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Funding boost for junior football club

Northumberland County Council has agreed a grant of £168,000 to support a junior football club’s major £870,000 upgrade of its facilities.

The scene in central Newcastle this evening (Saturday). Picture by Will Larkin

Renewed warning for motorists travelling in the Mini Beast from the East

Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys after Highways England issued a further severe weather alert for snow.
The winchman is lowered from the helicopter in this picture taken from the HM Coastguard video of the rescue.

Dramatic rescue of ill passenger from cruise ship caught in stormy seas off Northumberland

An unwell passenger on board a cruise ship pitching violently in high seas off the Northumberland coast has sparked a dramatic rescue.
Newcastle International Airport was successful at Airports Council International's Airport Service Quality Awards.

Airport flying high after major award win

Newcastle International Airport was the only UK airport to win an accolade at Airports Council International (ACI)’s 2017 Airport Service Quality Awards.

More snow and ice is forecast for this weekend.

Northumberland County Council staff set to work through the night as another burst of wintry weather looms

Northumberland County Council is once again ready for another blast of wintry weather forecast for this weekend.

Pedalling for a Purpose in aid of Age UK Northumberland will take place at Paramount Health and Fitness.

Pedal power to raise funds for good cause

An event in Bedlington next week is giving people the opportunity to push themselves physically and raise money for Age UK Northumberland at the same time.

Six-year-old Charlie, who has cystic fibrosis.

Michelle’s next event for charity

A mother is once again organising an event to raise funds for a charity organisation close to her heart.

Some of the 40 people who enjoyed a free lunch at The Old Ash Dene pub in Ashington.

Surplus food does not go to waste

The Old Ash Dene in Ashington provided a free lunch for 40 beneficiaries and partners working with the Full Circle Food Project charity.

Three-year-old German Shepherd Bandit.

Man rescued from fire after neighbour’s dog alerts his owner

An Ashington resident is still in hospital after being rescued by firefighters from his flat in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Peter Elliott of Azure Charitable Enterprises.

Charity’s chief executive retires

Peter Elliott OBE, chief executive of Cramlington-based Azure Charitable Enterprises, is to retire after 21 years of outstanding and dedicated service to the charity.

Pupils, staff and governors at Seaton Sluice Middle School were smiling after the Ofsted report for the school was published.

Report is good news for school

There were plenty of positives for a Northumberland school in a recently published report.

Bedlington Station Primary School memorial.

Appeal for help pays off for parish

Thanks to a photograph published recently in the News Post Leader, a family who had searched for years for a picture of their grandfather now have one.

Nestle factory.

Step inside the Easter egg factory

Have you ever wondered where Easter Eggs come from? Tim Worsnop tells the mouth watering story of one factory that produces literally millions of them every single year. Welcome to chocolate heaven!

Sonny Galllagher's brother Tom Gallagher, sister Pat Young, brother-in-law Adrian Bright, sister Margaret Bright, sister Nora Watson and widow Margaret Bond, with Arch chairman Richard Wearmouth and Coun Barry Flux.

Street name honour for SAS man Sonny

A soldier, who was fatally injured while on active duty in Oman, is to have a street named after him.

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Hospital CCTV issue is raised

Concerns have been raised over CCTV at Blyth Community Hospital in relation to three assaults outside the building in recent months.

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery  is seen laying flowers on Emily Davison's grave as part of a service at St Mary's Church, Morpeth, for a previous International Women's Day.

Honour to be part of celebration

I was privileged to attend an event at Morpeth on Saturday linked to International Women’s Day and the centenary of women being allowed to vote for the first time in this country when a focal point of both events was our own Emily Davison.

Yarnbombing took place in Ashington town centre by members of North Seaton with Ashington WI to bring attention to the work of the WI in the movement for women's rights. All pictures by Roy Smith.

A colourful way to raise awareness

North Seaton with Ashington WI celebrated International Women’s Day by yarnbombing Ashington town centre.

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Town starts plastic free status process

Newbiggin by the Sea has taken the first step in the process to get plastic free coastline status from a marine conservation charity.

The Met Office weather warning.

WEATHER WARNING: More snow forecast for Friday night

Just when you thought we had seen the back of winter, the Met Office has issued a warning for snow and ice across Northumberland at the end of the week.
Newsham Community Matters has been nominated for a national award.

Community project up for national award

A community project in Blyth, set up to tackle anti-social behaviour and low levels of employment, has been nominated for a national award.

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