Newcastle upon Tyne

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New·cas·tle

 (no͞o′kăs′əl, nyo͞o′-)
1. or Newcastle upon Tyne (tīn) A city of northeast England on the Tyne River north of Leeds. Founded as a Roman military station, it became a coal-shipping port in the 1200s. Its prominence in the trade gave rise to the expression to carry coals to Newcastle, meaning "to do something superfluous or unnecessary."
2. A city of southeast Australia northeast of Sydney. Like the English city for which it was named, it is a coal-shipping port.

Newcastle upon Tyne

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1. (Placename) a port in NE England in Newcastle upon Tyne unitary authority, Tyne and Wear, near the mouth of the River Tyne opposite Gateshead: Roman remains; engineering industries, including ship repairs; two universities (1937, 1992). Pop: 189 863 (2001). Often shortened to: Newcastle
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in NE England, in Tyne and Wear. Pop: 266 600 (2003 est). Area: 112 sq km (43 sq miles)
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Officers were travelling on Monkchester Road in Walker when they saw a suspicious vehicle and began to follow it.
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MEET the boys of Monkchester United - well they've got the haircut of Manchester United full back Jaap Stam, anyway.
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ANorthumbria Policespokeswoman said: "At 9.43am on Saturday we received a report of concern for welfare for two people at an address in Monkchester Road,Walker.
STAGECOACH North East has again backed grassroots sport by awarding PS1,000 to Walker Central Football Club, based at Monkchester Community Centre.
He was as brush, he tinker, but him were ones that one Hayley." Emergency services were called to Tony's home, on Monkchester Road in Walker, on Saturday morning.
The groups that took part in the scheme are Allendale Community Centre, Byker Community Centre, Heaton Community Centre, Monkchester Community Centre and Ray Gray Community Centre.