Grab a pint. (And yes, we know one of these is in Gateshead.)
We throw polling figures at each other in conversation — but should we? We find out how polls are carried out, and how few people are required to actually change the results.
Because no one loves their scran quite like Geordies. And there’s more to our region than a Greggs sausage roll.
The UK’s graduate job market might be on the up, but the opportunities are often low-skilled, leaving many graduates wondering if their expensive educations were worth the cost.
OpenSSL’s founder will announce a $50,000-per-year donation sponsorship from the Chinese IT company Huawei, bringing the total of Chinese funding of internet security to $210,000.
National newspaper relies on stereotypes, irks region. Region responds in outrage.
The Heartbleed bug put the spotlight on OpenSSL, the security toolkit used by many of the internet’s biggest sites and looked after primarily by two men who’ve never met in person. For the first time, Steve Marquess and Stephen Henson speak about how they became the overworked, underpaid stewards of our online security.
UKIP’s “biggest ever public meeting” was held last night in the north east of England. BuzzFeed asked attendees a simple question: why UKIP?
Twenty years ago Newcastle was run down and destitute. Now it’s home to the U.K.’s second most vibrant tech sector behind Silicon Roundabout. And those involved see no reason it can’t be one of Europe’s brightest lights too.
Either Russians have been very happy with their President’s performance for 14 years running or people in the west are really pessimistic.
A think tank suggests a “Boris of the North” is needed to counteract the north-south divide. A strong voice would be helpful, but it’ll take much more than that.
True to its name, this combines the cerebral, contemplative machinations of a centuries-old board game with the timeless spectacle of two dudes beating each other silly. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary as the only spectator sport to be based on a comic book and presaged by the Wu-Tang Clan, chessboxing is facing its greatest challenge: getting you to take it seriously.
It’s like the X Factor, but instead of a Christmas single from a boyband you get Alex Salmond singing ‘Flower of Scotland’. You decide!
But they’re not in agreement. Here’s what both sides are thinking, and what they’re going to talk about.
Not content with confusing him for a department store, people are now crediting him with the civil rights movement. He’s taking it with good humor.
Man makes triumphant return to Twitter after six year absence! To deal with disgruntled customers misdirecting their ire.
There are no words. But no, they won’t be hanged, if found.
If you do any of these things, rest assured there is a place in a watery hell reserved just for you.