News from Morpeth Herald

Dame Vera secures funds for key services

Domestic and sexual abuse victims in Northumberland and other parts of the North East are set to benefit from a cash boost to local support services. Almost £650,000 from the Home Office Violence Against Women and Girls transformation fund has been secur

Tuesday, 18:24 in Regional North East
 

New round of firm’s communities fund

Charities and community groups in Northumberland are invited to apply for up to £2,000 through the E.ON Energising Communities Fund. To be eligible for the funding, organisations must submit a request that supports activities which help bring about a red

Tuesday, 18:24 in Regional North East
 

Final dam in Morpeth flood scheme now complete

The final part of Morpeth’s £27million flood alleviation scheme is now complete. Construction work on the Cotting Burn dam was the last part of the joint flood scheme between Environment Agency and Northumberland County Council. The dam works alongside o

Tuesday, 18:24 in Regional North East
 

Consultants appoint new Morpeth farm head

Consultancy firm Strutt and Parker has appointed a new head for the farming department in its Morpeth office. Matthew Curry is an experienced agriculturalist, who has joined Strutt and Parker from Müller Milk and Ingredients. Mr Curry will lead the farmi

Tuesday, 11:04 in Regional North East
 

New report focuses on need to reduce smoking in pregnancy

A new report has highlighted the importance of midwives being trained to help tackle smoking in pregnancy and help more women to have healthy births. The report has been published by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) on behalf of the Smoking in Pregnanc

Tuesday, 06:16 in Regional North East
 

Roadworks in the week ahead

Motorists planning to travel on the A1 in Northumberland and North Tyneside this week are being urged to take account of the following roadworks. On the A19 at Silverlink, there will be phases of overnight lane closures north and southbound with outer ri

Monday, 18:27 in Regional North East
 

Garden outing for club’s Partners’ Day

Morpeth Lions Club In common with all members of the Lions family, Morpeth Lions Club is not just about raising funds and helping where needed. Each year a Partners’ Event is organised as a thank you to members’ partners for the support they give through

Monday, 14:41 in Regional North East
 

Duo charged with burglary in Northumberland

Two men have been charged following a burglary in Northumberland. In the early hours of Wednesday, July 12, police attended the scene of a burglary at Dalton Avenue, Lynemouth. A thorough investigation has been on-going since then and Michael Clamp, 33,

Monday, 13:56 in Regional North East
 

Top tips to beat the scammers

Citizens Advice Northumberland is spreading the word about scams to help stop more people from being conned. The charity is taking part in Scams Awareness Month throughout July, a campaign encouraging people to report and talk about scams. The drive to g

Sunday, 16:33 in Regional North East
 

HERALD WAR REPORT

In this feature to commemorate the First World War, we will bring you the news as it happened in 1917, as reported by the Morpeth Herald. All material is published with kind permission of the Mackay family. We thank them for their support and generosity

Sunday, 15:46 in Regional North East
 

Garden pests are waiting to strike

Planting cabbage, sprouts, broccoli, et al and failing to guard against pest problems will lead to disappointment. Slugs and snails always attack by land, followed by airborne assault from cabbage white butterflies. Organising mechanical defence at groun

Sunday, 14:43 in Regional North East
 

Planning list for council to determine

The following planning applications have been lodged with Northumberland County Council. Longhirst: Miss Alice Hunter, 9 Longhirst Village, replacement windows and doors. Morpeth: Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd, land south west of Gran

Sunday, 12:07 in Regional North East
 

The admiral’s regard for his country home

The Collingwood Society held its summer picnic in the grounds of Collingwood House earlier this year. The parish priest, Fr Peter Stott, kindly gave us a conducted tour of the house, assisted by some of the parishioners. Pevsner describes Collingwood Hou

Sunday, 11:06 in Regional North East
 

Consultation on plans to revise funding scheme

Plans to revise and relaunch a much-valued community funding scheme are being considered by Northumberland County Council. Proposals for the future operation of the Northumberland Community Chest will be put before the five new local area councils to see

Sunday, 06:46 in Regional North East
 

Watersports for KEVI students

Pupils at King Edward VI High School (KEVI) in Morpeth have been busy recently as the Year 9 and 10 pupils enjoyed the annual enrichment week. The week saw Year 9 students focus on personal development, while in Year 10, students adopted a careers and em

Sunday, 06:46 in Regional North East
 
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