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Push for housing workforce

A house construction company has joined a national campaign to bring more people into the industry. Persimmon Homes North East, which has development sites across the region, has signed up to the Home Builders’ Skills Partnership’s Attract campaign....

today, 17:02 in Regional North East

Kite ace Josh set to defend his British titles in Northumberland

An expert kite-flier from Ashington is in line to defend his British titles this weekend in his home county. Josh Mitcheson, 20, has been the king of multi-line flying for the last three years and also landed the multi-kite crown in 2017 and 2016....

today, 17:02 in Regional North East

Northumberland taxpayers could face legal bill over Lugano homes row

Taxpayers are being asked to foot the legal bills of Northumberland’s council leader and chief executive in the face of proposed action by a disgruntled developer. In May, serious allegations were made by Lugano over the ‘unlawful’ way the county...

today, 17:02 in Regional North East

Putting their heart into party

Hundreds of people enjoyed a party in a park in Ashington. The annual summer party in Hirst Park, organised by the Heart of the Hirst Tenant and Resident Group, saw plenty on offer. There were 22 market stalls, bouncy castles, face-painters, sand...

yesterday, 19:35 in Regional North East

Northumberland parks named among the UK’s very best green spaces

Nine of Northumberland’s parks have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the UK. Northumberland’s winning green spaces are Ridley Park, Blyth; Dr Pit Park, Bedlington; Astley Park, Seaton Delaval; Alexandra Park,...

yesterday, 19:35 in Regional North East

Northumberland health group no longer inadequate

The group which buys health services for Northumberland is no longer rated inadequate after working to improve its precarious financial position. It was revealed on Thursday that NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was deemed to...

yesterday, 16:26 in Regional North East

Major fire at Northumberland allotment

A major fire has broken out at an allotment in Northumberland. A statement on Northumbria Police's Facebook page this afternoon says: 'Fire brigade now confirm this has been a rubbish fire confined to one allotment, now under control. 'Police and fire...

Sunday, 15:50 in Regional North East

Kayaker rescued in Northumberland

Coastguard and lifeboat crews were called into action this afternoon to rescue a kayaker from the water in Northumberland. A post on the HM Coastguard Northumberland Facebook page states: 'Newbiggin Coastguard, Amble Coastguard and Newbiggin Lifeboat...

Saturday, 19:23 in Regional North East

See the moment driver rammed police car during high-speed chase

A dangerous driver who smashed into a police car during a 40-minute pursuit has been jailed. Martin Jobes, 47, was wanted by police in connection with outstanding offences when he was spotted in an Audi A4 at a petrol station in North Tyneside....

Friday, 14:56 in Regional North East

Pupils celebrate 70 years of NHS

Children from a Cramlington school got arty for the NHS’ 70th birthday. Year 2 pupils at Eastlea Primary School worked alongside staff from the Northumbria Hospital at Cramlington on a creative project. Children from the school were challenged to...

Friday, 13:13 in Regional North East

Water provider is seeking kindness

Northumbrian Water is inviting its customers to nominate a worthy cause for its Make My Day campaign. The five-day initiative, which will run during National Customer Service Week (October 1-5), aims to put a smile on as many people’s faces as...

Friday, 13:13 in Regional North East

Krushing the market with new ideas

Drinks are flowing at an Ashington firm after its busiest and most exciting year to date. Polar Krush is planning a bright future after significant investment and innovation over the last 12 months. It is the first in its market to supply more...

Friday, 13:13 in Regional North East

Roll-up, roll-up for street surprises

A “traffic stopping” event is being planned for Bedlington later this summer. A big day out for the whole family is in store when SALTo Arts brings a new slant on the street fair to Bedlington Live. There will be a host of street performers, musicians...

Friday, 13:13 in Regional North East

Help protect the region’s coastline

A consultation process has started on giving more protection to marine life off the Northumberland coast. Three sites off the north east coast, including from Berwick to Whitley Bay, are among 41 designated zones that could get special protected...

Friday, 13:13 in Regional North East

Success is on the menu for Melanie

Tea room owner Melanie Martin certainly has the recipe for success when it comes to promoting all things Northumbrian. She picked up a Northumbie award for her contribution to this year’s annual Northumberland Day. Melanie’s Tea Room, at Newbiggin,...

Friday, 13:13 in Regional North East

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