Onesies sent to Baby Bank after TV programme’s revelations

Children, who are the victims of “hidden poverty”, will be kept warm this winter by The All-in-One Company. It has sent onesies to a Baby Bank in Surrey after a Channel 4 Dispatches programme – Born on the Breadline – revealed that tens of thousands of families in the UK rely on handouts to keep…

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Warship sunk by specialist explosive to create artificial reef

The capability of an explosive cutting tool has been dramatically demonstrated during the sinking of a Portuguese naval warship to create an artificial reef. The corvette Afonso Cerqueira, which was retired from service in 2015, was sunk 450 metres off the coast of Madeira. SABREX™, an explosive cutting charge, was used to cut 16 x…

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Cramlington company supports Big Chef Little Chef book

A Cramlington food wholesaler is supporting one of the region’s best known chefs who is writing a children’s cook book to raise awareness of a life limiting illness. The book – Big Chef Little Chef – will celebrate the bond between TV Master Chef quarter finalist Matei Baran and his six-year-old son Armin, who has…

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Comedy star Ben Miller’s acting appeal to Cramlington students

British comedy actor and author Ben Miller has told Cramlington drama students that the acting profession is crying out for people like them. The star of Johnny English Strikes Again, Paddington 2 and Death in Paradise visited Cramlington Learning Village to talk about his first children’s book, The Night I Met Father Christmas. But first…

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Big Chef Little Chef book launched by TV Master Chef

TV MasterChef quarter-finalist Matei Baran has unveiled plans for a book which will celebrate the bond he has with his son, who suffers from a life-limiting illness, and encourage young children to cook healthy food. Armin was born with cystic fibrosis and was a seriously ill baby. Operations, daily medication, physiotherapy, physical activity and a…

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Calmer Therapy founder nominated for national award

The founder of a social enterprise in south east Northumberland, which supports families with children who have additional needs, will find out later this month if she has won a prestigious national award. Donna Swan – who started Calmer Therapy three years ago – is on a short list of seven nominees in the category…

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Supporting The All-in-One Company as it celebrates 10 years in business

We are delighted to assist The All-in-One Company celebrate its 10 years in business.  Kate Dawson was Newsmaker’s first client and, although my knowledge of fashion and celebrities is next to nil, I have thoroughly enjoyed reporting her fascinating story. She has overcome doubters, the recession, the occasional heatwave and – once they realised that…

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Cramlington school chosen on Canadian author’s UK tour

A Canadian author has visited Cramlington Learning Village on a whistle-stop tour around the UK to promote her new book. At the school – just one of nine chosen by her publisher – Susin Nielsen talked about her difficult upbringing, her childhood ambition to be a writer, her transition from being a caterer for TV…

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