Ashington

Culture Awards Best Event Northumberland nominations

Culture Awards Best Event Northumberland finalists: LS Lowry in Berwick, The 150th Northumberland Miners' Picnic and 3Run

Free running in Hexham Abbey, Berwick through Lowry's eyes and the best and biggest of anniversary picnics made the shortlist

Culture Awards North East Museum of the Year finalists: The 1940s Farm at Beamish, Stand Up for Woodhorn and Wor Life 1914-18

Judges were on the look out for innovation, delighted visitors and the revelation of seeing collections and resources in a new light during 2014.

Sales up 35% at oil and gas specialists FES despite industry downturn

FES managing director Rob Anderson
The firm is preparing for a tough few years, but says strong order book and client relationships will help it ride out the storm

Metalis Energy grows headcount after trebling sales target to make £6m

Paul McCreton of Metalis in Ashington
The Ashington firm has seen calls for its components soar overseas, also helping to grow the workforce as it seeks to meet the demand.

Small businesses could be in the running at North East Exporters' Awards

North East Exporters Awards 2014 - Ramside Hall Hotel, County Durham
Award seeks to recognise firms that boost the region's foreign trade by looking for opportunities overseas
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
FES managing director Rob Anderson

Sales up 35% at oil and gas specialists FES despite industry downturn

The firm is preparing for a tough few years, but says strong order book and client relationships will help it ride out the storm

Metalis Energy grows headcount after trebling sales target to make £6m

Paul McCreton of Metalis in Ashington
The Ashington firm has seen calls for its components soar overseas, also helping to grow the workforce as it seeks to meet the demand.

Small businesses could be in the running at North East Exporters' Awards

North East Exporters Awards 2014 - Ramside Hall Hotel, County Durham
Award seeks to recognise firms that boost the region's foreign trade by looking for opportunities overseas

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