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Shortlist delight for beauty salon

A salon in Blyth will be in the spotlight after being put on the shortlist for a prestigious accolade. The Beauty Factory, located in Havelock Street, is among the finalists for the North East Salon of the Year at this year’s English Hair and Beauty Awar

today, 20:46 in Regional North East

Blyth Spartans open up 14-point gap with win over Stourbridge

Blyth Spartans picked up a massive three points against promotion rivals Stourbridge with a 2-1 win at the War Memorial Athletic Ground on Saturday. Robert Dale opened the scoring with a fantastic free kick on 25 minutes before Daniel Maguire’s header ju

today, 18:30 in Regional North East

Northumberland school buildings need £2k per pupil to bring them up to scratch

More than £2,000 per pupil is needed to bring school buildings in Northumberland up to a satisfactory condition – far higher than in many other areas, according to a new report. A report, published today by the National Audit Office (NAO), has found that

today, 17:58 in Regional North East

WEATHER WARNING: Heavy snow forecast for parts of Northumberland

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for snow in Northumberland tomorrow as Storm Doris moves eastwards across the country. The 'be prepared' alert was issued this morning and affects the north-west of the county and the Scottish Border between 2pm

today, 15:09 in Regional North East

Rutherford name for cancer centre under construction in Northumberland

The name has been revealed for a state-of-the-art proton beam therapy (PBT) cancer centre that is being built in Northumberland. The Rutherford Cancer Centres will offer patients a comprehensive range of treatments. Three centres are currently under deve

today, 15:09 in Regional North East

Two Northumberland men convicted of fraud offences

Two Northumberland men have been convicted of fraud offences after targeting vulnerable victims, including conning a 78-year-old woman out of thousands of pounds. Jimmy Nicholson, 25, from Lynemouth, and Andrew Kane, 22, of North View, in Cambois, were s

today, 10:08 in Regional North East

Hadrian's Wall in top 5 of England’s best-loved free attractions

Hadrian's Wall has been voted one of the most-loved free attractions in England, according to a new poll. The Roman defensive fortification, which ran from the banks of the River Tyne near the North Sea, through Northumberland, to the Solway Firth on the

yesterday, 18:10 in Regional North East

Stargazers set to benefit from new observatory in Kielder

A new state-of-the-art observatory is set to be opened this year following a successful fundraising. Stargazers will be able to use the new facility at Kielder Observatory when it opens in the summer. Officials at the award-winning facility in Northumber

yesterday, 16:49 in Regional North East

Firm enjoys sweet taste of success

A family business in Northumberland is celebrating after scooping a prestigious national award for its rum and raisin ice cream. Ciccarelli Artisan Gelato won the Marcantonio and Pre Gel Italy Cup in the 2017 National Ice Cream Competition that was organ

yesterday, 16:49 in Regional North East

The many benefits of volunteering

Citizens Advice Northumberland is a registered charity that relies on volunteers to provide the invaluable service that helps so many people within your community. Last year, we provided information and advice to around 11,000 local people on a wide rang

yesterday, 11:59 in Regional North East

Officers give pupils important advice

Practical scenarios and an engaging case study were among the items discussed during a police visit to Cramlington Learning Village that highlighted the issue of taking responsibility for your actions. Local neighbourhood officers were invited to take pa

Monday, 16:10 in Regional North East

Beauty and the Beast heading to Manor Walks

Shoppers are being invited to meet the ‘belle of the ball’. Manor Walks have teamed up with Vue Cinema Cramlington to offer two family cinema tickets to see Beauty and the Beast when it is released in March. A prize will be awarded to the child with the

Monday, 16:10 in Regional North East

Top ranking for chief executive

The head of a North East organisation has been named the best mental health trust chief executive in the country. John Lawlor, chief executive of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW), has been honoured in the Health Service Journal’s

Monday, 15:48 in Regional North East

Planned roadworks for the North East

Highways England has a number of planned roadworks in the North East over the coming week. A1 junction 56 Barton to junction 51 Leeming Bar There will be phases of overnight lane closures and full carriageway closures while work takes place to upgrade th

Monday, 15:48 in Regional North East

Blyth run in four tries in shut-out win over Ashington

Saturday’s local derby between Blyth and Ashington had been eagerly awaited by the home side who had suffered two previous defeats this season from the visitors. Blyth were able to select from their strongest squad this season, and the Plessey Road pitch

Monday, 12:03 in Regional North East

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