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Cramlington firm enjoying sweet success thanks to £600,000 investment

A chocolatier is hoping for sweet success after major expansion plans. In January, Sweetdreams Ltd launched a new 25,000sq ft factory at its Cramlington site whilst also investing in a new coating and panning line. The new purpose built unit allows...

yesterday, 14:54 in Regional North East
 

Community engagement event to be held in Ashington

Alongside Northumbria Police, Northumberland County Council is inviting residents of Ashington to have their say about their local area. The community engagement event will take place on Tuesday at Hirst Park pavilion between 10am and 3pm. It is an...

yesterday, 12:15 in Regional North East
 

Blyth man is jailed after stealing and selling kit

A Royal Marine from Blyth who stole military items and sold them on eBay has been jailed for 15 months. Former Warrant Officer Michael Bath, 49, of Horton Park, took clothing, boots and badges from the Commando Training Centre at Lympstone in Devon –...

Wednesday, 17:58 in Regional North East
 

Ashington-based Tae Kwon-Do club continues to grow

An Ashington martial arts club is going from strength to strength only 12 months after being formed. It has been a year since Phillippa Life, a 2nd Dan Black Belt, started the Tae Kwon-Do club at the town’s new leisure centre. The club has a number of...

Wednesday, 14:26 in Regional North East
 

X Factor winner to headline Live

A million selling, number one chart topping artist is set to headline Northumberland Live at Bedlington this July. Headlining will be singer, songwriter Matt Cardle’s whose first solo single, ‘When We Collide’ went straight to number-one on the UK...

Tuesday, 17:08 in Regional North East
 

If you LOVE Northumberland, these are the awards for you

Entries have opened for the LOVE Northumberland Awards 2018 - the annual celebration of all that is great about community environmental work in the county. The LOVE Northumberland awards mark a range of projects and initiatives which improve local...

Tuesday, 14:41 in Regional North East
 

House fire in Blyth extinguished

Firefighters have extinguished a house fire in an area of Blyth this morning. After a call was made at 9.34am, two Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) appliances from West Hartford Community Fire Station and one Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue...

Tuesday, 11:41 in Regional North East
 

Bicycle Bards back at local landmark

The world’s first bicycle-powered Shakespearean actors will be heading back to Northumberlandia in the summer. Joining Northumberland Wildlife Trust, The HandleBards will be wooing the region’s lovers of the Bard of Avon with their extremely energetic...

Monday, 19:33 in Regional North East
 

Youths interviewed over anti-social behaviour

Youths causing anti-social behaviour in Blyth have been targeted in an operation involving Northumberland County Council and Northumbria Police. In response to the issue, teams from the local authority’s Housing and Public Protection Service and local...

Monday, 12:41 in Regional North East
 

RNLI crew called to help stricken yacht

Lifeboat volunteers from Newbiggin were called out just after 5.30pm yesterday to go to the assistance of a 27-ft yacht The wife of the vessel’s owner had contacted Humber Coastguard reporting that her husband – who was sailing single handed from...

Monday, 11:02 in Regional North East
 

Thousands of tree problems reported each year to council

Northumberland County Council does not have the resources to tackle all of the thousands of tree complaints it receives each year, a meeting heard. Nonetheless, councillors on the communities and place committee were told that the authority’s tree and...

Monday, 08:03 in Regional North East
 

Inspirational group success for Silx

Silx Teen Bar in Blyth received the top accolade, which included a £2,500 prize, at the High Sheriff of Northumberland Awards. After an introduction and a dance performance, the ceremony continued with certificates being presented to 44 different...

Friday, 20:46 in Regional North East
 

Apartments to increase key services

Blyth Star Enterprises has partnered with a national industry charity to help expand its rehabilitation services in south east Northumberland. The local charity that provides living support, work experience and day services for people living with...

Friday, 20:46 in Regional North East
 

Pushing the boat out for campaign

Sailing clubs in Northumberland are inviting people to join them on the water next month. A series of open days are being held to encourage all-comers to try sailing as part of a national Push the Boat Out campaign by the Royal Yachting Association....

Friday, 20:46 in Regional North East
 

Overpayment scam warning

Northumberland Trading Standards is warning residents and companies of an overpayment and refund scam after receiving a complaint from a Cramlington businessman. The business – www.JimmyPowells.co.uk – received an order claiming to be from a buyer in...

Friday, 20:46 in Regional North East
 
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