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Ashington fall to sixth consecutive defeat with Newcastle Benfield loss

Ashington’s winless sequence of results continued against Newcastle Benfield on Saturday when they crashed to a sixth consecutive defeat. The Sam Smiths Park outfit, who earlier in the week had dumped the Colliers out of the League Cup after Paul Brayson

37 min. ago in Regional North East

A familiar story for Ashington boss Harmison with mistakes and misses

Ashington FC manager Steve Harmison cited missed chances and mistakes as being the catalyst for his side’s 5-2 defeat at the hands of Newcastle Benfield at Sam Smiths Park on Saturday It is not the first time this season where the Woodhorn Lane boss has

37 min. ago in Regional North East

South East Northumberland Friday Darts League

The latest results from the South East Northumberland Friday Darts League. Astley Arms 1 Blyth Comrades 10 (team game winner: Blyth Comrades); Terrace Club 4 Blyth Seahorse 7 (Terrace Club); Village Club 5 Clef & Cask 6 (Clef & Cask); Newsham...

37 min. ago in Regional North East

Roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 this week. A1 Morpeth Work is ongoing until the spring for the construction of a bypass. There will be various phases of day and night lane and carriageway closures, with narrow lanes

today, 12:37 in Regional North East

Revamped centre is up and running

Blyth councillor Kath Nisbet was the special guest of honour at the recent grand re-opening of the Kwik Fit centre in Blyth. Following a significant investment from the company, the facility on Cowpen Road has been fully refurbished from the garage floor

yesterday, 16:16 in Regional North East

Air cadets show skills

Air cadets from the Durham/Northumberland Wing area took part in a challenging selection day designed to pick out those ready to be put forward for a flying scholarship. The 21 youngsters, some from squadrons in south east Northumberland, travelled to th

yesterday, 12:18 in Regional North East

Generous garage sponsors strips

Pegswood Primary School pupils are enjoying wearing their smart new kit in Northumberland sporting events and competitions. The Cookswell Citroen garage in the village kindly agreed to sponsor the clothing. Headteacher Andrew Waterfield said: “The new st

yesterday, 10:50 in Regional North East

Schools can take part in Birdwatch

Children all over Northumberland are swapping books for binoculars to take part in the UK’s biggest schools wildlife survey. The RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch 2017 takes place during the first half of the spring term and helps children discover the wonde

yesterday, 08:59 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

yesterday, 08:52 in Regional North East

Pupils help make a difference in Africa

Intrepid students have been helping make a difference to the lives of children affected by HIV and Aids in Africa. Sixth form pupils from the Northumberland Church of England Academy travelled to Gaborone in the school’s link Diocese of Botswana. Working

Saturday, 14:52 in Regional North East

New inspector is appointed for Ashington

A new neighbourhood inspector has been appointed in Ashington. Inspector Sue Fryer, who started her policing career in Morpeth in 1993, is back in charge of policing in all of Ashington and the urban area of Morpeth. Insp Fryer has worked as a detective

Saturday, 10:04 in Regional North East

New £150k fund to help homeless

A new philanthropic fund has been launched to help tackle homelessness in the North East. Family-run Pattinson Estate Agents has created the new £150,000 fund. It is being held at the philanthropy advice charity, Community Foundation Tyne & Wear...

Saturday, 08:53 in Regional North East

Ambitious project on 15th century tower moves to next phase

An ambitious project to breathe new life into an historic building is entering its next phase. A scheme to reopen the ruined 15th century pele tower at Cresswell was awarded initial support for a £93,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) last au

Saturday, 08:47 in Regional North East

Fun parties raise big total for school

Festive fun at a Wetherspoons pub in Blyth has raised some useful funds for a school in the town that was hit by vandals over the summer holidays. Staff at The Wallaw arranged three children’s Christmas parties, which were all sold out, in aid of Morpeth

Saturday, 08:28 in Regional North East

Burglary at soft play premises

Money has been stolen from a soft play premises in an area of Ashington. Between 7.05pm on Wednesday and 9.30am yesterday, an offender or offenders went into Banana Beach, in North Seaton Industrial Estate, and took an undisclosed amount of cash before l

Friday, 17:36 in Regional North East

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