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New bird flu cases lead to tighter controls

Northumberland County Council has issued a warning after a precautionary avian flu prevention zone was declared across England.
Snow in Northumberland. Picture by Tony Robson

Praise for Northumberland gritting teams

Gritting teams across Northumberland have been praised for doing a sterling job in keeping the county moving during the snap of cold winter weather over the last week.

The scene of the collision on Plessey Road, Blyth.

Fresh police appeal over fatal collision in Northumberland

Police are appealing for further witnesses following a fatal collision in a Northumberland town.

Mary Parker pictured with her son Gordon and daughter Hazel on her 100th birthday.

Celebrations for centenarian Mary

A woman in a Bedlington care home recently celebrated her 100th birthday.

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Start of work on project to revive park

Work has started on the first stage of a multi-million pound scheme to restore Hirst Park in Ashington to its former glory.

Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, one of the hospitals run by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

How Northumbria NHS Trust is coping with the winter crisis

NHS England is publishing data each week which documents how each hospital trust is coping with the winter crisis based on key indicators.
Sean Donkin, operations director at The Inn Collection Group.

Inn group wraps up festive period with trading record

Pub operator The Inn Collection Group has revealed record Christmas trading following upbeat seasonal sales.

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service was called-out to a fire in Blyth yesterday evening.

Investigation into fire in Blyth

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service’s fire investigation officer is looking into an incident that took place yesterday evening in Blyth town centre.

A national campaign has started today to tackle mobile phone use while driving. Picture by Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Northumbria Police joins national campaign

Northumbria Police is participating in a National Police Chief Council-led campaign to tackle mobile phone use while driving.

Colin Shevills, director of Balance, the North East Alcohol Office.

Delaying introduction of MUP will cost lives, warns Balance

At least 75 North-East lives will be lost if the Government delays the introduction of a minimum unit price (MUP) in England for five years, the region’s alcohol office has warned.

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service has been called-out to a fire in Blyth.

Fire engines called-out to incident in Blyth

Fire crews are currently dealing with a fire in Blyth town centre.

Northumbria Police appeal

Teenager killed in North East crash early this morning

Northumbria Police have appealed for witnesses after a 17-year-old was killed in a collision in the early hours today (Sunday).
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Emotional journey for veterans

The travel arm of the Royal British Legion is offering Second World War veterans the chance to revisit the countries where they served.

A vintage butcher's bike.

Grandson restores old butcher’s bike

An adult learning student has restored his grandfather’s vintage butcher’s bike.

Great North Air Ambulance crew Phil Lambert, Andy Dalton, and Chris Smith. Picture by Jonathan Becker.

Accreditation for useful equipment

An emergency organisation has achieved accreditation for a new piece of equipment.

Some positive education news for the county.

Seven-year-olds performing well

The proportion of seven-year-olds reaching the expected standards in most subjects in school has gone up in the last 12 months in Northumberland, according to figures from the Department for Education.

A yellow warning has been issued.

Met Office ice and snow warning

The area for a warning in relation to ice and snow tomorrow includes part of Northumberland.

Mrs O's Caring Hands was set up just over a year ago.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

NORTHUMBERLAND BUSINESS AWARDS: Still time to put yourself in the running

With just over a week left to enter, we are sharing one of this year’s Northumberland Business Awards nominations to encourage others.

Plastic on the beach.

WI joins fight to End Plastic Soup

Women’s Institute members in Seaton Valley have joined a national fight to tackle the growing problem of marine pollution.

Hindley Circuits, Admiral Business Park, Nelson Way, Cramlington.

Electronics firm appoints specialist

Cramlington-based, electronic assembly services specialist, Hindley Circuits, has announced the appointment of business development manager, Alistair Barnes.

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