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Man critical after attack in Northumberland town

A man suffered serious head injuries after being attacked in Northumberland early this morning. Police were called to Stanley Street in Blyth at about 3.20am where a man had been assaulted. He was taken to hospital with a head injury and his condition wa

today, 15:09 in Art & Culture

Uncontested town and parish council results

Town and parish councillors in Northumberland are up for election on Thursday alongside county councillors – but votes will only take place where there are more candidates than seats. In many cases, there are not and therefore results have already been d

today, 15:09 in Art & Culture

Plans submitted to county council

A selection of the latest planning applications submitted to Northumberland County Council. Alnwick: Mr & Mrs R Bee, 9 Thomas Percy Close, rear single-storey sunroom extension and decking area. Beadnell: Mr R Forrester, 5 Dunes Court, cycle...

today, 15:09 in Art & Culture

Store holds charity fashion show

Models took to the catwalk on Monday, as an Alnwick shop held a charity fashion show. The event, which attracted a good audience, was staged at M&Co, on Bondgate Within, in aid of Cancer Research UK. Children and adults strutted their stuff on the...

today, 12:09 in Art & Culture

Welcome back Shirley

Bell View Help at Home Ltd, in Belford, has announced the appointment of its new manager, Shirley Mills. Shirley has more than 25 years’ experience in the care sector, as well as specialist knowledge of learning disability, challenging behaviour and deme

today, 12:09 in Art & Culture

Mystery of carving on wall at castle prison

A visitor to an iconic attraction is desperate to find out more about a historic carving on a prison wall, which bears an uncanny resemblance to a famous contemporary North East landmark. Mandy McFarland, from Alnwick, could not believe her eyes when she

today, 09:53 in Art & Culture

Bank holiday misery for drivers as A1 is closed

Bank holiday drivers are facing long delays after an accident closed part of the A1 this morning. The southbound carriageway between junction 61 Bowburn and junction 60 Bradbury, in County Durham, was closed at around 8.20am. Highways England closed the

today, 06:52 in Art & Culture

Helping the homeless

Women are helping to keep the homeless warm, by knitting blankets. Members of Shilbottle Forum knitted hundreds of squares during Lent, which were sewn together to make eight blankets for the Salvation Army homeless shelter. Last year, they decorated St

today, 06:52 in Art & Culture

Quirky home interiors and gift shop opens for business

A quirky home interiors and gift shop, with a boutique hair salon, has opened in Alnwick. Husband and wife team Barry and Dawn Eastham have launched The Bonny Hoose Company, on Market Street. The new venue also features a unisex hairdressing service, kno

yesterday, 15:04 in Art & Culture

Spot on for allergy tips

A new convenience shop has been launched in Alnwick – with a ‘genius’ way of sharing allergy advice with customers. Christore’s, on Victoria Road, opened its doors earlier this month and stocks a range of items, from frozen food, batteries and nappies, t

yesterday, 15:04 in Art & Culture

Thousands of pounds raised for good causes

Kind-hearted shoppers have raised thousands of pounds for worthy causes. Numerous charities and organisations have benefited from the Co-op Local Community Fund. Every time Co-op members buy Co‑op branded products and services, part of their spend goes t

yesterday, 12:08 in Art & Culture

Little terns settle in again at Long Nanny following preparation work

It is the start of another season for a breeding colony of little terns and other shorebirds on the Northumberland coast. Little terns are the UK’s second rarest seabird with only around 1,500 breeding pairs in the UK. The terns have travelled 4,000 mile

yesterday, 12:08 in Art & Culture

Teenage girl raped in Northumberland park

Police have launched an investigation after a teenage girl was attacked from behind and raped in a Northumberland park. The 16-year-old victim was walking through People’s Park, in Ashington, when the attack happened, between 6pm and 7pm on Wednesday. Th

yesterday, 10:19 in Art & Culture

‘I do not want to ban dogs’

A county councillor who called for a Northumberland-wide dog charter has stressed that she does not want to ban pooches from beaches. Raising the issue as part of her county-council report, Longhoughton ward member Kate Cairns said: ‘One of the most comm

yesterday, 06:55 in Art & Culture

Quiz supports dementia charity

A fund-raising quiz night at the Queen’s Head Hotel in Rothbury raised £743 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Organiser Margaret Hedley said: “Bill Armstrong, who takes our quiz regularly on a Wednesday, was our quizmaster for the evening and it was a full ho

yesterday, 06:55 in Art & Culture

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