The QT

Tuesday 23 July 2024
23/07/2024

Edition 23

Experts set up camp in Spanish City

Website wizards, coding kings and content queens are en route to North Tyneside ahead of a packed programme of cutting-edge tech talk. WordCamp Whitley Bay brings together WordPress experts from across the world for a day of debate, learning and innovative thinking. And the only event of its kind in the North East promises to …

A life well lived: Les Coates 1946-2024

As a boy of seven, Les Coates watched — mesmerised — as neighbours crowded round a small black-and-white television set to watch the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. On June 2, 1953, in the village of Croft-on-Tees, near Darlington, it was the moment that sparked Les’s imagination and went on to define his life. “From …

My life through a lens: Mark Pinder

Mark Pinder was a teenager when the possibilities offered by photography started coming into focus. “I’ve always been quite a curious person with many interests ranging from science, the arts, social and current affairs, politics etc,” he says. “I wasn’t particularly good at painting or drawing but a friend of my parents had an SLR …

How Northumbrian Water is tapping into innovation

Ideas were flying amid the rain on Tyneside earlier this week, with Northumbrian Water’s Innovation Festival pulling in more than 3,000 guests across their four-day event. Sprawled throughout 56 marquees at Newcastle Racecourse, the annual brainstorming get-together — now in its eighth year — welcomed visitors from over 40 countries as well as representatives from …

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 …

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