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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.

December 2023

Have fun and stay safe this Christmas

Residents and visitors to Newcastle are being reminded to stay safe and take care of each other.

Youth Fund grants £620,000 for activities and services

Newcastle Youth Fund's latest funding saw 23 successful applications for projects across the city.

Laser Lights to make spectacular return for New Year’s Eve

Laser Light City will be returning to Newcastle’s Quayside this year for one night only.

Clean Air Zone grants scheme to pause for review

Applications for support to replace older, more polluting vehicles will pause on December 17.

Adopt North East celebrates its fifth birthday

Since launching five years ago, Adopt North East has found loving families for nearly 500 children.

Improvement works to Northumberland Street now confirmed

Plans to revamp Northumberland Street have taken a significant step forward, with Newcastle City Council’s announcement that a contractor has now been appointed and preparatory work to start before Christmas in readiness for the major improvements starting in the New Year.

Sign up to Landlord Accreditation Scheme

Private landlords are eligible for a range of benefits if they sign up to the Landlord Accreditation Scheme.

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.