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VIDEO: Pupils at Hugh Joicey CofE Aided First School share a musical treat

Incy Wincy Spider, courtesy of the new starters at Hugh Joicey CofE Aided First School at Ford. For more Jane Coltman pictures of the new intake at the school, take a look at this week's Northumberland Gazette. Copies of the photos can be ordered...

today, 17:50 in Art & Culture

Campaign to recruit more doctors in the North East

‘It’s canny up north’ is a key slogan being used as part of a campaign to recruit more doctors in the North East. At last Thursday’s meeting of Northumberland County Council’s health and wellbeing board, Claire Riley, Northumbria Healthcare NHS...

today, 14:44 in Art & Culture

Work ongoing to reduce alcohol-related harm in Northumberland

The rates of alcohol-related hospital admissions and alcohol mortality are improving in Northumberland compared to elsewhere in the region. These two positive outcomes were highlighted at Northumberland County Council’s health and wellbeing board last...

today, 14:44 in Art & Culture

Refusal recommended for homes on former school site

A decision is expected on another bid to build housing on a former school site in a north Northumberland village. At last month’s meeting of the North Northumberland Local Area Council, members rejected a scheme for 30 new homes on the former Milfield...

today, 11:09 in Art & Culture

Extension to visitor centre at country park recommended for approval

Plans to upgrade the café and visitor centre at Druridge Bay Country Park are recommended for approval. The proposals, for an extension to the café area and internal alterations to the visitor centre to form three showers within the toilet area, go...

today, 11:09 in Art & Culture

New housing at golf club up for final approval

Detailed plans for new homes at Alnwick Castle Golf Club are recommended for the go-ahead tomorrow. The reserved matters application for 10 detached houses on the current car park and clubhouse site, off Hope House Lane, goes before the North...

today, 11:09 in Art & Culture

Another decision due on affordable homes on Northumberland coast

A controversial plan for affordable homes on the Northumberland coast, which squeaked through earlier this year, is going back before councillors following the threat of a judicial review. At the May meeting of the North Northumberland Local Area...

today, 09:47 in Art & Culture

RSPCA calls for animal welfare to be taught in schools - do you back the charity’s bid?

A fifth of schoolchildren in the North East have witnessed animal cruelty and neglect on social media, according to data from the RSPCA. Young children are being exposed to horrific incidents of animal suffering online in ways not experienced by...

today, 09:47 in Art & Culture

Shortlist announced in search for region’s top tourism businesses

The cream of north Northumberland businesses are celebrating after being shortlisted for the North East England Tourism Awards, following a record year for entries. Applications for the awards were up 25 per cent from last year to nearly 150 and new...

today, 08:31 in Art & Culture

'Exciting collaboration between NHS, council and voluntary sector'

A project to empower communities with the goal of improving the health and wellbeing of people across Northumberland is about to start. Led by Northumberland County Council and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, the two-and-a-half-year...

yesterday, 15:04 in Art & Culture

Hospitals in Northumberland and North Tyneside preparing for winter

Detailed winter plans have been drawn up for hospitals in Northumberland and North Tyneside, following an extremely tough season last year. The combination of flu outbreaks, norovirus and the Beast from the East ensured that there were ‘unprecedented...

yesterday, 15:04 in Art & Culture

Theatre voted warmest in the North East

Newcastle Theatre Royal has been voted the North East’s ‘Most Welcoming Theatre’ for the fourth year in succession at the prestigious UK Theatre Awards. The UK Theatre Awards are the only nationwide awards to honour achievement in regional theatre...

yesterday, 11:23 in Art & Culture

Decision due on new homes in Northumberland coastal village

A bid for new homes in the centre of a popular village on the north Northumberland coast is recommended for approval this week. Plans for seven houses in Alnmouth go before the North Northumberland Local Area Council for a decision on Thursday. The...

yesterday, 11:08 in Art & Culture

Green light recommended for shop in former TIC

A scheme to change Amble’s tourist information centre into a shop looks set to be given the go-ahead later this week. The seaside town’s shuttered TIC could have a new lease of life through a change of use to retail under plans lodged earlier this...

yesterday, 11:08 in Art & Culture

Popular TV show filming edition in Northumberland

Salvage Hunters, the popular Quest TV and Discovery Channel show, is heading to Northumberland to record a special edition of the programme – and the producers are looking for suitable people, places and properties to feature in the show. The...

yesterday, 11:08 in Art & Culture

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