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It’s an ideal time to examine fruit bushes

Packs of soft fruits stored in the freezer during a summer of bumper crops, are currently being retrieved at leisure. Black and red currants, gooseberries, blackberries and delicious raspberries, as fresh as the day they were picked, provide a reminder,

today, 16:30 in Regional North East

Spielberg hit kicks off film season

The 2017 Morpeth Community Cinema programme gets under way on Friday, February 3 with a screening of a thriller that proved a huge box office hit for director Steven Spielberg. Bridge of Spies, starring Alan Alda, Amy Ryan, Mark Rylance and Tom Hanks, te

today, 16:14 in Regional North East

Curtain’s up for town’s new shop

The range of products at a new shop in Morpeth town centre has been unveiled. The brainchild of Louise Potts, a textiles graduate and former primary school teacher, The Great British Curtain Co has opened its first store in Bridge Street. She set up the

today, 16:01 in Regional North East

Northumberland Paralympian Stephen's surprise visit to school

A Northumberland Paralympian thrilled youngsters when he paid a surprise visit to their school. Six-time Paralympic medallist Stephen Miller, from Cramlington, showed off his medals and took part in a question and answer session when he called in at Emma

today, 14:49 in Regional North East

Chance to have your say on bus services in Stobhill area

Northumberland County Council is asking residents in the Stobhill area of Morpeth to put forward their views on local bus services. A questionnaire is being distributed to homes, and made available in public venues, following a request by local county co

today, 12:25 in Regional North East

Images of Yesteryear

The sherry bottle came out for a presentation in Ponteland. We think it looks like it was at a care home. Do you know what the occasion was or who the people were? If you have a tale to tell about any of the featured photographs from 25 years ago or can

today, 10:33 in Regional North East

Pub and restaurant purchased by Yorkshire company

A pub and restaurant that lies between Ponteland and Belsay has a new owner. The purchaser of The Waggon Inn is Boothwood Ltd, an award-winning pub and restaurant operator based in West Yorkshire. It currently has six sites, both in rural village and tow

today, 09:34 in Regional North East

Proposals lodged with council

The following planning applications have been submitted to Northumberland County Council. East Chevington: Mr Ian Thompson, land at Whitefield Farm, Red Row, resubmission of application – proposal to build four detached dwellings, with associated access

today, 09:34 in Regional North East

Scheme to help cyclists’ journey into Morpeth from Stobhill

A new cycleway and other improvements for pedestrians and road users are proposed for the approach to Morpeth through the Stobhill area. As part of wider work through the North East Combined Authority (NECA) to improve sustainable travel options at key t

today, 06:25 in Regional North East

Traffic management changes for Dark Lane scheme from tomorrow

The traffic management in relation to sewer upgrade works in Morpeth town centre will change tomorrow (Saturday). As the first section of the Northumbrian Water scheme on Dark Lane was finished quicker than expected, it will remove the set of traffic lig

yesterday, 21:56 in Regional North East

Residents spread message on Trump’s inauguration day

A group of Morpeth residents took part in an international protest banner drop that was organised to be on the same day as Donald Trump’s inauguration as US President. One such banner – saying Build Bridges Not Walls – was dropped from Elliott Bridge, wh

yesterday, 18:58 in Regional North East

Everyone’s a winner in Lions’ casino night

Morpeth Lions Club Monte Carlo is coming to town when Morpeth Lions Club holds its fifth charity Casino Night at Riverside Lodge. The event takes place on Saturday, February 4, and aims to raise money for Contact Mental Health and the Great North Air Amb

yesterday, 16:28 in Regional North East

Rolls of barbed wire stolen from building in Northumberland

Police have launched an appeal after 20 rolls of Green High Tensile barbed wire were stolen from an outbuilding in Widdrington. The theft took place between approximately 5pm on Wednesday and 2pm yesterday. Anyone with information about the offence, or a

yesterday, 14:23 in Regional North East

Festive period busiest on record for region’s NHS

NHS figures, covering the whole of the Christmas and New Year period, show the busiest time on record for NHS staff working across the region’s hospitals and for the North East Ambulance Service. In the three-week period covering December 19, 2016, to Ja

yesterday, 14:04 in Regional North East

Whole world at winter party

International Friendship It felt like the whole world was represented at Morpeth International Friendship Group’s (formerly SNAP) winter party on January 2. We were from Botswana, Romania, Turkey, Spain, the Basque Country, the UK, Libya, Ecuador and Pol

yesterday, 14:04 in Regional North East

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