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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Jonathan Arnott

North East UKIP MEP hails victory in EU Referendum

UKIP's most prominent politician in the region has hailed victory as Britain heads towards Brexit


Britain votes to leave EU after 43 years, triggering collapse of the pound

Britain has voted to leave the European Union in an historic referendum which has thrown Westminster politics into disarray and sent the pound tumbling on the world markets.
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EU Referendum: the first hour after polling - Gibraltar beats Sunderland in race to declare

The UK has delivered its verdict - we just don’t know what it is yet. Polling stations closed at 10pm tonight and counting officers across the country are tallying the votes as we speak.


EU Referendum: Key times on polling day

The key times as polling day unfolds and votes are counted:
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Mike Ashley admits 'some issues' at Sports Direct - and discusses zero-hour contracts and BHS bid in MP grilling

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has admitted that he paid workers below the minimum wage, also telling MPs that he has discovered "issues" with working practices at the retailer as part of an internal review.

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Jeremy Middleton CBE

Tory candidate for North East mayor quits Conservative Party

The Conservatives' candidate for the North East mayoral election has quit the party to run as an independent.

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