Newcastle Employment Tribunal

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Newcastle Employment Tribunal
Kings Court
Earl Grey Way
Royal Quay
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE29 6AR

DX: 65137, North Shields 2

Email: newcastleet@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: 0191 260 6900
Fax: 0870 739 4206


SOLICITORS HELPLINE: ☎ 0345 515 0362




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Newcastle Information

Newcastle is located in the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear, situated around the mouths of Rivers Tyne and Wear in Northeast England. Newcastle is 166 km southeast of Edinburgh and 446 km Northeast of London and only 14 km from the North Sea. It is the most populated city in the Northeast of England and with Tyneside, it is the seventh most populated conurbation within the UK.

It was portion of Northumberland county until the year 1400, when it was established as a county, until it 1974 when it came under Tyne & Wear county.

The local dialect and nickname of its people in the region is 'Geordie'.

Pons Aelius was the Roman settlement that became the city of Newcastle which was settled around 100-200 AD. Fragments of Hadrian's Wall, (Emperor Hadrian) a 117 km "Roman Wall" is still visible in the area as it winds its way eastward all the way to Wallsend. Some suggest Hadrian himself visited the area and commissioned the bridge.

The city later took its name from the new castle built by the eldest son of William the Conqueror in 1080. It became a vital centre in the trade of wool during the 1300s, and later was a large scale coal producer.

The port prospered during the 1500s, shipyards grew in number along the River Tyne, and this area at the time was the Worlds largest centre for ship repairs and shipbuilding.

The economy of contemporary Newcastle is comprised of corporate headquarters, digital technology, cultural and tourism centres, learning and retail contributing £13 billion to the UK's GVA.

Newcastle is acclaimed for its Brown Ale, the Tyne Bridge, and Newcastle United football club. Newcastle has additionally played host to the Great North Run since 1981 which is the most popular half marathon in the world.