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Botanical delights are just a short flight away

Gardeners are unable to resist visits to other people’s plots, and when a botanic establishment at Samares Manor in Jersey appeared on the radar it was embraced with enthusiasm. It was created in the 1920s by a Northumbrian millionaire philanthropist...

today, 16:42 in Regional North East
 

Morpeth and Ponteland strike gold in bloom awards

Morpeth and Ponteland have scooped gold in the Britain in Bloom awards. Morpeth and Ponteland landed the honours at the Royal Horticultural Society’s annual Britain in Bloom awards ceremony in Belfast last night. Morpeth won gold in the town section....

today, 14:41 in Regional North East
 

Switching on to energy efficiency

As consumers, we are constantly bombarded with information about energy and encouraged to switch suppliers. This is a minefield and for some of us it is difficult to navigate. However, help is at hand. Firstly, read your meter regularly and check your...

today, 14:41 in Regional North East
 

HERALD WAR REPORT

In this feature to commemorate the First World War, we will bring you the news as it happened in 1918, as reported by the Morpeth Herald. All material is published with kind permission of the Mackay family. We thank them for their support and...

today, 13:15 in Regional North East
 

Tenants raise impressive total for charity

A cheque for £1,500 was handed over when a Morpeth retirement property welcomed Colin Hardy, local representative for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, to a coffee morning. Tenants from Anchor’s St Christophers House in Abbey Meadows have raised...

yesterday, 13:20 in Regional North East
 

Green light for merger of credit unions

Two credit unions have joined together to increase services to customers. Northumberland Credit Union (NCU) has merged with NEFirst Credit Union following unanimous approval from members at two meetings for a transfer of engagements proposal from the...

yesterday, 13:20 in Regional North East
 

Rescue teams receive Commendation from Chief Constable

Mountain rescue volunteers have been honoured for the part they played during this year’s Beast from the East. Northumberland National Park and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue teams received a Commendation from the Chief Constable of Northumbria...

yesterday, 13:20 in Regional North East
 

Topping out stage for new homes project in Ponteland

Ascent Homes’ latest apartment development, currently under construction in Ponteland, has reached a major milestone. Contractor Surgo Construction has reached the topping out stage at Hemingway Court – the former library site. There will be 25 one...

yesterday, 13:20 in Regional North East
 

Special stone for Victoria Cross recipient

A commemorative stone was unveiled at a ceremony in Widdrington Station on Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of an act of outstanding bravery during the First World War by James Bulmer Johnson. The Victoria Cross recipient enlisted with the...

yesterday, 13:20 in Regional North East
 

Group’s call over flood insurance announcement

The Morpeth Flood Action Group (MFAG) is urging insurance companies to pass on the reductions in reinsurance premiums announced by a national organisation to householders. And residents in the areas covered by Flood Re – an independent body that is...

yesterday, 13:20 in Regional North East
 

House prices increase in Northumberland

House prices in Northumberland increased by 1.6 per cent in August, contributing to a 2.4 per cent rise over the last 12 months. The latest data from the Office of National Statistics shows that the average property in the area sold for £158,900 –...

yesterday, 11:22 in Regional North East
 

Fewer crimes making it to Crown Court

Fewer crimes are being prosecuted at Newcastle Crown Court, according to Ministry of Justice figures. This drop in cases is happening in most areas of England and Wales. Legal experts say that police do not have enough resources to complete...

yesterday, 11:22 in Regional North East
 

World tournament delight for girls team

A group of young footballers at Ponteland Community Middle School will aim to achieve more English success in Spain when they take part in a major international event next year. Earlier this year, the team of Year 5 and 6 – now Year 6 and Year 7 –...

Thursday, 20:50 in Regional North East
 

Council’s view on felling trees at site

Northumberland County Council has responded to criticism over the felling of trees overlooking the site of the new Morpeth First School to the east, which have stood for decades. A Merley Gate resident said in their letter to the Herald earlier this...

Thursday, 20:50 in Regional North East
 

Learn more about town school at open day

Abbeyfields First School in Morpeth is opening its doors to prospective parents, carers and the wider community at its annual open day tomorrow. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about what the school has to offer at one of two...

Thursday, 16:38 in Regional North East
 
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