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A parcel per day being issued by town’s food bank

Startling statistics reveal that, on average, Berwick Food Bank gave out a parcel per day last year. Of the 365 parcels, Berwick Community Trust distributed 273, supporting 300 children and 265 adults in the community. The remaining 92 parcels were given

today, 11:14 in Regional North East
 

OPINION: Holistic view of traffic issue needed

In the middle of November 2016, Northumberland County Council published a consultation survey to discover what the residents of Berwick would like to see happen in Bridge Street to enhance this last bastion of traditional shopping. Since then, Berwick ru

today, 09:06 in Regional North East
 

Aileen campaigns for kids to grin and bear it

A Berwickshire author is now seeking to ensure no child need be without a teddy bear. Aileen Orr, 63, hopes providing youngsters with teddy bears will not only provide them with comfort but also spark an interest in history. Donated bears will be deliver

today, 08:45 in Regional North East
 

Wedding venues shortlisted for national awards

Three north Northumberland wedding venues are in the running to pick up a prestigious national award. Newton Hall, Le Petit Chateau and Doxford Barns have all been shortlisted in the UK Wedding Awards 2017. Now it is up to the public to vote for their fa

today, 08:45 in Regional North East
 

Scremerston pupils win award

Scremerston First School has been awarded the Dynamic Earth Visit monthly certificate for their visit in September. Staff at the Edinburgh visitor attraction give this award to the school demonstrating the best behaviour and staff there agreed that Screm

today, 08:45 in Regional North East
 

River Tweed film will be followed by book release

A vast project which will be turned into a documentary film covering many aspects of life around the catchment area of the River Tweed may be ready later this year, with a follow-up book in 2018. Guest speaker Martha Andrews told Berwick Probus Club it w

today, 08:36 in Regional North East
 

Police chief patron of abuse campaign

Operation Encompass, an innovative early intervention scheme which supports children and young people who are exposed to domestic abuse has appointed Dame Vera Baird QC , Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, as its patron. Operation Encompass t

today, 08:36 in Regional North East
 

Old dog pals are now ready for a new home

Every week we receive donations of food from all areas. Our thanks go to Morrisons for continuing to allow us to have a feed collection bin near the trolley lockers, which is always full. A huge thank you to Morrisons’ customers for continuing to support

today, 08:16 in Regional North East
 

Ford plans to be discussed

A public meeting has been arranged to discuss the proposed works by the Environment Agency to the ford at Haugh Head, near Wooler. It will take place at the Riverside Bar in Wooler on Wednesday (January 25) at 6pm. Representatives from the Environment Ag

yesterday, 15:34 in Regional North East
 

Precautions in place for bird flu

Since the New Year things have been very quiet at the David Rollo Centre. It always worries us when things get quiet, and when we had the freezing gales last weekend we thought we would be in for a very busy time. However, perhaps it was too cold for peo

yesterday, 15:34 in Regional North East
 

Purchase of heritage lamps examined

Berwick town councillors are being recommended to spend up to £50,000 on heritage lamp stands. The original scheme for 15 lamp stands projected the cost of the scheme at £30,000, which was to be taken from non-operational reserves. It was planned to plac

yesterday, 09:04 in Regional North East
 

Investment is key to growth of Berwick area

Securing adequate investment is fundamental to the future growth of Berwick and the surrounding area. That was the message given by Geoff Paul, director of planning and economy at Northumberland County Council, when he made his third annual visit to spea

yesterday, 08:49 in Regional North East
 

Don’t lose your vote when you move home

Often things can get lost or forgotten when moving house, but with the county and parish elections due to take place on May 4, Northumberland County Council is urging home movers to make sure their vote isn’t one of them. One of the biggest reasons that

yesterday, 08:37 in Regional North East
 

Belford man receives MBE

North Northumberland resident Christopher Matthews-Maxwell, TD, has been made an MBE for his services to the voluntary sector. Mr Matthews-Maxwell from Old Mousen, near Belford, was presented with his medal at Alnwick Castle by the Duchess of Northumberl

yesterday, 08:37 in Regional North East
 

Berwick gets Government funding boost

Berwick is among the seaside towns to receive a Government cash boost today. Coastal Communities Minister Andrew Percy has given seaside areas in the Northern Powerhouse funding and urged an army of activists to help revitalize our Great British coast. M

Friday, 17:28 in Regional North East
 
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