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Gum-busting machines help clean up Newcastle's streets.

New machines to help tackle sticky issue of chewing gum

Gum-busting equipment uses brushes, steam and eco-friendly detergents to remove unpleasant litter.

A map showing a temporary one-way restriction on a section of Queen Victoria Road, between the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Newcastle University in Newcastle. The road will be one way only, northbound, from St Thomas Street to Claremont Road from 4 March 2024 to allow for cycling, crossing and junction upgrades.

Queen Victoria Road to be temporarily one-way during works

Restrictions will be in place from March 4 to allow for cycling, crossing and junction upgrades.

A blue sign warning drivers that a Clean Air Zone is half a mile ahead

Clean air zone grants now available for more businesses

Up to 500 more van, LGV and minibus owners could receive funds to upgrade vehicles under new rules.

February 2024

Tyne Bridge restoration work to begin in April

The four-year Tyne Bridge refurbishment will start after Easter with work on the main bridge deck.

Newcastle and Gateshead to share director of public health

Alice Wiseman will split her time between the councils from April 2024, initially for 12 months.

Council Plan sets pathway for Newcastle’s future

A plan to deliver a brighter future and the best outcomes for Newcastle people has been revealed.

Newcastle proud to be supporting LGBT+ History Month

The Pride Progress flag is flying high at Newcastle Civic Centre in support of LGBT+ communities.

No reduction in homelessness funding in new council budget

Council to put families first as they get set make “difficult decisions” to achieve £14m in savings

New school 'could support up to 192 children with autism'

Consultation launched on plans for increased SEND support in east Newcastle.

Free travel for all the city’s young adult carers

The council and transport partners have come together to offer young adults with caring responsibilities free travel.

Long-awaited funding for the Tyne Bridge confirmed

More than £35 million of funding for the restoration of the Tyne Bridge has been signed off by the Government.

Council leader makes the case for Tyne Bridge funding

Cllr Nick Kemp visited Downing Street and lobbied for £41.4m of Tyne Bridge funding to be released.

January 2024

Jesmond neighbourhood low traffic zone to be removed

Initiative aimed at reducing vehicles using residential streets will not continue after pilot.

Newcastle’s Christmas Market a sparkling success

The market attracted over 1.375 million visitors and gave a near £57m boost to the city economy.

Food store directors fined for safety and hygiene breaches

Officers found the dirty store had food not labelled properly and stored at unsafe temperatures