Author: Emily

5 Ways to Improve Your Health and Your Lifestyle

We’re all constantly looking for ways to improve our health and lifestyle. Whether it’s signing up for the gym or meditating in your free time, it seems as if it’s incredibly important for us to exercise and break a sweat. Which, of course, it is. However, there are many other ways to better your health and yourself – you just have to figure out how. Here are 5 ways to improve your health and your lifestyle. Exercise As previously mentioned, exercising is a great means to improve your physical and mental well-being. Pull on your running shoes and go...

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New council for Durham City

A new parish council is to be created for Durham City after councillors voted in favour of the proposal. Members of Durham County Council yesterday (Wednesday, 20 September) agreed the recommendation, which follows a public consultation earlier this year when 66 per cent of those who responded backed the idea. The new authority, which will be called the City of Durham Parish Council, will have 15 elected members who will represent three parishes – Elvet and Gilesgate, Neville’s Cross and Durham South. Durham County Council carried out the consultation after receiving a petition from Roberta Blackman-Woods MP requesting that...

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Michael McIntyre Announces Additional Newcastle Performance

METRO RADIO ARENA SATURDAY 5TH MAY AND NOW FRIDAY 4TH MAY 2018 “The man is quite simply top-to-toe hilarious” 5 Stars – Daily Telegraph Britain’s biggest comedian Michael McIntyre is set to return to the stage with his eagerly awaited new tour and this time he is going global! With tickets for his current Newcastle date absolutely flying out the door we are pleased to confirm there will be a second performance for North East fans. Michael McIntyre will now join us live at the Metro Radio Arena on Friday 4th May and Saturday 5th May 2018 with tickets...

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Adding to Recipe of Houghton Feast

THERE PROMISES TO BE MANY MORE SLICES of Houghton Feast to come. Sunderland City Council’s Coalfield Area Committee and its growing number of community partners have big plans for this year’s feast and many more in the years ahead. The programme for the Houghton Feast will be launched by the Chair of the Area Committee Councillor Anne Lawson this Friday 10am at Houghton War Memorial, St Michaels and All Angels Church, Houghton. Cllr Lawson will be joined by members of the Steering Group who have helped put the programme of activities and events in place, and representatives from some of the groups taking part including...

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Thai street food craze arrives on Tyneside

ONE of the coolest new dessert crazes from Thailand has now landed in Newcastle at two of the city’s leading restaurants. Osbornes and Scalini’s, both at Osborne Road, Jesmond, are among the first venues in the North East to introduce ice cream rolls to their menus. The sweet treats have been big business on the Thai street food scene for several years, but only recently arrived in the UK, although they are generally only found in London. But now they have arrived at Jesmond, at two venues owned by Newcastle’s leading leisure and hospitality operator, the Malhotra Group plc, and...

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Middleton Hall celebrates 10 years as retirement village

AN AWARD winning retirement village celebrated its 10th birthday and completion of its latest outstanding independent living development with a lavish lunch for residents. Ten years ago the first residents moved into Middleton Woods, marking the beginning of what would become Middleton Hall Retirement Village, near Darlington, County Durham, from an historical care home, first established in 1900. Since the independent living apartments opened, the village has added to its award-winning repertoire with the completion of the eco-friendly Waterside development. The 39 dormer bungalows are believed to be the first carbon neutral retirement properties in the UK. It has won...

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Go North East enjoys a Great North Run personal best

Carrying over 25,000 bags and transporting nearly a fifth more spectators and runners compared to last year, Go North East’s role in the 2017 Great North Run was the bus company’s biggest and best yet. The award-winning operator has provided baggage and transport services for the UK’s biggest half marathon since it began in 1981. And, thanks to its dedicated special events team, which included over 120 drivers, supervisors and engineers, it played a vital role in safely delivering more than 8,000 passengers to the event’s start and finish lines. It’s 38 dedicated baggage buses, carried approximately 25,000 pieces...

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Forum for Northumberland landlords to be held in Morpeth

Landlords and agents based in Northumberland are invited to an annual forum being organised by Northumberland County Council. The free event, now in it’s seventh year, will be held at Morpeth Rugby Club, on Thursday, 5 October from 9.30am.  It aims to update landlords on any new legislation, highlight any industry issues and demonstrate the services on offer to landlords from the council. Representatives from the Department of Work and Pensions and the National Landlords Association will be addressing the forum on a range of issues. Topics this year will include landlord fire safety, an update on Universal Credit...

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Exhibition set to shine light on city’s port

A MAJOR exhibition is set to bring to life Port of Sunderland’s 300th anniversary and the vital role it has played in the development of the city. Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens will host the Port 300 Exhibition, telling the story of how the River Wear Commissioners and Port of Sunderland were and continue to be instrumental to the city’s economic and industrial success. The free exhibition will open on Saturday [September 23] and run until Sunday, February 25, forming part of a year of celebrations that have included community lectures, a light installation in Keel Square, Heritage Tours and...

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Young people in Northumberland putting the spotlight on volunteering

A group of young people from Northumberland have been working on a social action project to inspire other young people to get involved with volunteering. The project, held by National Citizen Service and Northumberland Youth Service, saw a group of young people aged 15 and 16 develop a social action project aimed at encouraging more young people to get involved with volunteering. The project saw the group develop a promotional video showcasing their own personal experiences, thoughts and feelings of volunteering. To date the group have volunteered in a variety of settings including a care home and a range...

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Leading North East manufacturer road tests client’s product as team cycles Coast to Coast

A budding North East inventor has had his latest creation road tested in the most literal sense by the company he commissioned to make it. David Crampton, director at County Durham-based Hanaido, invited a team of cycling enthusiasts from leading plastic injection moulding and tooling specialist, Omega Plastics, to trial his ‘Helmet Angel’ ear defenders when they took on the renowned Coast to Coast cycling challenge last weekend. Designed to enable cyclists to hear what’s going on in their surroundings more clearly by blocking out wind noise, the Helmet Angel is a wind-deflecting shell that attaches to the strap of...

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Sword and sorcery comes to Durham – via Japan

A North East graduate is returning to the region after travelling half the world, and is now bringing the myths and legends of Japan up to date with a trilogy of children’s books. Jason Rohan is author of The Kurumori Adventures. Jason graduated from the University of Sunderland in 1990 with a BA English Studies degree – and next week returns to the region for a book signing of his trilogy of fantasy adventures at Waterstones in Durham. After graduating Jason went on to work in Japan as a teacher and travelled extensively from Australia to Rajasthan in northern India....

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Stockton-on-Tees Secondary Schools ‘Flying High’ after Rise in Ofsted Ratings

IT’s almost three years since secondary schools in Stockton-on-Tees were told ‘you must do better’ by Ofsted. The warning came on the back of figures which showed just 46 per cent of secondary pupils were being taught at a school rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’. But that’s history now, with new figures reported to the Council’s Cabinet revealing that number has almost doubled to 91 per cent. Councillor Ann McCoy, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “I remember that criticism from Ofsted very well. It really stung, and we said at the time that we were...

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Call for candidates in youth elections

Young people in Northumberland can put themselves forward over the next month to represent their peers in the Youth Parliament and Youth Cabinet elections. Anyone aged 13-19 living and attending school in Northumberland can nominate themselves as a candidate to stand on campaigns that would benefit young people. There are two places available in the Northumberland Youth Parliament, which represents the county on a regional and national platform and brings attention to issues affecting young people. Northumberland Youth Cabinet has five openings for members with a passion for bringing about social change. The cabinet represents young people’s views within...

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Exclusive student shopping event at intu Metrocentre and intu Eldon Square

Students from universities and colleges across the north east are invited to start the academic year in style with exclusive shopping events at the region’s biggest shopping centres. intu Metrocentre and intu Eldon Square will both be laying on evenings of exclusive discounts, free giveaways, exciting competitions and live entertainment at their annual student nights which have become a firm favourite on the student social calendar. intu Metrocentre’s student night is taking place on Wednesday 27 September from 3pm until 9pm, where student shoppers can take advantage of discounts from over 60 retailers including the chance to snap up...

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