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Sunday 14 July 2024
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30 May 2024

Sculpture highlights scale of beach waste problem

A rubbish artwork has been installed on a town’s seafront. Made from litter collected along the North Tyneside coast, the six-foot fish sculpture has been sited opposite the Spanish City Dome in Whitley Bay, as part of the council’s campaign to cut plastic waste.  The fish replaces a similar creation, Martin the Seal, who made …

Why are organisational cover-ups so common?

The TV dramatisation of the Post Office Horizon IT scandal Mr Bates vs the Post Office evoked outrage and disbelief. However, as another example of dysfunctional organisational behaviour, it was expected rather than exceptional. The Post Office saga joins a long list of cover-ups or scandals that includes Hillsborough, Enron, Grenfell, the infected blood scandal, …

What’s next for devolution?

The party’s over! The recent metro mayoral elections constitute the endpoint of a process that began back in the 1930s, if not earlier. Our devolution policy landscape is littered with decades of ill-fated initiatives — centralised post-war regional policies, the short-lived Tyne-Wear County Council, the disastrous referendum on a directly elected regional assembly, the establishment …

In students we Trust

Photography students have been capturing behind-the-scenes shots at historic venues as part of their studies. The University of Sunderland students have worked alongside partners from around the region to produce commissioned work to give an insight into the workplace. Four of the students have worked with the National Trust, and now their work has gone …

Young dads creating a buzz at Baltic

Lives and landscapes are set to be transformed by an ambitious environmental project centred around Gateshead’s iconic Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art over the next three years. The Birds, Bees, Bikes and Trees initiative has secured more than £500,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund for work including helping young fathers from challenged backgrounds develop …

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