North Shields in North Tyneside & Hexham in Northumberland are the only two Geordie towns or cities, set to benefit from the UK Governments fund for historic high streets.
The funding which was awarded to 69 towns and cities is intended for projects aimed at turning historic disused buildings into shops, houses and community centres. The award was provided after the towns submitted proposals setting out the overall vision that they wish to achieve for their high street and town or city centre.
Geordies in England are in for a treat as well as experiencing a huge expected boost to the North East economy as the 2021 Rugby League World Cup is to be hosted at Newcastle United’s iconic St James’Park Stadium in October & November 2021.
Owners of Hotels and B&B establishments across Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyneside, Durham and Northumberland will be especially happy that St James’ Park will host the opening England men’s group game between England and Samoa, as well as the men’s opening ceremony on the 23rd of October 2021.
Further up the road, Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium will host a significant men’s group game, as part of meeting the UK Governments target, of hosting at least 80% of the tournament in the Northern Powerhouse.
People from all over the UK and especially Geordies in the areas of Durham, Northumberland & Tyneside, have been talking about eye tests recently and deciding whether they may need to organise a trip to Barnard Castle, to ensure their eyesight is good enough to drive a long journey.
However, the very simple new Geordie eye test shown below is as an alternative for those who can’t travel to that lovely town, recently made famous by Dominic Cummings 👀😂.