food
Greggs Will Soon Be On Deliveroo In London, Newcastle & Bristol

Another day, another theoretically-exciting delivery announcement that may or may not be a publicity stunt. Read More >>

architecture
Newcastle Developer Plans an Ad-Funded Wheel Bigger Than London’s Eye

There's a business called the World Wheel Company that exists only to install massive sightseeing wheels in cities around the world. And its next target is a sweet vacant bit of brownfield near the river in northern powerhouse Newcastle. Read More >>

film
Newcastle Odeon Refuses To Go Down Without A Fight

Newcastle's Pilgrim Street Odeon has taken its final curtain call – and went out in true dramatic style by collapsing into the road. Read More >>

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Uber Launches its Freelance Taxi Dream in Newcastle

Today's the day the people of Newcastle can book taxis through their phone apps en masse, thanks to Uber launching across the city. The disruptive people carrier is bringing its UberX version of its service to the city to begin with, and will officially start touting for business via its mobile app from 4:00pm today. [Chronicle via Engadget] Read More >>

transport
Five Northern Cities Push for £15bn Infrastructure Upgrade

The cities of Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield are hoping to encourage the chancellor to approve £15bn of upgrades for the north of the country, enhancing local rail links so the area can better compete with the London money machine down south. Read More >>

google
People of Newcastle Invited to Mock Apple as Google Updates its Maps Imagery

Google has now uploaded an enormous new stash of aerial images to its mapping database, allowing us to get a slightly better view of the world from above and from the oddly more thrilling and realistic 45-degree angle. Read More >>

wtfriday
Home Economics: Now With Added Weed

The wonders of school days never cease to amaze me. Apparently a load of 14-year-olds had to be taken to hospital, after one bright spark thought it'd be a good idea to shove a load of weed into his brownie mix while in a cookery lesson. Read More >>