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Mick ropes them in at Ashington

Ashington Cricket Club won the Smithson Cup with victory over Tynedale at South Northumberland last summer. But at the same time, the Roseworth Terrace ground in Gosforth was also thought -and inspirational for Mighty Acorns Mick Brown. Newcastle-born Mi

Wednesday, 12:16 in Regional North East

Blyth Barca in player search

The footballing girls at Blyth Town Barca are looking to bring new players to jointhe club for the new season ahead. After yet another successful season in 2016-2017 when they won the County Cup and League Shield, they are wanting to produce further star

Tuesday, 15:55 in Regional North East

Plans to relaunch funding scheme

Plans to revise and relaunch a much-valued community funding scheme are being considered by Northumberland County Council. Under the proposals, there would be a new grant – called Help For You – aimed at under 18s to help them pursue a particular ambitio

Tuesday, 15:49 in Regional North East

Skinner resigns as head coach

Head coach Ian Skinner has parted company with Ashington FC. When Steve Harmison was appointed as manager of the Woodhorn Lane based outfit two and a half years ago, his first move was to bring Skinner on board as head coach. But on Saturday, whilst Skin

Tuesday, 15:49 in Regional North East

Good progress being made on turbines scheme

A pioneering windfarm development off the coast of Blyth has reached a notable milestone. Two of the foundations for the five turbines have been transported along the River Tyne on route to their final destination. EDF Energy Renewables is currently buil

18 July 2017 in Regional North East

Duo charged with burglary in Northumberland

Two men have been charged following a burglary in Northumberland. In the early hours of Wednesday, July 12, police attended the scene of a burglary at Dalton Avenue, Lynemouth. A thorough investigation has been on-going since then and Michael Clamp, 33,

18 July 2017 in Regional North East

New report focuses on need to reduce smoking in pregnancy

A new report has highlighted the importance of midwives being trained to help tackle smoking in pregnancy and help more women to have healthy births. The report has been published by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) on behalf of the Smoking in Pregnanc

18 July 2017 in Regional North East

Roadworks in the week ahead

Motorists planning to travel around Northumberland and North Tyneside this week are being urged to take account of the following roadworks. On the A19 at Silverlink, there will be phases of overnight lane closures north and southbound with outer ring clo

17 July 2017 in Regional North East

Charlton brothers’ childhood park to be restored with National Lottery funds

Northumberland County Council has pledged to restore a historic Ashington park to its former glory after announcing a multi-million pound cash boost from the National Lottery. The local authority has been successful in securing a £2.29million Parks for P

17 July 2017 in Regional North East

Store and police donations for charity

A Cramlington-based charity that supports children who have been, or are in the process of being, diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder has received a funding and equipment boost. Autism Northumberland was the 2016/17 charity of the year for Sainsbury’

17 July 2017 in Regional North East

‘Man of Match’ performance by Rutherford

Paul Rutherford produced a ‘Man of the Match’ performance for Ashington against Lanchester on Saturday which ensured that the Mighty Acorns kept the pressure on the leading pack at the head of the Go North East Northumberland & Tyneside Senior...

17 July 2017 in Regional North East

Ashington CC in League Cup final

Ashington Cricket Club first XI will be chasing silverware on Friday night (July 21) when they travel to face Percy Main at the St John’s Green ground to contest the grand final of the Go North East ‘A’ Division League Cup. The Colliers lifted the trophy

17 July 2017 in Regional North East

Top tips to beat the scammers

Citizens Advice Northumberland is spreading the word about scams to help stop more people from being conned. The charity is taking part in Scams Awareness Month throughout July, a campaign encouraging people to report and talk about scams. The drive to g

17 July 2017 in Regional North East

Pat preparing for third overseas trek

A Cramlington woman is going on another amazing adventure in aid of the Marie Curie Hospice in Newcastle. After her father, John McGregor, was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer, Pat Heard decided to sign up for a big challenge to raise funds and she d

16 July 2017 in Regional North East

Plenty of support for programme

A charitable organisation in south-east Northumberland has been awarded more than £22,000 to help establish a new vocational education and training programme. Blyth Star Enterprises, which provides living support, work experience and day services for peo

16 July 2017 in Regional North East

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