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Consultation for barge dock plans

Proposals to improve the former Blyth Power Station dock – known locally as the Ash Barge Dock – will be on display to the public next week.

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A much loved statue of Jackie Milburn has moved to its new home at Ashington Leisure Centre.
 Ian Lavery MP wears one of the footballers England caps.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Looking for love in our community

It was Valentine’s Day last week so we took the opportunity in my constituency office to launch an online survey to give all of you living and working in Wansbeck the chance to tell us what you love about the place.

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Northumberland County Council is cracking down on abandoned vehicles.

Crackdown on abandoned vehicles in Northumberland

Northumberland County Council is cracking down on abandoned vehicles following a sharp rise in incidents and is issuing a warning that the perpetrators could face a large fine.

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One grave in Mayfield Cemetery which has been driven over.

Angry mourner hits out at vehicles driving over graves

Angry mourners have hit out at damage to relatives’ graves after they were driven over.

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Plenty of activities at care home

During the winter months, residents at RMBI care home Scarbrough Court in Cramlington are keeping active indoors with a fun sports programme.

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Northumberland County Council's current home at County Hall in Morpeth.

Northumberland County Council budget passed: Cuts, capital spending and a tax hike

A lengthy and sometime lairy debate this afternoon ended with the Labour administration at Northumberland County Council getting its budget for next year approved.
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The team at The Beauty Factory in Blyth are thrilled to be on the North East Salon of the Year shortlist at this years English Hair and Beauty Awards. Picture by Jane Coltman

Shortlist delight for beauty salon

A salon in Blyth will be in the spotlight after being put on the shortlist for a prestigious accolade.

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The new Duchess's Community High School in Alnwick was built with government funding topped up by county council investment.

Northumberland school buildings need £2k per pupil to bring them up to scratch

More than £2,000 per pupil is needed to bring school buildings in Northumberland up to a satisfactory condition – far higher than in many other areas, according to a new report.

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Heavy snow forecast for tomorrow.

WEATHER WARNING: Heavy snow forecast for parts of Northumberland

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for snow in Northumberland tomorrow as Storm Doris moves eastwards across the country.
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An artist's impression of what the cancer centre in Bomarsund will look like.

Rutherford name for cancer centre under construction in Northumberland

The name has been revealed for a state-of-the-art proton beam therapy (PBT) cancer centre that is being built in Northumberland.

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Hadrian's Wall

Hadrian's Wall in top 5 of England’s best-loved free attractions

Hadrian's Wall has been voted one of the most-loved free attractions in England in a new poll.
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Gary Fildes, founder of Kielder Observatory, Ivor Crowther, head of Heritage Lottery Fund NE, Terry Carroll, Chair of LEADER. Picture by Jeanette Doherty / The Bigger Picture

Stargazers set to benefit from new observatory in Kielder

A new state-of-the-art observatory is set to be opened this year following a successful fundraising.

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Franco Gregorio of Ciccarelli Artisan Gelato received the Marcantonio and Pre Gel Italy Cup at the 2017 National Ice Cream Competition ceremony. Picture by Richard Doughty.

Firm enjoys sweet taste of success

A family business in Northumberland is celebrating after scooping a prestigious national award for its rum and raisin ice cream.

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News from the courts

Two Northumberland men convicted of fraud offences

Two Northumberland men have been convicted of fraud offences after targeting vulnerable victims, including conning a 78-year-old woman out of thousands of pounds.

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Citizens Advice volunteer Jacquie Kelly.

The many benefits of volunteering

Citizens Advice Northumberland is a registered charity that relies on volunteers to provide the invaluable service that helps so many people within your community.

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PCs Peter Miller and Mick Gair with five Cramlington Learning Village students.

Officers give pupils important advice

Practical scenarios and an engaging case study were among the items discussed during a police visit to Cramlington Learning Village that highlighted the issue of taking responsibility for your actions.

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Jessica Jobling, 7, (left) and Georgina McBryde, 8, dressed up as Cinderella and Belle ahead of Disney meet and greet at Manor Walks Shopping Centre.

Beauty and the Beast heading to Manor Walks

Shoppers are being invited to meet the ‘belle of the ball’.

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Top ranking for chief executive

The head of a North East organisation has been named the best mental health trust chief executive in the country.

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Planned roadworks for the North East

Planned roadworks for the North East

Highways England has a number of planned roadworks in the North East over the coming week.

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From left: Josh Brown, Matthew Higgs, Sam Lawless and Dan Robinson.

Pastures new for apprentice Dan, 19

An Ashington teenager who has been helping with a major infrastructure development in Northumberland is heading off to a new project.

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