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Bandits to race on into 2019

Berwick Speedway is set to race on into 2019 after it was confirmed this week that steps had been taken to ensure the Bandits stay on track. Only a fortnight ago it was revealed the club had been put up for sale by current owners, brothers Scott and...

yesterday, 13:54 in Regional North East

Government review of tax loophole for second homes

A business-rates loophole which could be costing local authorities millions in lost council tax is being reviewed by the Government. Currently, owners of second homes – of which there are large numbers in Northumberland, particularly on the coast –...

yesterday, 12:27 in Regional North East

North Northumberland housing bids back for another decision

A series of previously-approved housing schemes in north Northumberland is going back before councillors for another decision. A total of six applications are due to be determined again by the North Northumberland Local Area Council at its meeting on...

yesterday, 11:57 in Regional North East

Town hall lights up for Christmas

New lights have given Berwick town hall a striking look for the festive season. Berwick Town Council project officer Julian Smith said: “Space for Christmas trees on the town hall steps is limited. It’s also a problem that the tree needs to be sited...

yesterday, 10:34 in Regional North East

Fraud victims more likely to be young, not old

People in the North East lost more than £8.7million to fraud in the last three years, figures have shown. Freedom of Information (FOI) data from Northumbria Police shows that there were 4,730 cases of fraud against individuals (excluding businesses)...

Monday, 14:19 in Regional North East

Data shows how Northumberland County Council's funding and spending have fallen

Government funding to Northumberland County Council will have fallen by almost 40 per cent in real terms over the five years up to 2019-20. The House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper examining changes in local-authority grant funding,...

Monday, 14:19 in Regional North East

Wood nets a hat-trick as Rovers go seven-up against Gateshead

Gateshead Redheugh 1-7 Spittal Rovers Paul Wood’s hat-trick capped an assertive and dominant Rovers performance on South Tyneside – Scott Mitchell’s men getting back on the winning trail after last week’s disappointing Minor Cup loss. Latvian forward...

Monday, 12:45 in Regional North East

Player attitude pleases manager in back to back wins for Rangers

Berwick Rangers 2-0 Albion Rovers Berwick manager Johnny Harvey was in jubilant mood after watching his side pick ups their first back to back league victories in two seasons at the weekend. The 2-0 home win over Albion Rovers followed on from a 4-2...

Monday, 12:45 in Regional North East

Fall in waiting times for young people with mental-health issues

Action has been taken to ensure that waiting times for mental-health treatment for young people in Northumberland have dropped significantly. A plan was drawn up following a rise late last year and it has seen an improvement in overall performance,...

Monday, 10:54 in Regional North East

New campaign warns parents of dangers of introducing children to drink

Parents are being warned about the risks alcohol poses to their children as part of a new campaign. It comes as new figures suggest parenting tactics aimed at creating a safer relationship with alcohol and introducing drinking at a younger age could...

Monday, 10:12 in Regional North East

Pensioner seriously injured in A1 collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man was seriously injured in a road traffic collision yesterday. Officers received a report of a collision involving a car and a pedestrian on the A1, near Haggerston Castle Holiday Park, at around...

Sunday, 12:49 in Regional North East

'We want to make North of Tyne a place that makes us all proud'

The leader of Northumberland County Council has outlined the central role connectivity – physical and digital – will play in the North of Tyne devolution deal. Following the £600million deal being officially signed off by Northern Powerhouse Minister...

Friday, 13:58 in Regional North East

Floral gateways could be improved in Berwick

Ways of improving gateways to Berwick with changes to floral and plant displays are to be explored. The entry points via Scremerston and the Ramparts roundabout have been described by clerk Gareth Davies as ‘either aesthetically nor practically...

Friday, 13:18 in Regional North East

No town hall Christmas tree

Berwick Town Council is confident that the Christmas lights display will be better than last year. However, there will be no Christmas tree at the town hall, it has been revealed. Clerk Gareth Davies: “We are still working hard on what the displays at...

Friday, 13:18 in Regional North East

Flying solo at 15

Fifteen-year-old Olly Taylor, pictured, has recently become the youngest member of Borders Gliding Club at Milfield to qualify to fly solo in a glider. The minimum age to fly solo in a glider in the UK is 14. Olly’s training was subsidised by a...

Friday, 13:18 in Regional North East

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