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  • 1. Firefighters told not to use ladders

    Yes, it’s another example of health and safety laws overruling common sense and practicality. Firefighters have been told not to use ladders to fit smoke alarms in homes in case they fall. Officers in Humberside had been using householders’ own ladders …

  • 2. St. Patrick’s Party

    Date: 17th March 2006 Join The Children's Foundation for an evening of Irish fun to celebrate the much-loved St Patrick's Day at Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel. With a delicious 3 course Irish dinner, traditional Irish Dancing and a Ceilidh band to …

  • 3. Celebrity Big Brother

    It’s been all over the news this week, it’s sparked questions in parliament, it has potentially ignited an international argument between India and the UK, and now The bdaily is getting in on the act. This year’s version of the celebrity …

  • 4. Launch Pad set for takeoff

    A new facility aiming to inspire the region’s businesses, students, communities and enterprises has been launched this week by One NorthEast. Appropriately named the Launch Pad, this mobile classroom intends to offer an interesting and stimulating environment that can be adapted …

  • 5. Spot the plaque in County Durham

    The search is on this week as Business Link County Durham challenges people to ‘spot the plaque’ as part of an enterprise campaign happening throughout the area. The local business support agency has deposited large plaques in selected businesses across the …

  • 6. Northumberland youngsters get a taste of South America

    A boy who grew up in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and became a successful filmmaker with the film collective Nos do Cinema will be sharing his story with young people across Northumberland next week. Brazilian-born Julio “Cesar” Siqueria was …

  • 7. Volunteer for LSC focus groups

    Local brand technology company TH_NK are undertaking a period of research on behalf of the Learning and Skills Council to better understand the requirements of North East employers as they source training provision in the region. Having completed an online survey …

  • 8. North East smokers urged to ‘send off’ their final fags

    North East stop smoking services are urging New Year quitters not to lose their resolve as they face their toughest test. A new NHS campaign launching across the region aims to reassure smokers of the variety of free help available to …

  • 9. New campaign in India – “Don’t drink and bullfight”

    Bulls and bullfighters have been breathalysed at a South Indian bull-taming festival in a bid to quell the bravado of contestants and slash the number of injuries, Reuters reports. The number of injuries dropped from last year’s figure of 400 to …

  • 10. ‘Place makers’ event

    Date: Wednesday 24th January 2007Venue: St Thomas the Martyr Church, the Haymarket, Newcastle upon TyneTime: 6-8pm (Drinks following)FREE, booking essentialIt’s a truism that ‘people make places’, but more often than not the people who make places - designers, planners, transport engineers, …

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