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Lost Voice Guy heading to Cramlington

A talented comedian is set to switch on Cramlington’s Christmas lights. Britain’s Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy – aka Lee Ridley – will switch on the Christmas lights at Manor Walks shopping centre. The inspirational North East comedian will be...

yesterday, 17:31 in Regional North East
 

Hundreds of new car parking spaces to be created in Northumberland

Council leaders are driving forward plans to create hundreds of new parking spaces. Northumberland County Council has allocated £10m to fund parking improvements throughout the area. The improvement programme is under way, expanding and refurbishing...

yesterday, 17:31 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, 12:15 in Regional North East
 

Council evicts trouble-making tenants

Eight tenants who have been causing misery and upset to neighbours and the community have been evicted from Northumberland County Council-owned properties over the last year. One tenant in Alnwick, five in Blyth and two in Seaton Delaval have been...

yesterday, 09:52 in Regional North East
 

Staff thanked for saving Brian

A man who had a heart attack while playing walking football and his family have thanked Active Northumberland staff for their life-saving actions. Ellington resident Brian Middleton collapsed during the game at Ashington Leisure Centre on October 17....

Monday, 17:03 in Regional North East
 

Careers event

A new initiative has been hailed a success for enticing youngsters into construction careers. Industry specialists have praised a recent School Engagement Day, which united them with pupils to help bridge the skills gap in the sector. The Civil...

Monday, 16:04 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, 14:10 in Regional North East
 

Fisherman fined for catching lobsters without permit

A Blyth fisherman has received a hefty fine for catching lobsters off the Northumberland coast without the necessary permit. The prosecution was brought by the Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NIFCA) after Michael Denton...

Monday, 14:02 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, 14:02 in Regional North East
 

Scheme for 500 homes gets go-ahead again despite concerns

A scheme for hundreds of new homes in Bedlington has been given the nod once again, despite concerns about the linked package of infrastructure improvements. The outline application, for up to 500 homes on land south-west of Glebe Farm, off...

Monday, 10:43 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, 10:43 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, 10:43 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, 12:42 in Regional North East
 

Feature: ‘Crisis’ on the buses

Reporter Charlie Bullough looks at the impact of bus funding cuts and what can be done to improve services The Campaign for Better Transport has a blunt message about the national state of our bus services. The charity has entitled its report ‘Buses...

Saturday, 11:23 in Regional North East
 

13-year-old boy critical after collision with car in Blyth

A 13-year-old by was seriously injured after being involved in a collision with a car in Blyth on Friday (November 16). Officers were called to the scene in Cowpen Road at 5.41pm after receiving a report of a one-vehicle collision involving a car and...

Saturday, 09:21 in Regional North East
 
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