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New principal riders installed at ceremony

Bethany Innes has been installed as chief marshal for the 408th staging of the Riding of the Bounds next month. Her lead role was confirmed at a sashing ceremony in Berwick town hall on Saturday night. Last year’s chief marshal, Rachel Martin, is left ha

yesterday, 11:19 in Regional North East
 

New coach park nearly ready to welcome visitors

Work is progressing well on Berwick town centre’s controversial new coach -arking facility. Northumberland County Council has revealed the work in Chapel Street will be complete in the next few weeks, ready for the start of the main tourist season. The n

yesterday, 11:19 in Regional North East
 

Belford GP to retire

A GP at Belford medical practice, who has been there since the summer of 1982, has decided to hang up his stethoscope and retire from the practice at the end of April. Dr David Gill, who has loved his time as a local GP, said he has seen many changes ove

yesterday, 09:47 in Regional North East
 

Chancellor tax U-turn welcomed by local MP

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has welcomed the Government’s U-turn on national insurance contributions for the self-employed. Just days after Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the increase in the Budget, he told MPs that it would not proceed. The Ber

yesterday, 09:11 in Regional North East
 

Pop-up dinner showcasing the best of local produce

There is another opportunity to taste some of the best locally-sourced produce at a pop-up dinner being hosted at Upper West Street restaurant in Berwick tomorrow evening. The specially-created Northumberland and Borders, three-course tapas-style menu fe

yesterday, 08:42 in Regional North East
 

Berwick election candidate deselected by Labour

Labour has dropped its candidate for Berwick East at the forthcoming elections after revelations came to light about his past. Paul Hodgson, who is already a town councillor, was sacked from the Isle of Man Constabulary in 2011. It is understood that, wh

yesterday, 08:18 in Regional North East
 

Mousen Bends still a council priority

Northumberland County Council has told Highways England that the A1 Mousen Bends should be a priority for future funding. The issue was raised by Coun Gavin Jones, member for Berwick North, at the council’s north area meeting. Afterwards, he said: “I rai

yesterday, 07:38 in Regional North East
 

MP rejects doubts cast over A1 dualling in Northumberland

A question mark over the dualling of the A1 has been rejected by Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan as ‘dangerous scaremongering’. A Highways England review has identified 16 road projects which present a risk to value for money, some of which could be canc

Wednesday, 18:17 in Regional North East
 

New 4G site in Berwick

EE, the mobile network operator, recently switched on a new 4G site in Berwick to let more people access the UK’s fastest mobile network. An EE spokesperson said: “We want our customers to have the best possible mobile experience wherever they go, and th

Wednesday, 16:59 in Regional North East
 

Town councillor raises planning concerns

The value of neighbourhood plans, in light of approval for three controversial schemes on the County Hall site in Morpeth, has been questioned by Berwick Town Council’s Coun Georgina Hill who raised the issue at Northumberland County Council’s north area

Wednesday, 12:18 in Regional North East
 

Get some ‘spec’tacular fun for Comic Relief

Specsavers in Berwick is encouraging customers to buy a pair of fun glasses to support Red Nose Day on Friday. They are available for £2, all of which goes to Comic Relief. Just £1 can get access to medical attention for a child in Uganda and just £2 cou

Wednesday, 12:18 in Regional North East
 

Date announced for the launch of tax-free childcare

Millions of parents can pre-register from today for the Government’s new childcare offers, with around 90,000 families in the North East set to be eligible for tax-free childcare. A new Childcare Choices website has been launched – www.childcarechoices.g

Wednesday, 12:03 in Regional North East
 

Joy for Juniors with win in Glendale Festival final

Lowick U10s 1-1 Berwick U10s (Lowick won on penalties) Lowick U10s won the Glendale festival Cup with a win over Berwick in the final. But it was a close run thing, with the trophy being decided on a penalty shoot-out. Berwick had some good early possess

Wednesday, 11:38 in Regional North East
 

Ospreys due to return to Northumberland soon

Nature lovers are being urged to turn their eyes to the skies to watch for the return of ospreys to Kielder Water and Forest Park. Last year was the most successful breeding season since the return of the species, with 11 chicks fledging across the four

Wednesday, 11:17 in Regional North East
 

Robertson double as Amateurs make semi’s

Tweedmouth Ams 4-2 Langholm Legion Tweedmouth reached the semi-final of the Waddell Cup despite a second half comeback from the visitors. It was Langholm who started the game stronger and only two fine one on one saves by Sobbart kept the scores level ea

Wednesday, 11:00 in Regional North East
 


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