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Sheriff Henry Gallagher and Lord Mayor of Newcastle Rob Higgins

New Lord Mayor of Newcastle appointed

Cllr Rob Higgins becomes city's 'first citizen', with Cllr Henry Gallagher taking over as Sheriff.

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Newcastle City Council's cabinet in May 2024

Leader welcomes new Newcastle City Council Cabinet members

Councillor Abdul Samad and Councillor Adam Walker have been appointed to Cabinet positions.

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Newcastle City Council's leader, Councillor Nick Kemp; chief executive Pam Smith; and and Neil Kirkby, Managing Director of Enterprise at SSE Energy Solutions

Council and SSE join forces in effort to reach net zero

SSE Energy Solutions will set up a regional HQ in Newcastle to drive innovation and create jobs.

May 2024

Work begins on Health Innovation Neighbourhood

£500m former General Hospital project will create 1,250 homes and support longer, healthier lives.

Carers praise support from Newcastle's 'fostering family'

Innovative 'Mockingbird' scheme sees foster carers support each other to improve children's lives.

Tyne Bridge clean-up progressing ahead of essential repairs

Work to restore the iconic Tyne Bridge is well under way, as engineers work below the bridge deck.

Newcastle United Women honoured with civic reception

Stars of NUFC's Lady Magpies praised after promotion to the Barclays Women’s Championship.

Excitement builds for NOVUM Festival

NOVUM, Newcastle’s newest multi-arts festival experience, returns in August.

Newcastle is proud to support No Mow May

The No Mow May campaign aims to reduce grass cutting for a month to let nature flourish.

April 2024

Major social housing changes move a step closer

New housing and communities director Vicky McDermott joins us from the Regulator of Social Housing.

City centre traffic signal upgrade works continue

Works to improve the junction of Westgate Road and Clayton Street will last up to 10 weeks.

Lead engineer thanks commuters for heeding advice

Motorists praised for their patience and understanding in first weeks of Tyne Bridge restoration.

What does Wor Tyne Bridge mean to you?

New campaign launched to celebrate why the Tyne Bridge is so special to our region.

Heaton low traffic trial to be removed

Trial measures to reduce traffic on residential streets in Heaton will not be made permanent.

Tyne Bridge restoration begins

Engineers are today (April 2) beginning the four-year task of restoring the iconic Tyne Bridge.