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Police investigate alleged rape of teenage girl

Police are appealing for information after an alleged rape in Newcastle. Between 7.30pm and 10pm last night (Friday) a 15-year-old girl had been socialising with a number of people near to the skate park in Exhibition Park. She has then left the area wit

today, 17:19 in Art & Culture
 

Money raised for hospital unit which has helped Oliver

More than £2,000 has been raised for a hospital unit which has helped a brave little boy on numerous occasions. Two-year-old Oliver Shanks, from North Broomhill, has endured a number of major surgeries, as well as having cerebral palsy, brain damage and

today, 15:10 in Art & Culture
 

WATCH: Pupils in Spain for filming of musical project

A group of Alnwick pupils was in Spain earlier this month as the first stop of a European tour to meet their partners in an exciting musical project. Lindisfarne is one of five middle schools taking part in The European Music Show, a two-year intercultur

today, 15:10 in Art & Culture
 

Alnmouth to serve up inaugural Food Fest

A north Northumberland seaside village which has been showcasing artists for years is now letting food producers in on the act. Alnmouth Arts Festival has been successfully showcasing the talents of the county’s artists and craftworkers for many years. N

today, 15:05 in Art & Culture
 

Remember: Clocks spring forward tonight

Tonight marks the start of British Summer Time and clocks will go forward by one hour – meaning that there’s more daylight in the evenings and less in the mornings. This will mean getting a whole hour less in bed but will mean that there will be more day

today, 11:34 in Art & Culture
 

Belford GP to retire in April after 35 years

A GP at Belford Medical Practice, who has been there since the summer of 1982, has decided to hang up his stethoscope and retire from the practice at the end of April. Dr David Gill, who has loved his time as a local GP, said that he has seen many change

today, 11:34 in Art & Culture
 

The Great War in the voices of the people

A new book which captures the experiences of the people of Northumberland and Tyneside during the First World War in their own words has been published this month. Northumberland and Tyneside’s War – Voices of the First World War, by Neil R Storey and Fi

today, 11:34 in Art & Culture
 

Alnmouth to serve up inaugural Food Fest

A north Northumberland seaside village which has been showcasing artists for years is now letting food producers in on the act. Alnmouth Arts Festival has been successfully showcasing the talents of the county’s artists and craftworkers for many years. N

today, 09:21 in Art & Culture
 

Think you can grow the biggest bloom this year?

On your marks, get set, grow! The Gazette’s 2017 Sunflower Challenge is launched today and we’re hoping for some real giants this year. The challenge, open to children aged 16 and under, is a chance for green-fingered youngsters to put their gardening sk

today, 06:20 in Art & Culture
 

New cattle grid put in place after concerns

A new cattle grid has been installed at South Charlton after residents expressed worries to the parish council about widening gaps and increasing damage by HGVs. To help with a replacement, ward councillor Kate Cairns allocated £2,000 of her members’ fun

today, 06:20 in Art & Culture
 

Northumberland man jailed for drug offences

A Northumberland man has been jailed for five-and-a-half years for drug offences after he was caught with heroin. Michael Johnson, 52, of Wensleydale Terrace, Blyth, was charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and money laundering. He

yesterday, 15:25 in Art & Culture
 

WATCH: Jane Austen fans are having a ball

A Regency ball was held in Felton to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of author Jane Austen. People dressed up in the style of Mr Darcy and Miss Bennett, enjoying dances popular in 1800. The ball, which took place in the village hall, was also aim

yesterday, 15:25 in Art & Culture
 

Owning a car, carrying cash and other things becoming ‘increasingly absurd’ in modern life

Owning a car is becoming ‘increasingly absurd’ as it carrying cash, according to new research. More than three quarters of people in the UK currently use a car, but three in 10 (29%) consider owning one as being increasingly unnecessary according to 3-in

yesterday, 15:25 in Art & Culture
 

Sales and demolition lined up for Northumberland schools

The county council has given an update on the future of a number of school buildings in Northumberland which are not, or will soon not be, in use. In the Alnwick Partnership, where the four middle schools – three in Alnwick and one in Seahouses – are to

yesterday, 14:52 in Art & Culture
 

Science Week at the Duke’s

Pupils from The Duke’s Middle School, Alnwick, celebrated Science Week by taking part in a series of workshops. There was a strong egg theme to the week which began with the arrival of an incubator and 10 eggs. Throughout the week, all 10 successfully ha

yesterday, 11:12 in Art & Culture
 


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