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Fund-raisers put on walking boots

The ever growing team known as The Calendar Lads has completed another challenge in aid of good causes.

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Range of craft classes for women

A series of one-day craft classes for women at two venues in Northumberland starts next week.

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Arriva North East Ashington depot manager Alan Wilkes, Ian Lavery MP and Arriva North East area managing director Nick Knox.

12 New-castle to Newbiggin buses

Arriva North East is introducing 12 new buses for the X21 and X22 services between Newcastle and Ashington and Newbiggin.

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Coun Liz Simpson and Coun Richard Wearmouth, chairman of Arch. Picture by Simon Williams.

Newbiggin Front Street holds topping out ceremony

A topping out ceremony was held this week to celebrate the completion of the highest point of the building structure work on the £1.3million Newbiggin Front Street mixed use development.

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Arrests made by immigration officers in town

Two Chinese nationals were detained following a visit by immigration enforcement officers to a Blyth restaurant.

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Dame Vera Baird has secured money from the Home Office Violence Against Women and Girls transformation fund.

Funds secured for important services

Domestic and sexual abuse victims in Northumberland and other parts of the North East are set to benefit from a cash boost to local support services.

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Nick Dunn.

Nick Dunn’s time in jail reaches two years

Today is a poignant day for an Ashington sailor and his family – he has now served two years of his five-year sentence as the fight to free him and his colleagues continues.

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Report is good news for service

A residential service for 26 people with physical disabilities in Cramlington has been praised by the Care Quality Commission.

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Northumberland College graduates celebrate their success.

Northumberland College students celebrate graduation success

Graduation ceremonies last week celebrated the success of more than 1,000 students from Northumberland College.

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Pupils at Croftway Primary Academy, Blyth, animal welfare workers Gemma Fowle and Malcolm Barras and Kath Nisbet and Margaret Richardson. Picture by Jane Coltman

Council unleashes walkers scheme

A new initiative has been launched in Northumberland to stop residents and visitors falling foul of their most loyal friends.

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The school choir with headteacher Gill Love and Sing Up representatives Shelley Ambury and Amy Armstrong.

Prestigious award for first school

Seaton Sluice First School has achieved the platinum accolade from the Sing Up organisation, which recognises the importance of singing activities for children in schools.

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New play park opens its gates in Seghill

New play park opens its gates in Seghill

A new play park was opened at Deneside, in Seghill, last weekend.

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Members of the Cub pack from the 1st Hirst Scout Group hand over the cheque for Guide Dogs to Tracey Smith, pictured with her guide dog Cissi.

Cubs walk in the dark for charity

Youngsters from the Ashington area made light work of a walk in the dark to raise funds for the Guide Dogs charity.

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Watch dramatic footage of danger drivers' high speed race through Tyne Tunnel

Video footage has been released of two cars racing each other at dangerous speeds through the Tyne Tunnel.

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From left, Megan Johnson, Matthew Whitehead and Christine Whitehead.

Prestigious accolade for Blyth air cadet

Cadet Warrant Officer (CWO) Matthew Whitehead has been selected as the best male Cadet in the Air Training Corps (ATC) North region.

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Tolent Construction present a cheque of �500 for residents' community fund following work to improve homes in Alwinton Court, Blyth.

Work is completed to improve homes in Blyth

Residents have celebrated the completion of works to improve their homes.

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Altogether Creatives Matty Leonard, Sarah Tempest, Ben Bowsher and Michael Sutton.

Company smashes target a year early

A Cramlington-born designer is celebrating after his company smashed its targets within the first 12 months.

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Residents enjoy a celebration event to mark the Restoration of the Rocket House in Newbiggin.

Celebrating restoration work on Rocket House

Residents came together to celebrate the restoration of an iconic landmark.

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An aerial view of the Northumberlandia landform sculpture.

Top award for the Lady of the North

The partnership behind human landform sculpture Northumberlandia has been recognised for its work to create publicly accessible green space that brings education, health and environmental benefits.

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Good survey result for GP surgeries

Patients in Northumberland have given the thumbs-up to their experience of GP surgeries, according to a newly published survey.

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