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North-East Collection Points For Ukraine Donations

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Wondering where your nearest collection point is to help Ukranian families in need? Look no further than below:

 

  • Deal Direct Blinds, Gateshead

Address: Unit 4, Saltmeadows Road, Gateshead, NE8 3AH

Managing director Ed has decided he can’t sit back knowing that people are struggling and need supplies in Ukraine.
So he’s going to leave this Thursday to drive there with some supplies!
Items needed are below ;
-Plasters
-Bandages
-Medicine (paracetamol, ibuprofen and alcohol wipes)
-Sudocrem
-Nappies
-Barriers
-Torches
-Flashes
-Calpol
-Baby wipes
-Towels
-Sanitary towels
-Baby food
-Baby toys
-Tooth paste
-Tooth brushes
-Hair brushes
-Tinned food with opener attached
-Pet food
  • Benton, Newcastle

Address: Unit 23, North Tyne Industrial Estate, Whitley Road, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 9SZ

Cut off point is next Monday!

URGENTLY NEEDED:
– camping mats
– sleeping bags
– protein bars / energy bars
– painkillers (e.g. ibuprofen, paracetamol)
– wound dressing materials
– first aid kit
– warm blankets
– thermals/base layers
– hot water bottles
– insulated flasks
– baby food
– nappies
– feminine sanitary products
– power banks (for charging phones)
– large and medium size backpacks
– male socks
– dry food – rice / pasta
  • Sushi Yammi ,North Shields and Di Meo’s, Whitley Bay

Address: 34 Spence Terrace, North Shields, NE29 0JE or Di Meo’s Ices: 9 Marine Ave, Whitley Bay NE26 1LX

Needed by Tuesday next week!

URGENTLY NEEDED:
– camping mats
– sleeping bags
– protein bars / energy bars
– painkillers (e.g. ibuprofen, paracetamol)
– wound dressing materials
– first aid kit
– warm blankets
– thermals/base layers
– hot water bottles
– insulated flasks
– baby food
– nappies
– feminine sanitary products
– power banks (for charging phones)
– large and medium size backpacks
– male socks
– dry food – rice / pasta
  • The Polish Centre, Newcastle

Address: 2 Maple Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7SF

Donations open from 3rd to 13th March. From 2 pm to 6 pm.

Donations will be taken to Poland and divided between temporary care shelters, or as needed, transported to Ukraine.

Needed:

Warm clothes (all sizes), military gear, shoes and boots (all sizes), sleeping bags, ground mats, walkie talkies, nappies, wheelchairs, baby food, protein bars, non-perishable foods, hot water bottles, batteries, torches, candles, wet wipes, sanitary products, breast pads, toothbrushes, toileteries, new underwear, socks, first aid, pain relief, multi vitamins, back packs, pet food and items for children such as crayons, teddies etc.

 

  • Longhoughton, Alnwick

Address: 3 Lacey Street, Longhoughton, Alnwick, NE66 3AH

*URGENTLY NEEDED*
– camping mats
– sleeping bags
– protein bars / energy bars
– painkillers (e.g. ibuprofen)
– anti-flue medicine(Lemsips etc))
– wound dressing materials
– first aid kit
– warm blankets
– thermals/base layers
– hot water bottles
– insulated flasks
– baby food
– nappies
– feminine sanitary products
– power banks (for charging phones)
– large and medium size backpacks
– dry food (pasta, rice…)
  • The Hub, Stranton, Hartlepool

Address: The Energy Hub, Dimensional House, 1, 81 Stranton, Hartlepool TS24 7QT

A lorry leaving next Saturday (14th March)

NO CLOTHING YET!

Clean blankets and quilts, first aid kits, toiletries, baby items such as nappies, milk and wet wipes, painkillers such as paracetomol and ruck sacks.

 

  • Firthmoor Community Centre, Darlington

Address: Burnside Rd, Darlington DL1 4SU

The First round of donations will be taken to the polish border this Saturday!

Please take donations to reception between 9am-5pm

In need of the following:

blankets, backpacks, travel cushions, underwear, baby milk, nappies, power banks, pet food, reading glasses, first aid kits, thermal socks (for all ages), unlocked old mobile phones, non-perishable foods such as tinned rice, beans etc and toiletries.

 

  • The Farmers Club, Ryhope, Sunderland

Address: The Farmers Club, Ryhope village, SR20PF or 22 Esdale, Ryhope, Sunderland, SR20JE and also offering collection within Sunderland!

Drop offs – mon-fri – 7pm-11pm

Currently collecting:

Over the counter medication, first aid supplies, bandages, antiseptic creams, pain relief etc Baby milk formula, baby bottles, toiletries, batteries and sleeping bags.

 

  • Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Address: Ramparts Business Park, Kings Mount Unit 1, TD15 1TQ, Berwick upon Tweed

Open 9am – 5pm
NOT ACCEPTED:
CLOTHES & TOYS
Items needed:
Thermal blankets / thermal blankets
sleeping bags / sleeping bags
Good quality beddin / linen
Sleeping mats / sleeping mats
military mattresses
Good quality blankets / blankets
Good quality Raincoats (only clothing please)
Personal hygiene products
Toothpaste / paste
toothbrush / brushes
Wet wipes / wet wipes
Nappies / diapers ( most need size 0-1)
Sanitary items / sanitary napkins / tampons
Paper towels
Antibacterial fluids
medical spirit
Disposable and reusable face masks / masks
Dressings, liquid for disinfecting and disinfecting wounds
Bandages of dressings Celox (i.e. granules for quick staunching blood and gauze) Turnstiles, or tourniquets to stop blood.
Field tents
Camp beds
Coal furnaces
Cooking cauldrons
Microfiber towels
Reusable tableware sets, i.e. plates and cutlery
Batteries of various sizes,
candles
flashlights
pain relief / painkillers / paracetamol
All kinds of instant food (i.e. instant soups to be poured with boiling water, etc.)
Breakfast cereals
Energy bars
Dried fruits
Pasta
Infant formula milk and bottles
jars of baby food
dry food for dogs and cats
  • The Cut Back, Saltburn By The Sea

Address: 10 Dundas St W, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS12 1BL

Drop off point for donations for items to be taken to Ukraine next week. Please drop items off by closing time on Saturday!
NO CLOTHING NEEDED AT THE MOMENT!
As of right now, what is needed are items such as:
*URGENTLY NEEDED*
– camping mats
– sleeping bags
– protein bars / energy bars
– painkillers (e.g. ibuprofen)
– anti-flue medicine(Lemsips etc))
– wound dressing materials
– first aid kit
– warm blankets
– thermals/base layers
– hot water bottles
– insulated flasks
– baby food
– nappies
– feminine sanitary products
– power banks (for charging phones)
– large and medium size backpacks
– dry food (pasta, rice…)
  • Ferryhill, County Durham

Address: 23 Ferversham Terrace, Chilton Lane, Ferryhill Satation, Ferryhill, DL17 0BW

Urgently needed:

-First aid kits incl plasters, bandages, eye washes and sterile wipes.

-Over the counter medication incl paracetomol and calpol.

-Good condition blankets, quilts and sleeping bags.

 

  • Millbury Hill, Darlington

Addresses the following:

Richmond, Broken Brea Farm, DL10 7EY
Head Office, Stokesley Business Park, TS9 5NZ
Stokesley Store, The Mill, TS9 5BH
Sutton on the Forest, Stillington Road, YO61 1EH
Whitby Store, Shelly Hill, YO21 1SF
Whitehaven Store, 3 Preston Street, CA28 7HU
There is also drop off point at Venture Properties 45 Duke Street, DL3 7SD who are doing this also to help the crisis.
Collecting until March 10th.
We will then arrange for these items to be forwarded on:
Blankets/sleeping bags
First aid kits, bandages, plasters, anti-septic creams, paracetamol
Toiletries, shower gel, shampoo, toothbrushes,toothpaste
Baby milk, nappies
Underwear (brand new)
Socks (brand new)
Disposable cutlery/cups
Non perishable food items, rice/tins
Pet supplies, food, vet supplies, calming tablets
  • Middlesbrough

Address: Pineapple Black, Hill Street Centre, Middlesbrough

By Monday 7th March

NO CLOTHING TO BE COLLECTED UNTIL REQUESTED

As of right now, what is needed are items such as:
– camping mats
– sleeping bags
– protein bars / energy bars
– painkillers (e.g. ibuprofen)
– anti-flue medicine(Lemsips etc))
– wound dressing materials
– first aid kit
– warm blankets
– thermals/base layers
– hot water bottles
– insulated flasks
– baby food
– nappies
– feminine sanitary products
– power banks (for charging phones)
– large and medium size backpacks
– dry food (pasta, rice…)

We just want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who’s organised a collection point, donated, shared and supported these essential collections! It’s great to see the region coming together to help Ukrainian’s in need at this devastating time.

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Beyoncé to play Sunderland Stadium of Light in this year as part of Renaissance world tour!

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The multi-million record-selling singer and songwriter announced on her website she will be returning to the home of the Black Cats on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

It’s one of only four UK dates on the tour, with the star also playing Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, Murrayfield in Edinburgh and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Ticketing will begin on Monday, February 6, 2023, starting with an exclusive presale to BeyHive members.

The global superstar, 41, returned to the stage in January with a show in Dubai, which made headlines around the world. There’s been rumours for weeks of a tour after the star released new album Renaissance last summer, featuring tracks including Break My Soul and Cuff It, her first solo studio album since Lemonade in 2016.

The 2023 tour, produced by Parkwood Entertainment, and promoted by Live Nation, kicks off on May 10, 2023, at Friends Arena in Stockholm, SE, making stops throughout Europe in Cardiff, Edinburgh, Sunderland, Paris, London, Marseille, Amsterdam, Warsaw and more.

The tour then continues across North America with shows in Toronto, Chicago, East Rutherford, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Houston and more.

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Metro penalty fare rise from £20 to £100 supported by public, Nexus survey finds

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The penalty for fare evasion on the Tyne and Wear Metro has now increased to £100, with commuters largely supporting the change.

But despite the steep increase in the penalty fee, a survey conducted by Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, found that 72% of people supported the increase. And 88% of people surveyed said that other passengers were the ones who were the real victims of ticketless Metro travel.

The survey, conducted through Nexus’ customer insight panel revealed that respondents regard fared evasion as seriously as handling stolen goods, tax evasion or weighing a cheaper item at a self-serve check-out.

It increased penalty fare comes after The Department for Transport (DfT) decided to raise the penalty for rail fare evasion in England and Wales as part of a new effort to crackdown on fare evasion across Britain’s railways. Metro is part of the Government’s national penalty fare regime, so it is included in the change.

Fare evasion on Metro costs Nexus £1m a year in lost revenue on what is a vital public service which does not make any profit.

Customer Services Director at Nexus, Huw Lewis, said: “The penalty for fare evasion on Metro has gone up to £100 from today and this is something that the overwhelming majority of our customers support.

“This is the first change since 2005 and reflects feedback from customers who want to see a strong deterrent against fraud. Anyone who is issued with a £100 penalty fare will pay £50 if it is paid with 21 days of it being issued.

“The Government consulted the whole rail industry and Nexus was among those keen to see an increase. Our customers tell us they want tougher penalties for those who decide not to pay their fare.

“The simple message for Metro customers is to buy a ticket every time you travel, that is a lot more affordable than risking the £100 fine.

“It’s never been easier to pay for Metro travel with a Pop Pay As You Go card and Android’s Google Pay. One in four customers are now accessing Metro this way and getting the lowest fares we have on offer.”

The penalty for Metro fare evasion, which is always set by the Government, has been £20 since May 2005.

If paid within 21 days, however, the £100 penalty is reduced to £50. But anyone who fails to pay the penalty fare will be taken to court, where a conviction results in much steeper fines.

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‘Sex party’ in Newcastle cathedral under investigation by Vatican

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St Mary’s Cathedral Newcastle upon Tyne

Dean of St Mary’s Cathedral alleged to have invited worshippers to his living quarters during lockdown.

The Vatican is investigating rumours of a “sex party” at a British cathedral which is alleged to have happened during lockdown.

As part of an investigation into the circumstances of Robert Byrne’s resignation as the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, the Catholic church is looking into claims one of his priests invited worshippers to a private party at his lodgings.

Multiple people are said to have complained that Father Michael McCoy, dean of Newcastle Cathedral, approached them to attend a party at a time when gatherings were not permitted.

A diocese source told the Sunday Times said: “A number of complaints were made by individuals within the diocese after information came to light about a sex party taking place in the priests’ living quarters attached to Newcastle Cathedral.”

McCoy, 57, killed himself in April 2021 four days after finding out he was subject to an investigation by Northumbria police’s child and adult protection department for child sexual abuse.

He had been appointed by Byrne in 2019, replacing the popular Father Dermott Donnelly, the older brother of TV presenter Declan Donnelly. Father Donnelly has since died after an illness in July 2022.

While there is no suggestion Byrne attended the party, he resigned as bishop in December, telling worshippers his office “has become too great a burden”.

In a letter to clergy, which he read in St Mary’s Cathedral in Newcastle, he said: “My own discernment has caused me to recognise that I now feel unable to continue serving the people of the diocese in the way that I would wish.”

He was appointed in 2019, after previously serving as an auxiliary in the archdiocese of Birmingham and as provost of the Oxford Oratory from 1993 to 2011.

In a letter seen by the Sunday Times, the archbishop of Liverpool, Malcolm McMahon who is running the diocese until Byrne’s successor is appointed and is leading the investigation into his resignation, said he has been asked by the pope’s advisers to prepare “an in-depth report into the events leading up to Bishop Byrne’s resignation”.

The Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (CSSA) last week began an “unscheduled safeguarding audit” at the diocese.

Steve Ashley, the CSSA chief executive officer said the body was independent and had “full autonomy”. He said: “The scope of the investigatory work will cover any reported abuses, alleged abuses, safeguarding concerns and the culture of safeguarding in the diocese as a whole.”

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