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Light aircraft emergency in Northumberland

Emergency services were called when a light aircraft had to make an emergency landing in north Northumberland today.

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The South East Northumberland Stroke Support Group held a celebration get-together to mark their 10th anniversary. Some of the group's members and supporters are seen at the event which was held in  East Bedlington Community Centre.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Group celebrates tenth anniversary

The South East Northumberland Stroke Support Group held a celebration get-together to mark its 10th anniversary.

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Moody Directors clowning around with staff from the Great North Childrens Hospital following their donation of �21,000 to the GNCH Foundation. Left to right, group managing director Caroline Moody; engineering director, Gavin Cape; operations director, Richard Moody; Clown Doctor Johan Cherrywolf (aka Paddy OConnor); matron for children's services GNCH, Helga Charters; co-chairman Alan Moody; directorate manager, children's services GNCH, Jane Melvin; and programme manager for Clown Doctors, Nuritza Daghlian.

Logistics firm is clowning around

A kind-hearted Cramlington firm is helping to put a smile on the faces of youngsters in hospital.

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Searching for the Pattersons

A historian is appealing for help to trace the family of a Blyth woman who died 60 years ago.

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Sophie Baldry, who completed the Fourtitude challenge for Mental Health UK. Picture by onEdition

Sophie completes charity challenge

An Ashington woman has completed a gruelling charity challenge.

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Cambois, not Manhatten! Northumberland's version of the famous girder picture.

Famous Manhattan skyscraper picture recreated – in Northumberland

Take a closer look. It’s not the iconic photo of construction workers perched on a girder high above the New York skyline which graces many a living room wall. This is Cambois, not Manhattan!

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Deadline looms for grant funds

Time is running out for community groups, charities and young people in the county to apply for funding from a community grant scheme.

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Jacob Atkinson.

Strong support for Jacob’s campaign

A severely deaf teenager has launched a campaign calling on the Government to take action following ‘major funding cuts to local authorities’.

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The Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service team in action. Picture by Graham Mitchell Photography

Firefighters are the best of British

A team of Northumberland firefighters has proved to be among the best in Britain at saving lives.

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Angels for Europe in Ashington. Picture by Julia Duggan

EU supporters step up campaign

A Northumberland group, which opposes plans for Brexit, is stepping up its campaign.

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Joan Whitworth, 82, with some of the young volunteers.

Teens help OAPs rock!

A social media sensation has brought together elderly care home residents and teenage volunteers.

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MP Ian Lavery with 100-year-old William Mason at the pit wheel in Ashington. Picture by Keith Saint and Jason Henderson, of Ashington Camera Club

A fitting memorial to town’s heritage

A fully restored pit wheel has been given pride of place at the entrance to Ashington.

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Blyth docks gate being lifted out for refurbishment.

£600k new lease of life for docks

Work has begun on a £600,000 makeover of Blyth’s historic docks.

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Cragside Church of England Primary (Cramlington) pupils who attended the Roots and Shoots event at Alnwick Garden. Picture by Jane Coltman

Enjoying the fruits of their labours

The old adage of reaping what you sow certainly rings true for a group of school children.

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Shanklea Primary School at the teddy bears' picnic in The Alnwick Garden. Picture by The Bigger Picture Agency

If you go down to the Garden today

Hundreds of children enjoyed a teddy bears’ picnic, thanks to Northumberland Freemasons.

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Northumbria Police's Mini Police.

Mini Police signs up new recruits

Northumbria Police has taken on more of its youngest recruits as its successful Mini Police scheme is extended.

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The Wing, by Leda, photographed at Tynemouth Priory

Cramlington’s Bazaar Group set for ‘ground-breaking launch’

Cramlington-headquartered Bazaar Group has launched its pioneering furniture design brand at Europe’s leading international design festival.

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Ronnie Campbell MP
Picture by Jane Coltman

Following my beliefs in EU vote

It really pained me to vote against the Labour whip the other day to rebel against a party which, under Jeremy Corbyn, I otherwise support to the hilt.

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Dean Grey with his Great North Run medal.

Dean says thanks with his feet

Dean Grey was determined to go the extra mile to show his gratitude to the nursing home which is caring for his mother-in-law.

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Ernie Warren received his BEM from the Duchess of Northumberland.

Town mourns loss of honoured sons

Two leading members of the Blyth community who were awarded British Empire Medals have died.

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