from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A borough of northeast England on the Tyne River opposite Newcastle. Dating probably to Saxon times, it has an iron and steel industry that developed in the 19th century. Population: 78,400.

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  • proper n. A town in the county of Tyne and Wear in north east England. Found upon the southern bank of the Tyne.


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  • Jim Eyre, a member of Cabe's current design review panel and the designer of the Stirling prize-winning Millennium Bridge in Gateshead, said the public and planners would struggle to feel that the foundation's advice was independent of the prince's own views.

    Prince Charles offers to take on key architectural planning role

  • A fortnight before, 30 EDL followers in Gateshead held an impromptu demonstration outside a police station after six of their friends were arrested for burning the Qur'an; a similar number attacked a leftwing meeting in Newcastle.

    English Defence League is a bigger threat than the BNP

  • The Mail reports that: Officials in Gateshead have been touring chip shops confiscating salt shakers with more than five holes in them.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • In the Super Grand Prix meet in Gateshead, England, Marion Jones beat a couple of former Olympic champions but finished second to Russia's Tatyana Lebedeva in the long jump. - Villa's goals leave U.S. opponents all wet

  • 'The council was so disturbed it decided to commission a manufacturer to produce a salt shaker with fewer holes, which it distributed free to every fish and chip shop and hot food takeaway in Gateshead.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Barrow AFC boss labels Gateshead clash "season's biggest"

    Evening Mail news round-up

  • Its head teacher, Neil Morrison, said: "I have come to Northumberland from a school in Gateshead, which is a much better funded authority, and it has really surprised me how difficult it is to balance the budget here."

    HX News and Sport

  • "The centre, called the V&A at Dundee, will be the focal point of a major redevelopment of Dundee's waterfront similar to schemes to regenerate other once-ailing ports and industrial centres such as Gateshead, Salford, Leeds and Liverpool with prestigious arts and cultural venues."

    ArtsJournal: Daily Arts News

  • "I don't know nobody in England except Miss Paget and a cobber I met in the prison camp who lives at a place called Gateshead in the north of England.

    A Town Like Alice

  • It's enough to make a Hoxton fin crawl away and die of mortification: Gateshead has beaten London in a contest to find the hippest street in Britain.

    London's shame: Gateshead crowned in 'hippest street in Britain' competition


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