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Assisted Suicide To Be Legalised?

Assisted Suicide To Be Legalised?

By   2 weeks 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   2 weeks 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   2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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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Lanchester Agricultural Show 2014

lanchester agricultural show

By   4 weeks ago in Consett News

It’s time for the Lanchester Agricultural Show once again, locals are working hard to prepare the village for what’s to come. The annual Lanchester Agricultural Show is just around the corner, taking place this Sunday (6 July) at New House Farm in Lanchester – on the A691 – it’s expected to kick off at around […]

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Children in Need Fundraising Funday

children-in-need

By   4 weeks ago in Consett News

In aid of Children in Need South Moor Sports & Community Club are hosting a funday for all the family. Various events and fun activities will be available throughout the entirety of the event, which is running from 11am until 5pm on Saturday 9 August. With an adults-only event taking place shortly after. Just some […]

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Mitch Laddie Band and Finding Albert Hit Consett

Gig poster image Mitch Laddie Finding Albert

By   1 month ago in Consett News

Tonight at Steph’s – The Club That Rocks get ready for one hell of an evening of fantastic music from visiting Scottish rockers Finding Albert and local lads the Mitch Laddie Band. This premier event is set to be a night to remember with a great range of music coming from the two featured acts. […]

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Upcoming Movie Releases – July 2014

Upcoming Movie Release

By   4 weeks 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 weeks 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   1 month 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   2 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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NERG Returns for 2014

NERG 2014

By   2 months ago in Entertainment

Last year saw the first North East Retro Gaming event. Hundreds of people turned up over the two days and made use of the wide variety of retro gaming systems, with various traders set up to sell gaming-related merchandise and even some retro games themselves. Now NERG 2014 is just around the corner and it’s […]

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Durham Dash 2014 Preparations Underway

Durham Dash

By   2 months ago in Entertainment

The third Durham Dash is taking place on Wednesday 4th June this year, hundreds of youngsters expected to take part. 2014 sees the third annual Change 4 Life Durham Dash, with over 600 youngsters from dozens of schools around the area taking part on 4th June. Spectators are advised to turn up at the Market Place […]

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THE FORCE IS WITH THEM – EVEN AFTER 37 YEARS

Star Wars 1

By   2 months ago in Entertainment

Well, as the saying goes, if you don’t know that the force that is Star Wars is returning to cinema screens on 18th December 2015, then you must have been living on another planet. With worldwide interest being rekindled with the news of a new trilogy of films taking place 30 years after the events […]

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Upcoming North East Entertainment

North East Entertainment

By   3 months ago in Entertainment

North East Entertainment – Upcoming Events In the North East  Kings of Leon Are you a fan of Kings of Leon? If you are then you’re in for a treat because they are coming to St James Park this month on Wednesday the 31st of may at 4pm, which is great for the North East entertainment […]

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Smoking Increases The Risk Of Suicide?

Smoking Increases The Risk Of Suicide

By   2 weeks 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   2 weeks 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   2 weeks 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   2 weeks 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   3 weeks 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   1 month 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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Drowning Prevention Week – Consett & Stanley

Drowning Prevention Week

By   1 month ago in Lifestyle

Next week is drowning prevention week, The Louisa Centre and Belle Vue Swim Centre are doing their part to save lives. From 21st-29th June drowning prevention week will be taking place across the country. Schools, organisations, leisure centres, and businesses will be hosting events and activities primarily to raise awareness of how to be safe […]

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Durham Miners Gala on Track

miners gala

By   2 months ago in Lifestyle

Earlier this year the Durham Miners’ Association received a bill for £2m following its six-year battle for compensation for miners suffering from osteoarthritis of the knees. In 2012 the Durham Miners’ Association set up the Friends of the  Durham Miners’ Gala to help the celebration of trade union and community spirit to continue as far […]

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The Collapse of Building Seven – 9/11

Twin Towers

By   2 weeks 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   1 month 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   2 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   2 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   3 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   4 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   4 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   5 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   2 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   3 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   4 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   5 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   6 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   7 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   8 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   9 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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Hitachi Facility to Attract Business Park

hitachi facility

By   3 weeks 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   3 weeks 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 weeks 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   1 month 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   1 month 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   1 month 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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Bring Back The Bradbury Pound

bradbury pound

By   2 months ago in Business

This article has been submitted by Howard Bell. If you want your stories shared then please get in touch using the contact page. As Britain headed into war in 1914 the British banks found themselves on the brink of collapse due to their corrupt exploitation of the Fractional reserve system. The threat of war caused […]

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Going Viral on Youtube

youtube

By   3 months ago in Business

The Holy Grail for the YouTube video creator is see the number of views of their video exploding in front of their eyes, with many YouTubers enjoying and sharing their work via social media. A video called “Charlie bit my finger – again!” which was uploaded on 22nd May 2007, has received a staggering 690 […]

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The Collapse of Building Seven – 9/11

Twin Towers

By   2 weeks 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   2 weeks 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   3 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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   1 month 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   2 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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World Cup Final Kick Off Time – Argentina v Germany

World Cup Final Kick Off Time

By   2 weeks 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   3 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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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Suarez Bite: He’s at it again

Suarez-bite

By   1 month ago in Sport

Oh no Luis not again The world cup is going to be overshadowed by Luis Suarez bite on Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, this isn’t the first time a Suarez bite has hit the headlines during a match, on 20 November 2010, Suarez bit PSV’s Otman Bakkal on the shoulder during a 0–0 draw. Ajax suspended him […]

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Spain World Cup Dreams Shattered

Spain World Cup 2010

By   1 month ago in Sport

Spain World Cup 2014 hopes are slashed after a convincing defeat versus Chile. After Spain’s damning defeat by the Netherlands in their opening match to the 2014 World Cup the Spanish side approached what turned out to be their deciding match with a slightly altered team, with the Spanish coach choosing to remove Pique and Xavi. […]

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World Cup Latest

World Cup Brazil

By   1 month ago in Sport

World Cup Latest   Monday 16/06/2014   Germany 4-0 Portugal Germany beat Portugal convincingly by 4 goals to 0, Thomas Muller scored 3 of Germany’s goals with Mats Hummels getting the other goal. Germany started the brighter and Muller put them ahead from the spot when Mario Gotze was fouled by Joao Pereira, Hummels got […]

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Assisted Suicide To Be Legalised?

Assisted Suicide To Be Legalised?

By   2 weeks 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   2 weeks 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   2 weeks 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   3 weeks 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   3 weeks 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   1 month 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   2 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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County Durham Schoolboy with Newcastle Falcons for Charity

Newcastle Falcons

By   4 months ago in North East News

A County Durham Schoolboy is set to run onto the pitch with local heroes Newcastle Falcons. Following an accident on the rugby pitch last year the schoolboy, James Gray, suffered serious neck injuries and feared he may never walk again. He was playing for his school team at the Royal Grammar School in Jesmond when […]

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Assisted Suicide To Be Legalised?

Assisted Suicide To Be Legalised?

By   2 weeks 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   2 weeks 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 weeks 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   5 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   6 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   6 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   7 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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