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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.

December 2023

New partnership for repairs and construction services

A new partnership has been formed aiming to ensure council houses are well-maintained and safe.

Public urged to give money to charity not people who beg

The council aims to reduce begging while getting vulnerable people the support available to them.

Foster families offered leisure discounts this Christmas

Cheaper bowling, swimming, trampolining and soft play offered at four Newcastle leisure centres.

Tyne Bridge restoration work to step up in 2024

Restoration of the North East landmark's main bridge deck is set to get underway in early 2024.

November 2023

Unlicensed waste carrier fined after van stuck in field

Transit driver called police for help after vehicle stuck in the mud near Newcastle Airport.

Pioneering 1980s music show The Tube honoured with plaque

Show's presenter Jools Holland unveiled tribute at former Tyne Tees Television Studio 5.

Councillor Jason Smith steps down due to ill health

The Lemington ward councillor is to spend more time with family after pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

Clean Air Zone grants scheme to be reviewed

Support scheme that's paid over £2m to help buy cleaner vehicles to be reviewed at end of 2023.

Small Business Saturday People's Choice Awards Winners and Runners-up

In a heart-warming celebration of community support and local enterprise, Newcastle City Council has proudly announced the winners and runners up in this year’s Small Business Saturday People's Choice Awards.

More than £21m paid early to support businesses

Over 14,000 invoices have been paid early to help local firms through the cost of living crisis.

October 2023

Bee-friendly bus shelter helps Newcastle go green

A new bee-friendly bus shelter to boost biodiversity has been installed in Newcastle.

Take care with wheelie bins during Bonfire Night period

Firefighters have teamed up with local authorities to urge residents to secure their wheelie bins – after nearly 2,000 were set on fire in two years.