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Newcastle University supports Black British students with new scholarship

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Newcastle University pledge to pay the tuition and maintenance fees of 3 Black British students...

Yet more businesses close in Newcastle in response to coronavirus restrictions

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Last week The Courier reported on the damage to Newcastle’s nightlife due to the constraints on the North East, but it appears the problem is much more widespread. Business...

Great North Museum: Hancock awarded £24,000 grant

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The Great North Museum has been granted £24,000 by the Sir James Knott Trust. Alex Downing reports....

Ella Eyre set to perform at NUSU

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Singer-Songwriter Ella Eyre will be returning to Newcastle, Alex Downing tells all...

Activism across the borders: Hong Kong protests reach Newcastle

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Alex Downing reports on the pro-Hong Kong and pro-Beijing protests that took place in Newcastle city centre. ...

University sanitary product vending machines to be installed this month

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In March 2019 NUSU convinced Newcastle University to become the first university in England to provide free sanitary items on campus. The menstrual care system is predicted to be...

Closing the gender gap: number of female innovators doubles

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Alex Downing discusses the increasing numbers of female inventors ...

Sam Fender to turn on Newcastle’s Christmas Lights

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This year, the start of Newcastle's Christmas celebrations will be marked by the turning on of the Christmas lights by Geordie musician Sam Fender, just two months after the...

The World’s Big Sleep Out comes to Newcastle

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Alex Downing discusses December's upcoming 'Big Sleep Out', aimed at raising money to aid the homeless. ...