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FOOD REVIEW: The Pods, Harbour Village, Amble

After years of a being the poorer relation of other Northumberland towns, a trip to Amble these days is a different kettle of fish.

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School has got plenty of pedal power

School has got plenty of pedal power

The new bike club at Eastlea Primary School in Cramlington has been a huge success.

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A bird's eye view of the Port of Blyth, showing the 2.3hectare decommissioning site.

New port permission opens way for jobs

The Port of Blyth has unveiled a move into the offshore decommissioning market, with the prospect of more jobs flowing into the town.

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Ron and Ruby Crawford with Dr Stuart Bennett.

Medal to recognise Ron’s 70 years with diabetes

A great-grandfather has been recognised for living with diabetes for nearly all of his life.

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Port chaplain Paul Atkinson with Belinda Ward, John Webb and Holly Hughes, from North P&I Club. Picture by David Allan

Christmas cheer for seafarers

Maritime groups have teamed up to spread some Christmas cheer to seafarers arriving at the ports of Blyth and Tyne.

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The 2017 Large Business of the Year winner was Geneius Laboratories Ltd.

Northumberland is open for business, says council

Large companies that provide employment for the county’s residents play a crucial role in Northumberland.

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Carys Evans, eight, and her sister Gwen, four, with mum Emma, who died at St Oswald's Hospice.

Family light up a life in memory of Emma

Two Bedlington sisters remembered their cherished mum as they flicked the switch to light up a 25ft tree at a hospice’s annual Light Up A Life service in Newcastle on Tuesday.

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The new plant at Shotton.

More investment in surface mining

A mining company has made a further six-figure investment at its surface mine near Cramlington.

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Lyn Horton and some of the young people at the market. Picture by Highlights PR

Students find the key to business

Bedlington-based charity Leading Link took part in a special young people’s Christmas market in Morpeth.

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Funding in aid of community projects

Funding in aid of community projects

Bernicia Homes has awarded more than £30,000 to groups in south east Northumberland in the past 12 months following applications to its community grant scheme.

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Some of the presents handed in so far that will be distributed to families in south east Northumberland that have been identified by childrens services.

Pub’s angels will bring Christmas joy

An emotional film has inspired the landlady at a pub in Seaton Delaval to come up with an angelic idea that will bring joy to kids in need during the festive period.

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Police dog Quinn with handler PC Hayley Raithby.

Quinn starts out on her police career

There’s a new crime-fighter on the streets of Northumberland.

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Alnwicky on the Treehouse, Alnwick Garden, in the summer.

Young folk band Alnwicky back to serve up festive treats

A young Alnwick-based folk band is back on the road this Christmas and New Year with a series of festive performances.
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Outdoor art to celebrate individuality

To mark the national Anti-Bullying Week, pupils at Stead Lane Primary School in Bedlington painted a rock inspired by the book Only One You by Linda Kranz.

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The Book of Forgotten Authors

10 books to give this Christmas

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for the book lover in your life? Or are a book worm yourself?

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Joe McElderry stars in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle.

7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including ones by Roy Wood, Kate Rusby and the Twang

Here’s our 50th round-up of the year of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including gigs by the Twang, Uli Jon Roth and Kate Rusby.

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Ronnie Campbell MP.

The country’s not working for us all

The most damning verdict of the year on Theresa May’s government came in Alan Milburn’s resignation letter when standing down as head of the Social Mobility Commission because there was “zero chance” of it succeeding.

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Alexandra Burke

Strictly Come Dancing tour pairings announced, with show at Newcastle

The celebrity dancers and their professional partners for the 2018 Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour, including Newcastle, have been announced today.
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Horton Grange Primary School

Funding earmarked to expand schools

More than £3.5million has been allocated by the county council to increase pupil capacity at three schools in south-east Northumberland.

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A Pot Noodle

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.
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