The QT

Friday 10 May 2024


Eyes and ears

GREEN FOR STOP: The Green Party candidate for Tees Valley Mayor has withdrawn from the election on May 2 because she does not want to help Ben Houchen get a third term in office. Speaking to The Yorkshire Post, Sally Bunce said: “The main reason I stepped back was because it was becoming clear that …

Whistling while he works

On a mission to stimulate the North East economy, point regional businesses towards potentially transformative pots of cash and persuade SMEs to take the next step, Jonpaul Heron is passionate about enabling financial flexibility. Newly appointed at growth fund managers UMi, the experienced business adviser spends his working week seeking to inject fresh capital into …

The transformative power of sport

As a Glaswegian transplanted to the North East, the path to feeling truly at home was less a matter of geography and more one of community and connection. The Newcastle Eagles Basketball Club has been my guide, my welcome party and, in many ways, my educator in this vibrant, passionate part of England. Through the …

Basketball’s economic bounce

Short breaks to the Baltics have become increasingly popular for savvy British holidaymakers seeking a cultural shot in the arm at a competitive price.  Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are as friendly on the eye as they are on the wallet and, with frequent flights from across the UK, it’s little wonder that the tourist industry …

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