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University students in Newcastle struggle with learning as classes are cancelled because of COVID-19

Universities in Newcastle closed their lecture halls and cancelled face to face learning on the 16 March following advice from Public Health England and the Government. However, shutting universities could create more problems as it makes it more difficult for students to learn. Ryan Baxter, a student from Northumbria University […]

Northumbria Police hail success of Operation Sentinel after year of drug raids and gang convictions in the North East

A police operation targeting organized crime celebrates its first birthday today, after a blockbuster initial year that saw millions of pounds of drugs seized and a plethora of criminals convicted. Operation Sentinel, a joint venture between Northumbria Police, Durham Constabulary and North East Regional Special Operations Unit (NERSOU), aims to […]

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, […]