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Two-vehicle crash in Alnwick

Emergency services were called to a two-vehicle crash in Alnwick this afternoon. The incident happened along South Road, close to St Paul’s Catholic schools. Three fire crews – one each from Alnwick, Amble and Pegswood – were called to the scene, after r

today, 17:04 in Art & Culture

Police appeal for missing Northumberland woman

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 20-year-old Northumberland woman. Jennifer Hillier, from Hextol Terrace in Hexham, was reported missing on Monday at 5.30pm from her home address. She is described as being white, 5ft x 5” tall, slim bui

today, 15:29 in Art & Culture

Harbour Commission appoints new member

A long-standing councillor has been appointed onto Warkworth Harbour Commission (WHC) and has vowed to work for the benefit of the town and the port area. And he has been informed that WHC has no intention of closing off Amble pier to anglers after a fir

today, 15:20 in Art & Culture

Negotiations on community hub in theatre still ongoing

Plans to transform Alnwick Playhouse into a community hub remain on the table, with negotiations between the key parties continuing. As previously reported, in April last year, an agreement in principle was reached between Northumberland County Council,

today, 15:20 in Art & Culture

Cash machine fees could be on the way after bank ATM dispute

Bank customers could soon be forced to pay to withdraw their own cash at ATM machines, following a dispute over who maintains them. Link, which runs Britain's cash machine network, confirmed that it might charge some of its fee-free ATM machines to ones

today, 14:32 in Art & Culture

Rolls of barbed wire stolen from building in Northumberland

Police have launched an appeal after 20 rolls of Green High Tensile barbed wire were stolen from an outbuilding in Widdrington. The theft took place between approximately 5pm on Wednesday and 2pm yesterday. Anyone with information about the offence, or a

today, 14:12 in Art & Culture

£10,000 cash boost for two Northumberland towns

Two Northumberland towns have each received a £10,000 cash boost, as part of plans to revitalise the Great British coast. Coastal Community Teams will be set up in Amble and Berwick, tasked with producing radical economic plans which create jobs along th

today, 14:12 in Art & Culture

Raffle aims to raise funds for Garden Town

A major fund-raising initiative is being held in aid of plans to transform a key area of Alnwick, as part of a grand horticultural vision for the town. The Alnwick Raffle 2017 will take place next month and is being supported by numerous local businesses

today, 12:17 in Art & Culture

£50,000 precept rise to pay for town projects

Amble Town Council is to up its precept by £50,000, to pay for CCTV, new and improved signage and crucial repairs to the war memorial. Town Mayor Jane Dargue said that these three issues were dear to the public’s heart and Coun Helen Lewis said that othe

today, 12:17 in Art & Culture

39 North East eateries to try during Vegan Restaurant Week as Veganuary continues

Vegans and the vegan-curious are being offered a wealth of special offers and dining options as North East eateries embrace Vegan Restaurant Week. The celebration of all things plant-based was set up by Emma Phillips, who runs the Canny Food blog, and is

today, 11:54 in Art & Culture

Headline act shows commitment to Bedlington

Classic soul songs such as Mustang Sally, Destination Anywhere and In the Midnight Hour will echo around Bedlington this summer as The Commitments are announced as the latest headline act to be featured in the Northumberland Live series of festivals. It’

today, 11:40 in Art & Culture

Police issue ‘suspicious vehicle’ warning

Police are urging residents to be on the look out for a vehicle which was being driven suspiciously around the Alnwick area last night. The vehicle in question is a red five-door VW Golf GT TDI, registration NV52 FBD. If anyone sees this vehicle being dr

today, 10:43 in Art & Culture

Second-hand tyres putting drivers' lives at risk

Dangerous second-hand tyres are putting motorists' lives at risk, councils have warned - with a local authority finding one such tyre stocked to be 23 years old. As many as 83% of used tyres in some areas are being sold illegally, the Local Government As

today, 10:08 in Art & Culture

Committee set to decide on two bids for housing

One outline scheme for new homes in a Northumberland village looks set to get the go-ahead next week, while another is likely to be refused. At Tuesday’s meeting of Northumberland County Council’s planning committee, members will make decisions on propos

today, 06:34 in Art & Culture

Complaints continue despite traffic plan

Concerns about the number of lorries travelling on a small rural road through a north Northumberland hamlet continue to be voiced. For a number of years, the volume of HGVs using the U34 through Detchant, near Belford, to get to the Bedmax plant, has bee

today, 06:34 in Art & Culture

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