Ashington

From left: Rob Anderson (FES), Mark Evans (Orwell Offshore) and Ian Latimer (FES)

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

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

Ashington firm The All-in-One Company looks to Europe for further expansion

Kate Dawson, director at The All-In-One Company
The All-in-One Company's fourth biggest market is Germany - prompting the creation of a German website to increase sales

Kate Fox: Never mind dualling the A1, let's have duelling on the A1

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The single carriageway on the A1 road near Felton in Northumberland
Journal columnist and poet Kate Fox has fun with the big story of the week - and also puts in a word for an experimental arts initiative

Ashington company named the UK's top exporter

Brian Trench of A-Belco
A-Belco wins prize at the British Chambers of Commerce Business Awards
The last day at Ellington Colliery

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

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

Sir Bobby Charlton takes leading role in funding research into amputee limb growth

Sir Bobby Charlton
The £60m international project aims for biological regeneration of lost limbs through stem cell technology
From left: Rob Anderson (FES), Mark Evans (Orwell Offshore) and Ian Latimer (FES)

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

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

Ashington firm The All-in-One Company looks to Europe for further expansion

Kate Dawson, director at The All-In-One Company
The All-in-One Company's fourth biggest market is Germany - prompting the creation of a German website to increase sales

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

Helen Gavin at her home in Felton

Property gallery: Felton family home is the perfect escape in the country

The home of Denise and Crispian Strachan at Clifton near Morpeth

Property gallery and video: Victorian love of space and style near Morpeth

Tragic Bailey Brown, 11, from Alnwick in Northumberland

Family of Bailey Brown from Alnwick pay loving tribute after Christmas Eve death

 

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