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To and from the Airport in Newcastle

Newcastle International Airport is situated 6 miles north-west of Newcastle city centre.

Newcastle International Airport is linked via Metro to Newcastle Central Station.

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Angel of the north Newcastle (usually shortened from Newcastle upon Tyne) is a large city in Tyne and Wear, England. It is located on the north bank of the River Tyne and was formerly the county town of Northumberland. The city was founded in Roman times under the name Pons Aelius. The city is the 20th most populous in England; the larger Tyneside conurbation, of which Newcastle forms part, is the 5th most populous conurbation in England. Newcastle is a member of the English Core Cities Group[3] and (with Gateshead) the Eurocities network of European cities.

The 1960s saw the internationally successful rock group, The Animals, emerge from Newcastle night spots such as Club A-Go-Go on Percy Street, the 1980s saw Geordie singer Brian Johnson join Australian supergroup AC/DC. Other well-known acts with connections to the city include Sting, Dubstar, Dire Straits, The Wildhearts, 3 Colours Red, Duran Duran, and more recently Max´mo Park, The Sound Explosion, Yourcodenameis:milo, The Motorettes and Kubichek!. Neil Tennant, singer from the Pet Shop Boys, was schooled in Newcastle. There is also a thriving underground music scene that encompasses a variety of styles, including Drum and Bass, doom metal and Post-rock.

Nightlife in Newcastle

Newcastle has a reputation for being a fun-loving city with many bars, restaurants and nightclubs. More recently, Newcastle has become popular as a destination for Stag and Hen parties. Newcastle was in the top ten of the country's top night spots, and The Rough Guide to Britain placed Newcastle upon Tyne's nightlife as Great Britain's no. 1 tourist attraction.

There are notable concentrations of pubs, bars and nightclubs around the Bigg Market, and the Quayside area of the city centre. There are many bars on the Bigg Market, and other popular areas for nightlife are Collingwood Street, Neville Street, the Central Station area and Osborne Road in the Jesmond area of the city. In recent years "The Gate" has opened in the city centre, a new indoor complex consisting of bars, upmarket clubs, restaurants and a 12-screen Empire multiplex cinema.

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John Carver to stay in charge of Newcastle until end of season - The Guardian
27 Jan 2015 at 5:05am

The Guardian

John Carver to stay in charge of Newcastle until end of season
The Guardian
Caught cold by Pardew's unexpected exit last month, Newcastle have taken their time to reach this stage. Although Graham Carr, the influential chief scout, championed McClaren but no early approach was made as alternative candidates were assessed.

Newcastle United's soul is slowly rotting away under Mike Ashley, says Micky ...
27 Jan 2015 at 4:23am

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Newcastle United's soul is slowly rotting away under Mike Ashley, says Micky ...
Daily Mail
Former Newcastle United striker Micky Quinn insists the club are doomed under owner Mike Ashley - as he is only interested in making money. On Monday it was revealed that John Carver would be remaining in caretaker charge of Newcastle until the end of ...
Newcastle United have announced John Carver will remain as head coach until ...BBC Sport
John Carver wins over Newcastle's players but fans' jury is still outThe Guardian (blog)
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