Ashington

Paul McCreton of Metalis in Ashington

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

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

Journal opinion: A bad report - but a good response

Children at school raising their hands
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
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
Paul McCreton of Metalis in Ashington

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

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

Chisholm Bookmakers' directors disappointed in six figure losses

Chisholm Bookmakers on Briardale Road, Blyth, Northumberland
The family-run North East chain blamed expensive media rights costs for the impact on profitability

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

Janet and George Proud of Riding Mill

Property gallery: Riding Mill family home sits in beautiful grounds

Views from the home of Richard and Rosalind Maudslay in Brinkburn, Northumberland

Property gallery: Northumberland home makes the most of natural light

Andrew James celebrates as Durham firm is named North East Company of the Year

 

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