Coal mining comes to an end in the North East

Ellington Colliery in Northumberland, the last deep coal mine in the North East of England, was closed by its owners UK Coal in January 2005; bring to another proud industry in the region to an end. The decision sparked a debate as furious as any during the miners’ strike with the owners saying flooding had made … Read moreCoal mining comes to an end in the North East

Emirates Airline opens Dubai to Newcastle route

Before leaving the Newcastle Evening Chronicle and moving to the Middle East, I found myself breaking the story of Emirates Airline extending to Newcastle Airport. It was big news for the city as it was the airport’s first long-haul route and would make trekking across the world much easier for travellers in the North East. … Read moreEmirates Airline opens Dubai to Newcastle route