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Northumberland Livestock

Acklington August 2 North East Livestock Sales sold 36 prime cattle and 2,497 sheep, comprising 1,734 lambs and 763 cast ewes and rams. Cattle, a touch sharper. Lim strs 234p, 222p Swarland Old Hall, 222p Blagdon Burn, 220p South Bellshill. Char hfrs...

today, 08:28 in Regional North East

Extension to survey for town masterplan

There is still time to participate in a survey that relates to the Morpeth masterplan process. The original deadline of August 3 was extended by Northumberland County Council to August 17 to give residents and other stakeholders more time to respond,...

yesterday, 18:32 in Regional North East

Young visitors enjoy a packed programme of fun with club

Morpeth Rotary Club Six enthusiastic young visitors to Northumberland from Belarus had a busy day out with members of Morpeth Rotary Club recently. The six boys were visiting the area during their month-long stay with host families in North...

yesterday, 14:26 in Regional North East

Another housing bid in Northumberland hamlet

Permission is being sought for more new homes in an ever-expanding Northumberland community – but it may offer some hope of dealing with ongoing road issues. An outline bid for 13 detached properties on land north of North View Farm, in Medburn, has...

yesterday, 13:30 in Regional North East

Police investigate Ashington robbery

Police are investigating a robbery in Ashington. Police are investigating a Post Office robbery in Ashington. At 9.36am today (Wednesday) police were called to Humber Terrace Post Office on Hawthorn Road after a report of a robbery. At this stage it...

yesterday, 12:12 in Regional North East

'Crucial to help Northumberland residents cope with welfare reform'

The efforts of welfare and benefits staff in Northumberland increased the incomes of older and disabled people by more than £2.9million last year. The 2017-18 annual report of the Welfare Rights Advisory Unit says that this boosted the county’s...

yesterday, 07:28 in Regional North East

Complaints about social services rise, but are dwarfed by compliments

The number of complaints about Northumberland County Council’s social services for adults and children increased last year. However, the overall trend has been downward in recent years and the rise in 2017-18 was anticipated ‘following new...

yesterday, 07:28 in Regional North East

Britain in Bloom judging for town

In Pictures: Morpeth in Bloom Another tour of Morpeth’s fabulous floral displays – this time for the national judges. Following on from the Northumbria in Bloom assessment last month, the various projects and initiatives were once again in the...

Tuesday, 15:50 in Regional North East

The fascinating tales of a literary great

KIRKLEY WI Kirkley WI ladies met in Ponteland on July 4 for their annual outing. Departing at 9.30am on a beautiful, warm, sunny day with driver Alan, from Keith’s Coaches, we travelled to the Edinburgh Woollen Mill at Jedburgh for a refreshment break...

Tuesday, 14:21 in Regional North East

Efforts to tackle deprivation in Northumberland

More than half of the households in Northumberland are affected by at least one of the four conditions of deprivation measured in the last Census. However, only five per cent are affected by three or four, which is lower than the regional figure of...

Tuesday, 14:18 in Regional North East

'Underlying, compelling strategy' for future of healthcare in Northumberland

Plans to ensure the financial viability of Northumberland’s entire healthcare system are being looked at again and refocused. The system transformation board, established in February last year, aims to help everyone involved in health – those...

Tuesday, 14:18 in Regional North East

Heatwave brings hundreds more patients to Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s A&E units in...

More than 1,000 extra people attended Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s A&E units this July, compared with 2017. Health bosses said the increase, which includes at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital at Cramlington, was an...

Tuesday, 13:04 in Regional North East

Comedy capers, custard pies and slapstick as the circus comes to town

Panto legends and circus performers Clive Webb and sons Danny Adams and Mick Potts are pitching up their big-top tent for three weeks from today for Cirque Du Hilarious ‘Magical Mischief Tour’ – 250 years after the circus was born. The family have...

Tuesday, 12:31 in Regional North East

Terriers have upper hand

Bedlington Terriers 3 West Allotment Celtic 1 Bedlington Terriers chalked up their first win of the season at home to West Allotment Celtic on Saturday, in a game which they dominated. Terriers made four changes from the team that started against...

Tuesday, 10:36 in Regional North East

Northumberland more than meeting its housing need

The supply of new homes in Northumberland has far outstripped the need in recent years - unlike large parts of the country, new analysis shows. The BBC’s Shared Data Unit has looked at housing data across the UK’s local council areas to try to paint a...

Tuesday, 01:00 in Regional North East

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