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FEBRUARY

7 - Tax Effective Giving. unw's first charity briefing in 2007 will look at the various ways in which the tax system can assist with and increase the value of charitable donations.

Charles Linaker, tax partner, will lead the seminar. Sandra King, of the Community Foundation, is guest speaker. At unw boardroom, unw, Citygate, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle. Registration: 4pm for 4.30pm. Lasts around one hour. Reservations with Ro Duns: email roduns@unw.co.uk or telephone (0191) 243-6014.

8 - Newcastle Met Club Breakfast Networking Event. 8am to 10am. At the Malmaison Hotel, Quayside, Newcastle. Call Laura Blake on (01423) 525622.

15 - The changing role of the designer in society. The inaugural professorial lecture of Prof Robert Young. At the University Gallery, Northumbria University. 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Details from Suzanne Stelling on s.stelling@northumbria. ac.uk

22 - Employment Law for Beginners. Open Training Course in Newcastle. Contact Deborah Gill at Weightman Associates on (01670) 737318.

22 - Exceed your Customer Expectations. Event hosted by Zest Innovation and Service Network. At Bede's World, Jarrow. Free to Service Network members, £30 plus vat to others. Reserve on (0191) 519-7373.

23-25 - Northern Society of Chartered Accountants' Redworth weekend conference. Redworth Hall Hotel, near Darlington. Contact Marie Rice, email marie.rice@ icaew.com

26 - Presentation Skills. Open training course in Newcastle. Contact Deborah Gill at Weightman Associates on (01670) 737318.

27 - In Conversation With ... Alan Timothy, chief scientist at Rocket Science. At Tees Valley Regeneration, Teesdale Business Park, Stockton. 6pm. Free to Bridge Club members. £15 plus VAT to IoD/NECC members. £25 to others. Register on a.smith@ bridgeclubnorth.com or phone (0191) 230-5742.

27 - Training of Trainers. Open training course in Newcastle. Contact Deborah Gill at Weightman Associates on (01670) 737318.

28 - The working mum: how to nurture your business and your family. An event organised by Women Into the Network. Sponsored by Business Link. At The People's Theatre, Newcastle. Noon to 2pm. Cost £10. Free crèche facilities are available. Book on www. womenintothenetwork.co.uk Alternatively, contact Donna McCrate on (0191) 334-5502 or email donna.mccrate@durham.ac.uk

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