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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.

February 2024

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.

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.