Tynemouth has become one of my favorite places to go around Newcastle. It has a fantastic blend of scenery, history, and food that make it a great place to spend a weekend afternoon, almost whatever the weather is. Not too surprisingly given the name, Tynemouth is located at the mouth of the Tyne River which runs from the North Sea coast through Newcastle and inland as far as a … [Read more...] about An American Student Abroad: Visiting Tynemouth – Exploring the Areas and History Around Newcastle
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When I first told my friends that I was moving away from the town I grew up in, just North of London, to live in Newcastle Upon Tyne in North East England, the looks of horror and comments along the lines of "Do they even have electricity there?" and "Going to work in the coal mines?" were common. A move to a city 250 miles north is a big step, although I have been visiting … [Read more...] about Guest Long Read: Top Ten Things to do in Newcastle and the North East England from a Local
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyDdVJ81Ixs Joanne Milne from Gateshead suffers from Usher Syndrome, a genetic disease which leads to loss of hearing, sight or some combination of the two. In her case, this means she has never heard a single sound since she was born, and lost her sight in her twenties. Now, recently, she went to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for … [Read more...] about Gateshead woman hears music for the first time.