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Here are some links to access the websites of our municipalities, our local newspapers and our tourist agencies/profiles:
Shinshiro City, Japan
Muncipal Website: http://www.city.shinshiro.aichi.jp/data/en/
Newcastle, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Municipal website: http://www.newcastle.gov.za/newcastle/
Municipal website: http://www.neuburg-donau.de/
Municipal Website: http://www.neuchatelville.ch/
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Municipal Website: www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk
New Castle, Indiana, United States of America
Municipal website: http://www.cityofnewcastle.net/
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Muncipal website: www.newcastle.gov.uk
Newcastle, Philiadelphia, United States of America
Muncipal website: http://www.newcastlepa.org/
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Municipal Website: http://www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/
Municipal Website: Email: v firstname.lastname@example.org
MEET “MISTER NEWCASTLE”
He’s the man who loves the city of Newcastle upon Tyne so much that he named himself after it. Iranian Ali Reza Sarkhofh swapped Tehran for Tyneside eleven years ago in the search for a better life. Now he has celebrated becoming a fully-fledged British citizen by officially changing his name to Peter Newcastle. Peter said: “The people of Newcastle feel like my family. “If you have a son or a daughter or a brother or a sister, they share the same name as you and that’s why it made sense for me to share my name with this great city.”Peter lives in the heart of the city centre, just a stone’s throw away from two of Tyneside’s most famous sites, St James’s Park and the former Brown Ale Brewery site. Working as a secretary for a print firm, in Elswick, he got regular lessons on the Geordie dialect from his colleagues.
Peter said: “They have taught me how to say ‘why aye’ and the biggest thing I have learned is everyone is called ‘mate’. My favourite thing about Newcastle is the people. They will always be your friend and always give you such a warm welcome. The place I like to go the most in the city is the Quayside. I love the bridges and the river.” Peter grew up in the Iranian capital of Tehran but moved to Newcastle upon Tyne in 2001. He instantly fell in love with the area and settled in a house in Spring Garden Lane, Arthur’s Hill. After seven years on Tyneside, he became an official British citizen at a ceremony hosted by the Sheriff of Newcastle Councillor David Wood, at the civic centre’s banqueting hall.
CIRCUS HIGH FLYER MOVES FROM NEWCASTLE AUSTRALIA TO NEWCASTLE UK
North East England’s leading community circus practitioner has made the journey from one Newcastle to another. Steve Cousins – from Newcastle, Australia – now lives in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, and with his wife Helen Averley, set up “Let’s Circus”.
Let’s Circus is a professional circus outreach company based in Newcastle that creates and delivers programmes of circus performances, street theatre and variety entertainment and is the largest provider of circus training programmes, circus workshops and participatory events in the North East of England.
Steve was born in Wangi Wangi between Sydney and Newcastle, New South Wales, and went to Merewether High School in Newcastle. He’s a committed champion for circus participation and a driving force behind the community circus scene in the North East of England. His focus is bringing people together to engage in new experiences and to spread the universal language of laughter. He has an active career as a solo street entertainer, having worked professionally on four continents and is currently a director of the Circus Development Agency, the UK’s advocacy body for circus.