Big changes at customer first centre

A North Tyneside Customer First Centre will undergo work from next week to make it more disability-friendly.   Starting Monday 16 January, North Tyneside Council’s partner...

The Vault offers weddings and events in new function room

A UNIQUE leisure facility run by people with autism and learning difficulties is now taking bookings for weddings and other events. The Vault, formerly the...

Access for all car park at Kirkby Fleetham thanks to council grant

New year, new start for visitors to Kirkby Fleetham Village Hall. Thanks to a cash boost from Hambleton District Council’s ‘Making a Difference’ grant scheme,...

Don’t waste valuable appointments, say South Tyneside doctors

Patients who don’t turn up to their appointments could be costing the local NHS thousands every month, doctors and nurses in South Tyneside have...

Engineering trainees onboard for MFC health checks

Hundreds of engineering trainees at TTE have boarded MFC Foundation’s Health Bus during a two-day visit, which helped to highlight the importance of a...

Ashington rugby club flushed with pride at new disabled facilities

A Northumberland sports club is hoping to attract new members and bring more representative events to the county after improving the facilities it can...

Frail Elderly proves hot topic on agenda of region’s healthcare professionals

A conference which took place in the North East has showcased a number of innovative new approaches to improving the health and care of...

School pool plan boosted by £5,000 donation

A Northumberland school’s plan to build a hydrotherapy pool that will support children with various disabilities and special needs has been boosted with a £5,000 donation from Lynemouth Power Limited.

Christmas in Mind campaign launch press release

CHRISTMAS can be an emotional and challenging time for many people but a new campaign is being launched to help people who struggle this...

Northumberland County Council adopts the MND Charter

Northumberland County Council has become the first county council in the north to adopt the Motor Neurone Disease Charter (MND). The council is a key...

Housebuilder helps children start their Christmas story

Employees from the North East office of housebuilder Story Homes have brought the magic of Christmas to disabled children living in a local residential...

Annual Mistletoe Ball raises £65,000 for disability charity

More than £65,000 was raised at a glitzy Christmas ball for North East charity The Percy Hedley Foundation. Over 300 guests enjoyed the Foundation’s annual...

Charity Lifelites donates specialist technology for children and young adults at Newcastle children’s hospice

National children’s charity Lifelites has donated a package of specialist technologies for children at St Oswald’s Hospice in Newcastle. The children and young people...

Newsquest Feature Writer Addresses Darlington Professionals

THE chief features editor of the Northern Echo, Chris Lloyd, turned from writer to orator when he was guest speaker at the Darlington Professionals autumn lunch in the town this month (Nov 2016).

FAST forward for Tees powerchair duo

Two members of Middlesbrough Powerchair Football Club hope their FAST Fund grant can accelerate them towards an England call-up.


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