The QT

Monday 20 May 2024

Newcastle Cathedral

Let’s hear it for the lasses!

Approaching Tyneside while driving north at night from the south, a fiery flare would appear in the distant darkness. Looking like a giant Olympic torch, it was a sign that home was within reach after a long journey. This was the flaming stack of Monkton Coke Works, on the edge of Hebburn in South Tyneside, …

Comfort, validation and connection in loving memory

A special event will be held at Newcastle Cathedral tonight (March 20) to remember people whose lives have been lost to suicide. It will be hosted by the organisers of the North East Speak Their Name suicide memorial quilt, which is currently on display at the city centre landmark. Comprising 120 individually crafted squares, each …

A recipe for rehabilitation

A shaft of light shines down through the leaded window of Newcastle Cathedral. It momentarily dazzles me as it glimmers on the quivering blade of a knife.  It’s in the hands of a young man not long out of prison. As I stand opposite him, we both understand the situation perfectly. Without questioning I hand …

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