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NUFC takeover: statement from Chi Onwurah, Newcastle Central MP

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The Newcastle United takeover has been completed. Below is a statement from Newcastle Central MP, Chi Onwurah. For Newcastle United fans – who make up the majority of my constituents – the last few years have been an agony of frustration, disappointment and deception, further poisoned by the undisguised contempt of the club’s owner and […]

Climate change catastrophe! – to be shown at COP-26

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A new show about climate change, Climate Change Catastrophe, made by children for grown-ups, will be shown at COP26 , the United Nations annual climate change conference being held in Glasgow, UK, on 12 November. Hundreds of primary school children from across the North of England worked with Newcastle University climate scientists and engineers, and Cap-a-Pie […]

Welcoming the firefighters of tomorrow

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A new generation of firefighters have pulled on their uniform this week after one of the largest recruitment drives in recent years. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) has announced 36 recruits have started their training at their headquarters in Washington. The trainee firefighters began their 12-week training programme on 27 September and […]

Blackadder at the People’s Theatre, Newcastle

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“To you, Baldrick, the Renaissance was just something that happened to other people, wasn’t it?” If there’s one thing we need right now, it’s a good laugh. So the People’s Theatre in Heaton tell us that they are delighted to oblige by bringing you the BBC comedy classic Blackadder II. As Blackadder strives to use […]

A fresh opening for Live Theatre

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Live Theatre, Newcastle reopened on Thursday 2 September and returning audiences are benefiting from a capital investment programme which has delivered significant improvements to the quayside venue’s ventilation and heating system. The works, part of Live Theatre Fit for 50 initiative to decarbonise the theatre, were supported using public funding by Arts Council England and […]

Waves: exciting new music festival in Sunderland

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Independent today announces Waves, Sunderland’s all new multi-venue music festival. Waves will see artists from across the region perform on Saturday 6 November across five different venues in the city, including The Peacock, Independent, The Ship Isis, The Bunker and Live Lounge. Ben Richardson says: “We’re super excited to finally be launching Sunderland’s very own […]

Industrial action ballot by Stagecoach drivers

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More than 800 drivers and engineers at Stagecoach North East have called ‘time’ on the management’s ‘divide-and-rule’ tactics on pay and will be holding a ballot for industrial action, including the option to strike, Unite the union said today (Wednesday 22 September). The ballot for strike action and industrial action short of strike action opens […]

BBC makes biggest investment in the North East for decades

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The BBC is to make its biggest investment in the North East of England for decades as part of a new partnership with the region. The BBC will spend at least £25m over the next five years right across the North East to fund network TV production, talent development and support for the creative sector. […]

Dance City premiere at Festival of Thrift

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Carlos Ara’s ‘Sea Saw’ has been announced as the first co-commissioned outdoor work for Dance City and the Festival of Thrift. The contemporary dance piece will premiere at the festival which is taking place this weekend on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September 2021, in the village of Kirkleatham, near Redcar. The Festival of Thrift […]

Sharon Hodgson, MP shows support for Second Hand September

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Sharon Hodgson MP is proud to join Oxfam this September in taking a stand against the fast fashion industry.  Second Hand September The #SecondHandSeptember campaign is celebrating looking fashionable in re-used and re-loved clothes. Both Sharon and the team at Oxfam are concerned about the environmental damage that fast fashion (mass produced clothes often at […]

Durham singer-songwriter to host outdoor walk-along performances

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This autumn Durham singer-songwriter Sam Slatcher will be taking fans on special gigs around the landscapes that inspires his music. From nature reserves to ancient ruins, and from hidden architecture to the impressive Durham Cathedral, the folk songwriter will be performing his songs on a series of ‘wandering gigs’ in and around Durham. The idea was inspired […]

North East MPs sign Dawn Butler’s motion

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Dawn Butler, MP has tabled an Early Day Motion on the subject of the erosion of ministerial code. The text of the motion is below. “That this House believes that trust in the ministerial code has been eroded by the actions of the Prime Minister; further believes that the Prime Minister should no longer be […]

Firefighters attacked on call out in Sunderland

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On Tuesday 7 September night at 20:31, a crew from Marley Park Community Fire Station responded to reports of a wheelie bin fire in the Carley Hill area of Sunderland. Whilst trying to locate the incident on foot, they were pelted with objects believed to be large stones and bits of rubble. Thankfully, they were […]

Theatre

‘My mother said I never should’ and more at the People’s Theatre

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The People’s Theatre will be welcoming audiences back this month with Charlotte Keatley’s highly-acclaimed My mother said I never should, a warm and poignant exploration of womanhood set against the huge social changes of the twentieth century.  My mother said I never should Years pass in emotional rather than chronological order as four generations of […]

It’s tonight! A fun and fabulous neon playground at Independent

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Tonight, Independent, in Holmeside, will host Club Six Twenty, a one-off art club night aimed at people who enjoy festivals, going to gigs and cabaret nights, which have been hit hard by Covid-19 restrictions. Club Six Twenty is being produced and delivered by theatre company The Six Twenty as part of Sunderland Culture’s Unlocking the […]

Sharon Hodgson Visits ‘Wear Here 4 Summer’ Bus

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Sharon Hodgson, Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on School Food, recently visited the ‘Wear Here 4 Summer’ programme at Rickleton Cricket Club. The ‘Wear Here 4 Summer’ programme, which is funded by the Department for Education’s Holiday Activity and Food Programme, has been supporting children […]

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Opening tomorrow: Free School Meals: theatre inspired by Marcus Rashford

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Inspired by Marcus Rashford’s campaign to end child food poverty, Unfolding Theatre’s Free School Meals puts kids in charge in a new show about power, inequality and hope for change. Rehearsals are now well underway and the show opens tomorrow. It runs from 25 – 28 August. Inadequate food parcels During the pandemic, kids were given food […]

Women’s detention centre: monthly protests

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A coalition of local people and campaign groups from across the country will protest against the proposed detention centre in Consett, County Durham, on Saturday 21 August. This will be the third demonstration organised at the site and the first of regular demonstrations happening on the third Saturday of every month.  Inhumane practice of indefinite […]

Theatre

Exciting reopening at Queen’s Hall, Hexham

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Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham has announced it will reopen this month with an exciting programme featuring live music, some of the biggest names on the UK comedy circuit, theatre and family shows. Queen’s Hall Artistic Director Katy Taylor said: “The staff team, trustees and volunteers are pleased to be able to welcome back […]

Hebburn residents invited to engage on the proposed new Tri-Station

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The people of Hebburn will have the opportunity to find out more information about our plans for a new Tri-Station being proposed at Campbell Park Road in Hebburn during a series of public engagement events.   The new state-of-the-art multi-functional facility known as Hebburn Tri-Station will house three emergency services: Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service […]

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Stop the War coalition protest as parliament is recalled

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Protestors from Stop the War coalition have assembled in London today to protest against the invasion and occupation of other countries. This happens as parliament is recalled to debate the ongoing situation in Afghanistan. The message of the demonstration is ‘No more foreign wars’. Stop the War coalition says: “Boris Johnson is recalling parliament on […]

Over 160,000 North East children to be hit by £20 Universal Credit cut

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Regional child poverty campaigners have renewed calls for the government to reverse an impending £20 a week cut to Universal Credit after figures published by the Department for Work and Pensions today(17 August 2021) confirm for the first time the number of children and young people across the North East who will be directly affected […]

Congratulations to GCSE students in Newcastle Central from Chi, MP

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Chi Onwurah, MP for Newcastle Central, gave her congratulations to GCSE students getting their results today, after 18 months of disrupted learning and revised assessments. Chi said: “I want to congratulate every student receiving their results today. The last couple of years have been very difficult, and you should each be really proud of your […]

Chi congratulates A-Level students in Newcastle after a difficult year

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Chi congratulates A-Level students in Newcastle after a difficult year Chi Onwurah, MP for Newcastle Central, gave her congratulations to A-level students who are receiving their results today. This comes after 18 months of disrupted learning and revised assessments. Record acceptance onto university courses A record number of students have been accepted on university courses […]

The People’s Theatre, Newcastle, re-opens

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The People’s Theatre had no idea when they closed in March 2020 that they would be gone so long, but the spirit of the People’s  has stayed alive and well. Members have supported each other online with events including Zoom quizzes and play readings, as well as fundraising activities. The People’s Theatre has continued to […]

BOX SET

A year of Boriiis: a box set in 5 parts

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Our weekly cartoon, Boriiis, actually started life as Bo and Do. As North East Bylines has now been going for one year, we thought that you might like to see Boriiis’s journey since we started. Here is the box set by Suzy Varty. You can see all parts below. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 […]

A year of Boriiis (Part 5)

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Our weekly cartoon, Boriiis, actually started life as Bo and Do. As North East Bylines has now been going for one year, we thought that you might like to see Boriiis’s journey since we started. Here is Part 5 of our collection by Suzy Varty. You can see the earlier parts below. Part 1 Part […]

The world in a weekend: parade in Billingham

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Who is up for a ‘mini’ Parade of Nations through Billingham Town Centre on Saturday 14 August? This is part of The World in a Weekend event being staged in the town from 13-15 August. The event is being organised by the Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance and supported Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council. The parade […]