Recent Freedom of Information requests submitted by SR News reveal how much councils across the region are spending on Christmas decorations. Newcastle Council will this year spend a total £150,293.70 on Christmas decorations, the most of any council in the region. However this year it will not receive the same […]
SRNews reporter, Milena Yordanova, spends the night on the streets of Newcastle to see how hard life is for the homeless
The housing and homeless charity Shelter published the results of an extensive research they made which conducted that the number of homeless people in the UK is 307,000. Which is larger than the population of Newcastle, reported the Chronicle. The number of homeless people in the North East is around […]
As the season gets underway, we take a look at how exactly the North East celebrates Christmas.
Newcastle United fans push trolleys full of food to St James’ Park in aid of Newcastle West End Food Bank
Newcastle United supporters pushed two trolleys full of food from South Shields to Newcastle last weekend in aid of Newcastle West End food bank. Kris and Adam Wallace, Chris and Dan Goodall, Deka Petrie and Mark Walker walked more than 12 miles until they reached St. James’ Park where Newcastle United […]
Good news for craft beer enthusiastics as pop-up cafe brings Belgian beer culture to Newcastle’s Pink Lane.
Mick Potts, a local pub landlord, is looking to bring continental beer culture to the people of Tyneside. His pop-up beer cafe, Lanterne Rouge, runs Thursday-Saturday, 7pm-late, from the Pink Lane coffee shop, opposite Central Station in Newcastle city centre. This is the second time the pop-up has been in […]
Northern actress Denise Welch walks out of rehearsals of the pantomime Jack and the Bean Stalk taking place in Times Square, Newcastle this month. The NS pantomime organisation has released a statement to confirm that the pantomime, which includes the actor Adam Thomas, will still continue as promised. The statement said: […]
Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair will celebrate its 10th anniversary next year, after years of making their way up from the bottom. The Vintage Fair was initially planned as a one-off event for lovers of all things nostalgic, to enjoy a day of vintage shopping from independent traders. Now, as the small […]
Newcastle is the second fastest growing region for digital and technology employment and has been ranked as one of the top smart cities in the UK. Commissioned by Huawei UK and conducted by Navigant Consulting, the report is based on evaluations of 20 cities and their strategies, key projects and […]
Thousands of train staff working the main line through Newcastle are to vote on taking strike action. Employees from Virgin East Coast trains will hold a strike ballot over pay and working conditions The company imposed a pay offer that had been previously rejected by staff. A spokesperson for the […]
Sunderland may not have won the UK City of Culture bid for 2021, but BBC Radio Newcastle took the result announcement as an opportunity to broadcast their breakfast show from University of Sunderland’s Media Centre. The BBC set up a permanent base in the mediaHUB — an […]