Ashington

Lisa Mood with some of the AkzoNobel team

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

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

Deaf sign language tutor from Ashington launches training start-up

Debbie Jervis
Debbie Jervis decided to go it alone after a career hiatus to care for her terminally ill mother
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
Lisa Mood with some of the AkzoNobel team

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

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

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

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

Brunswick House in Whalton

Property gallery: Whalton house was home from the first view

A Christmas food tasting test

Sweet Christmas fare put to the Taste test

From left, Richard Means from award sponsor, Strutt & Parker, with Lucinda and Tom Richardson and Giles Brandreth

Northumberland farm business Wheelbirks Parlour wins national award

 

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