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Woman injured in collision on rural road

A woman was flown to hospital with serious pelvic injuries after being struck by a vehicle on a road in Northumberland yesterday afternoon.

The Commitments will be at Northumberland Live

Headline act shows commitment to Bedlington

Classic soul songs such as Mustang Sally, Destination Anywhere and In the Midnight Hour will echo around Bedlington this summer as The Commitments are announced as the latest headline act to be featured in the Northumberland Live series of festivals.

Amy O'Neill, Toni-Dee Wood and Nicola Taylor from The Wallaw present �458 to head of school Sarah Robson and pupils Thomas Kendal, Layla Brosnan, Eboni Dryden and Ruby Alexander at Morpeth Road Primary Academy in Blyth. Picture by Jane Coltman.

Fun parties raise big total for school

Festive fun at a Wetherspoons pub in Blyth has raised some useful funds for a school in the town that was hit by vandals over the summer holidays.

Ronnie Campbell MP for Blyth Valley.

Don’t let racists hijack debates

Hate crime is on the march and it needs to stop now.

Traffic on Cowpen Road, Blyth.

Work to start on improving road

Work to improve one of Northumberland’s most congested roads is underway.

Cramlington Rockets chairman Jeff Ball.

Rugby club chairman finds fame

An award-winning rugby club chairman has become the first to be inducted into its Hall of Fame.

Pictured in the new room at the building in Stobhill are centre team members Lesley Tweddle, Paula Hately and Christine Nicholls, with Coun Ian Lindley.

New resource for community centre

A useful new resource is now in place at a building in Morpeth that runs a range of services for local residents and people in parts of south east Northumberland following the completion of an extension.

Staff at Northumbria Healthcares new emergency care hospital at Cramlington.

Bigger bill for key hospital as rates rise

Rising business rates could cost Northumberland’s key hospital almost £8million over the next five years following a 50 per cent increase in April.

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The Old Ash Dene pub was among the towns new developments in 2016.

Town’s future looks bright

A famous face and business owners were all upbeat about the future prospects for their area at the recent AGM of Ashington Town Team.

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Leeds Building Society staff celebrate the �7,000 fund-raising total with two volunteers from Daft as a Brush.

Nothing daft about this fund-raising

Staff at Leeds Building Society in Blyth, Morpeth and six other branches in the North East raised £7,000 for Daft as a Brush cancer patient care during 2016.

Cath Hale celebrates the Big Lottery Fund windfall with some of the other team members at Cygnus Support in Ashington. Picture by Jane Coltman.

Funds will enable charity to expand

An organisation that provides support services for women, men and young people from the age of 14 across Northumberland has received a major funding boost.

Roadworks on the A1.

Roadworks on the A1 and A19 in the North East this week

Highways England is planning the following roadworks on the A1 and A19 this week.

Dame Vera Baird, Northumbrias Police and Crime Commissioner.

Do you want to pay more for police?

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird, is asking for the views of residents on the amount of council tax to be paid for local policing – the police precept.

John Paul and Ellie Paxton outside their new home.

Couple get a foot on housing ladder

A couple have bought their dream home in Morpeth, thanks to a housebuilder’s discount scheme.

CCEPs Morpeth factory produces the glac�au smartwater product.

Label recycling boost for business

A new waste-saving scheme has been launched at Coca-Cola European Partners’ (CCEP’s) Morpeth site.


Stranded fisherman rescued from Blyth pier

A fisherman who was stranded on Blyth pier by raging seas yesterday was rescued by lifeboat crews.
Michele Weedy receives her Certificate of Merit from HRH Prince Michael of Kent.

Michele gets Royal seal of approval

A lifeguard has been honoured by Royalty for her work helping to save lives.

Professor Chris Day who has joined the Sir Bobby Robson Foundations Board of Trustees. 
Picture by Mike Urwin.

Chris is a ‘great signing’ for Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

A new signing has been made to a charity organisation.

Site manager Keith Love with pupils from New Delaval Primary School, Blyth.

Helping to provide building blocks for education

Youngsters have been given an insight into work on a housing development.

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