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New ‘Lighthouse’ laboratory to strengthen regional resilience in fight against COVID-19

Ambitious plans for a multi-million pound regional ‘COVID’ hub – the first of its kind in the country – have today been unveiled by Newcastle Hospitals and Newcastle City Council. Serving the North East, north Cumbria, Yorkshire and Humber, the laboratory will deliver high-volume, rapid turnaround of COVID-19 tests, with the capacity to process up

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Onyx Health Launches International PR Partnership with US Agency Jeff Winton Associates

Newcastle based healthcare marketing communication agency Onyx Health are set to help their clients expand into the lucrative US market with a new PR partnership with US agency Jeff Winton Associates (JWA), while also supporting US clients moving into Europe. The move will involve the two agencies combining Onyx Health’s expertise in the UK, European

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The future of serviced offices in Newcastle has arrived

A brand new concept for serviced office space has launched in Newcastle Upon Tyne. HiveTree is a bold, exciting and completely revolutionary community-focussed concept. It’s already been awarded the accolade of ‘office space provider of the year.’ Set in the historical Central Buildings on Bigg Market in the city centre, HiveTree has transformed the once

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Council launches new service to get people into work

With unemployment figures increasing due to job losses and redundancies caused by the impact of Covid-19, Newcastle City Council has launched a new service to provide jobs and support for anyone seeking work. Specialist job advisors have been employed to provide fast access to support and job opportunities to help people find new jobs. Cllr

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Data and a world of opportunities for businesses and people

The National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD) is based in Newcastle. They work to address the shortage of data analytics skills in the UK. They engage with organisations to help them gain insight from their data, allowing them to optimise outputs and diversify. We talk to Steve Caughey, Director at NICD about why Newcastle is

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Savills strengthens North East presence by relocating to Newcastle Helix

International real estate advisor Savills is strengthening its presence in the North East by relocating their Newcastle office to one of the city centre’s newest office buildings, The Lumen. Savills will move from office space on Grey Street to The Lumen – landmark office space located on Newcastle Helix – once fit-outs have been completed

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North East partnership launches ‘Save Your Summer’ tourism campaign with government backing

A consortium of destination management organisations has joined forces to launch a campaign promoting tourism in NewcastleGateshead, North Tyneside and Northumberland following the coronavirus pandemic’s devastating impact on the sector. The ‘Save Your Summer’ campaign, which launched over the bank holiday weekend, has been developed in partnership between NewcastleGateshead Initiative, North Tyneside Council, Northumberland Tourism

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Community campaign launched to bring business events back to NewcastleGateshead and North East England

Two leading universities, a Premier League football club, two museums, an art gallery, a 900 year old castle, a national train operator and many other venues, hotels, and events support service providers from across North East England have come together to create a new campaign to help support the recovery of the business events industry.

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Approval for Future Homes project on Newcastle Helix

A ground-breaking new vision for affordable homes to suit all generations has won planning permission to go ahead on Newcastle Helix, a 24-acre innovation district in Newcastle. The ‘Future Homes’ project will build a community of 66 homes on a site on Buckingham Street within easy walking distance of the city centre’s shops, cafes and

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Support to cut business’ carbon footprint is simply the BEST

Supporting businesses with grants to reduce their carbon footprint is just one of the ways that Newcastle City Council is helping the local economy recover. As well as administrating over £61 million in business support grants to provide vital cash lifelines through the coronavirus pandemic, the council is also part of a scheme which provides

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