Confusion, First Floor Door, Battlefield, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, England.

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    Newcastle upon Tyne (/ˌnjuːkɑːsəl -/, locally /njuːˌkæsəl -/ (About this soundlisten)),[5] often shortened to simply Newcastle, is the most-populous city in North East England. It forms the core of the Tyneside conurbation, the eighth-largest urban area in the United Kingdom.[6] Newcastle is one of the UK Core Cities,[7] as well as part of the Eurocities network of European cities.[8][9] It is situated on the northern bank of the River Tyne, approximately 8.5 mi (13.7 km) from the North Sea.[10] Newcastle was part of the county of Northumberland until 1400, when it became a county of itself,[11][12][13][14] a status it retained until becoming part of the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear in 1974.[14] Newcastle is a part of the North of Tyne Combined Authority. The regional nickname and dialect for people from Newcastle and the surrounding area is Geordie. The city developed around the Roman settlement Pons Aelius[15][16] and was named after the castle built in 1080 by William the Conqueror's eldest son Robert Curthose. In the 14th century, the city grew as an important centre for the wool trade and later became a major coal mining area. The port developed in the 16th century and, along with the shipyards lower down the River Tyne, was amongst the world's largest ship-building and ship-repairing centres.[17] Newcastle's economy includes corporate headquarters, learning, digital technology, retail, tourism, and cultural centres, from which the city contributes £13 billion towards the United Kingdom's GVA. Among the city’s icons are Newcastle United FC the Tyne Bridge and then Millennium Bridge. Since 1981, the city has been famed for hosting the Great North Run, a half marathon which attracts over 57,000 runners each year.
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    millicand@rocketmail.com
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    What does this mean? All Rights Reserved (Seek permission to reuse)
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/98336874@N04/47992086758/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 months, 1 week ago
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    Picture Taken: 2000-01-01T01:01:28
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