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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.

March 2024

Drivers advised to plan ahead for Tyne Bridge restoration

Crossing will close overnight in run up to Easter, then Tyne Bridge lane closures begin in April.

Summer events to celebrate children with SEND in Newcastle

Competition also seeks name for special educational needs and disabilities Local Offer mascot.

Leisure centres go green after £400k funding boost

Solar panels will be installed to reduce energy use and cut carbon emissions.

Best new buildings crowned at Lord Mayor’s Design Awards

Community hubs, school buildings and office developments were among the winners.

New measures to ease bus travel during Tyne Bridge works

People urged to take public transport as bus lanes and no stopping introduced on key roads.

Restoration of North East's iconic Tyne Bridge to begin

Council leaders speak of 'huge pride' as 'vital' Tyne Bridge restoration gets underway on 2 April.

First new public toilets since 2010 open in Newcastle

New public toilets created at Civic Centre and Northern Stage after successful £60,000 funding bid.

Newcastle named a Tree City of the World

City praised for commitment to urban trees, with thousands set to be planted this planting season

Street Marshals support over 1,200 people in six months

The team help to keep vulnerable people safe and are an extra uniformed presence on city streets.

Newcastle councillor resigns with immediate effect

Resignation of Brenda Hindmarsh means two vacancies in Fawdon and West Gosforth at May's elections

Calls for firms to make Newcastle a Real Living Wage city

Giving thousands of workers a pay rise would 'tackle the poverty that blights our city.'

Inspection sees 'kind and caring' staff praised by families

Our crucial Care at Home Reablement Service maintained its Good rating in latest CQC inspection.