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Police close Northumberland road after accident

Part of a major route through Northumberland has been closed following a road accident. A stretch of the A68 between Low Cowden, south of Bellingham, and Toftsburn Bridge, near Otterburn, is closed in both directions this evening. Northumbria Police said

today, 19:49 in Art & Culture

Be Santa’s helper and support dog charity

An animal-rescue charity is holding a Santa’s Helpers Day for people to drop off valuable donations. SHAK provides a sanctuary for abused, mistreated or neglected dogs. The Santa session will take place at its headquarters on Greenwell Road, in Alnwick,

today, 15:18 in Art & Culture

Phase one of development set for green light

The first phase of a new housing development in Ellington is likely to get the go-ahead when it goes before councillors next week. A reserved matters application for land south of Aiden Grove and Lynemouth Road is recommended for approval at Tuesday’s me

today, 15:18 in Art & Culture

Donation made to food bank is a timely boost before Christmas

Amble Food Bank has received a donation to help it supply fresh goods to people who are in severe need. And it comes at a time when the vital service is appealing for help to find a new and permanent venue to store and pack parcels. The town’s TSB branch

today, 12:06 in Art & Culture

Driver dies after crash on Northumberland road

Police are investigating after a fatal collision in Northumberland. Police received a report of a collision between a van, a VW Golf and an Isuzu pick up on the A696 north of Ponteland, shortly before 3pm yesterday. Emergency services attended but the dr

today, 10:58 in Art & Culture

Air Commodore visits RAF Boulmer

Air Commodore John ‘JW’ Wariner visited RAF Boulmer to get a deeper understanding of its role and vital contribution to UK and NATO Air Defence. He toured the control and reporting centre, which monitors everything flying within UK and NATO airspace, and

today, 06:07 in Art & Culture

A fitting tribute to great-grandad

He left an engraved hip flask in his trench before going over the top to fight the Germans. But he would never return for it. Like so many men, Captain Thomas Murray, from Rothbury, lost his life in the Battle of the Somme, after being mowed down by enem

today, 06:07 in Art & Culture

New sized bottle good for stocking filler

A new drinks brand has unveiled a smaller-sized bottle suitable for the Christmas and gift market, and it is ‘selling like hot cakes’. Alnwick Gin was launched just over a month ago by business partners Andrew Petherick and Neil Osborne. The product is h

yesterday, 19:14 in Art & Culture

Marketing campaign pulls in the visitors

A marketing campaign for Northumberland is estimated to have already boosted the Northumberland tourism industry by £400,000, with a further £1.49million of potential spend to come. The initiative, entitled It’s In Our Nature, was launched by Northumberl

yesterday, 15:10 in Art & Culture

Rail is on the up, but buses still struggle

The last month of the year is a good time to review how things are progressing in transport. Pedestrians are helped when wheeled traffic is curtailed by being taken out of town centre streets, or at least slowed down. A huge number of railway services we

yesterday, 15:10 in Art & Culture

Counter-proposals put forward for changes to Northumberland constituencies

The Tories and the Lib Dems would rather see Morpeth join the Berwick constituency than Ashington, as part of responses to a key consultation. In September, the independent Boundary Commission for England (BCE) published its initial proposals for new Par

yesterday, 14:58 in Art & Culture

Sponsors highlight success of businesses in the county

Two of the sponsors for the 2016 Northumberland Business Awards have spoken about their support of the event. The awards, organised by Northeast Press, publisher of the Northumberland Gazette, Morpeth Herald and News Post Leader, and Tweeddale Press, pub

yesterday, 06:56 in Art & Culture

Alan captures the moment with new photo business

Not everyone can combine work with a hobby. But that’s exactly what Alan Chapman has done since launching his wedding photography business. The married father-of-two from Alnwick developed his passion for the camera when he was a child and has spent the

yesterday, 06:56 in Art & Culture

The tale of Tucker – ‘a legendary hedgehog’

Our hedgehog residents are usually not aggressive in any way, even when they are in pain. The odd hog will utter a few indignant snorts at most if we are annoying them. Tucker was different. He was admitted to us last autumn and, as he was too skinny to

Friday, 15:43 in Art & Culture

Police release CCTV image after fraud in Northumberland

Police investigating an incident of fraud in Northumberland have today released a CCTV image of a man they would like to trace. Workmen came to an address in Hexham on Thursday, September 8, and offered to resurface the drive for free, but later demanded

Friday, 15:18 in Art & Culture

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