Ashington

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

Ashington soldier Adam Adamson reveals his struggle back on civvy street

Ex soldier Adam Adamson from Ashington who suffers from combat stress
Read one Ashington man's fight to come to terms with life outside of the Army - and how smallest thing can make him reach for the 'red button'

Susan Stenger's popular audio visual installation to tour Northumberland

Susan Stenger, Sound Strata of Coastal Northumberland, 2014
Susan Stenger's artwork inspired by the music and geological features of the Northumberland coast is making a comeback
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

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.

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Hotspur House, The home of Jo Dixon in Allendale, Northumberland

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Ami Tadaa, of Heaton, Newcastle, who is launching the UK's only cashew nut cheese company for vegans called Tyne Chease

Newcastle vegan cheese company about to launch unique product in the UK

Hexham author Chloe Daykin who has bagged a two book deal for her work with publisher Faber

Northumberland writer Chloe Daykin snapped up by publisher Faber after Fish Boy novel

 

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