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Overnight A&E loss is a concern

I read with concern that through-the-night accident and emergency services are to be withdrawn from Wansbeck General Hospital.

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Ronnie Campbell MP for Blyth Valley.

Schools are facing a funding crisis

Schools across the north east are facing a funding crisis which threatens their very existence.

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A recent picture of Station Road in Ashington. The street is set to re-open to traffic in early December: one-way westbound from Grand Corner.

Street will soon be ready for traffic

Work to re-open Ashington’s main shopping street to traffic is entering its final stages.

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The proposed new boundaries for the Jarrow and South Shields constituencies.

Have your say on changes to South Tyneside’s political map

South Tynesiders are being reminded that time is running out to have your say on controversial proposals to change the borough’s political map.

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Linda Fugill-Project Manager of the  Wansbeck Valley Food Bank.

The shocking state of poverty

Shocking new figures have revealed that more than a quarter of the children in Wansbeck are living in poverty.

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Elizabeth Jane Common, the new youth councillor at Lynemouth Parish Council, is pictured front left at the crocus bulb planting launch event. Picture by Jane Coltman.

Teen is appointed to parish council

There will be an extra seat at the Lynemouth Parish Council table as it has appointed a youth councillor to bring a young person’s perspective to the authority.

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Ronnie Campbell MP for Blyth Valley.

Truth must come out on Orgreave

Orgreave campaigners are going to seek a judicial review into Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s shameful refusal to hold a public inquiry into the police role in crushing the great miners’ strike.

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Back row (from left) Esther Blakelock, Northumbrian Water; Marc Christodoulou, My Deposits; Philip Soderquest, Northumberland County Council's head of housing. Front row (from left) Sean Hooker, The Property Redress Scheme; Clive Davies, Department for Work and Pensions; Les Brown, Jacksons Law.

Dozens go to council’s county forum

Landlords and agents from across Northumberland gathered at an annual forum, which took place at Morpeth Rugby Club.

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Pupils from St Benet Biscops Catholic Academy, Bedlington, and Amble's James Calvert Spence College with Northumberland County Council's business chairman Scott Dickinson.

Northumberland pupils join the debate

More than 200 pupils took part in an interactive session with local councillors at County Hall, Morpeth, to mark Local Democracy Week.

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Alex Cunningham MP, far right, at a recent conference on tobacco and alcohol.

Call for Government to publish tobacco plan

Calls from a group of MPs for the Government to publish its promised new Tobacco Control Plan without further delay have been welcomed by campaign group Fresh.

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The mine closures had a devastating impact on North East communities.

On this day in 1992, 31,000 miners lost their jobs at the stroke of a pen

It has been exactly 24 years since the British coal mining industry was dealt a heavy blow when the Government announced the closure of 31 out of 50 deep coal mines across the country.

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How should the UK leave the EU?

What’s the difference between ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ Brexit?

Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, has been keen to reiterate that “Brexit means Brexit”. But, despite her insistence, at least two types of Brexit are being discussed: “hard” and “soft”. They relate to the type of deal that the UK negotiates with the EU. A significant reason for the delay in triggering the Article 50 process of withdrawal is to give the government time to work out what deal it wants and what position to take in its negotiations with the EU over leaving.
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Members of the Berwick WASPI group campaigning in Amble.

Council backs pensions campaigners in row with Government

Northumberland County Council is to press the Government over its ‘failure’ to give adequate notice on changes to retirement dates for women.

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Traffic surveys to help develop plans for relief road

Traffic surveys will be carried out across Blyth over the next few weeks as part of future plans for a new relief road for the town.

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David Miliband, the former MP for South Shields.

Former South Shields MP is ‘out of touch’ with immigration views say readers

Former constituents of ex-South Shields MP David Miliband have hit out over his views on immigration.

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One of the County Hall for sale signs with the addition of the September 7 deadline for best and final bids.

Council leaders pleased with ‘high-quality’ offers for County Hall site

Northumberland County Council’s Labour administration has stated that a ‘bigger than expected windfall for residents’ is likely to result from redeveloping County Hall in Morpeth.

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Public meeting about ‘standing up for town’

A public meeting to discuss the future of Newbiggin will take place on Tuesday.

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UKIP MEP Jonathan Arnott

North East MEP stands down from UKIP leadership race

Jonathan Arnott, UKIP's MEP for the North East, is standing down from the party’s leadership campaign.

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Jeremy Middleton CBE, who is standing as an independent candidate for the North East Mayor.

Mayoral hopeful: I won’t take salary or expenses if elected

North East mayoral candidate Jeremy Middleton has announced that, if elected, he would refuse any salary offered to him for the role along with any expenses.

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A polling station on Holy Island.

Northumberland votes Leave as Brexit victory is confirmed

Voters in Nothumberland have come out in support of Vote Leave.

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