A blog for Northumbria.
@ 24/11/2015 – 16:40:15
@ 03/09/2015 – 14:37:57
Nissan announce £100 million investment in it's Sunderland plant.
The factory now makes more cars than the whole of Italy !
Hitachi have opened a brand new train factory in Co.Durham.
And one of the most famous Tyneside factories has reopened.
@ 28/03/2015 – 13:21:56
Talks are set to get underway with the Government on how the North East can take back more powers from Whitehall.
Leaders of seven local councils in the region will speak with Tory Cities Minister Greg Clarke, in an attempt to pave the way for serious negotiations with Chancellor George Osborne over devolution.
While Manchester, Sheffield and West Yorkshire have all been handed extra powers from the Government, the North East so far remains without an enhanced deal over controlling more of its own affairs.
The whole story can be read here.
@ 26/02/2015 – 10:10:05
A women from Gateshead has been recognised for service to her country, Staff Sergeant Kate Lord, 32, from Gateshead received the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service for trying to overcome “the highly misogynistic” views of Afghan soldiers.
Alongside this award is a VC awarded to Joshua Leakey for astonishing courage shown during fighting in Afghanistan saving the lives of US marines under heavy fire and leading an attack against Taliban fighters.
These are the heroes.
@ 25/02/2015 – 16:41:04
Pioneering £250m Science Central project in Newcastle formally opened.
@ 22/02/2015 – 19:50:00
John Alder's memorabilia auction raises £26,000 for Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
The MH17 victim's vast collection of football programmes, tickets and other items went under the hammer at an emotional St James' Park.
@ 22/02/2015 – 19:38:22
Fund to help mugging victim halted as donations reach £330,000.
@ 26/12/2014 – 14:40:45
The North East's Universities are starting to get the recognition that they deserve for pushing ahead with research and investment.
TWO of the North-East’s universities are vying with each other to claim top dog status after an independent assessment found that they were both carrying out world-class research.
Durham University research was assessed as “world-leading” across the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities in a national exercise to determine the quality of research in UK universities.
Newcastle University said the exercise – known as Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 - confirmed the Tyneside university’s global academic status with with research into areas such as neuroscience, English language and literature and computing science rated as amongst the leading departments in the UK.
Durham and Newcastle Universities
There is a new Science City being built in Newcastle
Newcastle University is working with the marine engineering businesses on the banks of the Tyne.
Newcastle University is leading a national centre for subsea and offshore engineering as part of a major drive to develop new materials and technologies to explore the world’s oceans. Building on the region’s maritime heritage and Newcastle University’s world-leading expertise in marine engineering, the Neptune National Centre for Subsea and Offshore Engineering will be a centrepiece for the revival of parts of Tyneside, bringing with it jobs and investment.
@ 11/11/2014 – 15:41:23