It's all water under the bridge

Bridge building seems to be a bit of a pastime in Newcastle. The city has been at it since Roman times, and has no less than seven bridges crossing the Tyne to neighbouring Gateshead. However, it is a different kind of bridge building that has piqued the interest of the local insurance industry of late.

Widespread centralisation within the insurer market in the late 1990s and early 2000s led to a mass insurer pull-out from a city that at one point boasted 25 insurers. In recent years, however

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