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The Hoppings funfair at sunset. Visitors walk on grass between neon lighted stalls and rides. In the background a big wheel is illuminated in white light. Above, a cloudy sky is a mix of purples, blues and orange colours.

The Hoppings: Council and police help to keep visitors safe

Officers will patrol The Hoppings and transport hubs to ensure visitors safely enjoy the funfair.

Paper birds created as part of the North East Festival of Languages paper cranes project, displayed in the windows of the Arches Reception at Newcastle Civic Centre.

Newcastle schools rewarded for their international work

Thirty four schools in the city have received a British Council International School Award (ISA).

A closed hot food take away. The business sign reads Hot Food Take Away. Metal shutters are closed. The outer wall of the business is clad in blue tiles.

Councillors to consider limiting new hot food takeaways

New policy could prevent takeaways near schools, parks or where 10 percent of children are obese.

November 2023

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.

Newcastle’s Children’s Services praised by Ofsted

Ofsted inspectors have highlighted the “highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce” during a recent visit to our children’s services.

Pioneering female engineer honoured with a plaque

Rachel Parsons was the first woman to study engineering at Cambridge University and the first president of the Women’s Engineering Society.

Free travel pilot project expands across North East

A successful pilot project is being expanded to offer free travel to over 1,500 care leavers across Tyne and Wear, Durham and Northumberland.

Council Leader's Wear Red Day address

Cllr Nick Kemp, Leader of the council, explains the significance of anti-racism charity Show Racism the Red Card's Wear Red Day.

North East councils to take next step towards historic devolution deal

Plans to form a new mayoral combined authority to unlock huge new investment and powers for the region are set to progress.