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Met Office ice and snow warning

The area for a warning in relation to ice and snow tomorrow includes part of Northumberland. The Met Office has issued a yellow alert for a section of the North East and other regions, saying that some roads and railways are likely to be affected. It...

today, 20:49 in Regional North East

NORTHUMBERLAND BUSINESS AWARDS: Still time to put yourself in the running

With just over a week left to enter, we are sharing one of this year’s Northumberland Business Awards nominations to encourage others. Mrs O’s Caring Hands, based in Blyth, which started in December 2016, has put itself forward in the New Business...

today, 12:22 in Regional North East

Our village halls clubbing together to celebrate their very existence

Northumberland’s village halls are gearing up to mark the first national Village Halls Week, celebrating the vital role they play in sustaining rural communities. The week-long celebration, starting on Monday and organised by ACRE Network, England’s...

today, 06:54 in Regional North East

Electronics firm appoints specialist

Cramlington-based, electronic assembly services specialist, Hindley Circuits, has announced the appointment of business development manager, Alistair Barnes. Alistair, 43, has more than 20 years’ experience in the electronics sector and in his...

today, 06:54 in Regional North East

WI joins fight to End Plastic Soup

Women’s Institute members in Seaton Valley have joined a national fight to tackle the growing problem of marine pollution. They are urging people to help stop the flow of plastics into the seas as part of the national WI End Plastic Soup campaign....

today, 06:54 in Regional North East

Lewis is hired as firm’s apprentice

A Cramlington resident is kicking off his career after becoming regional employer Banks Mining’s latest Northumberland apprentice. Lewis Coyle was chosen from a considerable number of applicants for the plant mechanic apprenticeship at its Shotton...

today, 06:54 in Regional North East

Met Office warns of ice and snow

A warning of ice has been issued for the North East tonight. The Met Office has issued a yellow alert for the region until 11am tomorrow morning. It warns ice is likely to form through tonight and last into Saturday morning, with some sleet and snow...

yesterday, 20:19 in Regional North East

Northumberland remembers victims of the Holocaust

The millions lost in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides will be remembered at a special event next week. Northumberland County Council is hosting a Holocaust memorial event as part of National Holocaust Memorial Day on Thursday, January 25, at 1pm...

yesterday, 11:00 in Regional North East

Ridley Park bird hide to be unveiled

Friends of Ridley Park are inviting local residents to two free events taking place in the park during the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch on Saturday, January 27. A nature walk and bird count lasting about one hour, to be led by Lindsay McDougal,...

yesterday, 06:27 in Regional North East

Crews sought for Antarctica voyage

Blyth Tall Ship has launched the first phase in selecting the final four crews for the Williams Expedition, which will start in 2019. This will repeat the original voyage of discovery to Antarctica. It took place from the Northumberland town in 1819...

yesterday, 06:27 in Regional North East

Jury discharged in Northumberland shallow-grave murder trial after legal argument

The jury in the murder trial of a man accused of burying his naked victim in a shallow grave at Cresswell in Northumberland has been discharged. Richard Spottiswood, 34, of Canterbury Way, Jarrow, had denied the murder of 24-year-old Darren Bonner...

Thursday, 20:53 in Regional North East

Find funding now to save our NHS

Last week my colleague and Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell wrote of his concerns about the pressure health services are currently under, and I make no apology for returning to that theme. Because even since Ronnie wrote his column the situation in...

Thursday, 17:09 in Regional North East

Woman cleared of murdering man found naked in Northumberland

A woman has been cleared of murdering a man found naked in a shallow grave in Northumberland. Lucy Burn and her partner Richard Spottiswood both denied murdering Darren Bonner during a holiday in Cresswell. Yesterday, Judge Stephen Ashurst directed...

Thursday, 15:16 in Regional North East

MP hits out after collapse of Carillion

A Northumberland MP joined Labour colleagues to ask why the Government awarded contracts to Carillion worth nearly £2billion following the company’s warnings over profits. Ian Lavery, in his role as chairman of the Labour Party, also raised concerns...

Thursday, 12:48 in Regional North East

Ups and downs in annual report from Northumberland’s schools chief

Northumberland’s next head of education will ‘have a firm foundation upon which to build’, according to the post’s current holder. The 2016/17 report, which is going before councillors this month, is the fourth and final annual report by Andy Johnson...

Thursday, 12:11 in Regional North East

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