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Memberships rise at leisure centres

Investment in leisure centres at Ashington and Cramlington has paid off, with new figures showing large increases in the number of memberships.

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Three car crash closes part of A19

Motorists are being warned of major delays on a key route this morning.

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Harper Weightman whose twin sister Summer died as a result of TTTS.

Mother raising awareness of rare condition by lighting up landmarks

An Ashington mother who lost one of her twins is backing an initiative to raise awareness of the rare condition.

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Hadrians Cavalry will run from April to September next year.

Major Roman cavalry exhibition along Hadrian's Wall is announced

Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site is to host a major new exhibition in 2017 celebrating the cavalry regiments that once guarded this famous frontier of the mighty Roman Empire.
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Grant Davey and Alan Sambrook at the re-opening of Station Road in Ashington.
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Six month project on key shopping street is completed

A major scheme to improve the look of Ashington’s main shopping street has been completed.

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Further calls to raise alcohol unit prices

Health campaigners in the North East are calling for an increase in taxes on the cheapest alcohol following the publication of a report revealing more working years are lost to alcohol than the 10 most frequent cancer types combined.

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People are urged to take a few minutes of time online this Christmas to give the greatest gift and become an organ donor.

Faffing can be fatal, loafing can be lethal - public urged to become organ donors

If you want to be an organ donor, why wait to join the NHS Organ Donor Register? NHS Blood and Transplant is calling on people to register as an organ donor this Christmas.

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Driver who died in fatal crash identified

The driver who died following a collision on a Northumberland road has been identified.

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County Councillor Alyson Wallace, with Emma Evans of Northumberland County Council.

Park to undergo a £110k makeover

A major programme of improvements to spruce up a park is to get under way.

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From left to right: Councillors Val Tyler, Alyson Wallace, and Dave Ledger, Deputy Leader of Northumberland County Council and Chair of Arch.

Plans for old Tesco store to go on display

Plans to regenerate Bedlington town centre are to go on show.

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Artist Andy Morley from  Creative Ginger with pupils outside the decorated container at Shanklea Primary in Cramlington.
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Pupils transform school container

Artist pupils have helped spruce up an area of their school.

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Trevor Bell in the bike workshop.

New cycle course to satisfy demand

A new two-day taster course in bike maintenance is to be launched to satisfy local demand.

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Driver dies after crash on Northumberland road

Police are investigating after a fatal collision in Northumberland.

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Stratstone Tyneside head of business David Guy and new car sales leader Dang Vuong with Blyth Town FC First team players (L-R) Lee Middleton, Goalkeeper Mathew Crooks and Captain John Iveson, with First Team chairman Barry Elliott.

Sponsor supports club’s league goals

A thriving Blyth football team hopes to motor up the league after attracting a new sponsor.

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Watch out for roadworks.

Planned roadworks on A1 and A19 in Northumberland and North Tyneside

The following roadworks are being planned by Highways England for Northumberland and North Tyneside during the coming week.

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Caitlin Nelson with Andrew Skelton, director at SOS Group Ltd.

Caitlin jumping for joy with sponsors

A talented young dancer is jumping for joy after landing sponsorship to help her compete around the country.

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Pc Phil Gibson, Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC, Pc Billy Mulligan at the event at Westminster.

Recognition for partnership tackling underage drinking

A partnership tackling underage drinking and alcohol-related youth disorder in Blyth has been recognised at an awards ceremony in London.

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Santa Claus and some of the stock at The Edelweiss Christmas Tree Company.

Firm branches out to help autism charity

A Christmas tree supplier is launching another bumper sale – bringing festive cheer to a local charity.

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Gift appeal to help spread some Christmas cheer

An appeal has been launched to ensure children have at least one present to open on Christmas Day.

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Coun Dave Ledger

Sponsors highlight success of businesses in the county

Two of the sponsors for the 2016 Northumberland Business Awards have spoken about their support of the event.

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