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Newcastle University joins the Stop Hate for Profit campaign

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Alex Gervás sheds light on the University's advertising decision...

What does the government’s new coronavirus slogan actually mean?

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Seven weeks into lockdown, just as the nation was acclimatising, Boris Johnson skyrocketed the turbulence among society and the media. The nation’s slogan evaporated, as Boris...

Newcastle flour company help during shortages

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Madeleine Raine discusses Newcastle flour company Gilchesters Organics providing the food staple to frontline workers as our 21st good news story....

Appeals for tuition fee refunds under consumer protection laws

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Many of Newcastle’s students have returned to their hometowns over the past few weeks, but despite a completely desolate campus domestic undergraduate students will still be...

Greggs to reopen some stores amid lockdown

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Day 14 of good news: After closing all its stores a month ago, Greggs has become the latest food retailer to begin reopening. ...

Krispy Kreme Metrocentre serving key workers

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Harriet Metcalfe reports our eleventh good news story, telling how Krispy Kreme are helping to feed key workers and keep up their spirits....

Pub landlord raises money for the NHS with virtual pub quiz

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Amy Harris brings us our ninth good news story, telling us how the nation tunes in at 8pm on a Thursday to participate in a virtual pub quiz. ...

Mobile phone donations enable hospital patients to contact families

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Travel Editor, Amy Harris, tells of the donations of mobile phones and tablets that are helping so many reach their loved ones in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic....

NUS calls for final year exams to be cancelled

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The National Union of Students (NUS) has asked universities to cancel non-essential exams and assessment.  Instead, students should be allowed to progress based on previous...

Newcastle star Donna Air recovers from COVID-19 and offers advice

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Newcastle-born actress Donna Air, who currently stars in the BBC drama The Split, revealed on her Instagram account last week that she had caught and since recovered from...