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World Day of Prayer event at town church

People of all denominations are invited to attend the annual Women’s World Day of Prayer (WWDP) service in Morpeth next week. The international ecumenical service traditionally takes place on the first Friday in March and it has been prepared this year b

2 min. ago in Regional North East

Plenty of support for school’s careers fair

A total of 18 visitors were recently at Chantry Middle School and Technology College in Morpeth to run workshops for students in all year groups at its annual careers fair. They included personnel from the NHS, Northumbria Police and Northumberland Fire

today, 09:06 in Regional North East

Group set up for EU nationals

A new group to support EU nationals, which was set up in Tynedale, would welcome members from elsewhere in Northumberland. The area is – as it was in AD122 – a melting pot of nationalities. Now, in AD2017, there are around 300 EU nationals on the elector

today, 08:37 in Regional North East

Author answers book plea

International bestselling author LJ Ross has stepped in to help after a reader told her about high demand for her novels in libraries across Northumberland. LJ, who writes the bestselling DCI Ryan series, which follows the detective as he hunts down seri

yesterday, 16:55 in Regional North East

Club puts focus on ladies’ work

Morpeth Camera Club On Tuesday, January 10, Morpeth Camera Club held its first Ladies’ Night to showcase the excellent photographic work of its female members. Karin Jackson opened the evening with an AV entitled Morpeth In Bloom, set to melodic music. K

yesterday, 16:23 in Regional North East

WATCH: Mass protest against Morpeth housing and retail plans

More than 1,000 people turned out for a protest today to object against major development plans in Morpeth. The Labour-run Northumberland County Council is proposing to build a new supermarket, retail units, drive-thru restaurant and a pub on the County

yesterday, 15:05 in Regional North East

‘Baddies’ dance to help boost charity

More than 250 young dancers from Ponteland and around the area will be on stage in a special dance show next month. Jill Errington School of Dance is hosting its dance school show Most Wanted at the People’s Theatre, Heaton, on Saturday, March 18, and Su

yesterday, 14:52 in Regional North East

Wheels in motion for new cycleway in key town area

A new cycleway and other improvements for pedestrians and road users on the Stobhill approach to Morpeth are about to get under way. The scheme will go ahead after a successful bid by Northumberland County Council for £600,000 from the North East Local E

yesterday, 11:58 in Regional North East

Concerns over bid for new homes at town site

Dozens of objections have been lodged against plans for 53 new homes at a Morpeth town centre site. Permission’s Charles Church brand has applied to build the properties on land north of The Garth at Pottery Bank. The application site is the southern ext

yesterday, 11:58 in Regional North East

Care home told to address key issues

Despite it being described as a luxury assisted living development when it opened last year, a facility in Ponteland has been given a requires improvement rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The organisation has unveiled its report for the Royal

yesterday, 09:01 in Regional North East

Major funding boost for village’s big event

Stannington History Group has received a £10,000 award from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Stannington Parish Centenary Festival of Remembrance. This four-day event will take place in the village in November 2018. The purpose of the festival is to edu

yesterday, 09:01 in Regional North East

Crackdown on abandoned vehicles in Northumberland

Northumberland County Council is cracking down on abandoned vehicles following a sharp rise in incidents and is issuing a warning that the perpetrators could face a large fine. The council is receiving reports of around 45 untaxed, uninsured abandoned ve

Thursday, 16:53 in Regional North East

Objection signage ‘may face removal’

As a group of people opposing two controversial schemes get set to march tomorrow, a Morpeth business organisation says it has been threatened with enforcement action over objection signage. The campaign by the Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade and o

Thursday, 15:35 in Regional North East

Cheers to more awards for Morpeth pub

The team at The Office pub in Morpeth have raised a glass after winning the prestigious Northumberland Pub of the Year award. Members of the Tyneside and Northumberland Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) voted in the various geographical, pub, club and cider

Thursday, 13:26 in Regional North East

Apology issued by association over web article

The leader of Northumberland County Council and a landowner have welcomed a letter of apology that followed independent audit findings into allegations about a major planning application on the outskirts of Morpeth. An audit was carried out last year aft

Thursday, 09:37 in Regional North East

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