Football in the north east of England is often referred to as being like a religion. The teams have faithful followers that attend week after week no matter how the team is doing. They proudly display their colours for all to see whether they are at the match, out shopping or at work. The fact that the two teams at the forefront of the rivalry have struggled for a very long time (no matter what the fans of Newcastle tell you) is all a large part of the interest. The past few years have seen both Sunderla... read more »
The North East of England has a great deal to offer itself but it can also be an ideal base to explore other parts of the UK or further afield. You can get a ferry to Amsterdamor enjoy a mini cruise to Amsterdam from North Shields. It is an overnight service so you leave in the early evening, enjoy the food, drink and entertainment that the ferry to Amsterdam has to offer before sleeping the night and arriving at around 9.30 am the next morning. With daily ferries, it is a great way to visit Amsterdam!
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Date: Thursday 13th November 2013. Venue: The Vermont Hotel, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
PROUD to be a Patron of AKT/Outpost
As Patron I was invited to present an award at a fabulous event to celebrate '25 years of theAlbert Kennedy Trust' and the hard work of our young people, volunteers, donors, supporters, and staff.
This year AKT celebrates its 25thanniversary. Since 1989 AKT has supported lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people aged 25 and under who are homeless or living in a hostile e... read more »
Hot Chocolate! Turkey! Gingerbread! It's that time of year again.
Of course we celebrated Christmas in Newcastle (student style) before going home!
The student version of a Christmas Tree
After a very long semester one at uni I'm finally off again to spend Christmas at home.
The Christmas deco at home was a bit more lavish...
Of course there was ridiculous amounts of champagne to be consumed...
Ginger bread making!
Clearly it was a tough job
And let the feasting begin!
Terry the Turkey :)
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I cannot believe that my first year of uni life is really over and I'm half way through my entire uni life. A few years ago, I would never expect myself taking the course I am now taking and being at the university I am at now. Since the start of Year 10 when we started uni talks and career talks I have always wanted to do law in Australia. Somehow as I made my way through high school this decision slowly changed. After an internship at a law firm, I no longer wanted to be a lawyer, in fact I had no idea... read more »
Acabo de leer sobre la muerte por frío del periodista inglés Lee Halpin al intentar intentar mostrar la vida de los ´sin techo. Me pregunto: ¿Dónde está el límite ante la necesidad de ´ganarse la vida`, tu vocación y las exigencias de "la jungla laboral"? Quiero pensar que está en el sentido común, en las necesidades básicas, en la ética, en la honestidad, en el talento y en la dignidad personal y profesional de cada uno, y en la jerarquía que cada cual le dé a estas cosas. ¿Merece la pena morir? ¿Merece... read more »
Ο Sir Alex Ferguson δε θα τιμωρηθεί τελικά για τη συμπεριφορά του στον πρόσφατο αγώνα με τη Newcastle καθώς δεν αποτυπώθηκε στο φύλλο αγώνα η επιθετική του συμπεριφορά έναντι του διαιτητή και του επόπτη της αναμέτρησης μετά την επικύρωση του δεύτερου γκολ των Magpies. Ο Σκοτσέζος τεχνικός έγινε έξαλλος όταν ο διαιτητής αποφάσισε να παραβλέψει την υπόδειξη του επόπτη για off-side καθώς θεώρησε ότι ο Evans δεν επηρεάστηκε από τον επιθετικό προτού σημειώσει αυτογκόλ.
Η απόφαση αυτή της αγγλικής ομοσπονδίας... read more »
A very low-calorie diet of 600 calories a day may be able to reverse type 2 diabetes, preliminary research suggests. Eleven people who had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within the past four years slashed their calories for eight weeks, sticking to a diet of liquid diet drinks and non-starchy vegetables. Three months after [...] read more »
It was a pleasure and a privilege for me to meet Stephen Gilbert on Saturday 22nd October 2011 when he visited Outpost Housing Projectthe charity of which I am Patron.
Stephen Gilbert MP and Ellen Dean - PatronStephen was impressed to learn that Outpost (established in 1995) helps and supports young people aged between 16 and 25 who identify as LGBT (lesbian/gay/bisexual/trans) and who are either homeless, have a housing need, or are facing discrimination.Stephen met and talked with some of the young ... read more »
My niece Amy Addison and cousin Val Brennan Zip across the river Tyne from the top of The Baltic Art Gallery - Gateshead side - to the Newcastle Quayside in aid of Cystic Fibrosis. Well done to all who took part :-)
If you would like to support this charity please go to CF TrustEllen Dean Recommends read more »