Author: Emily

Donor Couple Smash Fundraising Target to Help Others

WHEN Kevin Musgrave suffered renal failure for the second time, his wife Julie did not think twice about giving him one of her kidneys. And now the couple have handed over another special donation – more than £1,800 to the renal team at The James Cook University Hospital who supported them throughout their treatment. The Hartlepool couple held a sell-out charity event which was attended by over 230 people – all friends and family of Kevin, Julie and fellow organiser Janine O’Rourke, who donated her half of the total raised to Breast Cancer Care in memory of her sister...

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North East Based Research Agency Reports Record Turnover

NORTH EAST based research agency Explain Market Research has enjoyed its most successful year to date, outperforming on its strategic growth plan and delivering a 15 percent increase in turnover from the previous financial year. The growth has been credited to significant new client acquisition across core sectors, with a focus on utilities, alongside large scale expansion into new sectors including higher education. Kim Davis, managing director of Explain Market Research said, “As well as bringing in new clients from across the UK, our success has also been down to existing client growth through effective client management and illustrating the tangible...

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Get Active Sunderland – Big 3K Run 2018

EVERYONE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY to get active together outdoors with the Active Sunderland BIG 3K Run – Sunday 13 May. The popular annual event, a 3K run along parts of the city centre course for the Siglion Sunderland City 10K and Half Marathon which follow, is designed to appeal to family and fun runners keen to share the big race atmosphere and experience of the day. Sunderland City Council Portfolio Holder for Public Health, Wellness and Culture, Councillor John Kelly said: “The Active Sunderland Big 3K Run is especially suitable for families and beginner runners over the age of...

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Training day gets to the root of complex dental treatments

Restorative aesthetic dentistry, composite veneers and crowns, and how to avoid complications in the maxillary sinus have all been major discussion topics at a postgraduate training day organised by a Carlisle dental practice. Spedding Dental Clinic’s free continuous professional development (CPD) event, now in its sixth year, was attended by 68 dental professionals from across Cumbria, Northumberland and the North West. The dental training seminar held at the Halston Aparthotel provided delegates with over five hours of verifiable CPD training and included individual seminars from world leading industry speakers and trainers. Professor Dominic Hassall, a specialist in restorative, prosthodontic...

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Schoolboy footballers win through to national finals thanks to nerves of steel

SCHOOLBOY footballers showed their mettle winning through to national finals with a nerves-of-steel penalty shootout. Six Richmond School and Sixth Form College Year 10s are stepping up their training regimes in preparation for the Play Station National Cup finals. They will join colleagues from Stokesley, Northallerton and Bedale schools to form the Hambleton and Richmondshire area squad, which will play Aldershot at Stoke City’s stadium in May. To reach the final, the students successfully took part in two penalty shootouts including one against last year’s champions The Wirral. They have also beaten metropolitan squads, such as Manchester, which can...

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Leading businesses partner to showcase the future of construction for Great Exhibition of the North 2018

A team of experts in the construction industry have announced their collaboration for the highly anticipated Great Exhibition of the North 2018. NBS and Ryder Architecture have teamed up to deliver two exciting exhibitions, forming part of the innovation trail, showcasing how emerging technologies are transforming the construction industry. The two businesses will illustrate how pioneering built environment technology and design is changing the world as part of the 80-day programme, which will begin on the 22 June 2018. NBS’ “Future Buildings” campaign will allow visitors to step inside the award-winning Old Post Office, exploring the old and new...

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Local Facility, Local People, Local Service & Support

The Gee-Force Hydraulics team, now part of The HTL Group, is celebrating 6 years in Great Yarmouth. Located in modern premises on Beacon Business Park, the bolting specialist offers a broad scope of local supply for 100% British Made Controlled Bolting equipment. An extensive and complete hire fleet with controlled bolting equipment including HTL’s OEM product range, ensures they are best placed to serve the South East Market Place with their renowned 24/7, 365 local service and support. Boasting a complete portfolio of customer focused services, Gee-Force also offers local calibration, repair and servicing to suit any requirement. With...

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Students of the year enjoy the taste of success

STUDENTS’ determination proved to be food for thought as their efforts gained them official recognition from their college. Catering student Harold Cutting and nutritionist Sophie Kirk shared the honours taking the top accolade at the annual Darlington College awards ceremony. The joint Students of the Year received high praise from college staff for their commitment to their studies, attitude to learning and achievements, often against a background of adversity. Guests heard that Harold, a Level 3 professional catering student, secured a position at the five star Rockliffe Hall Hotel, where he now works in the brasserie. In September he...

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North Yorkshire schools and employers raise the bar on careers guidance

All children and young people dream of what they might become one day. In North Yorkshire, schools are developing and broadening these aspirations as a motivation for learning by placing career guidance at the heart of the curriculum. A pilot funded by North Yorkshire County Council and the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership, has involved 20 secondary schools across the county and York to improve careers guidance. This has led to a close working relationship between schools and local employers with careers guidance increasingly woven into the curriculum.  It also places North Yorkshire well ahead in meeting the...

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Local housebuilder encourages kids to get creative with story writing activity and book donation

Inspired by World Book Day, Barratt Homes Yorkshire West, has donated £50 in book vouchers to Meltham Church of England Primary School, after encouraging children to let their imaginations run wild and write their very own short stories. All the children in the school’s two Year 3 classes, aged 7-8, were asked to write and illustrate their own short story titled ‘My Magic House’, inspired by Barratt Homes’ aim to create homes people fall in love with. The story writing activity encouraged the children to let their minds run free, taking the reader on any adventure they liked when...

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Josh Matavesi relishing Newcastle Falcons’ St James’ Park showcase

Josh Matavesi says he and his Newcastle Falcons team-mates are relishing the prospect of running out at St James’ Park on Saturday, but that it will be business as usual in terms of their match preparation. The Falcons face Northampton Saints at the home of Newcastle United in a 5.30pm kick-off which will more than double their previous biggest home crowd, Matavesi stating: “The players are excited and there’s definitely a bit of an edge around training. “Everyone knows it’s a big game, I like the fact that training has been a bit niggly and it just shows that...

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Budding new jewellery collection launches at North East art gallery

A Newcastle gallery is celebrating the new spring season with a collection of jewellery inspired by the beauty of the natural world. The Botanical Collection, curated by The Biscuit Factory – the UK’s largest independent art, craft and design gallery – features more than 350 individual pieces of jewellery from 18 makers. Showcasing a variety of styles, materials and techniques, the Botanical range includes collections specially created for this show. All the pieces are for sale, with some of the jewellers also offering the option for a commission. Highlights include Lauren Bell Brown, whose dainty pieces are inspired by...

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Eight Ways To Stay Looking Youthful

It’s many people’s dream to stay looking younger even as we get older. Life, pollution, even our DNA can all conspire to change the way we look, but there are some ways that we can stay looking as youthful as possible. These beauty ‘rules’ can be followed in any order you like, or you can miss some out altogether if they don’t suit your lifestyle but trying at least some of them should give you a healthy, youthful glow. Maintain A Steady Weight One of the simplest yet perhaps most difficult beauty regime to keep to if you want...

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Last Call for Prudhoe and Derwent Valley Community Projects to Apply for Funding from the Land of Oak & Iron

The Land of Oak & Iron is calling for community projects across Prudhoe and the Derwent Valley to apply for grants to support their initiatives before funding this round closes at the end of the month. Through the County Durham Community Foundation, Community Interest Companies (CICs), parish councils, schools and other community or special interest groups can apply for funding of up to £2,000, from the Land of Oak & Iron Community Grants Programme, to help support projects across a whole range of activities that will work to support the organisational aims of the Land of Oak & Iron.   Karen Daglish, Partnership...

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Next week (week commencing 26th March) at Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead is offering an eclectic programme next week (week commencing 26 March) for music lovers of all tastes. Squeeze’s Glenn Tilbrook brings his solo show to Sage Two on 27 March. The world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, celebrate 40 years of the band’s iconic Rumours album on 29 March in Sage One. Folk Award nominees Lady Maisery showcase their multi-instrumental compositions and flawless harmonies in Sage Two on 1 April. Tickets are still available for these shows and more, taking place week commencing 26 March. Glenn Tilbrook plus Charlie Austen Tuesday 27 March, 8pm, Sage Two It was 1973 when...

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