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I'm organising addressing @NewcastleCC about the reprehensible decision to allow the entire Council Tax department to work remotely and process every taxpayers private data in staff's unsecured and unsupervised homes. This has happened with no public consultation #Newcastle
Currently they are trying to get me to accept a written statement that will not be a matter of public record. Not a chance. I will address the council publicly in the chamber. Every resident's personal information is currently at risk and they aren't even aware
Pandemic or not, we have been forced to accept an unacceptable risk to our private and financial data that no amount of keylogging or firewalls can prevent. The main flaw in any and all data security is the human element. Unsupervised staff can and do steal and sell data.
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Sounds like the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding situation.
#PSG is ridden with scandals. Given that #Qatar's Sheikh Khaled is one of the contributors to its purchase, that should come as no surprise.

nytimes.com/2021/11/10/spo…
I have seen recent evidence of Khaled bin Hamad Al Thani's mental health and drug addiction... he seems lie a complete sociopath. Some of the deaths of the missing and disappeared #FIFA22 workers is likely attributable to his violent "games".
This impunity for Tamim's brother extends to #Qatar's treatment for literally everything else, including sports club. Quite ironic that #Qatar funds endless propaganda campaigns against #Newcastle, while throwing endless amounts of money on #PSG - and no one says a word.
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Thank you Dan, once again you’ve explained with absolute clarity one of the most significant failings of @10DowningStreet ‘s catastrophic #COVID19UK management.
@danielgoyal

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I qualified as a GP in 1996, but no longer work in “normal” General Practice & have not done so since Oct 20.

I now spend 90% of my time as a “GP in A+E” & work in our 2 local UTCs.

I’ve also been part of the local #COVID “hot” services - in our #HotSite & doing home visits.
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From talking to my GP friends & colleagues, I believe my experience is not at all uncommon & has played a HUGE PART in the current #GPCrisis - both for the health & wellbeing of our patients but also for the recruitment/retainment AND wellbeing of GPs themselves.
#TeamGP
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Come be my colleague!

@Uni_Newcastle #EarthScience is hiring!

We have three, ongoing Level B roles open today:
1. #Coastal & #Ocean #Geoscience
2. #SpatialInformationScience (#GIS)
3. #Hydrogeology

Applications due 8 Nov.

#AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter [🧵1/5]
All three roles are mixed #teaching-#research roles based at Callaghan Campus in #Newcastle.

I'd be happy to chat to anyone who's interested about what it's like to work at UON/live in Newcastle or feel free to ask questions here.

Please share far and wide!
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Listening to @RicHolden makes me want to scream.
NO! We are NOT in a lockdown & no one is asking for all restrictions to go on for “in perpetuity”.
#Tory MPs are spreading relentless #COVIDDisinformation
His comments are as unscientific as they are dangerous.1/5 @claremcdonnell1
#COVIDisAirborne #MasksSaveLives - SIMPLE! I’m seeing the direct result of these figures & graphics in #Newcastle EVERY DAY.
As I said y’day- the #NorthEast is a RAGING #COVID fire!
Irresponsible, reckless, callous & ignorant views spewed daily from the mouths of @conservatives.
There is another way ➡️ listen to the 1000+ experts (drs & scientists) who signed the letter that was published in @TheLancet last week.
Listen to @WHO!
This #Conservative government do not have our best interests at heart!
@RicHolden - you are in the #NorthEast FGS!
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Military aircraft circling Pembrokeshire again this morning as commercial aircraft are on their way to British airports

Like what the actual *** ?

10.3.2021

#Wales

@welsgovernment

@defenceHQ

09:18

@fmwales
And so now they're up a bit - 25-30k ft I would say

IT'S STILL ON A FLIGHT PATH

@fmwales @WelshGovernment @DefenceHQ
And still circling

#PEMBROKESHIRE

@WelshGovernment @DefenceHQ

and whats this one doing out n about

why such vast military activity over past weeks

@scotgov the one on the right is your pigeon - what do you know?

Are we declaring #war now ?
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Do All Dogs go to Heaven? My new research published today in @AntiquityJ! Join me on an archaeological journey of human-animal relationships through time in my survey of #PetCemeteries. A thread 1/18👇🏼🐶🐱
doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2… Image
Gravestones are full of fascinating information! They tell us so much more than who is buried where and when they died… Additional text, designs and symbolism can reveal how a society constructs social relationships, what they thought about death and peoples’ emotions. 2/18 Image
So, given this incredible data available to us, in this research I ask: what can pet cemeteries tell us about our changing relationship with animals through time? 3/18
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The Govt #OFQUAL algorithm expressly discriminates against ambitious Comprehensive schools stretching their students to achieve the very best, schools like #SacredHeart in #Newcastle - my blog for @ChronicleLive #AlevelResults chroniclelive.co.uk/news/news-opin…
Here is what one of the downgraded students told me "I can’t sleep because my hopes and dreams have been shattered. With less than one month to go, I don’t know what university I will be attending because my first choice university was snatched away from me... #alevels2020
...this is devastating and disgraceful! We’re being punished by the government’s algorithm, when it is our teachers who know us best. The government has failed our generation and have destroyed our destiny’s."#ALevelsResults
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Good luck & best wishes to all those receiving their #AlevelResults & #vocational results today in #Newcastle & across the country. You have faced challenges no other year group has had to endure. You are to be congratulated in everything you achieve.
Hearing VERY WORRYING examples of #Newcastle #AlevelResults slashed by nationally imposed #algorithm that does not reflect individual achievement. Constituents who have suffered unfair grade cuts, get in touch. We can't allow young people's & our city's future to be so damaged.
I understand that in particular girls studying #Physics have been impacted by an algorithm which does not take into account all the work by schools (& campaigners!) to increase & widen girls participation in Physics, some losing places to study #Engineering #AlevelResults
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TOMORROW (Sat 8th Aug 20)
Peaceful #SaveOurRights #SaveOurFreedom rally, speakers, march
#Aberdeen St Nicholas St
#Belfast City Hall
#Birmingham Victoria Square
#Bristol College Green
#Manchester Central Library
#Plymouth Plymouth Hoe
#Newcastle Theatre Royal (ALL 2PM)
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TOMORROW (Sat 8th Aug 20)
Peaceful #SaveOurRights #SaveOurFreedom rally, speakers, march
#Brighton Peace Statue, Hove
#Cardiff Cardiff Castle
#Leeds Millennium Square
#Liverpool St George's Hall
#Southampton Central Train Station
(ALL 2PM)
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TOMORROW (Sat 8th Aug 20)
Peaceful #SaveOurRights #SaveOurFreedom rally, speakers, march
#Glasgow 12 Midday Glasgow Green
#Edinburgh 12 Midday Middle Meadow Walkway
#London 12 Midday Hammersmith Tube Station
#Nottingham 1PM Council House
Please RT! saveourrights.uk
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My summer #NewcastleCentral constituency report now posted - check out what I've been up to in #Newcastle & @UKParliament including who I've been meeting! #OpenData #OpenMP chionwurahmp.com/2020/07/mps-re…
My latest #NewcastleCentral casework report is also up - w added detail to reflect the impact of #Covid19 In June the top three individual issues raised by constituents were #Covid19UK #Housing, #Crime & #Policing chionwurahmp.com/2020/07/indivi…
#OpenMP #OpenData
The top three #Covid19 Individual Issues raised by constituents in June were #Employment, Small businesses, #Benefits chionwurahmp.com/2020/07/covid1…
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Last year, #StrokeStories aired on @ABCTV .

A group of #stroke survivors trusted us to develop a play script from their personal stories of trauma, survival, #resilience, growth & disability pride. They learned playmaking skills, & performed the piece.

abc.net.au/religion/watch…
📺Here's a snippet for those of you not in Australia and unable to watch 🧠🧡
#StrokeStories @ABCTV
@HMRIAustralia @rehabinnovat @StrokeBrainPRC @HNEHealth @strokeCRE @blackdoginst @georgeinstitute

#ArtsForHealth #theatre #playmaking #DevisedTheatre #stroke #rehabilitation
The ensemble of #stroke survivors helped shape the research around the impact of the Devised Theatre Performance Process.

Group playmaking & theatre performance is social, stimulating & cognitively challenging. Group members said it brought #joy, agency & a sense of belonging.
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Here are my views on #Armstrong & other statues & the #BlackLivesMatter movement. chroniclelive.co.uk/news/news-opin…
Following yesterday's violence it is important to say that no #Newcastle statues are targeted by anti racist protesters, who seek to eliminate racism not stone statues. But yday our police were targeted by anti anti-racism protesters in scenes which would disgrace any movement
Newcastle has always fought for social justice & been on the right side of history on so many great issues from Trade Unionism, to the Great Reform Bill, the Suffragettes, Civil Rights in US & South Africa to the Miners Strike. Surely we can be on the right side in this debate!
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Where should 'pop-up' cycleways go? We analysed data for 10 cities, 4 of which are shown below, finding that there are 'spare lanes' near city centres in all of them.

Results + interactive maps: cyipt.github.io/tempCycleways/

More: below...
Interpreting the results (this is a starter for 10 where there is excess road space, many other options exist): github.com/cyipt/tempCycl…
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We are so lucky in #Newcastle to have such fantastic #NHS hospitals, clinics & GP services with so many dedicated staff making sacrifices all the time to keep us healthy & make us better, I want to express my thanks to all of them at this difficult time @NHSMillion
We have to do all we can to help them to help us & right now that means following the public health advice, whatever your age, #StayAtHome #WashYourHands #HelpEachOther
And we are also really lucky to have our fantastic #ToonMoor & so many parks across the city. I cycle & run in them regularly. Whilst some of us can still use them safely, not everyone is doing so. We need to maintain 2m distance at ALL times.
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Range anxiety is a real concern for changing our mindset around #ElectricVehicles.

Just how close to the left of the needle can we go?

Tomorrow I’ve got a few offsite #CSIRO meetings between #Newcastle & #Sydney, so why not come on:
“A day in the life of an #EV

Starting, NOW!
Off on the first leg of the #EV trip, leaving work for the day: I have an 8am meeting so will get a head start.

Leaving the charging point behind & starting with a ~full charge + range of 429 km.

Bring on tomorrow’s #RangeAnxiety experiment!
@TheDriven_io @AEVA_National #CSIRO
First leg of #RangeAnxiety experiment 🧪went as expected:

16 km trip from Office to Home, 15 km reduction in range.

Now to take the dog 🐕 for a bush walk & await the next experimental leg.

#CSIRO #Renewables #Australia #ElectricVehicles #EV
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NEW:Saudi Arabia’s sovereign-wealth fund is in talks to buy U.K. Premier League soccer team #Newcastle United F.C. for about $445 million (340m pounds), according to people familiar with the discussions wsj.com/articles/saudi…
UPDATE - The British billionaire Reuben brothers are part of Saudi-led investment consortium bidding for #Newcastle United wsj.com/articles/saudi…
Sources: Jamie Reuben, 33, could play a big role at Newcastle United if deal goes through #NUFC
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In just 2 weeks’ time we'll begin the #HubsasHosts Tour, taking 14 delegates representing arts hubs across Southern Africa and the UK to visit 7 of the UK's brightest arts hubs across Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Wigan. @SouthernAfrArts #SouthernAfricaArts #CreativeEconomy # Hubs As Hosts Tour<br />
27th - 31st January<br />
British Council Southern African Arts, Creative Economy and Dana Kohava Segal Logos
First up we’ll be visiting @ParadiseWrks and @ManchesterCraft & Design Centre in #Manchester - both of whom provide vital artist and maker studios, exhibition space and sustain thriving creative communities. Aerial view of Paradise WorksInterior view of Manchester Craft & Design Centre
Then we’ll be taking a trip to #Leeds to visit the newly renovated @LeedsPlayhouse and @SlungLow - each pioneers in community engagement and accessible creative hubs for their city and beyond, staging world class performance and supporting artists. The colourful front of Leeds Playhouse's new buildingSlung Low neon sign glowing above their new base in Holbeck's Working Men's Club
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🔊🔊SATURDAY 07/09
#StopTheCoup Protests (A-Z)

#ABERGAVENNY, Market Hall, 19.00
#BIRMINGHAM, Victoria Sq, 14.00
#BOURNEMOUTH, Square, 11.00
#BRISTOL, College Green, 12.00
#CHELTENHAM, The Prom, 12.00
#CHESTER, Bridge st (caffe Nero), 13.00

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#CHIPPENHAM, Town Bridge, 11.00
#CIRENSESTER,Market Place, 14.00
#CINDENFORD,35 High street, 18.00
#CUPAR, Cupar Street, 10.00
#ELY, Lighthouse Auditorium, 14.00
#EXETER, Princesshay, 14.00
#FAVERSHAM, Market area(stall), 10.00

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#GUILDFORD, high Street(Monsoon), 14.00
#GLOUCESTER, Eastgate Street, 10.00
#HARPENDEN, High Street, 10.00
#HEXHAM, Abbey, 11.00
#HITCHIN, Bancroft Park, 12.00
#HORSHAM,out Cafe Nero, 10.00
#HOVE, Peace statue, 19.30
#KENDAL, New road, 11.00
#LANCASTER, Town Hall, 13.00

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Good morning! We've just announced which companies will be on the next @TechNation #fintech programme. You can read about the programme in its entirety here. technation.io/news/fintech-c… In this thread I'll talk about what (IMO) it means for the North East specifically.
3 firms from the NE, the most of any region outside of London, will feature on this programme. We hope that the startups taking part will not only graduate the programme with a greater chance of survival but will be bolstered with the knowledge & connections they need to thrive.
The 3 NE firms are: immediate payments platform @paidcouk, reverse auction marketplace @GetHonchoUK and reporting and reconciliation platform @KaniPayments. They join 20 other exciting UK fintech firms on a 6 month, non-residential programme. Watch this space.
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bit.ly/2VYbHbu In 2019 #Liverpool and 9 other UK cities will have 5G. Has anyone consulted with the communities, and people it will be rolled out on as to the environmental and public health concerns? @peter_dowd @dancardenmp @Bill_Esterson @FightingGran @IanRCrane
The dangers of cell phone technology have been widely known since the 1990s. bit.ly/2urZAee Many people expressing concerns are respected scientists bit.ly/2JPncAi
bit.ly/2uONkls I would urge everyone in #Liverppol #Merseyside to read the links in this article. The concerns expressed are not publicly known and how many of us were informed that 5G would be rolled out in #Liverpool this year?
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This all started because the #MetPolice & #LBRUT couldn't do their jobs properly & then decided to take the law into their own hands. The result of this decision has led to events stranger than fiction

#BBCNews #Skynews #Itvnews #Channel4News #ThisMorning #TheresaMay #UKGov #LBC
My company was raided. It should have been a straightforward matter. But the #MetPolice & #LBRUT forgot to seize my computer & came back to do a 2nd raid. The search warrant didn't permit a second entry, however, #LBRUT entered unlawfully

#Guardian #Telegraph #DailyMail #GMB #UK
Complaints were then made to my MP #VinceCable. He liaised with the #Metpolice & #LBRUT. And then weeks later, the search warrant was completely changed & was passed off as the search warrant executed on the day of the raids.

#DailyPolitics #Libdems #Conservatives #labour #bbcdp
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The future of #drone technology is one of the most topical issues in UK #tech right now, especially with Brexit looming & regulations being called into question. Responsibly-used, drones can play a huge role in helping to apply tech to help solve societal challenges.
This @nesta_uk report sheds a lot of light on the industry (yep, I'm geeking out). The UK has actually fallen behind internationally in this area of emerging tech, compared to the likes of (unsurprisingly) the U.S&China but also Switzerland&Singapore.
Speaking on a region level (and I'd like to properly blog on this) the only Northern case study we get in the report is of Preston. I'd like to see the same framework applied to the North East, especially with intent for #Newcastle to realise ambitions as a leading #smartcity.
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