Author: Liam Hedgecock

Signs offer advice regarding the covid-19 coronavirus in a window at the entrance to University College Hospital, which houses a 'coronavirus pod' isolation unit, in London, England, on February 27, 2020. Concern continues over the pandemic potential of the virus, with cases now being confirmed in a steadily increasing number of countries around the world. Two further coronavirus cases were confirmed today in the UK, bringing the total so far to 15. (Photo by David Cliff/NurPhoto)

Newcastle barbers difference of opinions reflects dilemma facing self-employed workers amid coronavirus crisis

Two barbers in Newcastle have expressed alternative views about how the coronavirus crisis, though they have agreed it will affect them substantially in the near future. Businesses such as barber shops have been advised through Government guidelines to “frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched regularly”. However, […]

Gateshead Council responds to Baltic Quays residents’ discontent over £260m Gateshead Quays redevelopment DONE

Gateshead Council responds to Baltic Quays residents’ discontent over £260m Gateshead Quays redevelopment DONE

Gateshead City Council and developers ASK: PATRIZIA have recently set out plans for the redevelopment of Gateshead Quays which will include an arena complex worth up to £260m. According to Gateshead Council, the venue which they hope would be completed by 2023 will be located directly opposite the Gateshead Millennium […]

Tynemouth residents object to Metro housing plans

Tynemouth residents object to Metro housing plans

Residents in Tynemouth are opposing plans to build 69 luxury houses, flats and apartments next to the village’s historic metro station. People living nearby have put forward 12 objections to the proposals from Northumberland-based company Station Development for aesthetic reasons. Commuter Jess Hawkins said: “If it was to compromise [the […]