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Finishing touches are made to trail

A new winter trail for all the family has been created, thanks to community groups. Woodhorn Museum, near Ashington, is to host Winter Quest: The Frost of Forgetfulness from December 17 to 23. It has been created by award-winning theatre company Unfoldin

today, 08:39 in Regional North East

Podcast on Northumberland's 30-hour free childcare pilot scheme

Members of Northumberland County Council's Early Years Team got together with partners and service users to discuss the 30-hour free childcare pilot and what it meant to them. The podcast was recorded as part of Northumberland County Council’s commitment

yesterday, 17:38 in Regional North East

Pupils raise £2k for special charity

Two charities have benefitted from the generosity of students. Pupils at Cramlington Learning Village raised more than £2,000 for two charities, including Jessica’s Sarcoma Awareness, which has a special connection with the school after being set up by s

yesterday, 09:35 in Regional North East

Rachael helps set the scene for play

A design student has been helping to set the scene for an amazing work experience. Rachael Burgess, from New Hartley, assisted the production design team in making props and building sets for the adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities at Dar

yesterday, 08:52 in Regional North East

Search is on for the top accountants

The search is on for the region’s rising stars in the finance and accountancy sector. The North East Accountancy Awards recognises excellence within the fields of finance, accounting and tax from all industry sectors in the region. Those interested in su

yesterday, 08:52 in Regional North East

Final piece of town vision is complete

Hundreds of new homes are set to be built in the final piece of the jigsaw for Cramlington New Town. Plans to build more than 1,600 homes on land near Arcot Hall Golf Club have been approved by Northumberland County Council’s planning committee. Housebui

yesterday, 06:28 in Regional North East

Improving safety for pedestrians

A series of road improvements has been carried out in Ashington to improve safety and protect pedestrians. An improvement scheme for Norham Road has been completed involving resurfacing, footpath widening, putting in extra parking restrictions and extend

Friday, 12:12 in Regional North East

Speeding up links to new health site

The site of a major new health facility is set to benefit from ultrafast broadband. Work on England’s first Proton Therapy Cancer Centre, near Bedlington, is underway ahead of its expected opening next September. And the facility, along with nearby new h

Friday, 09:40 in Regional North East

Is health service going private?

Margaret Thatcher once famously declared that the NHS is safe in Tory hands. Well we have seen what has happened through successive Tory governments. Last month chancellor Philip Hammond claimed to be giving the health service an extra £10bn, but told ma

Thursday, 18:07 in Regional North East

No slowing down on County Hall move and land sale

A motion to delay the finalisation of contracts for the County Hall move and the sale of the site in Morpeth was voted down yesterday afternoon. And the heated debate on the failed motion, which lost by 34 votes to 27 at the full meeting of Northumberlan

Thursday, 15:40 in Regional North East

Opportunity for hospitals to help smokers quit

Hospitals in the North East are making progress to help people quit smoking, but will need to play a greater role in the future to reduce pressure on wards and bed spaces. That is the response from Fresh as a major new report released yesterday by the Br

Thursday, 14:13 in Regional North East

Northumbria Police praised in two HMIC reports

Northumbria Police has been rated as good in the latest HMIC inspection on legitimacy, published today. In a separate report, focusing on leadership, HMIC (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary) inspectors noted that the Chief Constable was ‘achievi

Thursday, 10:34 in Regional North East

More trains will stop at Morpeth

More inter-city trains will be stopping off in south-east Northumberland. From Sunday, Virgin Trains are providing two new weekday services leaving London at 9.30am and 1.30pm and arriving at Morpeth at 12.57pm and 4.57pm on their way to Edinburgh. South

Thursday, 09:53 in Regional North East

Ashington FC manager Harmison frustrated with home defeat to Penrith

Ashington FC manager Steve Harmison saw his outfit go down 2-1 at home to Penrith at Woodhorn Lane on Tuesday night. And afterwards, the boss said it was frustrating watching from the sidelines after his side had failed to convert ‘guilt edged chances.’

Wednesday, 10:01 in Regional North East

Memberships rise at leisure centres

Investment in leisure centres at Ashington and Cramlington has paid off, with new figures showing large increases in the number of memberships. Active Northumberland, which manages all leisure facilities on behalf of Northumberland County Council, has re

Wednesday, 09:43 in Regional North East

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