Newcastle upon Tyne, commonly known as simply Newcastle, is a city and metropolitan borough in the far north east of England. As its name suggests, the city is located on the course of the River Tyne and can be found approximately 8.5 mi (13.7 km) from the North Sea.
The north east city is at the urban core of the Tyneside region, which is the seventh most populous conurbation in the United Kingdom and the most populous in the North East. Newcastle was historically a part of the county of Northumberland, before becoming its own county and then eventually being subsumed into the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear in 1974.
A Brief History Of Newcastle Upon Tyne
As is the case with many of the UK’s major settlements, Newcastle can trace its origins back to the Roman era and in this case the Roman settlement called Pons Aelius. The settlement outlived the Roman occupation of Britain and gained its name during the Norman period, when a new castle was constructed in the area in 1080 by Robert (II), Duke of Normandy who was William the Conqueror’s son.
During the 1600’s Newcastle developed to place itself amongst the world’s largest shipbuilding and ship-repairing centres and this economic strength only increased during the Industrial Revolution, when the area also became known for its links to coal mining.
Modern Day Newcastle Upon Tyne
Today, Newcastle has continued to grow to become a major metropolitan centre and city which is home to close to 300,000 permanent residents according to the latest available census data. What this tells us is that the settlement is amongst the most significant urban centres in the UK which will produce numerous advantages and disadvantages.
When it comes to the disadvantages, these include the fact that the city will have to cope with an increased amount of vehicular traffic, pollution, accidents and injuries. It is due to the final two of these, therefore, that in Newcastle upon Tyne compensation claims are important issues for residents to understand.
Newcastle Upon Tyne Compensation Claims
In Newcastle upon Tyne compensation can be pursued by an individual who has been injured when another party was at fault. These Newcastle upon Tyne compensation claims are designed to provide these victims with financial recompense for the pain that they have suffered and there is one company who you can trust to do the best by your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you wish to pursue a personal injury claim then the best people to contact for expert advice and guidance are Accident Advice Helpline. You can reach their friendly advisers 24 hours a day and seven days a week by calling either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992.