Ashington

Susan Stenger, Sound Strata of Coastal Northumberland, 2014

Susan Stenger's popular audio visual installation to tour Northumberland

Susan Stenger's artwork inspired by the music and geological features of the Northumberland coast is making a comeback

Journal opinion: A bad report - but a good response

Children at school raising their hands
The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, February 14, in which we say poor Ofsted reports are not yet a cause for crisis in Northumberland

Famous painting by Ashington Pitman Painter's to be recreated photographically

Fish and Chips, 1948, by Fred Laidler
One of the most famous images of the Ashington Group of painters is to be recreated photographically

Chisholm Bookmakers' directors disappointed in six figure losses

Chisholm Bookmakers on Briardale Road, Blyth, Northumberland
The family-run North East chain blamed expensive media rights costs for the impact on profitability

Last chance to see the Victorian selfies that stormed the internet from Woodhorn

Victorian funny face lantern slides
Retronaut: The Photographic Time Machine, which gained fans from all over the world will close at the Ashington attraction on February 22
Children at school raising their hands

Journal opinion: A bad report - but a good response

The Journal's opinion column for Saturday, February 14, in which we say poor Ofsted reports are not yet a cause for crisis in Northumberland

How the North East's former coalfields are coping more than 25 years on

The last day at Ellington Colliery
More than 25 years after the pit closures of the 1980s, Brian Daniel looks at how the region's former coalfields are coping

Northumberland councillors vote against call-in of County Hall decision

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth
Northumberland County Councillors have voted against a call-in of a decision relating to the planned move of their headquarters
Chisholm Bookmakers on Briardale Road, Blyth, Northumberland

Chisholm Bookmakers' directors disappointed in six figure losses

The family-run North East chain blamed expensive media rights costs for the impact on profitability

FES International scoops part of $40m deal to supply Malaysian oil field

From left: Rob Anderson (FES), Mark Evans (Orwell Offshore) and Ian Latimer (FES)
Ashington's FES has teamed up with Suffolk-based Orwell Offshore to deliver the contract

Felling workers face uncertain New Year as Akzo Nobel lines up redundancies

Akzo Nobel factory in Gateshead
The North East site's Dutch owners, Akzo Nobel plan to make 50 redundancies as part of a global cost cutting exercise

About Ashington

Ashington is a town in south east Northumberland and was once considered the ‘world's largest coal-mining village’. It has a rich coal mining history, which dates back to the 1840s and is told at Woodhorn Museum, a former pit. Many inhabitants have a distinctive dialect known as Pitmatic. The town was home to NUFC legend "Wor Jackie" Milburn.

Videos & Photos

Amanda Vigar, of V&A Vigar & Co (Darlington) LLP and Mohammed Bashir and Christine Bell, of Boro Taxis. Picture: Keith Taylor

Stewart McNicholl is named as North East young director of the year

The North East Excellence Awards 2015.

North East Hotel Excellence Awards celebrate the best in the industry

NE Business Awards, Marriott Gosforth.

The Tyneside and Northumberland Business Awards 2015: the night in full

 

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