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Party promises evoke Gala spirit

Labour will take the true spirit of the Durham Miners’ Gala into Downing Street when we win the next general election so that we can build a country for the many, not the few, was the message I delivered from the speakers’ platform at the ‘Big Meeting’ last weekend.

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Left to right, Isabel Easson, Bethany Fisher's mother, Coun Bill Crosby, Superintendent Andy Huddleston,  Suzanne Scott, Bethany's aunt, Coun Glen Sanderson; Robert Easson and Angela Allison, Bethany's uncle and aunt.

Speed signs go up after fatal crash

New speed signs are in place in Bedlington following a fatal road accident last year.

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Bayview, one of the seafront properties on Beachway in Blyth.

Extension for luxury home

An extension has been approved on a luxury home on the coast in Blyth which has been at the heart of a long-running saga over an unbuilt sea wall.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pictured during a visit to Blyth. Picture by Jane Coltman.

Corbyn wears shirt made by family firm

A unique sports and leisure wear company based in Pegswood made the special shirt worn by the Labour Party leader on Saturday.

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Fun for all at Robinson Ripple

Fun for all at Robinson Ripple

Visitors enjoyed bellringing, stalls, rockets and music at the Robinson Ripple in Newbiggin by the Sea.

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BREXIT: Waiting for response

BREXIT: Waiting for response

The Brexit debate carried out in your newspaper for the last few years has stuck admirably to the philosophy of your Readers’ Charter, and in a very balanced way.

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Dylan Smith with mum Mandy.

Tributes after another tragic loss for family

A new online fund-raising appeal has been launched following another tragic loss for a Blyth family.

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Town centre set for a new indoor market

A new indoor market is set to open soon in Ashington.

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Ashington FC.

Bowey happy despite defeat to Spartans

Ashington FC manager Steve Bowey said he was delighted with a tough workout - despite a 4-0 defeat against Blyth Spartans on Tuesday night, writes Brian Bennett.

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Work is still going on

Work is still going on

Living Streets’ Walk to School Week is over for another year and we’d like to thank everyone across Northumberland who contributed to making it a massive success.

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Northumberland County Council's leader Peter Jackson, chief executive Daljit Lally and Coun John Riddle.

Northumberland taxpayers could face legal bill over Lugano homes row

Taxpayers are being asked to foot the legal bills of Northumberland’s council leader and chief executive in the face of proposed action by a disgruntled developer.

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Multi-Line and Multi-Kite British Champion Josh Mitcheson.

Kite ace Josh set to defend his British titles in Northumberland

An expert kite-flier from Ashington is in line to defend his British titles this weekend in his home county.

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MVS unit head Angela Carrington, Ian Craigs and members.

New vessel for charity

A nautical charity is floating on cloud nine after receiving a new boat, thanks to a £15,000 donation from the Freemasons of Northumberland.

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Push for housing workforce

A house construction company has joined a national campaign to bring more people into the industry.

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The North East of England is the most competent at DIY, with 49 per cent of men and women able to complete a range of simple household tasks successfully

The North East is the most skilled at DIY in Britain

When faced with doing simple handiwork around the house, the North East of England is the best skilled region in Britain.

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An outlook on weather

An outlook on weather

As we head into the summer’s sporting event calendar, outdoor festivals, travelling fun fairs and the looming school holidays, our obsession with the weather forecast, and rain in particular, grows.

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Il Divo perform at Alwnick Castle Pastures. Pictures by Jane Coltman

REVIEW: Il Divo, with special guest Michael Ball, Alnwick Castle - Sunday, July 15

There was no getting away from the World Cup in the last few weeks, even after the final whistle had blown on the tournament.

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Residents enjoy the summer fair in Hirst Park, Ashington, organised by the Heart of the Hirst Tenant and Resident Group. Pictures by Judith Hardisty and David John Flynn.

Putting their heart into party

Hundreds of people enjoyed a party in a park in Ashington.

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Cricket ball.

Blyth lose to Ponteland, Bedlington beat Cowgate

Blyth CC 1sts went down to a 45 run away defeat at the hands of Ponteland 1sts in the Northumberland & Tyneside Cricket League at the weekend.

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Ashington FC.

Bowey looks to boost his squad

Ashington FC manager Steve Bowey is looking to boost his squad this week by signing at least two – possibly three – new players.

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