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Newcastle

Mattermap door Bram van Eijndhoven 01 november 2017

Newcastle

  • Fun facts

    • Guitarist Jimi Hendrix was not only discovered by Geordie producer Chas Chandler, he also busked in Heaton Chillingham Road.
      Bron: citybaseapartments.com
    • Newcastle is the birthplace of many famous people including comedian Rowan Atkinson (AKA Mr Bean), singers Cheryl and Sting, and TV presenters Ant & Dec.
      Bron: citybaseapartments.com
    • The North East has the greatest variety of ginger hair in the world! There are 47 shades of red hotness around the Tyne.
      Bron: citybaseapartments.com
  • Actualiteiten

    • Newcastle, Northumberland and North Tyneside councils are to form their own “combined authority”, a new regional council covering the three local authority areas north of the Tyne.

      It will mean voter
      s in those areas elect a new regional mayor. ...»
      Bron: chroniclelive.co.uk
    • The Government is encouraging councils across the country to set up regional combined authorities with directly-elected mayor.

      It says it wants to hand more control over local services and more money
      to local areas, but it’s only willing to do so if they have mayors. ...»
      Bron: chroniclelive.co.uk
    • When will all this happen?

      It’s not clear, but the North of the Tyne mayor could be elected in May 2018 if all goes well.
      Bron: chroniclelive.co.uk
    • According to 2011 figures,[124] the city's ethnic make-up is as follows:

      White British: 81.9%
      Asian: 7.3%
      White Other: 3.7%
      Black: 2.0%
      Chinese: 2.0%
      Mixed-race: 1.6%
      Other: 1.5%
      Bron: en.wikipedia.org
  • Historische feitjes

    • Originally a settlement called Pons Aelius, Newcastle was later named after the Roman fort that once stood at its centre.
      Bron: citybaseapartments.com
    • During World War II, around 400 people were killed in the bombings known as the Newcastle Blitz and over 30,000 were evacuated. Newcastle became a target due to its prominent position in the shipping industry. ...»
      Bron: citybaseapartments.com
    • Newcastle is de belangrijkste stad van Noord-Oost Engeland.

      Een inwoner van Newcastle wordt ook wel een Geordie genoemd.
      Bron: nl.wikipedia.org
  • Economie

    • Newcastle played a major role during the 19th-century Industrial Revolution, and was a leading centre for coal mining, ship building, engineering, munitions and manufacturing. Heavy industries in Newcastle declined in the second half of the 20th century; with office, service and retail employment now becoming the city's staples. ...»
      Bron: en.wikipedia.org
    • Newcastle is the commercial, educational and, in partnership with nearby Gateshead, the cultural focus for North East England.
      Bron: en.wikipedia.org
  • Volksgezondheid

    • The health of people in Newcastle upon Tyne is generally worse than the England average
      Bron: en.wikipedia.org
    • Deprivation is higher than average and 16,670 children live in poverty.
      Life expectancy for both men and women is lower than the England average. Life expectancy is 14.3 years lower for men and 11.1 y
      ears lower for women in some of the most deprived areas of Newcastle upon Tyne than in certain least deprived areas ...»
      Bron: en.wikipedia.org
    • About 21.9% of Year 6 children are classified as obese. In 2014/5 35.9% of 10 to 11-year-olds were classified as overweight or obese, in comparison to a national average of 33.2%
      Bron: en.wikipedia.org
    • Levels of teenage pregnancy are worse than the England average. In 2011 GCSE attainment amongst school children was worse than the England average
      Bron: en.wikipedia.org
    • Estimated levels of adult 'healthy eating' and smoking are worse than the England average.[133] Rates of smoking related deaths[134] and hospital stays for alcohol-related harm are higher than average. ...»
      Bron: en.wikipedia.org
    • Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has one of the lowest mortality rates in the country and is ranked seventh in the country for confidence in doctors.
      Bron: en.wikipedia.org
    • n a report, published in early February 2007 by the Ear Institute at the University College London, and Widex, a Danish hearing aid manufacturer, Newcastle was named as the noisiest city in the whole of the UK, with an average level of 80.4 decibels. ...»
      Bron: en.wikipedia.org

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