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Motorists on Tyneside could face tolls to help cut pollution

Drivers on Tyneside will soon be faced with the reality of having to pay to use some of the region’s most polluted roads. While no final plans have been revealed, council bosses have confirmed that they are considering two competing proposals — a...

yesterday, 22:09 in Regional North East

Morpeth back on top after big home victory

Morpeth RFC 53-5 Bridlington This was yet another vital victory in Morpeth’s impressive season, returning Carl Hill’s side to the top spot in their quest for honours, writes Colin Green. For the purist maybe the performance didn’t quite match last...

yesterday, 15:39 in Regional North East

Routine win sees Morpeth extend lead

Morpeth Town 2-0 Sheffield FC Morpeth Town extended their advantage to seven points at the top of Evo-Stik East with a routine 2-0 win over third in the table Sheffield FC. The damage was done in the first half, with two goals in the opening 30...

yesterday, 15:32 in Regional North East

Planned roadworks on major North East routes this week

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1, A19 and other major routes in the North East over the coming week. A1, Berwick: There will be stop-go boards between A1 Scremerston to Highfields roundabouts between 9.30am and 3.30pm...

yesterday, 15:32 in Regional North East

Photos lead to friendship

I like St Valentine’s Day. Being a bit of a ‘romantic, arty-farty hippy’, as a friend described me, the idea of spreading love appeals. I have family in Finland. There, this day is more about celebrating friendship than romance. What’s nicer than...

yesterday, 14:22 in Regional North East

Call for Northumberland residents to share their stories about the NHS

A major heritage project documenting the history of our health service is keen to hear from North-East residents with a story to tell about the NHS. NHS at 70: The Story of Our Lives is a Heritage Lottery Fund-supported project run through the...

yesterday, 11:11 in Regional North East

Flooding issues must be sorted before homes approval on sawmill site

Concerns about unresolved flooding issues led councillors to delay a decision on plans to build houses on the site of a Northumberland sawmill. Applicant Stan Dawson is seeking outline permission for up to nine homes on around one-third of the Kirkley...

yesterday, 07:38 in Regional North East

The NHS Long-Term Plan and what it means for Northumberland

New networks of GP surgeries, set to launch this summer, are one example of how the NHS Long-Term Plan will be put into practice in Northumberland. The idea is that these Primary Care Networks, serving around 30,000 to 50,000 patients, would be able...

yesterday, 07:38 in Regional North East

Major clean-up for Lynemouth

A FORMER eyesore beach laid waste by the coal industry is being restored for locals in a major clean-up. Phase One has been completed at Lynemouth Bay in Northumberland, aimed at reversing decades of dereliction caused by colliery tipping on the beach...

yesterday, 01:55 in Regional North East

Turn to straw, soil and fleece

We have a few perennial salvia cultivars whose extended, colourful summer presence is valued, so losing one variety to frost prompted winter protection for all. The basic approach amounts to earthing-up soil over the crown of each plant, but if...

Sunday, 16:40 in Regional North East

Appeal for witnesses as badly hurt cyclist, 63, found lying in Northumberland road

Northumbria Police officers are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously injured between Benridge and Pigdon near Morpeth. Yesterday (Saturday) officers received a report a male cyclist had been taken to hospital after he was found...

Sunday, 13:51 in Regional North East

‘Liquid gold’ gives best start to the newborns

Already this year, we have attended early lambings and calvings, and there is nothing more satisfying than delivering live lambs and calves. Better yet is seeing colostrum, or ‘liquid gold’, being suckled before we leave. As a practice we are...

Sunday, 13:51 in Regional North East

Fund-raiser is a big draw for good causes

Morpeth Lions Club The Lions Club of Morpeth has distributed £4,728 to 35 local organisations that had taken part in its Dickens of a Draw. The draw enables charities and clubs to raise much needed funds, with the Lions arranging the prizes and paying...

Sunday, 13:20 in Regional North East

Inquest gives insight into everyday life

Dr Stanley Yeoman was the House Surgeon of Morpeth Dispensary from January 1891 to February 1893. Soon after he arrived, the Morpeth Herald of February 28, 1891, reported an inquest held the previous Saturday, February 21, at the Greyhound Inn. It may...

Sunday, 12:46 in Regional North East

When frost comes calling step in to help

Hard frosts and snow are always anticipated, but never welcome. The negative elements they bring into our everyday lives, as recently, take us temporarily out of our comfort zone; cold fingers and toes, disruption of daily services, cancellations,...

Saturday, 16:31 in Regional North East

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