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Longbenton is an unincorporated town in North Tyneside, Englandmarker. It has a Tyne and Wear Metro station, Longbenton Metro stationmarker. Nearby places are Killingworthmarker, Forest Hallmarker, Four Lane Ends, West Moormarker, Heatonmarker and South Gosforthmarker, in Newcastle upon Tynemarker. Longbenton and Killingworth Urban Area has a population of 34,878.

Education

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

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

Shopping

There is a shopping precinct within Longbenton, three minutes walk north of the Metro station. Outlets at this site are:

Longbenton is also home to the Oxford Centre, a North Tyneside Council-operated facility that includes a library, café, Citizens Advice Bureau, Adult Learning Centre and a GP surgery.

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 was closed, with the loss of around 400 jobs.

Notable residents

Footballer Peter Beardsley grew up in Longbenton and attended Longbenton High School (now Longbenton Community College).

Government agencies

HM Revenue & Customs and Department for Work and Pensions share a major base on the Longbenton/City of Newcastle-upon-Tynemarker border, known as Benton Park Viewmarker. The site employs around 7,500 workers and is a significant employment source in the area.

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