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Efforts to tackle deprivation in Northumberland

More than half of the households in Northumberland are affected by at least one of the four conditions of deprivation measured in the last Census. However, only five per cent are affected by three or four, which is lower than the regional figure of...

4 min. ago in Art & Culture
 

'Underlying, compelling strategy' for future of healthcare in Northumberland

Plans to ensure the financial viability of Northumberland’s entire healthcare system are being looked at again and refocused. The system transformation board, established in February last year, aims to help everyone involved in health – those...

4 min. ago in Art & Culture
 

Heatwave brings hundreds more patients to Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s A&E units in...

More than 1,000 extra people attended Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s A&E units this July, compared with 2017. Health bosses said the increase, which includes at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital at Cramlington, was an...

today, 13:06 in Art & Culture
 

Grant cooks up a huge boost for Scout group

1st Whittingham BP Scout Group is celebrating after being awarded a grant of £1,000 to fund new equipment for its indoor and outdoor cooking sessions, as part of rural energy provider Calor’s annual funding scheme. The Group teaches Beavers, Cubs,...

today, 12:45 in Art & Culture
 

Fishing boat stranded on beach

Both Amble lifeboats were launched after a fishing boat got stranded on the beach at Alnmouth. Humber Coastguard requested lifeboat assistance following reports that a 21ft pleasure fishing vessel, with two people on board, was stranded. The lifeboats...

today, 12:45 in Art & Culture
 

Vintage fund-raiser for Daft as a Brush

The North Coast 500 is one of the country’s most famous motorcycling rides, a must-do for bikers all over Europe. But perhaps the last machines you would imagine suitable for the challenge would be 40 year-old Honda Scooters, especially with less than...

today, 08:32 in Art & Culture
 

NFU’s fabulous year of helping HospiceCare

NFU Alnwick has presented HospiceCare North Northumberland with a cheque for nearly £2,400 – the result of a year of fund-raising for the vital charity. During that time, Jane Potts and Tania Conway cycled the North Coast 500 for the cause. The...

today, 08:32 in Art & Culture
 

Northumberland more than meeting its housing need

The supply of new homes in Northumberland has far outstripped the need in recent years - unlike large parts of the country, new analysis shows. The BBC’s Shared Data Unit has looked at housing data across the UK’s local council areas to try to paint a...

today, 00:20 in Art & Culture
 

Man dies after collision between HGV and Mini

Police are appealing for information after a fatal collision in Northumberland this morning. At around 7.29am, police received a report of a two-vehicle collision involving an HGV and a Mini on the A68 at Rochester. Emergency services attended the...

yesterday, 18:15 in Art & Culture
 

Big fine for Indian restaurant in town over food breaches

A restaurant in Alnwick has been hit with an £8,000 fine for selling a curry containing traces of peanuts, even though the buyer specifically asked for one without. Mumbai Flavours – the trading name of Alnwick Indian Restaurant Ltd, based in...

yesterday, 16:51 in Art & Culture
 

WATCH: Joyrider flips car stolen from Ashington during police chase

A joyrider has been jailed after he flipped a car he stole from Ashington during a police pursuit down the A1. Darren Lee, 43, had been drinking at a family party in July when he returned home with his then partner, but later that evening she...

yesterday, 14:53 in Art & Culture
 

Linked-up services key to survival

Some people are always anxious to remind us that more people travel by bus than by the train. This may be true, however the length of the journeys made by bus are comparatively short compared with those journeys that are made by train so that the...

yesterday, 14:19 in Art & Culture
 

Coaching inn for sale

A historic Northumberland coaching inn, which offers a country pub and accommodation, is up for sale. Christie & Co is marketing The Bay Horse Inn, in West Woodburn, between the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Northumberland...

yesterday, 13:55 in Art & Culture
 

Alncom helping to connect businesses and communities

Alnwick businessman Stephen Pinchen is on the verge of realising his dream of providing superfast wireless broadband to thousands of rural Northumberland homes. Stephen’s love of technology started as young as he can remember, but he started working...

yesterday, 13:55 in Art & Culture
 

Holiday-let warning as staycations on the rise

As the number of holidaymakers opting for staycations in the North East soars, property owners looking to cash in on the short-term rental market risk considerable financial losses due to inadequate insurance cover. The warning has been issued by...

yesterday, 13:55 in Art & Culture
 


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