Day: June 14, 2017

Blue Kangaroo invests in future growth after reorganisation deal

Brand creative agency Blue Kangaroo has designs on growth after a major investment and reorganisation deal. PR Blue Kangaroo The Gateshead-based design agency, whose impressive list of global clients includes The Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures and Mattel, is planning a bright future thanks to the injection of funds. The agency helps to create and transfer some of the most recognisable characters in TV and film on to licensed products, including packaging and retail materials.  The Blue Kangaroo team worked on the upcoming Luc Besson film Valerian, which stars Cara Delevingne and is released this summer. In...

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120 riders to cycle across the north east this weekend

120 cyclists will pedal the roads of the north east this Saturday to raise money for war veterans. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The Royal British Legion Northern Ride gets underway on Saturday, June 17 following two routes of either 100 miles (8am start) or 70 miles (10am start). Both routes start at the Sporting Lodge Hotel, Stainton, and finish at the TA centre in Coulby Newham, Teesside, and the Ride will raise money for the Royal British Legion and Phoenix House Recovery Centre in Catterick. The Mayor of Richmond will attend Phoenix House to...

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Visit Stockton Book Fair this Weekend

AN EXCITING day of book-themed activities including a treasure hunt, author talks and special guest appearances are all in store at Stockton Book Fair this weekend. From 10am to 4pm on Saturday 17 June, the specialist market will offer an array of free activities on Stockton High Street and at Stockton Central Library for the whole family to enjoy as part of Crossing the Tees Book Festival. With a ‘sweet and candy’ theme, Stockton Book Fair will feature author sessions and workshops with children’s best seller Cathy Cassidy who writes The Chocolate Box series, author illustrator Suz Hughes, and...

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Deadline approaching for Chester’s Best entries

Time is running out for Chester-le-Street residents hoping to win recognition for their gardening skills. The deadline for entries to Chester’s Best, a competition celebrating floral displays and environmental improvements in the Chester-le-Street area, is this Friday (16 June). The overall objective of the competition, organised as a partnership scheme between Durham County Council and the Chester-le-Street District Area Action Partnership, is to create a better and more attractive environment, which residents and visitors alike can enjoy. The competition is open to individuals, allotment holders, groups and businesses. Categories include: best business frontage/floral display, best group project to improve...

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Ebac team aim for peak physical fitness

Eight intrepid employees from County Durham based Ebac are undertaking the Three Peaks challenge, carrying with them D’Humfrey, an Ebac dehumidifier weighing 13kg. The team which ranges from age 18-60, will take on Scafell Pike in England, Ben Nevis in Scotland and Snowdon in Wales in a testing challenge to raise money for three chosen charities; Just a Drop, The Olivia Mae Foundation and Cancer Research UK. The charities were chosen by Ebac staff. The Olivia Mae Foundation is particularly close to the heart of Ebac employees, it supports families during difficult periods when a child is ill and...

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Team COCO partners with University of Sunderland in London

Newcastle based international children’s charity COCO (Comrades of Children Overseas) has formed a new partnership with the London campus of one of the North East’s leading universities to help improve the quality of education for children living in poor and marginalised communities. University of Sunderland in London has signed a sponsorship agreement with Team COCO, the charity’s new virtual, England Athletics affiliated running club.  The partnership has been launched to raise funds that will benefit COCO’s overseas programmes, which work with communities in remote regions of the developing world on projects that provide children with access to the education...

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New homes and shops for Prudhoe

The partners behind a new £400,000 development of shops and affordable homes in the heart of Prudhoe have been celebrating a job well done. Prudhoe Community Partnership worked with Karbon Homes (formerly Isos Housing) to build this impressive new building on the site of the former Windsor Bakery on Front Street, Prudhoe. The new building is two storeys high and features two ground floor retail units and two first floor, one bedroom flats. It has been built using the Living Over The Shop (LOTS) concept as a way for town centres to be revitalised, and ensure they do not...

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