger Market on Small Business Saturday http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/exciting-treats-grainger-market-small-business-saturday <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 13/11/2014 - 12:16</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Grainger Market is a modern, vibrant market in the heart of the city-centre, bustling with over 100 shops ranging from fresh produce, exquisite delicacies and unique gifts to exclusive Italian handbags so there is certainly something for everyone.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Traders in our Grainger Market are fully behind Small Business Saturday and they have a number of discounts and promotions for shoppers. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/exciting-treats-grainger-market-small-business-saturday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:18:37 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 94496 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk