‘Our current hosing stock does not respond to our changing lives by allowing adaption; it does not protect us from fuel poverty or fuel insecurity nor has it embraced new technologies.
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'This is great news. We can't be an analogue region in a digital world if we are to compete successfully at home and abroad.'
‘Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet so it’s incumbent on all of us to do what we can to reduce our carbon emissions.'
‘Byker is becoming a popular place to live and we have many exciting projects planned for the future.’
The decline of manufacturing and the impact of public sector cuts are creating a perfect storm in Newcastle's marginalised areas. Can the city forge a new vision that goes beyond municipalism and industrial growth?
Has the legacy of the Jarrow March embedded this sense of powerlessness? Is the north east struggling economically because they don’t have the skills, or because they don’t have the confidence?
There’s a real opportunity for us to work collectively to establish Newcastle as a leading city, one that delivers economic growth sustainably and is willing to experiment in delivery.
Celebrating 20 years, the Ouseburn Trust has turned a derelict area of Newcastle into the biggest creative cluster in the north-east and become a case study example of how to embed social value through regeneration, as chief officer Chris Barnard explains.
Within the third sector we are increasingly conscious of our interdependence on each other. A few years ago large, small and medium local third sector organisations got together to develop a consortium to seek and secure public sector contracts which no one member of the consortium could deliver alone.
Nick Forbes, the leader of Newcastle council, has been vocal about the pain that austerity is causing - and will continue to cause - to the city. He talks to New Start about the impact of another Â£100m cuts, investing to grow and building a fairer city.