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Activism across the borders: Hong Kong protests reach Newcastle


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


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


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

Sam Fender to turn on Newcastle’s Christmas Lights


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


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