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Medomsley’s Hassockfield To Close – Find Out Why?

Hassockfield To Close

By   1 day ago in Consett News

Are Fewer Young People Are Being Sentenced To Custodial Sentences?  The 2015 Closure of Hassockfield Secure Training Centre (STC) in Medomsley, Consett Gets Go Ahead Justice Minister, Andrew Selous announced to our local MP, Pat Glass the closure of Hassockfield Secure Training Centre today. Could this be a money saving exercise or is there another […]

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Community Fun Day is a Great Success.

Family Fun Day Shotley Bridge Cricket Club

By   2 months ago in Consett News

Benfieldside, Blackhill, Bridgehill and Shotley Bridge Community Partnership held their annual free family community fun day at Shotley Bridge Cricket Club on August bank holiday Monday. The event is all about bringing these communities together by providing a day of free entertainment for children and adults alike. The entertainment included Bouncy Castles, Bungy Jumps, Slides, […]

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Give Your Business a Fresh Start!

By   3 months ago in Consett News

Hi folks! The guys here at Firefly New Media hope you’re having a great Summer break! We are currently undergoing a major office move to a new location in Consett. From Wednesday 6th August, our team will be doing business from 6 John Street Square (behind Coral on Medomsley Road) instead of Middle Street. Our […]

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Assisted Suicide To Be Legalised?

Assisted Suicide To Be Legalised?

By   3 months ago in Consett News North East News World

Today the House of Lords are debating a bill on assisted suicide to be legalised. This has been an ongoing global debate for some time now, with fierce opinions on both sides. Professor Sean Davison is vocal in his support for assisted suicide, as he was convicted in New Zealand for assisting his mother, Patricia […]

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Living By Yourself At A Young Age – Pros And Cons

Living By Yourself At A Young Age

By   3 months ago in Consett News Lifestyle

Living By Yourself At A Young Age – Pros And Cons I’ve often wondered what it’s like living by yourself at a young age, and what will happen when I move out of my parents house and live independently. Will I regret it? Will I be able to cope? I’m getting to that age where […]

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World Cup Final Kick Off Time – Argentina v Germany

World Cup Final Kick Off Time

By   3 months ago in Consett News Sport

What is the World Cup Final Kick Off Time? The World Cup Final Between Argentina and Germany Kicks off at 8:00pm here in the United Kingdom. The final is highly anticipated with Germany coming off one of the most impressive games in recent World Cup history. Brazil floundered to a 7-1 defeat at home while Germany […]

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The Dumping Ground Cast Head To Consett

The Dumping Ground Cast Image

By   4 months ago in Consett News

The Dumping Ground Cast Film In Consett Today in Middle Street Consett, CBBC’s most popular drama series is filming scenes for their upcoming series. Based on the Tracy Beaker books by Jaqueline Wilson, The Dumping Ground has become one of the most popular children’s television shows in the UK. The BAFTA award winning series is […]

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Beamish and The Bowes Museum Wins Major Arts Council Funding

The popular Beamish Museum Steam Wagons and Trams line up for visitors.

By   4 months ago in Consett News

It was announced today that a partnership between Beamish and The Bowes Museum in County Durham has won national funding from Arts  Council England worth more than £2.1million over the next three years (2015 – 2018). Beamish and The Bowes will join forces to work on a wide variety of projects that will ensure the benefits […]

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ACTOR ALUN ARMSTRONG RETURNS TO HIS ROOTS

Alun Armstrong meets his fans.

By   1 month ago in Entertainment

One of the country’s foremost television and film actors returned to the town of his birth to be honoured by the local council and have a theatre named after him. Alun Armstrong, who made his debut in 1971’s classic Get Carter, has an impressive list of big screen credits including A Bridge Too Far, Krull, […]

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Hollywood is Bracing Itself for Interconnection and Longform Vision

Marvel, Lucafilm and Disney are heralding in a new age of inclusive entertainment where story sub-plots will be shared between films and TV spin-offs. Along with other multi-media platforms.
This has already commenced with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (TV) and movies involving Thor and Captain America.

By   2 months ago in Entertainment

2015 promises to be a year of major upheaval in the way films are written and produced if the current plans of some the major studios are anything to go by. Leading the way in a new interconnecting and multi-media experience revolution are Disney who, along with their independent subsidiaries, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm Limited, […]

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Shotley Bridge Cricket Club Beer Festival Back Again

Shotley Bridge Beer Festival 2

By   2 months ago in Entertainment

New Sponsor for Cricket Club Beer Festival  The Pulman Group is putting its weight behind a village cricket clubs beer festival. The family owned business representing Volkswagen, SKODA and SEAT in the north east was delighted to sponsor the event. When Shotley Bridge Cricket Club decided to hold its first beer festival in 2008 it […]

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A Scorching Summer Weekend of Old Style Soccer and Aerial Acrobatics

Old style football returns to Beamish as the Museum celebrates the 125th anniversary of the Northern League

By   3 months ago in Entertainment

We’ve been spoilt with some excellent weather this summer and as temperatures have soared higher and higher throughout June and July, it would be the final Saturday of the later that would prove to be the hottest weekend of all. Not only did the region enjoy the hottest Saturday of the year, so far, on […]

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Upcoming Movie Releases – July 2014

Upcoming Movie Release

By   4 months ago in Entertainment

Upcoming Movie Releases for July 2014 shows some pretty massive sequels to hugely successful franchises. Transformers: Age of Extinction Directed by: Michael Bay To kick things off we’ve got Transformers: Age of Extinction, set for UK release on 5 July. This blockbuster is the sequel to last year’s massive hit Transformers: Dark of the Moon […]

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Oxjam Music Festival Coming to Durham

Oxjam-Music-Festival-2014

By   4 months ago in Entertainment

Oxjam Music Festival, a charity music festival, is coming to Durham this October. An exciting charity festival is making its way to County Durham this October to showcase local music talent. Oxjam is a music festival made up of hundreds of events around the UK in October. All Oxjam events are organised by people who […]

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Signing Off For The Passion Of Memorabilia Collecting

pnacam

By   4 months ago in Entertainment

Ever since the mid 1970’s, film memorabilia collecting has progressed from being a hobby for some, a livelihood to others and a passion for many. And, before then, it was more down to possessing an original lobby or release poster, promotional still or even the odd costume or prop. Today, it has become a burgeoning […]

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Life After Alice: Local Lads Band

Life After Alice

By   5 months ago in Entertainment

Life After Alice are an indie, pop rock band based in the north east of England at the moment. The band is made up of four young lads from Bedlington with a fantastic hardworking background and many believe they have the talent to match! I recently attended their E.P launch party for Echoes in Silence at […]

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Charitable Causes That Begin at Home in the North East

Even Geordie Police Officers are no match for the Stormtroopers of the Empire.

By   2 months ago in Lifestyle

Since I first picked up a camera in 1985, I have had the privilege of meeting a number of amazing people from all walks of life. Some famous, others not so and the remainder are just regular people who have been doing things for others all of their lives and have made the lives of […]

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Stanley Fun Day is a Further Success for Children in Need Group

Even Sumo Wrestlers need to rest during Stanley's Children In Need Family Fun Day

By   2 months ago in Lifestyle

The Stanley Family Fun Day, the second of three fundraising events by the Stanley’s Children In Need Group and held at the South Moor Sports and Community Club in Quaking Houses on August 9th, was a tremendous success and offered something for all tastes and ages. The group, founded by local teenager Lewis Christie and other […]

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Smoking Increases The Risk Of Suicide?

Smoking Increases The Risk Of Suicide

By   3 months ago in Lifestyle

As we all know, cigarettes naturally shorten smokers lives. However a new study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis has shown that smoking increases the risk of suicide. It tells us that smoking is more likely to trigger psychiatric disorders in people, and as a result increases the chance of […]

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Living By Yourself At A Young Age – Pros And Cons

Living By Yourself At A Young Age

By   3 months ago in Consett News Lifestyle

Living By Yourself At A Young Age – Pros And Cons I’ve often wondered what it’s like living by yourself at a young age, and what will happen when I move out of my parents house and live independently. Will I regret it? Will I be able to cope? I’m getting to that age where […]

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MORE DURHAM TRAVELLERS ARE BECOMING CAPITAL ADVENTURERS

London offers the visitor so many events and on a regular basis.

By   3 months ago in Lifestyle

The summer is well underway and one of the most popular domestic destinations with visitors from Durham is London. The capital, with its gleaming spires and spectacular events, attracts several hundreds of thousands of visitors from the North East every year. From trips to see stage shows in the heart of West End Theatre-land and […]

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Inappropriate Media Influencing Children?

Lady Gaga

By   3 months ago in Lifestyle

Twerking, troublemakers and terrible tales It has been acknowledged that the media today represents the very things we don’t want to see youngsters doing, and is therefore seen as inappropriate media. Although we don’t want to accept the half naked women and troublesome characters that are shown on our screens, it doesn’t make this obstacle […]

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Langley Park Big Spring Clean

langley park big spring clean

By   4 months ago in Lifestyle

Langley Park Big Spring Clean is the next in a series of events to keep the north east free from litter. This event is one in a huge number of events taking place around the north east in recent months. Langley Park Big Spring Clean is taking place on Friday 8th August in areas around […]

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Festivals and Funfairs – A North East Tradition

north-east-tradition

By   4 months ago in Lifestyle

Now that the festival and funfair season is well and truly upon us, let’s have a look back at the origins of both and how the North East has played a major part in their success across the breadth and length of the country. The fair, or “feria” from its Latin origins, has been a […]

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The Collapse of Building Seven – 9/11

Twin Towers

By   3 months ago in History Science & Technology World

The Collapse of Building Seven Building seven was a 47 storey tower, which collapsed just seven hours after the twin towers, however this building was not hit by a plane. How exactly did this tower collapse? The investigators of the National Institute of Standard and Technology, located near Washington DC, said fires on several different […]

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Tales of Victorian Steam, Georgian Entertainment and Beamish

FOS-04-SMALL

By   4 months ago in History

It has been a hectic few weeks at the popular Beamish Museum as it’s been both full steam ahead for one of the region’s largest steam events of the year and, added to that, visitors have also experienced the thrills of a Georgian Fair. The Great North Steam Fair, which recently rolled into the grounds […]

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An End To The (Pub) Crawl

The Brit Pub

By   5 months ago in History

  There are very few things in an old industrial town like Consett which stir the memories quite like the stories of the old Pubs and I was always fascinated by them. Every time one of the old guys would reminisce you could see their face light up. Within minutes, every one in ear shot […]

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Trooping the Colour – The Pride of the North East

trooping the colour

By   5 months ago in History

 Whilst the Trooping The Colour ceremony in London is considered a capital-centric occasion, the North East of the country is always strongly represented throughout the regiments that are involved in every aspect of the ceremony. None more so, though, than the Coldstream Guards who, traditionally, are the regiment that recruits in the North East region […]

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100 Years of War are Remembered

Remembering War - Dad's Army

By   6 months ago in History

It’s one-hundred years ago this year that this country entered into the so-called “war to end all wars”, better known as the First World War. To commemorate one of the most important events in world history, there are a number of events taking place across the United Kingdom and, especially, the North East of England. […]

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John Lough – The mad moment that created an artistic genius.

Black Hedley Hall - Lough Birth place

By   7 months ago in History

John Graham Lough was born 8 Jan 1798 in Black Hedley near Consett the son of William Lough a local Blacksmith and his wife Barbara (nee Clements). He was one of eleven children and like everyone of the family had to work hard both for his father and the surrounding farms. Lough was always talented […]

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First World War Centenary Tribute

First World War Centenary

By   7 months ago in History

British residents will be asked to turn off the lights on 4 August this year to mark the first world war centenary. Maria Miller, culture secretary, announced today that households across Britain will be asked to turn off lights at 11pm on the 4th August 2014. This is to mark the first world war centenary, […]

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Theatre Donation Which Bridged The Gap

Donated theatre Salver

By   8 months ago in History

A few months ago I was contacted by a lovely lady who had some items to donate to the Heritage Initiative, a number of local books, some photo’s and a small silver salver.  She told me the story of how her father had found the salver in an attic and at the time no one […]

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Consett Magazine Turns a New Page

Ivan - Editor

By   5 months ago in Editorials

Hello readers. This is the editor of Consett Magazine, Ivan Laidler. As you may have heard through the pipeline, the printed edition of  the magazine has come to an end. Our May publication was the last one to go to print. Just to clear things up before you read any further, we are continuing as […]

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May Editorial

Spring May Picture

By   6 months ago in Editorials

Hello and welcome to the May edition of Consett Magazine! The article submissions have been coming thick and fast from all angles and categories. As always we welcome all types of content and would like to thank those who have come forward to contribute to Consett’s independent magazine. When you’re spinning around the Maypole this […]

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April Editorial

April Consett Magazine Editorial

By   7 months ago in Consett News Editorials

Hello everyone and welcome to the April edition of the Consett Magazine. Things have been a bit different here at Consett Magazine headquarters this month as our favourite editor Ivan is taking a well earned break leaving me with the role of guest editor for the month. This issue is packed with great stories to […]

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March Editorial

March Consett Magazine Editorial

By   8 months ago in Editorials

  Hello and welcome this month’s edition of the Consett Magazine. Moving into March things are getting brighter, Spring is just around the corner and you will all no doubt be looking forward to some warmer weather as much as I am. One of the big events this March is the return of the national […]

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February Editorial

February Consett Magazine

By   9 months ago in Editorials

Happy February everyone. At the time of writing, we still haven’t had any noteworthy snowy weather, so fingers crossed it’ll have stayed that way by the time you read this! Our squad of guest writers has grown even more this month with the addition of Kirsty Lawrence, Michael Dynes and Jackie Forbes. As always the Consett Magazine team very much appreciates the […]

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January Editorial

editorial January

By   10 months ago in Editorials

Happy new year to all of our readers, writers and clients this January! Whether you’re still recovering from the festive season or battling blizzards in our harsh British Winter, we hope you will find the time to sit down with your copy of Consett Magazine. 2014 has plenty in store for Consett Magazine. We’re looking […]

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December Editorial

Editorial December Image

By   11 months ago in Editorials

Whether you like it or not, December is already upon us. Those who still haven’t done their festive shopping (you know who you are!) should probably be thinking about beating the inevitable rush as the time draws near. In this month’s Consett Magazine we’ve gone all out to get as much support as possible. Everyone at the team would like […]

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November Editorial

November Editorial Fireworks

By   12 months ago in Editorials

Here is the editorial from our November issue of the Consett Magazine. Enjoy these words with our editor Ivan Laidler.  Happy November, people of Consett! The month of fireworks and falling leaves is upon us. To go along with this season of change we have a jam-packed issue of Consett Magazine for you to read […]

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EVEN RETAILERS HAVE A SOFT SIDE FOR SUPPORTING NATIONAL CHARITIES

Simon and George from the Consett and District Branch of the Royal British Legion are joined by ASDA Management team Marsha and Anne.

By   1 week ago in Business

Many consumers tend not to realise some of the extensive community work that our local supermarkets are involved with, including both local and national charities that, especially now, need all the help they can get. One such supermarket is the Stanley branch of ASDA who, not only do this on a regular basis, but also […]

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Consett Factory Jobs at KP Snacks Under Threat

Consett Factory Jobs under Threat in 2015

By   2 months ago in Business

It is already news that everyone in Consett is well aware of, the possible (but somewhat likely) closure of the KP Snacks factory on the Number One Industrial Estate. Consett factory jobs could go as early as 2015. A 45 day consultation is underway. History of Snacks in Consett The Consett based operation started life as Phileas […]

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Hitachi Facility to Attract Business Park

hitachi facility

By   4 months ago in Business North East News

Plans are in motion to construct a new business park alongside the new Hitachi facility in Newton Aycliffe. This is just part of the plans laid out after the announcement that Durham County Council were successful in their bid to receive funding to further develop/begin several sites in the County Durham area, including in Newton […]

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The Realities of Flexible Working Requests

Flexible Working Time

By   4 months ago in Business

The Realities of Flexible Working Requests—by Rob Grinter, Mark David HR Ltd   There has been much media hype about the problems that extending the right to request flexible working will cause for employers. I don’t believe that this will be the case for most employers who have become accustomed to such requests from employees […]

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The Copy Shop at Firefly New Media

Consett Copy Shop

By   4 months ago in Business

Consett media company Firefly New Media have branched out to provide a variety of printing products which almost anyone could take advantage of. Usually dealing in commercial printing for business, this new range of products can help out anyone in a pinch needing the use of a printer. Image the scene; it’s the day before […]

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Mortgage Loans Cap Aims to Stabilise Housing Market

Mor

By   4 months ago in Business

The UK housing market is set to take a major turn in the upcoming months. A plan put forth by the Bank of England aims to put a cap on residential mortgage loans based on income and the ability to continue payments into the future. Governor Mark Carney said that the housing market is becoming […]

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Short term Loans Lender Punished

Short Term Loans Lender Wonga in hot water

By   4 months ago in Business

The short term loans lender Wonga has landed themselves in hot water recently over unethical practice concerning the collection of debts owed to the company. By creating fake debt collector and solicitor letters and sending them to people with outstanding payments, the payday lender was unlawfully putting pressure on their clients to pay. This has […]

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Barclays Shares Fall After Accusation of Fraud and Deceit

Barclays Share Tumble on new Allegations

By   4 months ago in Business

An earth shattering 5% has been wiped off the Barclays share price after the New York attorney general accuses the bank of a systematic pattern of fraud and deceit. The allegations about the way Barclays treated customers in its ‘dark pool’ trading operation. The sharp fall in the Barclays share price happen on Thursday, the […]

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The Collapse of Building Seven – 9/11

Twin Towers

By   3 months ago in History Science & Technology World

The Collapse of Building Seven Building seven was a 47 storey tower, which collapsed just seven hours after the twin towers, however this building was not hit by a plane. How exactly did this tower collapse? The investigators of the National Institute of Standard and Technology, located near Washington DC, said fires on several different […]

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Can Technology Read Your Mind? Google Glass Says Yes

Google Glass

By   3 months ago in Science & Technology

Can technology read your mind? A new app by This Place called MindRDR pairs with Google Glass with a device that can detect brain waves. The app MindRDR is free to download, however to use it a pair of Google Glass are needed, as well as the Neurosky Mindwave Mobile EEG headset, a brainwave detection […]

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The Monsters In Your Garden

Bee Monster in your garden

By   4 months ago in Science & Technology

As winter’s icy grip weakens, giving in to spring’s inevitable arrival, monsters begin to awaken…some hatch, some crawl out of the ground while others emerge from that rotten tree stump you’ve not got round to moving…one thing’s for sure…they’re coming! I am of course talking about the multitude of insects that occupy our surroundings – […]

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Windows 9 Could be Seen in 2014

windows 9

By   4 months ago in Science & Technology

Microsoft’s Windows 9 could have a preview ready for release as early as Q3 of 2014. The next possible operating system from Microsoft has so far only been known by one codename, ‘Threshold’. Reports now indicate that a preview of threshold (AKA Windows 9) could be ready for press testing and previews as early as Q3 […]

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Google’s First Social Media Platform to Meet its End

Orkut Logo Social Media

By   4 months ago in Science & Technology

Orkut, the very first foray into social media by global web giant, Google, will be closing its doors to the public permanently later this year. The social media platform which has been going strong for 10 years this year is finally taking the long walk as Google has announced that they wish to focus on […]

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NASA ‘Flying Saucer’ Technology Test

flying saucer

By   4 months ago in Science & Technology

NASA’s very own flying saucer lands in a test of technology to visit Mars. After a successful launch high into Earth’s atmosphere by balloon, the flying saucer made a splash into the Pacific Ocean to complete a series of tests of technology that is hoped will be used to ultimately land something on Mars. This […]

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Online News Overtakes Traditional Print News

online news consumption

By   4 months ago in Science & Technology

A recent Ofcom survey has found online news to now overtaken newspapers and print media for the first time ever. Ofcom’s news consumption in the United Kingdom report found that 41 percent of people in the UK consume news online while only 40 percent use newspapers. Much of these findings are down to the younger […]

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Graphene First Exports from Consett

Graphene

By   4 months ago in Science & Technology

Graphene is the latest ‘wonder material’ which seems to have endless possibilities in a variety of industries and even for personal use. Graphene has only recently become the centre of attention thanks to a high profile announcement that this fantastically exciting material can be made incredibly easily with items that everyone probably has at home right […]

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FOUR DAYS ON THE TYNE-CELEBRATING THE GREAT NORTH RUN

TYNE BRIDGE AND BLUE LOGO close

By   1 month ago in Sport

This year’s Great North Run entered the record books for numerous reasons. The most important being the 1,000,000 runner to cross the finishing line in South Shields. We’ll return to her success after looking at the weekend of celebrations as a whole. The weekend began with the Millionth Opening Celebration on the Newcastle and Gateshead […]

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From Football To Music And Fayres. It’s All Bank Holiday Fun In Stanley

The trophies and medals that were up for grabs at the Simba Charity Football Tournament

By   2 months ago in Sport

Stanley is rapidly becoming a leader where local charity and community events are concerned. This was more than obvious over the August Bank Holiday weekend as there were no fewer than fourteen major events that took place over the three day period. There was something for everyone and catering for all tastes. However, one of […]

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The Stewart Weightman Cup

By   2 months ago in Sport

The Annual Cricket Day will return to Shotley Bridge Cricket Club on Sunday August 24th starting at 12 noon. This event is organised by The Rotary club of Consett and Derwentside Round Table. Held in memory of Stewart Weightman who was a member of Rotary and Round Table it has, since 2007, raised money for WillowBurn Hospice. […]

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World Cup Final Kick Off Time – Argentina v Germany

World Cup Final Kick Off Time

By   3 months ago in Consett News Sport

What is the World Cup Final Kick Off Time? The World Cup Final Between Argentina and Germany Kicks off at 8:00pm here in the United Kingdom. The final is highly anticipated with Germany coming off one of the most impressive games in recent World Cup history. Brazil floundered to a 7-1 defeat at home while Germany […]

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World Cup Preview – Who Will Win Tonight?

World Cup Final Kick Off Time

By   4 months ago in Sport

HOLLAND V ARGENTINA ( WORLD CUP PREVIEW ) Semi Final Game Kicks off at 9:00pm GMT TIME World Cup Preview – Tonight see’s the last of the semi final of the world cup between Argentina and Holland, on paper these two sides look very hard to separate. The winner would play Germany on Sunday and […]

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Predictions for the 2014/15 premier league season

premier league

By   4 months ago in Sport

My Predictions for the 2014/15 premier league season   Arsenal I don’t think Arsenal will get champions league football this season, they have got good players at the club, but teams like Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Man United are spending money and improving their squads. Arsenal need a striker and have been linked with […]

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Siem De Jong becomes Newcastle’s third summer signing

siem de jong

By   4 months ago in Sport

Newcastle United have made their third summer signing… Newcastle United have completed the signing of Ajax captain Siem de Jong. The 25-year-old Dutch international attacking midfielder has moved to Tyneside for an undisclosed fee, signing a six-year deal at St. James’ Park. De Jong, who can also operate as a striker, came through the youth system […]

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France to Play Germany in World Cup Quarter Finals

World Cup France vs Germany.fw

By   4 months ago in Sport

So far the 2014 FIFA World Cup has been a tournament filled with action, excitement and even a good dose of controversy. With England, Italy and Spain all out at the group stages, the chance of a European nation winning the revered tournament on South American soil is looking ever slimmer. With most of the […]

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Miller Homes North East ‘GREAT LOCATIONS’ Photography Contest

Miller Homes North East Photography

By   4 days ago in North East News

MILLER HOMES NORTH EAST LAUNCHES ‘GREAT LOCATIONS’ PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION LEADING housebuilder Miller Homes is launching a photography competition encouraging people to submit a photo they have taken which encapsulates all that is great about the area in which they live. Highlighting the importance of location, the ‘Great Locations’ photography competition will also ask entrants to […]

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Assisted Suicide To Be Legalised?

Assisted Suicide To Be Legalised?

By   3 months ago in Consett News North East News World

Today the House of Lords are debating a bill on assisted suicide to be legalised. This has been an ongoing global debate for some time now, with fierce opinions on both sides. Professor Sean Davison is vocal in his support for assisted suicide, as he was convicted in New Zealand for assisting his mother, Patricia […]

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Marie Curie Fund Raisers Head To The Rockies

Marie Curie Rockies Trek

By   3 months ago in North East News

At the end of May 2014, 16 brave fundraisers from the North East undertook the challenge of a 10 day hike up the formidable Mt Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Marie Curie Hospice located in Newcastle. During this arduous challenge its safe to say these dedicated people had the experience of a lifetime. The […]

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Durham Big Meeting sets new record

Durham Big Meeting

By   3 months ago in North East News

Durham Miners Gala is one of the biggest and most historic trade union events in the world, traditionally associated with the coal mining heritage. Durham Big Meeting is held on the second Saturday of July, and has been said to attract over 300, 000 people at its peak. However, the Big Meet which took place […]

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Fire-Fighters to Take on First Responder Role

fire-fighters

By   4 months ago in North East News

Fire-fighters in the County Durham area are part of a trial period of a scheme to increase the speed of the response to medical emergencies, and in particular heart attack and stroke victims. The County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service are working with the North East Ambulance Service to move the project forward and […]

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Hitachi Facility to Attract Business Park

hitachi facility

By   4 months ago in Business North East News

Plans are in motion to construct a new business park alongside the new Hitachi facility in Newton Aycliffe. This is just part of the plans laid out after the announcement that Durham County Council were successful in their bid to receive funding to further develop/begin several sites in the County Durham area, including in Newton […]

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County Durham Environment Awards

county-durham-environment-awards-2014

By   4 months ago in North East News

Entries are now open for the County Durham Environment Awards 2014. The County Durham Environment Awards is run by the County Durham Environment Partnership and aims to promote and celebrate communities, projects, and groups that do their part to maintain the environment, as well as giving special attention to those that work to actively improve […]

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Barefooting it to Blaydon

Barefoot Blaydon Races

By   5 months ago in North East News

The historic Blaydon Race is run every year on June 9, with runners setting off, as the song goes, from Balmbra’s in the Bigg Market. Then they’re “gannin alang the Scotwood Road past Armstrong’s factory and up to the Robin Adair” finishing in the newly refurbished Blaydon town centre. 3,999 pairs of trainers will pound […]

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Assisted Suicide To Be Legalised?

Assisted Suicide To Be Legalised?

By   3 months ago in Consett News North East News World

Today the House of Lords are debating a bill on assisted suicide to be legalised. This has been an ongoing global debate for some time now, with fierce opinions on both sides. Professor Sean Davison is vocal in his support for assisted suicide, as he was convicted in New Zealand for assisting his mother, Patricia […]

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The Collapse of Building Seven – 9/11

Twin Towers

By   3 months ago in History Science & Technology World

The Collapse of Building Seven Building seven was a 47 storey tower, which collapsed just seven hours after the twin towers, however this building was not hit by a plane. How exactly did this tower collapse? The investigators of the National Institute of Standard and Technology, located near Washington DC, said fires on several different […]

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World UFO Day – Are you a Believer?

World UFO Day

By   4 months ago in World

2nd July is World UFO Day. Do you believe in aliens? Today marks the date of the supposed UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. It’s probably one of the most well-known UFO incidents around the world, and for many represents the reason that they believe in aliens of some sort – and to share […]

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The TTIP Deal and the NHS

TTIP Agreement

By   8 months ago in World

Negotiations have been going on for some time to put together an EU/ US trade agreement called the Transatlantic Trade and investment Partnership (TTIP) or Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) in the US which will create the biggest trade block in the world. This trade agreement which parallels a Trans Pacific Partnership agreement which has […]

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Combining Google and Samsung in to one Android Smartphone

Samsung Electronics

By   9 months ago in World

Samsung and Google combined in to one Android Smartphone Samsung Electronics have signed a long-term patent licensing agreement with Google and Ericsson recently. As Samsung’s licensing agreement deal with Ericsson draws to a close, several harsh legal battles between leading companies in the telecoms industry with Samsung because they have an agreement to pay Ericsson […]

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New and up coming Movies in 2014

Bumblebee, Transformers yellow Camero

By   9 months ago in Entertainment World

Movies looking good so far in 2014 2014 will yet again be another year of remakes and sequels icluding, The Ependables 2, Transformers 4: Age of Extinction, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Night at the Museum 3, 22 Jump Street and many more, the first movie to be released this year in cinemas around the […]

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Severed Hand Attached to a Man’s Ankle

Severed Hand attached to ankle

By   10 months ago in World

Severed Hand Surgically Attached to an Ankle After an industrial accident in China, Xiao Wei had his severed hand attached to his ankle to keep it alive while his arm recovered enough for surgeons to reattach it safely. Wei was initially told that there was no hope for his hand by doctors at a local […]

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Defending Liberty – Edward Snowden Leaked US Security Documents

Edward Snowden - US Security Documents Leaked

By   1 year ago in Science & Technology World

Ex-CIA employee Edward Snowden revealed to the UK’s Guardian newspaper that US agencies gathered millions of phone records and monitored internet data. It is thought that many people from inside and indeed outside of the US may have had their phone calls, emails, or facebook messages recorded. “I think that the public is owed an […]

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