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Blyth switches on its Christmas lights

Blyth switches on its Christmas lights

Thousands of people braved the cold to see Blyth light up for Christmas. About 3,000 folk gathered for the switch-on of the Christmas lights yesterday, with special guests Union J and, of course, Santa and his missus. Blyth Town Council laid on a...

today, 12:15 in Regional North East
 
Northumberland County Council ready for winter challenges

Northumberland County Council ready for winter challenges

Gritters are heading back out on Northumberland’s roads as winter approaches. Last year, Northumberland County Council bought seven new state-of-the-art gritters to increase its fleet which cover thousands of miles each year. Costing more than...

today, 08:58 in Regional North East
 
Health chiefs raise awareness of regular HIV testing

Health chiefs raise awareness of regular HIV testing

Community health experts are raising awareness of the need for regular testing. As part of national HIV testing week, which starts on Saturday, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s sexual health service is encouraging people at risk of HIV to...

today, 08:41 in Regional North East
 
Firm offers rental deal to veterans

Firm offers rental deal to veterans

A housing company is offering homeless veterans the chance to stay somewhere warm this winter. Cross Rigg Developments, based in Ashington and which owns a number of properties around Northumberland, is making the offer to ex-service personnel who...

today, 08:41 in Regional North East
 
Helping to clean up area of Ashington

Helping to clean up area of Ashington

Volunteers came together to clean up an area of Ashington. Members from the Heart of the Hirst Tenant & Resident Group carried out the community litter pick. The effort, around the Hirst area of Ashington, was supported by and Ashington Town...

today, 08:41 in Regional North East
 
Call to protect dam in letter to agency

Call to protect dam in letter to agency

Fresh concerns have been raised over the future of a key structure at Humford Country Park in Bedlington following a site visit. About 2,000 people signed a petition opposing any move to demolish Humford Dam after a document from the Northumberland...

yesterday, 15:57 in Regional North East
 
Work starts on new HQ for pipeline firm

Work starts on new HQ for pipeline firm

Work has started on a new multi-million pound headquarters for a pipeline company. The state-of-the-art two-storey building will be the new home for Cramlington-based PII Pipeline Solutions, a subsidiary of Baker Hughes, a GE company. The...

yesterday, 12:52 in Regional North East
 
Gold awards for Northumberland tourism businesses

Gold awards for Northumberland tourism businesses

Tourism businesses from Northumberland dominated the regional industry awards last night, with an array of winners. Nominees from the county clinched seven golds across 15 categories at the North East England Tourism Awards, held at The Boiler Shop in...

yesterday, 10:32 in Regional North East
 
Police initiative in Blyth is hailed a big success

Police initiative in Blyth is hailed a big success

A initiative to clean up an area of Blyth has been hailed a big success. The month-long 12 Streets operation, which ended last week, has seen a host of multi-agency activities, aimed at improving the quality of life for residents. Officers from Blyth...

yesterday, 10:32 in Regional North East
 

WATCH: Coca-Cola truck in Morpeth

The famous Coca-Cola truck has pulled into Morpeth. The truck, complete with almost 9,000 fairy lights and the Holidays are Coming jingle, arrived this morning and thousands of people have poured into the town throughout the day to see it and have...

Thursday, 20:13 in Regional North East
 
Northumberland facing local-plan intervention

Northumberland facing local-plan intervention

The Government has threatened to directly intervene in councils who have failed to establish a local housing plan – including Northumberland. In a speech in Bristol today, Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, said...

Thursday, 17:09 in Regional North East
 
Union J fly the Christmas flag in Blyth

Union J fly the Christmas flag in Blyth

Christmas comes to Blyth tomorrow as the town switches on its festive lights, with special guests Union J. Blyth Town Council has arranged a Christmas-themed day, with the addition of the artisan market and the teenage market to the regular weekly...

Thursday, 15:12 in Regional North East
 
Economical benefits of offshore wind industry

Economical benefits of offshore wind industry

Areas key to the offshore wind industry are reaping the economic benefits, a new report has revealed. The report – Offshore Wind: Regenerating Regions – Investment and Innovation in the UK, published by RenewableUK – highlights the important of the...

Thursday, 12:55 in Regional North East
 
Cramlington care home honours war heroes with personal display

Cramlington care home honours war heroes with personal display

A care home has created a special display to remember the country’s war heroes from across the decades. Residents, family members and staff at Hartford Court Care home, in Cramlington, have spent the past few weeks working on the display. In that time...

Thursday, 09:54 in Regional North East
 
Rugby club in final appeal for votes

Rugby club in final appeal for votes

A rugby league side is making a final appeal to help score a major cash boost. Cramlington Rockets, the current RFL Community Club of the Year, needs 1,000 people to take two minutes to vote for them to win £25,000 from the Aviva Community Fund. Along...

Wednesday, 15:23 in Regional North East
 
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