Explosions and water – a story of camera survivability

The shots of the explosions and sinking of the warship Afonso Cerqueira to create a new artificial reef have generated quite a lot of interest. This is one of my favourite sequences. We had been filming on the bridge the day before the operation and it was chosen as a prime location for one of…

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Chorus of approval for new Tynemouth restaurant

The opening of a new restaurant in Tynemouth has met with a chorus of approval and evoked many happy memories. VIPs, members of the North Tyneside business community and local residents were invited to a special preview evening at The Salt Cove, located in the iconic Park Hotel Tynemouth. The restaurant, which can seat 200…

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Newsmaker in the news

Thanks to Tony Henderson, The Journal’s Environment correspondent, for using the story about our work in Madeira for Chemring Energetics UK. And thanks also to David Sedgewick of the News Post Leader https://www.newspostleader.co.uk/news/cramlington-production-firm-captures-sinking-of-portuguese-naval-vessel-1-9395203 “A video production company based in the North East has been given unique access by the Portuguese navy to film the sinking…

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Newsmaker given unique access to film sinking of warship off Madeira

A video production company based in the North East has been given unique access by the Portuguese navy to film the sinking of one of its warships to create an artificial reef off Madeira. Newsmaker PR was commissioned by Chemring Energetics UK – which supplied the special explosive required to cut holes in the ship’s…

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Leasehold Roadshow announced to help Cramlington residents

Cramlington residents face bills of thousands of pounds if they want to move or re-mortgage their homes. They live in some of thousands of houses and flats which came with 99 year leases when they were built in the 1960s, 70s and 80s as Cramlington was developed into a new town. Now – according to…

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Writer and school tackle mental health taboo

One of the UK’s rising writing stars has underlined a Northumberland school’s commitment to raise awareness of teenagers’ mental health problems. Holly Bourne, whose eighth book for young adults has just been published, said the issue had been a taboo subject for too long. “Books are a really safe way of exploring the darker parts…

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Footballing fund-raisers club together to support Children North East

Footballing fund-raisers have again clubbed together to support a North East good cause. This year 16 teams, representing some of the region’s best-known businesses, competed in the fifth Concept Cup five-a-side competition to raise money for the region’s dedicated children’s charity – Children North East. Cook & Turnbull – the painting and rendering systems business…

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Master chef appointed at new Tynemouth restaurant

A quarter-finalist from television’s Master Chef: the Professionals has been appointed as the executive head chef of a new restaurant in Tynemouth. Forty-year-old Matei Baran is in charge of the kitchen of The Salt Cove at the iconic Park Hotel Tynemouth. The hotel is undergoing a £3m transformation which has seen the refurbishment of all…

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9/11 experience shaped approach to business

The head of a North Tyneside design agency says working on the biggest news story of the century has shaped his approach to business. Paul Hart of Cargo Creative became part of the BBC News Online team at the iconic Television Centre in June 2001. On September 11 he arrived for his first late shift…

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Festival provides great showcase for producers

A couple from South Shields, who have run a successful Indian restaurant for the past six years, plan to take festival food to the next level. Amina Rahim and Begum Uddin gave visitors to The Great North Feast – held in Bents Park over the Bank Holiday weekend – a taste of what is to…

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