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Exterior of County Hall in Morpeth Northumberland

Northumberland County Council under fire from Tories over move plan

Labour leaders at Northumberland County Council have come under fire from Tory opponents over plans to move the authority to Ashington

Great North Passion art project taking shape for Easter

Artist Patrick Murphy with the Ashington shipping container for The Great North Passion
An extraordinary art project involving hundreds of artists and volunteers across the region is taking shape as David Whetstone finds out

Game angling: Environment Agency reveal Tyne upstream counts

A salmon angler casts a fly
The River Tyne upstream count for March was 30 - compared with a high of 144 for the same month in 2012

Non-league football round-up: Spartans' win puts them through to Cup final

Blyth Spartans football action
Blyth Spartans' win over Ashington puts them in the final of the Techflow Group NFA Senior Cup against Newcastle United Under 21s reports Malcolm Pratt

Northumberland business programme supports 55 companies in first year

Mike Jobson
The Business Northumberland High Growth Programme, which offers established and start-up companies in the county free support in reaching their growth potential, is currently at its halfway point, having already secured or created more than 60 jobs
Exterior of County Hall in Morpeth Northumberland

Northumberland County Council under fire from Tories over move plan

Labour leaders at Northumberland County Council have come under fire from Tory opponents over plans to move the authority to Ashington

Horses endangered as vandals target Newbiggin grazing field

Some of the damage to a paddock in Newbiggin, Northumberland
Vandals have targeted a horse grazing site at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea putting the safety

Calls for North East opencast plans to be put on hold

Derek Leathard is fighting the proposed planning application for a scheme at Bebside
The government has been urged to put on hold UK Coal's plans for opencast mines in the region amid uncertainty over the firm's future
Mike Jobson

Northumberland business programme supports 55 companies in first year

The Business Northumberland High Growth Programme, which offers established and start-up companies in the county free support in reaching their growth potential, is currently at its halfway point, having already secured or created more than 60 jobs

AkzoNobel's new Ashington plant offering employment opportunities for all

Lisa Mood with some of the AkzoNobel team
Lisa Mood on how one AkzoNobel's new plant in Ashington is bringing about a huge change in south-east Northumberland

Mine closures could put North East jobs in jeopardy

Coal pieces being stored for shipping
Hundreds of North East mining jobs are at risk after UK Coal announced plans to close two of the last three deep mines in Britain as it battles to stave off insolvency

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

Biker Paul Green with Grant Anderson and David Kennedy of Newcastle Harley Davidson

Northumberland biker's funeral procession to go ahead thanks to the Journal

Photo issued by the RNLI of the MV Danio, aground after it hit rocks on the Farne Islands

Report slams bosses of ship which ran aground on Farne Islands

Police search the area surrounding Abbeyfield House in Corbridge, from where Thomas Diggle has gone missing

Agony goes on for family of missing Corbridge grandfather Thomas Diggle

 

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