There's a Londoner working in the corner shop.
It's rather unnerving, for two reasons. One, that not many Londoners ever seem to move to Newcastle. There's one in work, but that's the only one I've ever met. Talking to her, I'm not sure why more southerners don't make the move up here - property prices are much better up here (although they're getting more expensive, it's going to be a long time before they even start to catch up with prices down south), the crime rate is lower, it's pretty much the only place in England with just as many health problems but we have better healthcare, it's more laid back here, the arts scene has started to rival the capital, everyone knows our reputation as a party city - why the whole country doesn't move up here post haste I'm not sure.
The other reason is that although we do get plenty of people coming here, the ones that do don't normally end up working in shops. I've no idea why, but you rarely hear anything but Geordie accents (or Durham or other accents from within the region) in shops. I'd love to know why.