Latest Newcastle City Council Stories

2008-10-04 18:00:06

By KAY WILSON SCHOOLCHILDREN aged from seven to 16 are being encouraged to take photos of science and nature in the North East in a Newcastle Science City photography competition. The competition aims to make students think about the science in the photograph they have taken and briefly describe it, to win a first class digital camera and a trip for their whole class to Centre for Life's Lifelab. There are two of these prizes: one for Key Stages 1 and 2 and one for Key Stages 2 and 3...

2008-09-23 18:00:37

THE battle over plans for a Tesco superstore on a hospital site stepped up a gear yesterday when protesters handed over 350 objection letters and a 300-signature petition. The Stop Fenham Tesco campaign presented the objections to Newcastle City Council. Their concerns centre on plans for a 24-hour superstore, petrol station, research centre, business quarter and walk-in health centre on the Newcastle General Hospital site. The campaign group claims the scale and nature of the...

2008-09-23 18:00:22

RESIDENTS in Newcastle's West End are to take to the airwaves when their own community radio show broadcasts live at the end of the month. For one week, Scotswood Regeneration Radio will be airing from the new Excelsior Academy at the start of term. The schedule will include news on the exciting plans for the area, including the Scotswood Expo, interviews by residents and music shows. The broadcast will be between 4pm and 7pm from Monday to Friday, October 3, with the shows presented...

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