Global summit in Newcastle to find new ways of helping NHS

Finding solutions to support the NHS will be the focus of the latest in a series of global summits, taking place in Newcastle next month. The World Health Innovation Summit (WHIS) – which has already visited Greece, Thailand and the Philippines – brings together clinicians, patients, health managers and representatives from the voluntary sector, education…

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Five years of football fund-raising by Newcastle business Concept

North East families are benefiting from five years of football fund-raising by Newcastle business Concept, which is about to announce the good cause it will be supporting in 2018. In February the new £1.4m Rob Armstrong Centre for Rebound Therapy opened at Hadrian School in Benwell. The centre is equipped with six special trampolines –…

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Home grown hypnotist Robert Temple to appear on Empire stage

Tickets are going on sale this week for home grown hypnotist Robert Temple’s first show at the Sunderland Empire. He is appearing there on 1 August during a break from his marathon Live and Outrageous UK tour which will see him perform at 35 theatres – including the Customs House in South Shields on 3…

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Work underway at Willow Burn Hospice after £1.5m donation

Work has started on a long-awaited new in-patient unit at Lanchester’s Willow Burn Hospice after a benefactor’s £1.5m donation for a cause close to her home and close to her heart. The new building should be ready by the end of the year and be open in time for Willow Burn’s 30th birthday in 2019….

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Gym Plan flexing its muscles after major makeover

A fitness business – which uses evolving technology to deliver, across the globe, expert tuition in training – is going from strength to strength, five months after a major makeover. Since October the number of customers using its app – who include US soldiers and truck drivers – has doubled. They come from more than…

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National Apprenticeship Week – Story Homes video

Newsmaker PR and Video Production Ltd has been busy producing video and written content for clients during this year’s National Apprenticeship Week. Their message – that, for the right people, apprenticeships are an attractive alternative to continuing and expensive education – is one we heartily endorse.  “Earn while you learn” has become a clichéd soundbite,…

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Northern Engineering Solutions provides career answer for apprentices

A specialist engineering company, which has an impressive track record in developing staff, has increased its workforce by a third after taking on four new apprentices. Northern Engineering Solutions Ltd, based in North Shields, is about to announce a record 12 months, has plans for further growth and this year celebrates a decade in business….

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Role of Newcastle charity NCAT grows following success

A charity, created in response to local authority cuts, has transformed a deprived Newcastle community and been asked to spread its blueprint for success to other parts of the city. In the last five years the Blakelaw Ward Community Partnership has established the UK’s first community-owned Post Office franchise and saved from closure a library…

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