10Apr2012
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Fishstock 2012 – the Buskers Festival

Over the Easter Bank Holiday the Fish Quay hosted the first Fish Quay Buskers Festival (or Fishstock, as it was called by many!) For 3 days over visitors were treated to over 70 of the best regional buskers performing for free to entertain the crowds on the Fish Quay. Despite some rain the artists rocked the Quay with a variety of sounds ranging from from original acoustic singer songwriter ma

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21Feb2012
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DOUBLE rescue of stranded trawlers by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat

Two trawlers with six fishermen onboard were rescued today by a volunteer crew from Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station after they got into difficulties eight miles south east of the river Tyne piers. Tynemouth RNLI all weather lifeboat Spirit of Northumberland with six volunteer crew members was launched at 2.35pm after the skipper of North Shields based trawler Good Fellowship contacted Humbe

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14Feb2012
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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentines day to all you romantics out there. Plenty of fish today and some fantastic large turbot from the market. Some nice fresh cod roe and seafood platters on the counter.

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13Feb2012
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Herring History

The North Shields Fish Quay is well-renowned as one of the most important fishing ports of the north and archive footage online shows exactly that. After browsing the British Pathé website, Sid Cullen a local man stumbled across a video documentary named "Drifters". The video doesn't identify the location at which it was filmed, but the local resident recognises the Fish Quay from his chil

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13Feb2012
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All Hands On Deck

The Fish Quay has always been an important place for regeneration and development and it's in the spotlight once again for a new, never-been-done-before project. The Fish Quay & New Quay Conservation Areas are the focus of a new planning initiative introduced by the Coalition Government. It will be one of 17 pilot Neighbourhood Plans, a new provision introduced by last year's Localism Act.

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14Dec2011
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Recipe for Pollock Curry

Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 26 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion 2 cloves garlic 2-inch piece fresh ginger 2 red chilies 4 tbsp tikka masala curry paste 1 x 400ml can coconut milk 900g pollock fillets freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp roughly chopped fresh coriander METHOD Heat the oil, crush the garlic and finely slice the onion, then cook

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14Dec2011
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Lottery Funded Development

This development on Union Quay has recently commenced and is converting the upper floors into living accommodation/Luxury Apartments and 2 retail units on the ground floor. The  ground floor may be destined to become another restaurant although the existing Planning Application indicates two retail shops at ground floor.The development is being funded in part by the Lottery Heritage Fund with

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14Dec2011
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New Plans

MULTI-MILLION pound plans have been unveiled to transform a historic shipyard into an attractive riverside community. Smith’s Dock, in North Shields, was once a key part of the shipbuilding industry on the Tyne and one of the main employers in the region. But after work ceased at the site in the 1990s, the area became derelict. Now the old repair yards could be brought back to life und

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14Dec2011
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The Net

A NEW group has been set up to provide what it sees as the missing piece in the revival of North Shields Fish Quay. Called The Net, the group wants to establish an open centre where the story of the history of the fish quay and how it has developed and changed can be told to visitors and school parties. It has earmarked the historic Old Low Light building on the quay as a possible base for t

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14Dec2011
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Ballard’s Smoke House

Ballard's Smoke House has marked the north-east corner of Clifford's Fort since 1707. In 2007 Brightblue Studio moved in and have recently been granted planning permission to redevelop the building. Ballard's Smoke House is in a conservation area and within a Scheduled Historic Monument. Following four years of consultation with a wide variety of people and organisations, Brightblue Studio

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