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Retrospective nod for Delaval stable plans

Controversial and retrospective additions to a stable yard in south-east Northumberland have been narrowly approved by councillors. A bid for a number of extra buildings at Delaval Equestrian, off Mares Close, between Seghill and Seaton Delaval, was...

54 min. ago in Regional North East
 

Blyth football ground improvements approved

Retrospective changes to approved upgrades at the home of Blyth Town FC have been approved by councillors. It is the latest application in a long and tortuous planning journey with successful and unsuccessful appeals and a series of bids to vary...

54 min. ago in Regional North East
 

Historic North of Tyne devolution deal reaches its final stage

The Prime Minister will today announce the final stage in the process to conclude a historic devolution deal for the region. During a visit to the North East, Theresa May will announce that the Government will lay legislation in Parliament to formally...

54 min. ago in Regional North East
 

New venue has a kick for festival

Thousands of people descended on Blyth as a popular food festival made its annual return. The North East Chilli Fest took place for the first time at Meggies Burn Fields in South Beach, and organiser Mark Deakin – who started the event in 2012 with...

yesterday, 16:11 in Regional North East
 

Tasty treats in aid of charity funds

Residents and staff at a care home have been raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. Craig Healthcare’s Cramlington House in Cramlington took part in the Alzheimer’s Society’s Cupcake day recently, raising £230 by selling cupcakes that had been...

yesterday, 16:11 in Regional North East
 

VIDEO: Kite ace Josh begins national event at Druridge

The first of two days of championship action has taken place at a Northumberland venue, with an expert kite-flier from the county aiming to defend his British titles. Josh Mitcheson, from Ashington, has been the king of multi-line flying for the last...

Saturday, 20:54 in Regional North East
 

Ashington teen lands key place at music school

A talented teenage musician has landed a place at a top music school. Tamsin Reed, currently a pupil at Westfield School in Newcastle, has gained a place at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester to study flute and piano. The 16-year-old, from...

Saturday, 10:52 in Regional North East
 

On track for the busy summer period

A much-loved railway is all set for the summer. The Narrow Gauge Railway at Woodhorn Museum, Ashington, is getting ready for the start of the school holidays by ensuring all locomotives and carriages are ready. Passengers can board the train at the...

Saturday, 10:52 in Regional North East
 

Nurse Sherilee graduates with honour

A newly-qualified nurse has been honoured for her dedication to the profession. Learning disabilities nurse Sherilee Gray is one of only six nurses in the country to receive the special Heath Award for the commitment she has shown during her nursing...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional North East
 

Ashington supermarket gets a fresh new look

A town’s supermarket has been given a fresh new look as part of a multi-million investment. Aldi’s store in Ashington has been included in the company’s £300m investment to improve its stores and service based on feedback from more than 50,000...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional North East
 

Northumbria Police sees decline in number of officers over 12-month period

The number of officers in Northumbria Police has dropped over the last year, new figures from the Home Office show. The reduction across England and Wales to the lowest level since 1996 has led the Police Federation to warn that “policing in the UK is...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional North East
 

Northumberland slimmers celebrate success

Members of a Newbiggin by the Sea slimming club are celebrating their year of success. The Slimming World members have lost a total of 430 stone between them – the equivalent of almost 39 women with an average weight of 11.7 stone. One success story...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional North East
 

Pirate streaming service owner jailed for five years

The owner and operator of a pirate streaming service, and supplier of illicit streaming devices that provided illegal access to Premier League football, has been jailed. John Haggerty, the owner of Blyth-based Evolution Trading, appeared at Newcastle...

Friday, 14:30 in Regional North East
 

Speed signs go up after fatal crash

New speed signs are in place in Bedlington following a fatal road accident last year. The solar powered signs have been installed on Victoria Terrace and Rothesay Terrace in response to local concerns following the death of 19-year-old Bethany Fisher,...

Thursday, 16:54 in Regional North East
 

Party promises evoke Gala spirit

Labour will take the true spirit of the Durham Miners’ Gala into Downing Street when we win the next general election so that we can build a country for the many, not the few, was the message I delivered from the speakers’ platform at the ‘Big...

Thursday, 16:54 in Regional North East
 
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