Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Hancock to Close Soon

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Hancock to Close Soon

Article excerpt

There is only a fortnight to go before one of the region's best known museums closes for three years for major refurbishment.

The Hancock Museum in Newcastle will close on April 23 to allow for its pounds 26m transformation into the Great North Museum, which will bring together collections from the Hancock, the Museum of Antiquities, the Shefton Museum and the Hatton Gallery.

Mast approval

A GOVERNMENT planning inspector has given mobile phone firm Vodafone the green light for a telecommunications mast to the rear of Guide Post working men's club despite objections from a number of local people.

He said the mast would not be intrusive or spoil the character of the area and accepted the company's claim there are no suitable alternative sites.

Market fun

AN INDOOR market in Newcastle is holding a free event to entertain families over Easter. The Grainger Market is hosting a face painter and magician to bring a smile to customers on April 15 between 11am and 4pm. …

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