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Funding boost for junior football club

Northumberland County Council has agreed a grant of £168,000 to support a junior football club’s major £870,000 upgrade of its facilities. Ellington Juniors Football Club, a registered not-for-profit charity, has around 170 members from the age of six...

today, 06:49 in Art & Culture

Campaign reminds parents to take smoking outside

Carbon monoxide, lead, arsenic and benzene are poisons that most of us go out of our way to avoid, but this is the toxic cocktail in tobacco smoke inhaled by smokers and potentially their families in the home and car. That’s the warning from...

today, 06:29 in Art & Culture

Pupils have designs on new Island bench

A new seat which has been designed by schoolchildren will provide a resting place for walkers reaching the end of the Pilgrim’s Way on Holy Island. The Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape Partnership has been working with Lowick and Holy Island Church of...

today, 06:29 in Art & Culture

SHAK makes appeal for dog-food donations

The next instalment of our weekly series dedicated to Alnwick-based dog sanctuary SHAK. SHAK is making an appeal for food donations, to help it feed the dogs in its care who require special diets. Due to the nature of some of the animals’ conditions,...

yesterday, 15:55 in Art & Culture

Plans submitted to council

A selection of the latest planning applications submitted to Northumberland County Council. Alnmouth: 10 Wellfield Gardens, extension to garage to create one bedroom holiday let annex (resubmission). Alnwick: Letchside, Alnwick Moor, demolition of...

yesterday, 15:55 in Art & Culture

What's the weather going to be like in the North East this week?

We truly felt the impact of the Mini Beast from the East over the weekend, with wind, ice and snow causing a headache for many of us. And the cold weather isn't quite over yet. Forecasters at the Met Office have issued a further yellow weather warning...

yesterday, 14:32 in Art & Culture

Student to tackle one of the world’s toughest treks

An intrepid student is preparing to climb Africa’s highest mountain to help poverty-stricken communities. Bethan Roberts, from Warkworth, will be trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro for the charity Dig Deep. The 20-year-old is doing the gruelling challenge...

yesterday, 12:07 in Art & Culture

£20m of improvements for homes

Thousands of homes across Northumberland will benefit from major internal and external upgrades, as part of a five-year investment of more than £60million from Bernicia to enhance living conditions for social-housing tenants. ENGIE’s regeneration...

yesterday, 12:07 in Art & Culture

Leading by example in home town

A Royal Navy captain has had the thrill of sailing into his home town port for the first time. HMS Example arrived in Berwick on a beautiful sunny day last Wednesday for an overnight stay berthed at the quayside. At the helm was Lieutenant Duncan...

yesterday, 12:07 in Art & Culture

Newbiggin takeaway lands a five-star rating

Staff at a pizza takeaway in Newbiggin are celebrating after achieving a five-star food hygiene rating. The Continental in Front Street had been given a temporary one-star rating by the Food Standards Agency and Northumberland County Council after an...

yesterday, 10:32 in Art & Culture

Hop to the library for an Easter challenge

Young reader can hop to their local library for a chance to win a chocolate treat. Libraries across Northumberland are running an Easter bunny reading challenge from Saturday, March 24, to Saturday, April 14. Children can decorate their own Easter...

yesterday, 07:49 in Art & Culture

Sensational sunflowers

Ready, steady, grow! We might be just recovering from one of the worst spells of snow in years, but it’s time to start thinking about the summer. Today we’re launching our annual Sunflower Challenge, when youngsters put their green fingers to the test...

yesterday, 07:49 in Art & Culture

Careers service’s link with school is bearing fruit

A careers service business has been successfully working with students at Alnwick’s high school for more than a year now. Pathfinder Northeast, which offers bespoke careers and skill development services, has been making in-roads in helping north...

yesterday, 06:46 in Art & Culture

The power of the sea - readers’ pictures during Mini Beast from the East

GALLERY: Dramatic pictures as stormy seas batter our coast The sea has been an impressive sight over the last few days as the second storm from Siberia in a matter of a fortnight has hit the shores of Northumberland. The so-called Mini Beast from the...

Sunday, 16:31 in Art & Culture

Huge excitement over Games of Thrones star in Northumberland

IN PICTURES: Your selfies with Games of Thrones star Jason Momoa The appearance of Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa in north Northumberland has caused quite a stir among fans of the giant actor. The Hawaiian actor has been in the area on and off for...

Sunday, 14:39 in Art & Culture

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