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Government must prepare for crash

Ten years ago, the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the US implosion of property markets unleashed the worst global downturn since the 1930s. That came out of the blue, but the Labour government avoided total meltdown with bank bail-outs. Then we had...

yesterday, 16:58 in Regional North East

Finding nature is a walk in Blyth park

The Friends of Ridley Park have organised an autumn nature walk this weekend. An autumn birds and tree walk will be jointly led by Lindsay McDougal, conservation officer with Northumberland and Tyneside Bird Club, and Fiona Gibson, chairman of the...

yesterday, 14:30 in Regional North East

Roadshows to provide support and advice for the elderly

A series of Winter Warmer roadshows are to be held across Northumberland in October to help older people to stay active, safe and connected in their communities. The events are a great opportunity for people to get together, talk about their...

yesterday, 12:53 in Regional North East

‘Launch of the Manor’ - new register documents rural life in Northumberland

A comprehensive register of details about hundreds of ‘Manors’ in Northumberland has been launched this week by Northumberland Archives. The Manorial Documents Register for Northumberland was launched in The Great Hall at Hexham Abbey in the presence...

yesterday, 11:17 in Regional North East

Culling not the answer to seagull nuisance, residents told

‘Unless you’ve lived with seagulls on your roof, you just don’t know’ – that’s from a Blyth resident who is calling on the county council to tackle the nuisance. Sheila Weir raised the issue at last Wednesday’s meeting of the Ashington and Blyth Local...

yesterday, 09:29 in Regional North East

Developer sets out £10m claim against Northumberland County Council

Writs have now been served on Northumberland County Council and three of its representatives as part of a disgruntled property developer’s legal action. Newcastle-based Lugano has made a High Court claim against council leader Peter Jackson, cabinet...

Wednesday, 14:20 in Regional North East

Where will additional £24million of council cuts be coming from?

Proposals have been set out as to how Northumberland County Council will save a further £24million over the coming years. As previously reported, a budget update revealed that the authority will have to slash a further £27million from its budget over...

Wednesday, 14:20 in Regional North East

Northern Powergrid prepared for Storm Ali

Northern Powergrid, responsible for the network that delivers electricity to homes and businesses across the North East, is prepared if Storm Ali affects its power network. The Met Office has issued amber and yellow weather warnings for strong winds...

Wednesday, 12:08 in Regional North East

Northumberland council leader: 'It's about doing more with less'

Northumberland’s council leader has said that while there are difficult decisions to make, the authority’s finances are in a better state than a year ago. A budget update report went before the county council’s cabinet at its meeting last Tuesday,...

Wednesday, 12:08 in Regional North East

New rules for loans to Arch from Northumberland County Council

New regulations are to be put in place for loans from Northumberland County Council to its development company Arch, which are expected to total £275million by the end of this financial year. A report to councillors sets out a revised decision-making...

Wednesday, 12:08 in Regional North East

Petition to protect woodland from development threat

Labour members in Bedlington are calling on Northumberland County Council to intervene and protect woodland that could be under threat from development. The party has launched a petition, which has attracted around 500 signatures, asking for a tree...

Wednesday, 09:33 in Regional North East

Drivers warned to take extra care as Storm Ali hits the North East

Highways England is advising drivers to take care and be prepared for strong gales later today across northern England . Motorists, particularly those driving high-sided lorries, caravans and motorcycles, are advised to check the weather and driving...

Wednesday, 08:51 in Regional North East

Joint effort on adoption for five North-East councils

Northumberland councillors have given the go-ahead for the North East’s Regional Adoption Agency, which is due to go live on December 1. Northumberland is working with North Tyneside, Newcastle, Gateshead and South Tyneside councils on its agency, to...

Wednesday, 07:27 in Regional North East

Get voting and let's bring home the gold to Northumberland

Time is running out to vote for Northumberland in the 2018 British Travel Awards. The county is currently running a close second behind current leaders Cornwall, with less than two weeks left to vote. Northumberland has been nominated for Best UK...

Tuesday, 14:13 in Regional North East

Call for action on speeding on key route in Blyth

Concerned residents are calling for action to tackle speeding on a section of a key route in Blyth in the aftermath of a serious crash. While the issue is an ongoing one, 181 names were gathered on a petition calling for traffic calming on Plessey...

Tuesday, 10:50 in Regional North East

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