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2008-10-04 18:00:09

A TEENAGER has been arrested in connection with a fight on a bus. An 81-year-old was hit on the shoulder when a fight broke out between other passengers on a bus near Gateshead Interchange, Walker Terrace, Gateshead. A 17-year-old has been arrested after being identified on CCTV and released on bail. Police are still appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened at around 2.20pm on Monday, September 29, to come forward. Contact Northumbria Police on 03456 043 043 or...

2008-10-03 18:00:08

THE UK's fastest broadband is coming to Tyneside where 7,000 jobs are being created. Gateshead Council revealed today that is has joined forces with Alcatel-Lucent Telecoms to bring a super superhighway to the pounds 300m Baltic Business Quarter. Work has already started on installing miles of underground fibre optic cables right across the 21-hectare site so the system can be up and running by early next spring. (c) 2008 Evening Chronicle - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest...

2008-09-24 18:00:30

ENERGY and the challenges of providing it will be the theme of the second annual Thomas Hepburn lecture on Friday. National Union of Mineworkers' president Ian Lavery will deliver the lecture in memory of 19th Century Durham miner and trade unionist Thomas Hepburn, whose tireless efforts changed the working lives of many in the North East. His Northern Union of Pitmen helped reduce the working day from around 18 hours to 12. Friday's lecture will take place at Gateshead Old Town Hall...

2008-09-23 09:00:40

By Mark Tallentire SURELY everyone has something in their past ? a failed relationship, forgotten ambition or lost opportunity ? which occasionally enters their thoughts and prompting them to wonder: what would have happened, if. . . ? In Get Off At Gateshead, Ian Skelton, the man behind Beamish Boy, challenges us to return to that earlier place to see if it could be revived. Mark (Peter Peverley) is an exiled Geordie ? a world-touring guitarist and producer or, at least, would be....

2008-09-22 18:00:00

By HELEN RAE ANEW multimillion pound building to provide extended health services in Tyneside is on target for completion. The building of Wrekenton Primary Care Resource Centre, in Gateshead, is due to open in spring next year. The premises, which will replace the existing 50-year-old health centre, is key to Gateshead Primary Care Trust's (PCT) plans to give local people more high-quality services on their doorstep. On the ground floor, alongside two GP practices, will be a...

2008-09-20 21:00:28

A GATESHEAD school has been praised by a Government watchdog for providing "excellent care and support" to its pupils. St Joseph's Catholic Infant School, in Birtley, has been described by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted), as "a good school, which places great emphasis on pupils' personal development." Teachers, pupils and governors were delighted to learn the school had been rated as such following an inspection earlier this month. Pupils were found to "flourish in its very...

2008-09-12 18:00:35

A MAN struck by a train remained seriously ill in hospital today. He is in the intensive care unit at Newcastle General Hospital after suffering a head injury and collapsed lung. He was struck after running in front of a Hexham to Middlesbrough Northern Rail train on Wednesday morning at the rear of the Davy Roll factory in Gateshead. Police have not revealed the victim's identity, but he is 22 and from the Gateshead area. The section of the track where he was hit is near...

2008-09-12 18:00:21

INSIDE: Music, DVDs and full TV listings FOOD: It's all the Raj in Gateshead (c) 2008 Evening Chronicle - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-01 18:00:16

THE birds and the bees may help launch two student movie makers' careers. Ross Phillips, from Gateshead, and David Hutchinson, from Fulwell, Sunderland, have been chosen to take part in one of the most prestigious student film festivals in the UK. The Sunderland University students will have their films 'The Birdwatcher' and 'The Old Man and the Bee' shown at the Manchester Exposures Film Festival later this year. Films created by the students will be shown November 23-27. To see the...

2008-07-31 18:00:30

COMMUNITIES and Local Government minister Baroness Andrews yesterday toured a Tyneside urban farm. She visited Bill Quay Community Farm in Gateshead as an example of an exciting urban green space where riverside industry once dominated. Earlier this month, Baroness Andrews was at a ceremony when the farm won a Green Flag award, which recognises quality parks and green spaces. She said: "In our busy modern lives, parks and green spaces are invaluable as areas where young and old can...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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