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People in Newcastle can now connect to free Wi-Fi in public buildings across the city.
The first 30 locations are online giving good coverage in main pedestrian routes around the city centre, Quayside and Gateshead's new town centre.
As part of the Go Digital Newcastle programme, BT is providing the service to 69 public buildings.
Buildings involved include the Civic Centre, Newcastle City Council customer service centres, Your Homes Newcastle centres, libraries and museums.
Newcastle has entered the super-league when it comes to providing Wi-Fi to our residents, business people and visitors.
Newcastle will have a digital infrastructure that will be the envy of many cities across the world."
A new high-tech floodlighting and CCTV system will be trialled at Penshaw Monument over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Eighteen LED lights have been installed at the base of each pillar to allow a softer, white effect. The floodlights can also be programmed to display colour changing light effects meaning special anniversaries or events such as football celebrations could be highlighted in colour on the landmark.
The £43,000 investment will reduce energy costs by up to 80 per cent and save around £8,000 a year in running costs.
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Students at Durham University are putting the finishing touches to a solar powered car they have designed and built themselves.
They are planning to race in the World Solar Challenge in Australia.
The endurance event will see them cover 3,000 km from Darwin to Adelaide.