News archive from 12 October 2017

Freemasons donate funds to mark 300th anniversary

Freemasons donate funds to mark 300th anniversary

Berwick and District Cancer Support Group has been boosted by a share of £300,000, as part of celebrations to mark the Freemasons’ 300th anniversary. Stepping Stones Homes also received £5,000 to continue its work to provide short-term supported...

 
Summer fun at park

Summer fun at park

Berwick Holiday Park is hosting two children’s activity schemes over the summer holidays. Spittal Day Nursery and Berwick Rascals are planning visits. The park also recently supported work placements for young people on the Princes Trust volunteers...

 
Vicar conducts dog blessing

Vicar conducts dog blessing

There was an unusual sight at a fund-raising event for Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels and St Helen’s Church in Cornhill when Rev Rob Kelsey led a dog blessing within the grounds of the Old Vicarage. A moving and thought provoking service was concluded...

 
Bonmarché reopens following makeover

Bonmarché reopens following makeover

Bonmarché in Berwick has reopened after refurbishment. Mayor Gregah Roughead cut a ribbon to reopen the Marygate store on Friday. He said it was pleasing to see a high street store being refurbished, given the number of empty shop units nearby....

 
MP urges residents to report potholes

MP urges residents to report potholes

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has urged local residents to report areas where potholes repeatedly form. Northumberland County Council is taking part in a new pilot scheme to give local areas more say on road improvements. Extra funding of £500,000...

 
Fishing federation backs steps to take control of UK waters

Fishing federation backs steps to take control of UK waters

A fishermen’s group has welcomed a proposed Government bill which will repeal the 1972 European Communities Act which took Britain into the EU and meant that European law took precedence over laws passed in the UK Parliament. The Berwick-based...

 
New ambulance targets welcomed

New ambulance targets welcomed

North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) has welcomed new performance targets introduced by NHS England. The new set of performance targets will apply to all 999 calls for the first time and aims to remove ‘hidden’ and long waits suffered by millions of...

 
Bee Orchids are discovered for the first time growing in Berwickshire

Bee Orchids are discovered for the first time growing in Berwickshire

So often it is bad news we hear about our local wildlife, the decrease in numbers or the loss of some population or an entire species. However, just occasionally there is a good news story and the discovery of a natural population of Bee Orchid...

 
East Ord homes plan set for the green light

East Ord homes plan set for the green light

Outline plans for nine self-build housing plots on the edge of East Ord are being recommended for approval. Maden Eco submitted an outline planning application on behalf of Frank Flannigan earlier this year to build on a triangle of greenfield space...

 
Plans for former chalet site recommended for approval

Plans for former chalet site recommended for approval

Four new homes could be built on the former Seabank chalet site in Spittal. The application was deferred for a site visit at last month’s North Northumberland Local Area Committee meeting. However, it is being recommended for approval at today’s...

 
Maltings chief reveals £3.6m works needed

Maltings chief reveals £3.6m works needed

Around £3.6million is needed to ensure the future of the building which houses The Maltings theatre and cinema in Berwick. The figure was revealed by Maltings chief executive Matthew Rooke when he and Graham Brown, chairman of the Maltings trustees,...

 
Salmon Queen set for crowning

Salmon Queen set for crowning

The new Salmon Queen will be crowned in Tweedmouth tonight. Fifteen-year-old Bobbie Blackhall, a pupil at Berwick Academy, will take the crown. Bobbie, who lives at Prior Road in Tweedmouth, said: “I’m really excited about being the new Tweedmouth...

 
Beadnell plan is poised for approval

Beadnell plan is poised for approval

Plans to demolish Beadnell’s old school house and build four new homes are being recommended for approval. Darren and Lisa Kell want to build detached two and a half storey 3/4 bedroom dwellings on the Meadow Lane site. However, the application has...

 
Mural makeover plan for sub-station

Mural makeover plan for sub-station

An electricity sub-station for the Barmoor wind farm, near Lowick, could be in line for a new look. EDF Energy Renewables has submitted a planning application to paint the building’s rendered finish. The design is by Wooler-based artist Jonathan...

 
Students learn about possible career choices

Students learn about possible career choices

Berwick Academy hosted its most ambitious careers fair yet last Thursday, with approximately 70 guest speakers. An impressive 23 career sectors were represented, including accountancy, banking and finance, engineering and manufacturing, media and...

 


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