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Angel of the North
Newcastle upon Tyne has been voted the UK’s Best City by the Guardian and Observer newspapers. What makes this so remarkable is that Newcastle has found a way of transitioning from a gritty industrial manufacturing hub to a cultural mecca of the new computer tech-based economy able to support its working class population in comfort and good health.
The city was named after the castle built by William the Conqueror’s son, Robert Curthouse, over a thousand years ago. Newcastle’s location on the Tyne River between England and Scotland placed it in a perfect position to control the regional wool trade and later become