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NUST Conference - This Friday - Places Available

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There's still time to book your place at our Conference on Friday. The conference is open to anyone - not just NUST members. There's been a lot of interest from around the country and NUST members and non-members who are interested in taking part in the debate are encouraged to come along and have your say.

We've got a great line up of speakers:

Kevin Miles, the Chief Executive of the Football Supporters Federation spent many an hour in the Government's Expert Working Group and he'll be giving us some insight into what their report means for us all and how we compare with fans of other European clubs.

Ian Mearns MP and committed Newcastle United fan will help us to understand what our MPs can do for football fans.

David Harker, Chief Executive of Durham County Cricket Club will tell us about community ownership in the world of first class cricket.

Fans involved in Fan Ownership across the country will share their experiences at Hearts, Carlisle and Leeds United.

Copy of the full Programme here.

Get in touch as soon as possible by e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and book a place.

The conference takes place in Rutherford Hall, Northumbria University starting at 12.30pm. until 5.00pm. and is free to attend.

 

WHOSE CLUB IS IT? - NUST Conference 29th April 2016

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We've got a great line up of speakers coming along to the conference on Friday 29th April.

Kevin Miles, the Chief Executive of the Football Supporters Federation spent many an hour in the Government's Expert Working Group and he'll be giving us some insight into what their report means for us all and how we compare with fans of other European clubs.

Ian Mearns MP and committed Newcastle United fan will help us to understand what our MPs can do for football fans. Fans involved in Fan Ownership across the country will share their experiences at Hearts, Carlisle and Leeds United and David Harker, Chief Executive of Durham County Cricket Club will tell us about community ownership in the world of first class cricket.

Copy of the full Programme here.

We've had lots of interest from not only Tyneside but also around the country so get in touch as soon as possible by e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and book a place.

The conference takes place in Rutherford Hall, Northumbria University starting at 12.30pm. until 5.00pm. and is free to attend.

 

68 Sporting Minutes - 68 Years of Your NHS

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NUST are happy to endorse this letter from Dr Chris James and encourage every football fan to spread a much needed NHS smile.

"Dear Football Fans,

2016 marks 68 years of the NHS and we write to you in hope that you may be able to help us in organising a small gesture to help with morale, which unfortunately finds itself at rock bottom.

We are aware that the NHS is a heavily political beast and with the current Junior Doctor contract dispute we understand that people have strong views as to the rights and wrongs of this. We do not write to you to sway you either way on this issue. Rather we are asking for you to join us in celebrating the efforts of 1.4 million workers, not to mention the many who came before us over the last 68 years, in providing free world-class healthcare for all, regardless of means or status, from cradle to grave. We believe that is a beautiful ideal that is celebrated far too infrequently.

We would ask that on the weekend of 23/24th April 2016 you join us in celebrating those 68 years of service with a minute of applause on the 68th minute of fixtures nationwide.

Morale is at rock bottom in the NHS. We are a service at breaking point and it is only due to the goodwill of the incredible staff that we are able to continue to provide safe patient care. As a Junior Doctor it is an absolute privilege to work alongside the consultants, nurses, physios, occupational therapists, pharmacists, porters, cleaners, managers and a host of others who make the NHS the service that it is today. Furthermore, it remains a privilege to provide this service 24/7, 365 days a year and it is for the right to do so safely that we find ourselves in dispute with this government.

I do not, however, ask you to support our cause as Junior Doctors. I do not ask you to apply political pressure or make political statements. I would simply ask that you help us spread a much needed NHS smile to combat the tears and frowns that I am seeing all too often on the wards of a once great institution.

Football is the great leveller and brings so much joy to so many millions. A one minute ovation on the 68th minute of 6 premier league games across the weekend of 23/24th April could spread smiles across 1.4 million NHS staff and hopefully spread a few onto the faces of their friends and families as well.

With Hope,

Dr Chris James"

 

Whose Club Is It? - Conference 29th April 2016

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Newcastle United Supporters' Trust have organised a conference on fan ownership. In the light of the Government's Expert Working Group report on football supporter ownership and engagement our conference examines different models of fan ownership and engagement and looks at what a community club should look like. A line up of quality speakers have agreed to come to Newcastle on Friday 29th April and you are invited to book a place at the half day conference.

The conference will cover the European picture, what our politicians can do for us and some great examples of how things can be done differently to the Newcastle United way of doing things.

Speakers include Kevin Miles, CEO at the Football Supporters Federation, Ian Mearns MP and Chair of the All Parliamentary Football Supporters Group, David Harker, CEO at Durham County Cricket Club and a list of speakers from Leeds United, Heart Of Midlothian and Carlisle United who will all share experiences of the different relationships between their clubs and their fan groups.

Copy of the full Programme here

The conference takes place in Rutherford Hall, Northumbria University starting at 12.30pm. until 5.00pm. and is free to attend. Places are limited and you must book a place in advance by e-mailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your details.

 

Strawberry Place - Planning Objections

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NUST have previously reported on the proposed development at Strawberry Place - having met developers acting on behalf of Mike Ashley. We can now report that following the submission of a planning application 2015/1778/01/DET by developers Maricco Ltd, NUST have filed an objection to the planning application. All objections can be viewed here on the Council's website. Alternatively goto search and then enter 2015/1778/01/DET. Please feel free to register your own objections to this scheme which will prevent forever any expansion of the ground. NUST believe that the 52,000 capacity would not be enough if Newcastle were in Leicester's position and that this is an extremely shortsighted move.

Read NUST's Objection here

NUST's objection contains the draft report commissioned by NUFC and Newcastle Council about extending the stadium - which NUFC originally denied could be done.

Read Extension Report here

Norman Watson Chair of NUST stated '"we have been observing the proposed development for some time and have met with developers to discuss their plans. It is clear that the proposal will prevent any future ground expansion which is of concern to NUST and many supporters"

 

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