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Busy month for Ascent at its sites

Northumberland house-builder Ascent Homes enjoyed a considerable boost in sales across its sites last month. The successful developments in March included Windsor View in Newbiggin by the Sea – a coastal development offering buyers great views of the bay

today, 15:34 in Regional North East

Tourism awards success for Northumberland duo

Northumberland has won two prizes at the national awards celebrating the best of English tourism. St Cuthbert’s House B&B in Seahouses and Battlesteads Hotel and Restaurant in Wark were winners at VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence. The...

today, 14:34 in Regional North East

Ronnie and Ian to stand again in June election

Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell will be standing again for the constituency at the forthcoming General Election. Last week, MPs overwhelmingly backed Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to go to the polls on June 8. He said: “It was my intention to stand d

yesterday, 17:20 in Regional North East

WATCH: Northumberland planting season in full swing

Northumberland County Council’s floral programme, which sees around 200,000 flowers planted each year, is in full bloom at present. During spring, many thousands are brought out of the council’s nurseries to brighten up the county. Among the most widely-

yesterday, 16:47 in Regional North East

Couple mark 65 years of marriage

A couple have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Frank and Lillias Armstrong marked the big day with a party at Ashington Grange Care Home, where they have lived since 2014. Mr and Mrs Armstrong, who have been together for 66 years, are originall

yesterday, 16:47 in Regional North East

Jessop hits century in opening day win

A magnificent century from Jack Jessop, his first ever for the club, spearheaded Ashington to a champion start to the new season with a crushing 150 runs victory over Newcastle City at Gosforth on Saturday. The Mighty Acorns – the defending holders of th

yesterday, 15:59 in Regional North East

Ashington end season with defeat to Whitby

Ashington 12 Whitby 20 Ashington ended their season with a disappointing loss at home to Whitby. Yet again Ashington started poorly conceding 2 converted tries and 2 penalties to turn around at half time 0-20 down. This could have been more if not for a

yesterday, 15:08 in Regional North East

Champions Blyth finish in style ...

Blyth Spartans started their Evo-Stik League trophy celebrations in fine style on Saturday - as they ended their five-year tenure in the league with a 5-1 triumph over Grantham Town. Man of the Match Daniel Maguire opened the scoring on 17 minutes, befor

yesterday, 15:02 in Regional North East

Positives in defeat in final league game

Blyth 12 Redcar 34 Blyth completed their league season with a lot of positives despite the defeat, Redcar came to Plessey road as the new Durham and Northumberland 2 champions and with Blyth in and out of the relegation zone for large parts of the season

yesterday, 14:46 in Regional North East

South Shields win title at Ashington

Ashington 1-4 South Shields South Shields came to Woodhorn Lane knowing that a win would be sufficient to see them win the title of the Ebac Northern League, writes Gary Bell. Ashington meanwhile were looking to build on the decent performance that had s

yesterday, 14:34 in Regional North East

Police welcome tougher penalties for speeding

Changes introduced today which enable courts to issue tougher penalties for speeding motorists have been welcomed by Northumbria Police. A change in sentencing guidelines means that courts in England and Wales can hand out longer sentences and higher fin

yesterday, 13:03 in Regional North East

Lorna's reaction to getting through to MasterChef knockout stages

Berwick’s Lorna Robertson is proving herself to be one of the top contestants in this year’s MasterChef. The 22-year-old impressed judges once again in making it through last night’s quarter-final. The challenge, set by restaurant critic Jay Rayner, was

yesterday, 13:03 in Regional North East

Health officials to pass on expertise to help other trusts

A health trust is using its expertise in patient feedback to help other NHS trusts around the country. Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has developed a comprehensive programme to capture real-time feedback from patients while they are still in

yesterday, 11:31 in Regional North East

Jesse has something to smile about

Ashington schoolboy Jesse Webb had plenty to smile about when he won through to the final of a joke-telling competition. The 11-year-old, who goes to Thomas Bewick Campus, was one of 20 youngsters in the Voice Box comedy awards final at Speaker’s House,

yesterday, 08:46 in Regional North East

Do your bit to shut out the thieves

Police in Northumberland are warning householders not to make life easy for sneak thieves looking to take advantage of the spring sunshine and lighter nights. Residents are being given a timely reminder to ensure their homes are secure as there is often

Sunday, 21:43 in Regional North East

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