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Report shows UK has an ‘unhealthy’ relationship with alcohol

Eight in ten people in the North East think the UK’s relationship with alcohol is ‘unhealthy’, a new report has revealed. The How We Drink, What We Think survey by Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, saw more than 2,000 people in the region asked...

50 min. ago in Regional North East

Launch of major health volunteering project in county

A new national drive to boost volunteering across the NHS has been launched with young people in Northumberland. Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is the first of five pilot trusts to kick-off its HelpForce project, which has the aim of...

today, 08:55 in Regional North East

Trust taking part in VR initiative

A North East mental health trust is involved in a pioneering virtual reality (VR) initiative. Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust (NTW) has been chosen to take part in the ground-breaking study for people with psychosis. It is part of a £4million...

today, 08:55 in Regional North East

Minister’s high praise for airport during visit

The Government’s aviation minister has hailed Newcastle International Airport as one of the North East’s ‘great success stories’ as new figures revealed a 10-year-high in passenger numbers. Baroness Sugg visited Newcastle International Airport last...

yesterday, 18:44 in Regional North East

Images of Yesteryear

These youngsters in Ponteland were helping out African families in need during famine 25 years ago. Do you recognise any of those in the picture, or can you shed more light on what they were up to at the time? If so, contact Helen Millichamp on 07803...

yesterday, 15:02 in Regional North East

Phase two of bungalows site gets green light

A Morpeth-based development company is confident about growing its presence in Northumberland as it believes it is filling an important niche in the housing market. Altoria Development was established in 2014 by Morpeth residents Alan and Victoria...

yesterday, 14:55 in Regional North East

Digging in to learn more about mining careers

A group of students have been digging in to learn about potential careers in the extractive industries. Around 40 second year Earth Sciences and Environmental Science students at Newcastle University visited Banks Mining’s Shotton and Brenkley Lane...

yesterday, 14:32 in Regional North East

Rugby teams out to promote equality

Northumbria Police is taking to the pitch to tackle Hate Crime in sport. The Force is supporting the Hadrian Cup Rugby Tens tournament on Saturday, February 24, which is being hosted and organised by the Newcastle Ravens; a men’s rugby union team who...

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional North East

Alex prepares for premiere in celebration of cinema

Work directed by a Morpeth filmmaker is to be premiered at the Tyneside Cinema. The Dream Palace has been created as a celebration of the Newcastle-based Tyneside Cinema, the only surviving Newsreel Cinema still operating in the UK, to celebrate its...

yesterday, 13:51 in Regional North East

Leisure centre works are now able to continue

Northumberland County Council has stepped in to ensure a programme of remedial work at Ashington Leisure Centre, which was being carried out by Carillion Construction before it went into liquidation, will continue. The council has agreed to recover...

yesterday, 13:27 in Regional North East

County council’s call for future development sites

The county council is calling for people across Northumberland to put forward sites that they think could be suitable for future development. As part of producing a new Northumberland Local Plan, it is giving people an opportunity to suggest areas of...

yesterday, 12:52 in Regional North East

Snow showers set to hit North East as Met Office predicts freezing week

Spring may be on the way according to our calendars - but the weather doesn't quite agree with the North East set for a freezing start next week. Met Office forecasters have predicted that snow will fall in the region on Tuesday, with a Yellow weather...

yesterday, 12:17 in Regional North East

Three local projects shortlisted for prestigious RICS Award

Two innovative buildings near Morpeth have been shortlisted for a prestigious industry award. Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre and Mitford Adult Autism Impatient Unit at Northgate Hospital are among the nominations for the 2018 RICS Awards North...

yesterday, 09:43 in Regional North East

Can anyone give them a home?

A dog groomer at Wansbeck Boarding Kennels in Morpeth is hoping to fulfil the last wish of a pensioner. Seven-year-old brothers Toby and Toro are very friendly Jack Russell terriers. They were living at the Lynemouth home of Douglas Yates, who died...

Thursday, 16:28 in Regional North East

IN PICTURES: Northumberland Business Awards

Northumberland Business Awards This gallery features all of the photos from last week’s glittering ceremony for the Northumberland Business Awards. The winners of the 10th annual awards were announced last Thursday night at a black-tie dinner, hosted...

Thursday, 15:10 in Regional North East

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