The QT

Friday 19 July 2024
19/07/2024

Author name: Sara Jane March

Trio clean up at world championship

SpoGomi is not a sport many in the UK will be familiar with but that hasn’t stopped two Sunderland brothers and one of their girlfriends bagging the UK and World Cup Championship trophies for picking up litter. Jonathan and Alex Winship first heard about the unusual sport from Alex’s girlfriend, Sarah Parry, who works as …

Events provide plenty food for thought

Long before Rishi Sunak’s controversial ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme of summer 2020, Newcastle became the first UK city to introduce the concept of Restaurant Week back in 2011. The NE1 initiative was a way of supporting the city’s restaurants at otherwise quiet times of the year. In spite of a cost-of-living crisis, rampant …

Recognising the brilliance of those with ADHD

All her life, Gateshead businesswoman Suzy Jackson knew that something was ‘not quite right.’ Having experienced constant restlessness, impulsiveness and difficulty to stay focused, the now 43-year-old business coach and consultant plucked up the courage to visit her GP in August 2022. From the moment she was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) ‘everything …

Urgent calls for a menopause manifesto

A North East MP is leading the calls for urgent action to provide protection in the workplace for women going through the menopause. Labour MP for Jarrow, Kate Osborne, believes a menopause manifesto will help employers not only to address the issues but also prevent talented women aged 40 plus choosing to leave the workplace …

Drawing on lifetime’s work to save trees

There are no signs of slowing down for octogenarian artist, Sheila Graber, as she continues to fundraise for local charities and back local campaigns. The 83-year-old was given Freedom of the Borough of South Tyneside in 2023 and is ‘very concerned’ to hear of plans to fell 143 trees at South Tyneside College to make …

The Full Monty

Hats off to the talented ensemble daring to deliver The Full Monty to Newcastle Theatre Royal audiences this week. Mark Goucher and David Pugh’s co-production sees a clearly close-knit cast deliver Simon Beaufoy’s adapted screenplay with an intimacy and sensitivity that is certainly worthy of the standing ovation it received. A big-hearted performance packed full …

Mum calls for a change in food law

A mother is calling for food standard regulations to be tightened after her daughter had an allergic reaction to ice cream following changes to the ingredients. Philippa Brock took her daughter, Mercy, to have eye drops administered and decided to reward her bravery with Jude’s vegan salted caramel mini-ice-cream.  But the four-year-old from Newcastle had …

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