Newcastle is a fiercely proud and independent city, slung against a Victorian backdrop and industrial strength.

It’s a dramatic place, where the locals are likeable, humorous but no-nonsense. It is a beguiling mix of old and new, bolstered by some 42,000 students, Newcastle is a city that is renowned for its atmosphere, nightlife and great bars.

They also love their sport and will relish having England at the home of Newcastle United.

There is much to discover here and much to respect. It’s an honest, passionate, evolving city and one right up for the future.