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Nick Forces Debate on Threat to Local Cadet Forces

Nick used a Commons debate last week to stand up for popular school cadet schemes in Walker and Heaton which could be under threat because of policy changes made by the Government. He said: “Involvement in cadet units and work on the associated BTEC teaches participants the ethos of public service, as well as beneficial life [...]

Launch of NSPCC Newcastle Service Centre

On 9 May 2011, Nick joined 96 supporters, staff and children to celebrate the launch of the new NSPCC Newcastle Service Centre in Jesmond. Former Newcastle United captain and NSPCC Ambassador Alan Shearer formally opened the centre by cutting the ribbon. The new centre brings together three of the NSPCC’s service teams for the area. Two [...]

Heaton Manor Concerns About Rising Tuition Fees

Nick was interviewed today by students from Heaton Manor School, as part of a BBC project. Nick spoke to the students about his working life representing them in Parliament, and also addressed their concerns about the new Government’s plans to treble tuition fees for university. Nick said: “Asking students to pay £9000 a year is [...]

10th Anniversary Celebrations for Sir Charles Parsons School

Nick Brown today attended the 10th Anniversary Celebrations at Sir Charles Parsons School and Science College. Nick attended the official opening of the local special needs school ten years ago, and was pleased to join Hannah Bayman from BBC’s Look North as well as staff, pupils and parents to see the progress made over the [...]

Further Investment to Build Schools for the Future

In September, Nick went to Walker Technology College to see their new Cadet Centre. Walker Tech was one of only six schools across the country to be awarded the scheme two years ago, and, together with the Walker Councillors, Nick fought hard to get the original funding for it. That’s not the only way the [...]

Sarah Brown Visits Seven Stories Centre in the Ouseburn Valley

Sarah Brown paid a visit to Seven Stories, the Centre for Children’s Books on Friday, visiting the region as a guest of Minister for the North East, Nick Brown.  The Prime Minister’s wife was given an exclusive tour of the museum’s exhibition galleries and Bookshop by Chief Executive Kate Edwards. The visit was Sarah’s only [...]

Church High Junior School Council Elections

Nick today visited Church High Junior School in Jesmond to announce the results of their first ever school council elections. Nick said: “The enthusiasm and commitment to the Church High Junior School Council is really impressive. I think it’s great that young people are being encouraged to debate issues that matter to the school and [...]

New Cadet Centre at Walker Technology College

At the start of the new term Nick visited Walker Technology College to see their Ministry of Defence cadet training centre. Walker Tech was one of only six schools nationwide to be awarded the scheme two years ago, and Nick was delighted to see how well the scheme is working. Nick and Cllr David Wood, [...]

Media Experience Launch

On Friday Nick attended the launch of Media Experience, a new project run at the Chronicle offices in central Newcastle. The scheme aims to give school groups from around the North East a hands-on guide to life in the media industry. It has a lot to offer in teaching young people about the press, while [...]

Benfield School Visit to Parliament

Students and staff from Benfield school visited Parliament today, and were able to question Nick on his work as their constituency MP. Following a tour the pupils were able to watch some of the debates in the House of Commons and the House of Lords, then took part in a question and answer session with [...]