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Motorcross charity day for Cramlington stroke survivor

A motocross racer from Cramlington is organising a charity fundraising practice day next week after his father survived three strokes.

The layout of last years Ashington Fayre at Wansbeck Square car park.

Ashington Fayre Day 2017 set to return

A popular fair day is returning at the weekend, with the aim of featuring something for all ages.

Staff from HTL ready to do a charity bike ride in support of Jessicas Sarcoma Awareness. Picture by Bob Fogerty.

Staff gear up for 100-mile challenge for charity

Employees are getting on their bikes to help a local cancer charity.

The winners of the Northumberland Tourism Awards 2017.

Northumberland Tourism Awards: Winners revealed

The winners of the first Northumberland Tourism Awards were announced this evening during a ceremony at Alnwick Castle.

Ian Lavery wins the Wansbeck seat at the Northumberland General Election count 2017

There is much work to be done

Let me begin my first column after the general election by saying how proud and honoured I am to have once again been chosen by the people of Wansbeck to represent you all at Westminster.

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Children seen trespassing near railway lines

Youngsters are being warned of the dangers of trespassing on railway lines.

Wansbeck General Hospital.

Urgent care centre to remain closed overnight

An urgent care centre is to remain closed overnight, health officials have revealed.

Northumberland Tourism Awards: Thanks to our sponsors

Northumberland Tourism Awards: Thanks to our sponsors

The ceremony for the first Northumberland Tourism Awards takes place tonight, but it wouldn’t be happening without the support of all of our sponsors.


WATCH: Tour of Britain’s Northumberland route announced

Detailed route information for the Ovo Energy Tour of Britain has been announced today – and the course will give scores of Northumberland residents a grandstand view of some of the world’s top cyclists.

Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland; John Grundy, Nicola Wardle from Northumberland County Council and Jeannie Kielty from The Banks Group.

Duchess views final plans for LOVE Awards

The Duchess of Northumberland has been hearing about the final plans for the seventh annual LOVE Northumberland awards, which she is due to present to winning groups and individuals on Wednesday, July 5.

Coun Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for environment and local services, and local county councillors Susan and Grant Davey with other members of Northumberland County Councils local services team marking completion of the improvement scheme on Cowpen Road.

Project to reduce congestion on Cowpen Road is completed

A comprehensive scheme to improve one of Northumberland’s most congested roads has been completed.

Lisa Dunn, Nick's sister (centre), with fellow relatives and supporters of the Chennai 6.

Hundreds take to London streets to protest over Nick Dunn’s imprisonment

Hundreds of people staged a peaceful protest in a bid to help get detained sailor Nick Dunn released from his Indian hell.

Northumberland County Council local services operative Paul Dodd; Greg Gavin, head of neighbourhood services; Coun Glen Sanderson; David Hunt, neighbourhood services area manager; and Coun Rupert Gibson.

Northumberland gears up for tourist season

Extra verge cutting and weed spraying is getting under way as Northumberland gears up for the main tourist season.

File photo of a Co-operative Bank sign . Photo:  Nick Ansell/PA Wire

UPDATED: Co-op Bank in advanced talks over rescue package

The Co-operative Bank has said that it is in advanced discussions with existing investors over a rescue package.

As part of National Blood Week, NHS Blood and Transplant has launched a campaign to raise awareness of a lack of blood donors

Call goes out for new donors during National Blood Week

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in Northumberland to say #ImThere and start saving lives by registering as new blood donors during National Blood Week, which starts today.

A campaign on secondhand smoke has been launched.

New campaign warns of dangers of secondhand smoke

New figures suggest at least one in 10 North East children are still being exposed to toxic secondhand smoke in the home as a hard-hitting new campaign launches today.

From left, Gail Lewis, Scooby-Doo and Laura Moore during the fun day outside Choppington Co-op.

Where’s Scooby? At Co-op’s fun day

A family fun day outside Choppington Co-op raised an impressive total for two charities.

From left, Fran Castle from Headway Arts, Maxine Gardner from Business in the Community and Alex Wardle from AkzoNobel.

Paint donation for colourful project

A global paints and coatings manufacturer has helped Headway Arts to brighten up the former United Reformed Church in Blyth.

Members of Blyth and Solingen town twinning groups outside The Commissioners Quay Inn.

Welcome signs for twin town visitors

Blyth was particularly well-prepared to host the recent visit of a group from its twin town of Solingen, Germany.

Diane Dinning of Asda Blyth, left, with project member Madeleine Campbell. Picture by North News & Pictures Ltd.

Useful items for project

The Matthew Project, based in Bedlington, has received a bundle of products from Asda Blyth that was donated to help those feeling financial strain.

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