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Chief executive to leave Northumberland County Council

Northumberland County Council’s chief executive Steve Mason has ‘decided to leave the council and pursue fresh challenges’.

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The scene of the alleged attack in Blyth.

Fund is set up to help family of Blyth father who died

A fund-raising page has been set up to help the family of father who died after an alleged attack in Blyth.

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Courtney Boyle and Philip Tron. Pictures issued by PA

North East mother's tribute to 'angels flying in the sky' as daughter and partner confirmed dead in Manchester bombing

A woman who lost her partner and daughter in the Manchester terror attack said they were "both my angels flying high in the sky".

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The team at the Sweet N Savoury shop in Ashington.

A special day for town centre shop

A popular shop in Ashington is celebrating its 20th anniversary tomorrow (Friday) between 8am and 4.30pm.

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An artists impression of what the county council headquarters in Ashington could have looked like.

Plans at council HQ site off the table

A potential hurdle for keeping Northumberland County Council’s headquarters in Morpeth has been cleared as a result of official confirmation that controversial plans on and next to the County Hall site in Morpeth have been withdrawn.

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From left, Bede Academy pupils Jamie Watson, Josh Aisbitt, and Louis French are among those who will be volunteering in South Africa this summer.

Pupils to volunteer in Africa

A new group of students is continuing its school’s association with a South African community by volunteering to work with HIV/AIDS orphans in a local school.

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County Hall in Morpeth.

Tories form new administration at Northumberland County Council

The Conservatives formed the new leadership and introduced five local area councils as the new Northumberland County Council met for the first time today.

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Police reassure public as threat level is increased to critical

Senior police officials have moved to reassure members of the public after the threat level was increased.

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John Grundy

New presenter for 2017 LOVE Northumberland Awards

Historian and broadcaster John Grundy has been announced as the presenter at this year’s LOVE Northumberland Awards.

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Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry are still missing following Manchester explosion. (photo Facebook).

Search goes on for two South Shields youngsters still missing following Manchester terror attack

A pair of South Tyneside teenagers who went to the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester are still missing.

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Serial fly-tipper brought to justice

A fly-tipper who left a trail of waste across the countryside in Northumberland has been prosecuted by the county council.

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Care home has a new owner

A Blyth care home has a new owner.

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The Queen

Queen offers 'deepest sympathy' to those affected by 'dreadful' Manchester terrorist attack

The Queen has offered her "deepest sympathy" to all those affected by the "dreadful" terrorist attack in Manchester, saying that the incident has "shocked" the nation.
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Pictured, from left, are Michaela Green, group director, Valens Medical Partnership, John Richards, RMT Accountants & Business Advisors, Amanda Maskery, Sintons Law Firm, Stuart Harper, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, and Dr Rakesh Chopra, Dr Alistair Blair and Dr Aamir Munir of the Valens Medical Partnership. Picture by Simon Williams.

New partnership ‘will help patients’

Three primary care practices in south east Northumberland have merged to create the largest family doctor-led medical group in the North East.

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Trump condemns 'evil losers' behind Manchester attack as world leaders send messages of support

Leaders from around the world have condemned the terror attack at a Manchester music concert and offered their condolences to the victims.
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The Bishop of Durham, the Right Reverend Paul Butler

Bishop of Durham condemns 'wanton attack on innocent and vulnerable' in Manchester

The North East's top cleric has condemned the explosion in Manchester which killed 22 people, including children.
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North East celebrities send messages of support after Manchester pop concert explosion

Celebrities from the North East have sent messages of support, love, hope and solidarity after the explosion which killed 22 in Manchester.
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Man arrested after Manchester bomb attack leaves 22 dead, including children

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the bomb attack which killed 22 people, including children, and injured 59 more in Manchester.

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Award-winning writer Mari Hannah.

A novel way to look at crime fiction

Fans of crime fiction are in for a treat in Ashington.

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