In or Out?

The European Referendum came to Newcastle upon Tyne today as both the┬áVote Leave and the Stronger In campaigns came to town. Firstly Boris Johnson delivered a speech to vote leave activists which, other than three or four people who heckled from the back otherwise went down well to a crowded room in the Centre forContinue reading “In or Out?”

Labour North Conference

Members and supporters of the Labour Party attended their regional conference at the International Centre for Life in Newcastle today. Following an introduction to the stage by Newcastle North MP Chi Onwurah, party leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed the conference reiterating that the north maintains strong Labour support and is an area with many proud traditions.Continue reading “Labour North Conference”

Exercise ‘Medical Challenge’

Doctors, nurses and medical staff from throughout the North East put their medical skills to the test Army style today as they took part in Exercise ‘Medical Challenge’. The competition, which attracted participation from over 200 medical and support staff, was designed to give the medics and their NHS trusts and universities an insight intoContinue reading “Exercise ‘Medical Challenge’”

Newcastle becomes United

Newcastle was very much united today as the city, its inhabitants and many others who travelled in from further afield came together to hold a counter-demonstration and march in response to a demonstration by the German based far right movement – PEGIDA. The group formed originally by a German┬áPR agency owner called Lutz Bachmann, heldContinue reading “Newcastle becomes United”

Harry

A few from today and Prince Harry’s visit to the charity Armed Forces & Veterans Launchpad at Avondale House in Byker, Newcastle. The charity provides accommodation and support for Armed Forces veterans who are making the transition into civilian life. The Prince met and spoke with former servicemen who are currently making use of AvondaleContinue reading “Harry”