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Results of bus privatisation have varied

Bus services were de-regulated and privatised in 1986. The large companies, such as United Automobile in North East England and the Scottish Bus Group, were broken up into smaller units and sold. In Northumberland, the new operator was Northumbria, and i

yesterday, 17:28 in Regional North East

Put supports in now to avoid being caught out

Stiff breezes are not entirely welcome as April unfolds. Early soft growth on perennials is an easy target for damage, recently introduced plants are at risk, and pollinating insects are occasionally grounded. Herbaceous perennial growth has taken-off du

yesterday, 16:45 in Regional North East

Increase in high salaries for council

Northumberland County Council has defended its salary payments for senior officers in response to figures from the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA). The group has gone through data for local authorities across the UK and its tables include the number of employe

yesterday, 16:08 in Regional North East

Images of Yesteryear

The handing out of Easter oranges has become something of a tradition in Morpeth. Do you recognise anyone taking part in the event in this picture from 25 years ago? If you have a tale to tell about any of the featured photographs from 25 years ago or ca

yesterday, 13:30 in Regional North East

Inquiries on career college are welcome

Northumberland College is inviting parents to find out more about its new curriculum that is available to students from the age of 14. As part of its legal requirements, Northumberland County Council sent a letter to all parents of youngsters in Years 9

yesterday, 12:01 in Regional North East


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

yesterday, 11:23 in Regional North East

Berwick’s Lorna through to MasterChef knockout stages

Berwick’s Lorna Robertson is proving herself to be one of the top contestants in this year’s MasterChef. The 22-year-old impressed judges once again in making it through last night’s quarter-final. The challenge, set by restaurant critic Jay Rayner, was

yesterday, 10:46 in Regional North East

Store backing sweet campaign

The Pudding Parlour is teaming up with The Sick Children’s Trust to get chocola-tea to raise money for families with seriously ill children in hospital. One of the dessert boutique’s stores is in Morpeth and staff there are asking customers to take part

yesterday, 08:46 in Regional North East

Northumberland woman progresses in MasterChef

Northumberland’s Lorna Robertson is proving herself to be one of the top contestants in this year’s MasterChef. The 22-year-old, from Berwick, impressed judges once again in making it through last night’s quarter-final. The challenge, set by restaurant c

yesterday, 08:22 in Regional North East

Northumberland building projects land top industry awards

Two of Northumberland’s community-led building schemes have scooped top industry awards. A new state-of-the-art training facility at Wansbeck General Hospital and the transformation of 18th century Walwick Hall on Hadrian’s Wall into a country house hote

yesterday, 06:58 in Regional North East

TOURISM AWARDS: General Election clash forces new event date

A new date for the county’s newest awards ceremony has been organised after the unexpected announcement of a General Election on June 8. The inaugural Northumberland Tourism Awards evening will now be held on Thursday, June 22, a fortnight later than ori

yesterday, 06:58 in Regional North East

Hoardings in front of Court House removed

An eyesore in front of a landmark Morpeth building has finally been removed. The wooden hoardings at the front of the Grade II-listed Court House in Castle Square were put in place as a safety measure more than five years ago when pieces of stone from th

Friday, 15:08 in Regional North East

Neighbourhood plan for Ponteland reaching final stage

A final draft Ponteland Neighbourhood Plan setting out planning policies for the area has now been submitted to Northumberland County Council. A six-week period of publicity about the document starts today and runs until Monday, June 5, before the plan i

Friday, 14:41 in Regional North East

Easter surprise for residents at home

Saturday saw a huge convoy of bikers take to the roads for the Northumbria Easter Egg Run. The bikes left Woodhorn Museum in the morning and rode to Amble, where they stopped for lunch, before riding on to Alnwick, down the A1 past Morpeth and then throu

Friday, 13:38 in Regional North East

Health text service for youths

A new text messaging service is encouraging young people across Northumberland to discuss their health concerns in confidence. Aimed at 11-to-19-year-olds, Chat Health enables them to text their school nurse, in confidence, for advice and support. The se

Friday, 13:38 in Regional North East

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