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Free packs help school students to get planting

Hundreds of free trees have been sent to schools and community groups across Northumberland thanks to the Woodland Trust. In the North East, 116 schools and 41 community groups successfully applied for the packs (available in small, medium and large) fro

today, 18:35 in Regional North East

Family's tribute to motorcyclist killed in Northumberland crash

The family of a motorcyclist killed in Northumberland yesterday have spoken of their devastation. Shaun O'Connell, 33, from Throckley, Tyne and Wear, died in a two-vehicle collision on the A696 close to Kirkwhelpington, near Otterburn, at around 9.10am.

today, 17:18 in Regional North East

Brewery toasts its new deal for expansion

The Anarchy Brew Company is raising a glass in celebration after announcing exciting expansion plans. The Morpeth-based business is investing in the brewery to continue to develop new, exciting, award-winning craft beers in bottle, keg, cask and can. It

today, 15:47 in Regional North East

Council examining homes for surface water scheme work

Surveying is taking place as part of the project to tackle surface water issues in the Morpeth area. Northumberland County Council, which is working on the scheme in partnership with Northumbrian Water and the Environment Agency, is examining the most vu

today, 13:39 in Regional North East

Happy Birthday Belsay as hall celebrates its 200th anniversary

It’s party time at Belsay as it marks a double century. A birthday bash will run throughout the bank holiday weekend at the English Heritage attraction to mark the 200th anniversary of Belsay Hall. The Grecian-style building was completed in 1817 and sti

today, 12:13 in Regional North East

Trees to be replanted at County Hall

Work is under way at County Hall in Morpeth to plant new trees to replace those that were felled earlier this year. The 90 mature trees were controversially chopped down ahead of Northumberland County Council planning decisions on 200 new houses and the

today, 12:02 in Regional North East

Images of Yesteryear

These judo players seem to have received a certificate for their efforts, but do you know what the occasion was or who the people are in the photograph? If so, we would love to hear from you. If you have a tale to tell about any of the featured photograp

today, 11:21 in Regional North East

ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan F

today, 11:00 in Regional North East

Motorcyclist killed in Northumberland crash

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Northumberland. At around 9.10am yesterday, police received a report of a two-vehicle collision on the A696 near Kirkwhelpington, involving a blue Ford S-Max car and a red Honda CBR motorc

today, 09:49 in Regional North East

Chief executive to leave Northumberland County Council

Northumberland County Council’s chief executive Steve Mason has ‘decided to leave the council and pursue fresh challenges’. The news follows yesterday’s first meeting of the local authority since the May 4 election which saw the Conservatives form the ne

yesterday, 16:34 in Regional North East

Police appeal after cannabis farm is discovered in Northumberland

A large number of cannabis plants has been discovered in the Hadston area of Northumberland. At 7.45pm on Monday, police received a report of a cannabis farm at Simonside Crescent. Officers attended the scene and found around 250 plants, which were then

yesterday, 15:57 in Regional North East

Vigil for victims of Manchester attack to take place in Morpeth

A vigil will be held in Morpeth on Saturday following the atrocity in Manchester on Monday night. Twenty-two people were killed and more than 60 people were injured after a man set off a bomb in the foyer at Manchester Arena. Morpeth Mayor Nic Best will

yesterday, 14:27 in Regional North East

Nic takes on mayoral chains in Morpeth for second time

The proposal for Nic Best to become the new Mayor of Morpeth was unanimously approved by his fellow town councillors. And the Green Party member has called on the local authority, together with organisations and groups in the area, to build on what they

yesterday, 13:27 in Regional North East

Anger over closure of slip road to major route

The closure of a slip road north of Morpeth onto the A1 and continued works next to a petrol station and shops have come in for criticism. When the new junction to link the Morpeth Northern Bypass to one of the main routes through Northumberland was comp

yesterday, 13:27 in Regional North East

North East mother's tribute to 'angels flying in the sky' as daughter and partner confirmed dead in...

A woman who lost her partner and daughter in the Manchester terror attack said they were "both my angels flying high in the sky". Courtney Boyle, 19, who was studying criminology and psychology at Leeds Beckett University, and Philip Tron,...

yesterday, 13:09 in Regional North East

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