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Friday 19 July 2024
19/07/2024

Author name: Tony Henderson

Buck up our ideas for Blue Plaques!

People of the North East are being urged to ensure that inspirational individuals from the region’s past do not miss out as Historic England launches a new national blue plaques scheme. Nominations close on Sunday, July 28 for the new venture which aims to highlight the achievements of  people from all walks of life throughout …

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How parts of the region are tackling climate change

Gateshead Pupils at a Tyneside secondary school are leading the way in tackling climate change. The youngsters from XP Gateshead school in Felling have been working with climate education charity SOS-UK to create a Climate Action Plan (CAP) for fellow students and staff. The school CAP project is led by 10 students in the school’s …

Making memories at Brinkburn Priory

Architects and designers have combined to create artworks which have gone on show in an empty historic house in Northumberland. The Material & Memory exhibition is inspired by Brinkburn Priory and Manor House, set in a secluded loop of the River Coquet near Rothbury and which is in the care of English Heritage.  The creators, …

Voyage from Durham to Greenland’s glaciers

Geographers at Durham University will set sail tomorrow (July 19) on a mission to investigate Greenland’s rapidly decaying ice sheet and its impacts on ocean and global climate systems. The team on board the UK’s polar research vessel the RRS Sir David Attenborough will study Greenland’s glaciers and life in coastal waters around the edge …

There’s a bright golden haze on Rainton Meadows

A fundraising appeal to secure the future of a North East nature reserve has beaten its target after an ‘incredible’ public response. Durham Wildlife Trust set out to raise £54,000 to buy land adjacent to its Rainton Meadows base and protect the wildlife reserve from housing development. The total required to buy the fields, close …

Celebrating the work of a courageous woman

A national campaigner who overcame her own major challenges to fight for disability rights is to be honoured with a blue plaque in her Tyneside home town. The plaque will be unveiled on July 18 at the former home of Mary Greaves on Lish Avenue, Whitley Bay. Mary, who was born in 1907 and died …

Inspired ideas for a better world

Young inventors have come up with ideas to take the guesswork out of food wastage which adds to people’s grocery bills and also involves an environmental cost. A bin capable of weighing food waste and a camera system which monitors fridge contents were among solutions from the Future Business Magnates competition that invited pupils from …

North East structure towers above competition

A major regeneration and heritage project at the heart of a County Durham market town has scooped a national award. Auckland Castle, Tower and Faith Museum is one of the winners of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) National Awards for architecture.  The awards recognise the UK’s best new architecture and provide insight into …

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