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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.

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.

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.

February 2024

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

Time to remember and reflect on the fragility of freedom

This Holocaust Memorial Day people are urged to think about the freedoms we all take for granted.

Reducing poverty key to improving health

Tackling poverty has a major role to play in improving the health of Newcastle’s residents, a senior councillor has said.

Fly-tipper must do unpaid work after dumping waste

The Blakelaw man pleaded guilty to illegally transporting waste and Benwell and Lemington fly-tips

Have your say and help shape the future of Newcastle

Local people and businesses are being urged to share what they want Newcastle to be like by 2045.

Drivers warned of closures and lane restrictions on the Tyne Bridge

Drivers are being given advance notice of some closures and lane restrictions on the Tyne Bridge (A167).

Proposed changes to parking charges

Proposals for changes to car parking charges in Newcastle have been set out as part of an annual review.