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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.

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.

Christmas benefits dates

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid EARLY - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it's especially tough if you're relying on benefits.
Bobbie and Michael Brown with Ray Laidlaw in St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle.

Firm backs annual festive fund-raiser

An Ashington firm got behind an annual festive treat.

The potentially dangerous adapters.

B&Q issues urgent recall for 'fire risk' remote control plugs

B&Q has issued an urgent recall for a batch of remote control on/off plug adapters which could pose a potential fire risk.
No one likes getting stuck in traffic.

Revealed: How much time traffic jams will add to your journey in Northumberland

An unknown quantity for any car journey is how long you might be delayed.
Jude Leitch from Northumberland Tourism. Picture by Jane Coltman.

Another silver for county at awards

Northumberland has once again been crowned the second-best region in the UK to visit.

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Top national accolade for trust

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust has won a prestigious national accolade.

The spot where smoke and flames were seen coming from the pavement.

Homes left without power in Blyth

Homes and businesses in Blyth were left without electricity after a fire on the power network.


WATCH: Nick is on cloud nine after coming home

After ‘four years of hell’, Nick Dunn is looking forward to spending Christmas with his family for the first time since 2012.
Claire Neal.

Woman jailed after major dog attack in park

A woman has been sent to prison after her dog bit 12 children in a Blyth park.

Coun Nick Forbes, leader of Newcastle City Council, Norma Redfearn, Elected Mayor for North Tyneside,  and Coun Peter Jackson, leader of Northumberland County Council.

North of Tyne devolution: Next stage begins

The ball is now rolling on the process of implementing the North of Tyne devolution deal after the three councils involved signed it off and launched a public consultation.

Jak's dad, Tony Fada, and grandmother, Julie Bright, with the charity collection.

How South Shields youngster Jak Fada’s legacy will live on this Christmas

Much-missed South Shields schoolboy Jak Fada is set to spread happiness across the borough this Christmas.

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Arsonists jailed for torching OAP’s flat

Two arsonists who caused an OAP in Northumberland to lose her home and possessions in a bungled attack on her flat have been jailed for a total of 16 years.

Amber weather warning of ice covers most of Northumberland

Beware the big freeze in Northumberland tonight

The Met Office has issued a weather warning of ice and snow which extends into late Tuesday morning.
Temporary Chief Constable of Northumbria Police, Winton Keenen.

Good rating for Northumbria Police in legitimacy assessment

Communities can be confident they will be treated with fairness and respect by Northumbria Police, according to the latest independent report into the Force.

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?

Blogger James Common needs your support.

Blogger James needs your votes

Forget voting in Strictly, Northumberland naturalist James Common needs your support.

The new Ashington Archive Film Collection DVD.

New DVDS look at history of Ashington

Two new DVDs looking at Ashington past have been released.

Roadworks for the week ahead

Roadworks for the week ahead

Works are scheduled to take place on the A1 in different parts of Northumberland.

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