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I met up with a student today in the centre of Newcastle to take her on a tour of her newly-adopted city. The normally bustling streets were empty. The Theatre Royal was closed. The Tyneside Cinema was closed. St. Nick’s Cathedral was closed. The Grainger Market was open but half the stalls were shuttered.

On the plus side, the Geordies were as friendly as always, Central Arcade was splendid, and I did get to try out Chinese vegetable dumplings. They were good but, according to my student, not ‘the best in England’ as the website boasts.


Newcastle from Grey’s Monument






Grainger Street.


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