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Crash in Northumberland causes A1 hold-ups

A crash near to a junction with the A1 in Northumberland is causing tailbacks. Northumbria Police and other emergency services are currently dealing with a collision at the junction of the A1 with the Chevington Moor turn-off, south of Eshott. Traffic...

today, 12:14 in Regional North East
 

Balance restored, but long days for farm vets

Firstly, I must apologise for my unduly pessimistic Vet’s Diary in March when I predicted all sorts of bad consequences of the storms. As is so often the case, Mother Nature found a way of bringing us a balance. In April AHDB monitored farms reported...

yesterday, 16:48 in Regional North East
 

Outdoor plants get their marching orders

It’s full steam ahead in the garden over this Bank Holiday weekend. In late May, when the greenhouse is overcrowded, you have to give marching orders to all plants destined for the great outdoors. The plan is to move pots from the floor and thin-out...

yesterday, 15:18 in Regional North East
 

Horse sculpture can be viewed at equestrian event

A life-size sculpture made to commemorate the millions of horses that fought and died in the First World War will be exhibited for the first time at this year’s Belsay Horse Trials. James Kemish, an amateur artist who works at Nissan in Sunderland,...

yesterday, 12:37 in Regional North East
 

Peppa Pig surprise for nursery children

Ponteland Private Nursery recently held a sponsored ‘muddy puddle’ walk with a special guest – Peppa Pig. Families were welcome to support nursery staff and walk alongside their children. The group walked around Ponteland and met people from a range...

yesterday, 12:37 in Regional North East
 

Pupils’ business ideas to help good causes

Children at a Morpeth school are aiming to battle their way into a boardroom in aid of a good cause. Year Five pupils from Chantry Middle School are among those taking part in the seventh annual Newcastle Building Society Boardroom Charity Challenge....

yesterday, 12:37 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 1918, as reported by the Morpeth Herald. All material is published with kind permission of the Mackay family. We thank them for their support and...

yesterday, 12:37 in Regional North East
 

Council welcomes interest in The Terrace site

An opportunity to develop one of Morpeth’s key sites is attracting a great deal of interest. Formerly known as the Riverside, The Terrace contains the old library site, The Willows and Beechfield and The Willows bungalows. It has been on the market...

Friday, 22:41 in Regional North East
 

A blooming good fund-raising scheme in aid of charity

Residents are being invited to throw a blooming great party in aid of charity. Officials at Marie Curie are encouraging people in Northumberland to get involved with fund-raising in June with a Blooming Great Tea Party. Participants should pick a...

Friday, 21:22 in Regional North East
 

10th year for popular ride and show fund-raiser

The annual Gary Routledge Ride and Show reaches its 10th year on Monday. Bikers from across the North East will once again gather for the ride out in Northumberland in memory of Gary and to raise money for charity in the process. As in previous years,...

Friday, 21:22 in Regional North East
 

Prestigious award for third year in a row

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has achieved an award hat-trick. It has won the CHKS Top Hospitals national patient experience accolade for the third consecutive year. The CHKS Top Hospitals programme is regarded as a mark of excellence in...

Friday, 19:33 in Regional North East
 

VIDEO: Pitmen Painters - two new exhibitions at Woodhorn Museum

A new body of work by a contemporary artist and an exhibition of previously unseen works, both based on the Pitmen Painters, form part of Woodhorn Museum's summer season. North East based artist Narbi Price exhibits new body of work, The Ashington...

Friday, 16:38 in Regional North East
 

Pupils’ praise for their police pals

Schoolchildren in Red Row were showing their appreciation for police officers in this picture from 30 years ago, but why? If you have any information, or recognise any of the youngsters pictured, please get in touch. If you have a tale to tell about...

Friday, 14:51 in Regional North East
 

Proposals to help deal with parking problems in town

An action plan has been developed to improve car parking in Morpeth town centre. And the Northumberland County Council proposals include providing extra parking capacity through the re-development of the current Morpeth First School site once it is...

Friday, 12:48 in Regional North East
 

Community’s hospital fight taken to PM

Since my last update, there has been no shortage of politics, sport or national events for the nation to get its teeth into. For my money, the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex certainly stolen the show – a remarkable and wonderful event...

Thursday, 17:47 in Regional North East
 
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