Ashington

The newly refurbished exhibition of the Pitmen Painters at Woodhorn Colliery, Ashington. Writer of the original Pitmen Painters book William Feaver (right) and Woodhorn Director Keith Merrin

Woodhorn's pitmen painters gallery benefits from hit play

The display of works by the now famous Ashington Group of pitmen painters has undergone a revamp

Northumbrian Water launch initiative to check waterways that could save you money

Richard Warneford, Northumbrian Waters Wastewater Director with Den Lilley (right), the first Water Rangers volunteer
Northumbria Water has launched an innovative scheme to help them check the region's waterways for pollution

Bernicia Group gets go-ahead to transform a former Northumberland hospital

An artist's impression of the new development in Ashington
The former Ashington Hospital site is to be redeveloped by the Bernicia Group

New course puts students in the heart of a creative hub in Newcastle city centre

Left to right , Peter McArdle, Dan Gibson, A >> lex Breeze and Zoe Anderson, in The Commercial Union Building on Pilgrim Street in Newcastle
Breeze Creatives explain why they are bringing arts education into the midst of a creative hub in Newcastle city centre

Ashington's FES International scoop $1.2m North Sea contract

Managing director of FES International Rob Anderson
The suppliers to the offshore industry have secured a major contract with NOV Flexibles
A red squirrel, with a nut in it's mouth at Kielder Forest

Survey gives hope as red squirrels hold their own

North East's red squirrels hang on to their territory in face of grey advance, a new study suggests

Fiancée pays tribute to crash victim ten years on from his death

Gwyn Price who was killed in a Road accident on the Great North Road - Girlfriend Alison, Holly & Grace
Alison Fairbairn Brown has paid a moving tribute to her fiancee, ten years after he was killed in a car crash

Government under fire from transport campaigners over rail investment

Dennis Fancett chairperson of SENRUG
The government has come under fire for failing to accept the case for investment in the region's rail network
An artist's impression of the new development in Ashington

Bernicia Group gets go-ahead to transform a former Northumberland hospital

The former Ashington Hospital site is to be redeveloped by the Bernicia Group

New course puts students in the heart of a creative hub in Newcastle city centre

Left to right , Peter McArdle, Dan Gibson, A >> lex Breeze and Zoe Anderson, in The Commercial Union Building on Pilgrim Street in Newcastle
Breeze Creatives explain why they are bringing arts education into the midst of a creative hub in Newcastle city centre

Ashington's FES International scoop $1.2m North Sea contract

Managing director of FES International Rob Anderson
The suppliers to the offshore industry have secured a major contract with NOV Flexibles

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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The newly refurbished exhibition of the Pitmen Painters at Woodhorn Colliery, Ashington. Writer of the original Pitmen Painters book William Feaver (right) and Woodhorn Director Keith Merrin

Woodhorn's pitmen painters gallery benefits from hit play

 

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