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Amended constituencies proposed for Northumberland

Amended constituencies proposed for Northumberland

A new proposed arrangement for the electoral map in Northumberland has been revealed today, although it still features a reduction from four constituencies to three. If approved, the amended proposals would see the formation of the following...

today, 00:17 in Art & Culture
 
Man jailed following fatal collision in Northumberland

Man jailed following fatal collision in Northumberland

A 20-year-old man who pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving last month has been sentenced to six years in prison today. Jordan O’Donnell was the driver of a car that collided with a number of parked vehicles in Victoria Terrace,...

yesterday, 16:39 in Art & Culture
 

WATCH: Alnwick pupils learn CPR on Restart a Heart Day

Pupils at the Duchess’s Community High School in Alnwick have been learning CPR today – Restart a Heart Day. Christopher Hills, from the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) showed students how to perform the life-saving technique as part of a campaign...

yesterday, 13:55 in Art & Culture
 
More to do at Alnwick sports centre

More to do at Alnwick sports centre

There are plenty of new things going on at Alnwick’s Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre. This includes Pound – a new aerobics class using weighted drumsticks, 24 new studio bikes and other new gym equipment. There are also two new instructors –...

yesterday, 09:56 in Art & Culture
 
More than 13,000 shoplifting offences in Northumbria force area

More than 13,000 shoplifting offences in Northumbria force area

Northumbria Police reported 13,070 shoplifting offences in 2016-17, the sixth highest out of the 43 police forces across England and Wales. Shoplifting is one of the most common crimes committed by opportunist thieves. Retail security firm Checkpoints...

yesterday, 09:56 in Art & Culture
 
Community fund open for bids

Community fund open for bids

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has this month launched its annual £50,000 Community Promises Fund to support local communities across the north. It offers grants of £1,000 to £10,000 to third-sector organisations and community groups with innovative...

yesterday, 09:56 in Art & Culture
 
Council staff shortlisted for two awards

Council staff shortlisted for two awards

Northumberland County Council has been shortlisted in two categories in this year’s Dynamites Awards, which recognise skill in the IT and technology sector. The council’s #VerifyLocal team is nominated in the Collaborator of the Year category for its...

yesterday, 09:56 in Art & Culture
 
No wills for nearly 60% of parents

No wills for nearly 60% of parents

More than half of parents from the North East with children under 18 have made no will, a survey has revealed. The study, carried out by Will Aid, found that 57 per cent of mums and dads in the region have not prepared this vital piece of paperwork....

yesterday, 09:56 in Art & Culture
 
Working together for best outcomes

Working together for best outcomes

Two professional networking events were held in Alnwick and Berwick last week to raise awareness of the services and support available to help young children and families in need. More than 20 organisations and agencies attended the events to spread...

yesterday, 09:56 in Art & Culture
 
Appeal for missing Northumberland man

Appeal for missing Northumberland man

Police are appealing for the public's help to trace a missing Northumberland man. Damien Willcock, 49, was reported missing yesterday morning. He was last seen at 10am in Whittingham. He is described as 5ft 10, slight build, short dark hair, clean...

yesterday, 09:56 in Art & Culture
 
Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

In a split second, someone’s life can be changed forever. It could be when they are Picking their kids up from school, when making their way home from a night out, or, as it did for Miriam Parker, when walking across the road at a pedestrian...

yesterday, 09:56 in Art & Culture
 
Can you offer Bubbles a loving new home?

Can you offer Bubbles a loving new home?

The next instalment of our weekly series dedicated to Alnwick-based dog-rescue charity, SHAK. The search is on to find a new home for one of SHAK’s dogs, who was found wandering on a grass verge along the A1. The wonderfully named Bubbles is described...

Sunday, 15:02 in Art & Culture
 
Planning notices submitted to council

Planning notices submitted to council

A selection of the latest planning applications submitted to Northumberland County Council. Alnwick: 4 Chapel Lane, listed building consent to replace six uPVC sash windows with heritage timber double-glazed windows. Bilton: Bilton Hill, internal...

Sunday, 15:02 in Art & Culture
 
Valuation battle for residents in Rothbury

Valuation battle for residents in Rothbury

A group of Rothbury residents are fighting to change their council-tax bandings which they think have been wrongly assessed. In the course of this dispute, Graham Cadwallader, a local chartered surveyor who is representing the residents, has become...

Sunday, 12:51 in Art & Culture
 
New flashing speed signs in Belford

New flashing speed signs in Belford

Two new flashing speed signs have been installed at two key entrances into Belford following concerns raised by residents over a number of years. One is at the southern entrance to the village, near the golf-club entrance on South Road, while the...

Sunday, 12:51 in Art & Culture
 
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