Shortlist announced for North East tourism awards

Northumberland features heavily in the shortlist for the North East England Tourism Awards which has been announced today.
Renown Oil and Gas Dale Dreyer with university supervisor Islam Shyha.

Still growing after 30 years

An engineering company is going from strength to strength as it celebrates 30 years in business.

Police want rail passengers to 'discreetly' text them about incidents and crimes on trains.

Police want people to 'discreetly' text them about incidents on trains - including smoking

Police are suggesting that rail travellers should text an incident alert - if they see a passenger smoking on a train.

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Morpeth Bus Station will be closed at the weekend so essential repairs and improvements can be carried out. Picture by Brad Slater.

Bus station in Northumberland town to be closed at the weekend

Bus passengers in Morpeth town centre need to use temporary stops in the weekend ahead as the town’s bus station will be unavailable.

Highways England is planning works on various roads this week.

Planned roadworks on the A1 and A19 in Northumberland and North Tyneside

The following roadworks are being planned by Highways England for Northumberland and North Tyneside during the coming week.


Cramlington firm is app-y with new service

A Cramlington bolting supplier has extended its services with the launch of a new application.

Thermacore Europe's quality, health, safety and environment manager Mark Robinson. Picture by Simon Williams.

Plant’s green deal pays off

A thriving Northumberland manufacturer has found it’s best to grow green in business.

Who's not entitled to the living wage?

Brexit to 'knock 10p off the National Living Wage' - but some workers can't get it anyway

Brexit is likely to knock 10p off the National Living Wage next year, according to research by the Resolution Foundation.
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Tesco to 'fine' those who wrongly park in disabled and parent and child bays

Tesco is to introduce fines for people who wrongly park in disabled or parent and child bays at its stores.

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Cramlington graduate lands top training placement

A Cramlington graduate has beaten off competition from across the country to land a coveted management training place.

Steven Chater, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust health improvement practitioner Specialist, Nicole Aspinall, site leader Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Ann Woollett, lead health advocate for Thermo Fisher Scientifics Cramlington site.

The outlook is healthy at firm

A Northumberland manufacturer is fit for purpose after earning a top health award.

Roadworks on the A1 in Northumberland.

Planned roadworks on A1 and A19 in Northumberland and North Tyneside this week

The following roadworks are being planned by Highways England for Northumberland and North Tyneside during the coming week.


Next launch for bakery partnership

Northumberland bakery chain Bakers Pantry is now offering its products in the Lakes & Dales Co-operative at Wheatridge Park, Seaton Delaval.

Managing director of Phoenix Taxis Alex Hurst.

Taxi boss gets Obama inspiration

A Northumberland taxi boss has been flying the flag for the UK at a top business event hosted by President Barack Obama.

How should the UK leave the EU?

What’s the difference between ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ Brexit?

Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, has been keen to reiterate that “Brexit means Brexit”. But, despite her insistence, at least two types of Brexit are being discussed: “hard” and “soft”. They relate to the type of deal that the UK negotiates with the EU. A significant reason for the delay in triggering the Article 50 process of withdrawal is to give the government time to work out what deal it wants and what position to take in its negotiations with the EU over leaving.
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The original Fort Bridge during demolition.

A1 closed this weekend as part of £380m road upgrade

Drivers are being warned that the A1 will be closed for 34 hours this weekend as work continues on a major road scheme.

Brownies to pin down pet care

Brownies have been invited to take up a pet project to gain a new badge.

Fancy becoming a train driver?

Fancy becoming an East Coast train driver? No experience necessary, says Virgin Trains

Rail giant Virgin is launching a recruitment campaign for drivers ahead of a new fleet of trains which will "revolutionise" travel on its East Coast line.

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Norham Castle. Picture by Jane Coltman

Tourism boom set to continue as Northumberland lands Family Traveller Award

Northumberland has been named as the best place in the UK for families to visit, landing the top prize at an awards ceremony last night.

The Year 2 Blue class at Whitley Lodge First School try out classmate Jordan Thompson's winning new ice cream flavour.

The cream of the crop

There was a n-ice surprise for schoolchildren as their delicious dessert design was delivered by a Blyth business.

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