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Newcastle

​Newcastle is a city on the River Tyne in the Northeast of England. Its twin city, Gateshead is the location of the Angel of the North. Newcastle has a lot of green space in a small area with The Town Moor, lying north of the city centre, larger than Hyde Park and Hampstead Heath put together.

Newcastle was a major shipbuilding hub during the Industrial Revolution, its strength in shipbuilding became a major target for bombing
during the Second World War. It is now a centre for business and science. Newcastle was the location for the 1971 gangster film Get Carter and 1988 thriller Stormy Monday. It is also the location where the energy and sports drink Lucozade were invented.

What Jobs Are Big In Newcastle?

The north of England is a big center for Renewable Energies in the UK. In the first quarter of 2020, renewable energy sources has managed to generate a record 47% of electricity in the UK. The increase from previous years was the result in the growth of the solar and wind farms throughout the country, particularly in the north. A single wind turbine can generate electricity of up to 1,400 homes. However, it does take over 500 people to make and maintain a wind turbine, meaning there is a shortage of Wind Turbine Service Engineers.

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