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Leader of Newcastle City Council: 'Boris broke the country'

The Labour Leader of Newcastle City Council Nick Forbes has tweeted his reaction after Boris Johnson announced he would NOT stand in the Conservative party leadership race.

Staff at Northumbria, Newcastle and Durham universities to strike

Newcastle University Credit: PA

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at the universities of Northumbria, Newcastle and Durham are going on strike this week as part of national strikes in protest at pay and conditions.

Members at Northumbria and Newcastle will walk out tomorrow (Friday 1 July), while their colleagues in Durham will take action a day later on Saturday (2 July).

The strikes have been planned to coincide with University open days.

New flights to Berlin and Las Palmas from Newcastle Airport

Easyjet flight (library image) Credit: PA (library image)

Easyjet is to launch two new new routes from Newcastle International Airport to Berlin in Germany and Las Palmas in Gran Canaria.

The two new routes will start on 1st November.

The easyJet flight to Berlin Schoenefeld will be the only one operating in the North East, and will leave on a Tuesday, Thursday and a Saturday.

Flights from Newcastle to Las Palmas will leave every Tuesday over the winter season.

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