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Charity call for more shop volunteers across region

A Morpeth resident is supporting a St Oswald’s Hospice campaign to promote the range of volunteering opportunities throughout its charity shops. When Katy Barr left her busy and demanding role as a sister on the Cardiothoracic Unit at the Freeman...

Morpeth Herald, yesterday, 18:16
 

Parkinson’s Café up and running in town

A new monthly support group for people living with Parkinson’s in and around Morpeth, which is being called Morpeth Parkinson’s Café, was launched earlier this month. It will continue to be held on the first Monday of every month between 10.30am and...

Morpeth Herald, yesterday, 18:16
 

Northumberland pupils set for boardroom challenge

Children from two schools are looking to battle their way into a top business’ boardroom. Year 5 pupils at Hareside Primary School in Cramlington and Morpeth’s Chantry Middle School are taking part in the seventh annual Newcastle Building Society...

News Post Leader, yesterday, 18:13
 

Incredible audition video of America’s Got Talent star Courtney Hadwin racks up 120 million views

America’s Got Talent singing star Courtney Hadwin has become an internet sensation after seeing her audition on the hit TV show rack up more than 120 million views online. The world watched in wonder as the 13-year-old blew away a panel of celebrity...

Sunderland Echo, yesterday, 17:57
 

Sunderland quiz league player crowned Brain of Britain in BBC contest

A champion quizzer is celebrating after masterminding another national success. Clive Dunning, 59, has been crowned the new Brain of Britain. It’s a very rare achievement to win both Mastermind and Brain of Britain, so I’m proud to have done so Clive...

Sunderland Echo, yesterday, 17:34
 

Whitley Bay Food and Drink Festival proves to be another tasty success

Thousands of people flocked to Whitley Bay for the annual Food and Drink Festival. Mixed weather over the weekend failed to dampen any spirits with people keen to try out the various delights on offer at the Spanish City Plaza. As well as the food and...

News Guardian, yesterday, 17:03
 

Winners announced in bumper Kynren giveaway

We’ve drawn the winners in our competition to win 25 pairs of gold tickets to outdoor spectacular Kynren.  Taking place at Auckland Castle, Kynren returns for its third season this year, with 17 performances from June 30 to September 15.  After...

Hartlepool Mail, yesterday, 16:37
 

Coroner's appeal to trace family after death

An appeal has been launched to trace the family of a Hartlepool man who died at the weekend. Sixty-nine-year-old William George Johnston passed away at Breakwater House in Fleet Avenue on Saturday. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his...

Hartlepool Mail, yesterday, 16:07
 

Cavendish to compete in Northumberland race

Mark Cavendish will fine tune his Tour de France preparations by competing at the forthcoming 2018 HSBC UK | National Road Championships in Northumberland, British Cycling has announced. The Dimension Data rider will compete in the road race on Sunday...

Berwick Advertiser, yesterday, 16:06
 

South Tyneside businessman denies murdering Sunderland employee

A garage worker died 16 days after his boss "choked the life from him" then dumped him in a shallow grave at a remote seaside beauty spot, murder jurors have heard. Darren Bonner's naked body was found in woodland, behind a dry-stone wall,...

Sunderland Echo, yesterday, 16:03
 

Man cleared of two South Tyneside sex attacks

A sex offender who said he was accused of two attacks on lone women due to "mistaken identity" has been cleared of all charges. Alan Blacker was on trial for targeting two women in the Jarrow area in separate, daylight attacks, just two...

Sunderland Echo, yesterday, 16:03
 

South Tyneside businessman denies murdering Sunderland employee

A garage worker died 16 days after his boss "choked the life from him" then dumped him in a shallow grave at a remote seaside beauty spot, murder jurors have heard. Darren Bonner's naked body was found in woodland, behind a dry-stone wall,...

Shields Gazette, yesterday, 15:58
 

Man cleared of two South Tyneside sex attacks

A sex offender who said he was accused of two attacks on lone women due to "mistaken identity" has been cleared of all charges. Alan Blacker was on trial for targeting two women in the Jarrow area in separate, daylight attacks, just two...

Shields Gazette, yesterday, 15:58
 

£500k office and bistro plan approved in South Shields

A £500,000 project to transform a shop space into an office and upmarket bistro  has been given the go ahead by councillors. Earlier this year, South Tyneside estate agent, Browns Letting Agency, revealed plans to relocate from their Westoe office to...

Shields Gazette, yesterday, 15:37
 

Return of the ‘LNER’ will be welcomed

The accompanying picture shows a CrossCountry Mk3 coach having been prepared for continued service beyond 2020. These coaches have run for 40 years, with the train and platform staff having to run up and down the train at stations shutting doors,...

Morpeth Herald, yesterday, 15:31
 


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