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Blyth students enjoy a trip to New York

A group of students enjoyed a trip of a lifetime on an educational and cultural adventure. A total of 53 students and staff from The Blyth Academy visited New York during their half term holidays. The itinerary included a poignant visit to the 9/11 Memor

today, 11:36 in Regional North East

Care home’s delight at national survey results

A care home has been given top ratings by residents in the latest survey. Astor Court care home, in Cramlington, performed strongly in a nationwide survey – performing above the national average for the fourth year in a row. It was given an overall perfo

today, 08:44 in Regional North East

Honoured after dedicating six decades of his life to sport

A sport volunteer has been honoured for his work coaching youngsters in Ashington. He was awarded a sword for his ‘Service to Sport’ by the City of Newcastle. Fred’s name is now engraved on the sword alongside the likes of Sir Bobby Robson, Brendan Foste

today, 08:34 in Regional North East

Northumbria Healthcare looking for governors to help shape trust

Residents interested in helping develop health and care services are being given the chance to get more involved. Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is holding elections for residents to become public governors of the trust and fill 20 vacancies

today, 08:34 in Regional North East

Cricket club aims to be a hit on and off the pitch

A cricket club is aiming for big things on and off the pitch this season. Cramlington Cricket Club has secured more than £180,000 of investment over the last three years. The money has been used to carry out large-scale improvements at the club’s home at

yesterday, 15:12 in Regional North East

Senior Cup Final to be staged at St James’ Park

Northumberland County FA is delighted to announce that its 2017 Techflow Group Senior Cup final between Blyth Spartans and North Shields will once again take place at Newcastle United’s St James’ Park on Wednesday 26 April (7:30pm KO). In a repeat of las

yesterday, 14:04 in Regional North East

Apprentices dig in to help Northumberland schools

A group of apprentices have been digging in to help improve school grounds. Apprentices from the Bernicia Group spent the week giving back at primary schools in Ashington, Morpeth and Lynemouth, as part of National Apprenticeship Week. Shane Harris, Call

yesterday, 14:04 in Regional North East

Pedestrian jumps to safety from path of quad bike

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man had to jump out of the way of a quad bike being ridden towards him. The 63-year-old pedestrian was on the pavement in Kinloss Square, Cramlington, at 2.40pm on Thursday, March 16, when a man on a quad bike m

yesterday, 11:48 in Regional North East

Play ticket offer for ex-miners

Former miners and their wives in Northumberland are being offered free tickets for a new play about Ned Corvan. The first professional Geordie singer/songwriter, who left a legacy of about 120 songs, wrote a much-loved composition to remember the 204 men

yesterday, 11:48 in Regional North East

Urgent care centre to remain closed overnight for a further three months

An urgent care centre is to remain closed overnight for another three months. Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has revealed today that the temporary measure – put in place on December 1 – is being extended. The centre at Wansbeck General Hospi

yesterday, 10:14 in Regional North East

Art shines light on our darkest time

Last weekend I was invited to open the latest touring exhibition at the marvellous Woodhorn Colliery Museum, but if I am honest, I have to say I wish it was not there at all. Why? Because it portrays what many believe to be one of the darkest ever days i

Thursday, 17:18 in Regional North East

Businesses backing championship chasing Bedlington Town U14 Cobras

A junior football club has received significant backing from local businesses as they push for their league title and promotion in the Pinpoint Recruitment Junior Football League. Having achieved Nike’s accredited Partner Club status, Bedlington Town U14

Thursday, 16:44 in Regional North East

Hats the way to walk to school!

A group of children in Cramlington enjoyed a memorable walk to school last Thursday. And the fun was not over because a special guest put on an engaging performance to weave the important sustainable travel message into famous stories from history. Shank

Thursday, 16:27 in Regional North East

London attack: Reaction from North-East politicians

North-East politicians have relived their experiences of yesterday’s attack in London, with one describing a scene of carnage. The attacker – who has not yet been named – drove a car along a pavement on Westminster Bridge knocking down pedestrians, creat

Thursday, 14:09 in Regional North East

Unique project aims to revitalise Blyth’s market

A unique project is under way to revitalise a town’s market. Blyth Town Council and Northumberland County Council have joined forces on the project, which aims to bring more traders with quality goods on offer for shoppers and visitors. The councils are

Thursday, 14:09 in Regional North East

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