Longbenton

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Longbenton is a district of North Tyneside, England. It is largely occupied by an extensive estate originally built as municipal housing by Newcastle City Council in the 1950s and 1960s. It is served by the Tyne and Wear Metro stations Longbenton Metro station and Four Lane Ends Metro Station. Nearby places are Killingworth, Forest Hall, Four Lane Ends, West Moor, Heaton and South Gosforth, in Newcastle upon Tyne. Longbenton and Killingworth Urban Area has a population of 34,878.

Education

Two secondary schools are located in the township, Longbenton Community College and St Mary's Catholic Comprehensive School, along with three primary schools. The three primary schools are Benton Dene Primary School, Balliol Primary School and St. Stephen's Primary School.

Longbenton have an affiliated team in the Tyneside Amateur football League playing in Division 2.

Churches

Longbenton is served by St. Mary Magdalene (Church of England) on West Farm Ave, St. Peter and Paul's RC Church on the Longbenton side of Benton Lane as well as the Methodist church on Chesters Ave.

Business

Longbenton is the site of BT's Newcastle call centre. Balliol Business Park is located in Longbenton where a Greggs production site and, until recently, two large Sitel call centres were located. The UK production site for the Findus frozen food brand was based in Longbenton until mid-January 2009 when, through cost-cutting and fire damage, the factory...
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