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Great North Run Special Offers

If you are staying with us over the Great North Run weekend next week then there are a number of special offers available.

Camber Coffee
Free coffee with any food purchase in Camber and 10% discount for all participants. Valid between 4th-12th September 2017.
Start Fitness – Camber Coffee
33-37 Market Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6JE.

Head of Steam Newcastle
10% discount on all drinks for everyone who’s taken part in the Great North Run 2017 (valid on Sunday 10th September 2017)
2 Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5EN.

Hive Coffee Company
10% off any foods and drinks purchased at Hive Coffee Company between Saturday 9th – Monday 11th September 2017
Jarrow Hall House, Church Bank, Jarrow, NE32 3DY.

Marco Pierre White
House champagne is only £25 a bottle for runners who bring in their medal. Offer is between 3pm & 7pm Sunday 10th September.
2-8 Fenkle Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5XU.

The Central
10% discount on all food and drink for everyone who’s taken part in the Great North Run, valid on Sunday 10th September 2017 only.
Half Moon Lane, Gateshead, NE8 2AN.

Tilleys Bar
10% discount on all drinks for everyone who’s taken part in the Great North Run 2017 (valid on Sunday 10th September 2017).
105 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4AG.

Tyneside Bar Cafe
Saturday night (9 September) sees a complete carby takeover of Tyneside Bar Cafe’s specials boards: from pasta to potatoes we are sure to get you carb loaded and ready! Our sister venue Vicolo is also hosting a special edition of our regular ‘Live in the Lane’ event to help you settle your pre-race nerves, with free live music starting from 5:30pm on Saturday. You’ve finished the race and now it’s time to celebrate? We’re offering 10% discount across Tyneside Bar Cafe & Vicolo for all runners on Sunday 10th September when you show us your medal!
Tyneside Bar Cafe, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG.

Zapatista Burrito Bar
10% off bill Valid Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th and Monday 11th September. Offer not in junction with any other offer.
28 Ridley Place and 9 Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Filmore & Union
£6 Runners lunch (Any salad or wrap, a power up seeded bar & orange juice or hot drink) and a runners reward of 10% off during September with a voucher or medal.
Filmore & Union, Unit 7, Platform 2, Neville Street, Central Station, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5DB.

Head of Steam Quayside
10% discount on all food and drink for everyone who’s taken part in the Great North Run 2017 (valid on Sunday 10th September 2017).
11-17 Broad Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ.

Jarrow Hall
Adult day admission for same price as child £3, Friday 8th – Monday 11th September inclusive.
Jarrow Hall, Church Bank, Jarrow, NE32 3DY.

Quasar South Shields
Two games for the price of one (£4.50 per person for two games). Valid Sunday 10th September only between 11am and 6pm. Games are 15 mins each. Minimum age 5 – no maximum age! Offer valid for whole group/party. Prebook or just turn up.
Quasar Amusements, Ocean Beach Pleasure Park, Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD.

The Harbour Lights
Free glass of fizz on arrival for all runners, valid on race day only.
The Harbour Lights, 101 Lawe Road, South Shields, NE33 2AJ.

Turtle Bay
20% off you food bill when you show your medal at the Newcastle branch. Valid until 20th September 2017.
117 Newgate street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5RZ.

Vujon
One free drink with each meal.
29 Queen Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3UG.

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Newcastle upon Tyne Central Station Revamp

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Newcastle’s Central Station is set for a radical £8m makeover. Rail chiefs are set to pedestrianise the taxi rank outside the station entrance as they prepare to create an impressive new entrance to the city.

Newcastle upon Tyne Central Station NE1 5DL

The entrance will be the centrepiece of £8.6m worth of work which will see the arches glazed over and the currently gloomy entrance turned into a traveller-friendly area. As part of this the walls of the station will be sandblasted and new lights fitted. Inside the main station the current ticket office will be reduced in size and the space handed over for shops, with booking facilities moving to a new site just past the Sainsburys shop.

East Coast, which manages the station, says it wants to double the amount of space for shops and food stalls at the station as a result of the Department for Transport grant. It follows years of talk from business groups, council leaders and rail firms eager to turn the underused station into a more impressive “gateway” to the city. The changes, set to be in place by April 2014, will need planning consent for the Grade I listed building. Planners also want to see the car park space outside the Centurion pub pedestrianised. Taxies will still queue up from Orchard Street with a new pick up point made near the Station Hotel.

East Coast station director Tim Hedley-Jones said: “Newcastle Central station is a key part of the history and future of both the city and the wider North East region. The improvements will accentuate the important heritage of the Grade I listed building, one of only six such stations in the UK, and act as a stunning new gateway to the city for visitors. We believe the project will play a key role in the regeneration of the city centre and help to demonstrate that Newcastle and the North East are very much open for business.”

The changes have been backed by Gateshead MP Ian Mearns, vice chairman of the all-parliamentary rail in the north group. He said: “I think it is vitally important that the regional hub that Newcastle is has this investment. It is important because this is a gateway to the region and we have to be able to say to people, particularly business visitors, that this is what we are like, so yes, these really are very exciting proposals.”

Newcastle Council leader Nick Forbes has welcomed the news. He said: “It is important that visitors to Newcastle get an immediate impression of the confidence and ambition we have as a city and a world class destination for business and tourism. The transformation of Central Station will create an instantly memorable experience for visitors and a 21st Century transport hub worthy of one of Europe’s great cities.”

Newcastle Council will itself spent more than £4m to improve the area immediately outside the station in the coming years. Metro bosses at Nexus were recently turned down in a bid to Government for a multi-million pound refurbishment of the Central Station Metro stop. The station improvement work is due to begin in May, and is expected to be completed in April next year. The station will operate as normal throughout the works.

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