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(left) Sam W. Heads, paleoentomologist; and Jared Thomas, lab techncian

North East scientist explores 20-million year old world

A fossil expert from Cramlington in Northumberland is probing the lives of tropical insects through 20-million-year-old amber samples

Champion Birdman Ron Freeman has smashed two world records

Ron Freeman from Newbiggin by the Sea, who has just won the Birdman of Worthing title
Ron Freeman, the Birdman of Newbiggin by the Sea, has just smashed two world records

Son follows father into a construction career with Bellway

Leslie and Harry Hume
Rising optimism in the construction sector is leading younger relatives to follow their fathers into the industry, as Harry Hume demonstrates

Signatures opposing Morpeth County Hall sale are to be handed in

Exterior of County Hall in Morpeth Northumberland
Six hundred signatures opposing the sale of County Hall in Morpeth are to be handed to Northumberland County Council next week

Devastation as BMW crashes into the living room of an Ashington home

A 25-year-old man has been arrested for dangerous driving after the bizarre incident at Alexandra Road on Sunday
(left) Sam W. Heads, paleoentomologist; and Jared Thomas, lab techncian

North East scientist explores 20-million year old world

A fossil expert from Cramlington in Northumberland is probing the lives of tropical insects through 20-million-year-old amber samples

Champion Birdman Ron Freeman has smashed two world records

Ron Freeman from Newbiggin by the Sea, who has just won the Birdman of Worthing title
Ron Freeman, the Birdman of Newbiggin by the Sea, has just smashed two world records

Signatures opposing Morpeth County Hall sale are to be handed in

Exterior of County Hall in Morpeth Northumberland
Six hundred signatures opposing the sale of County Hall in Morpeth are to be handed to Northumberland County Council next week
Leslie and Harry Hume

Son follows father into a construction career with Bellway

Rising optimism in the construction sector is leading younger relatives to follow their fathers into the industry, as Harry Hume demonstrates

Engineering firm FES and subsea manufacturer GE Wellstream in £175,000 deal

Ian Latimer, technical director at FES international
FES, based in Ashington, Northumberland, will provide 12 diverless bend stiffener connectors (DBSCs) to GE Wellstream, with whom it has worked for more than a decade

Strong year for Sunderland motor dealer Richard Hardie

Philip Hardie, managing director of Richard Hardie
Motor dealer Richard Hardie enjoyed a strong 2013 as the market for both used and new cars remained buoyant

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

Inside a WW1 trench with British and captured German soldiers, who have been disarmed although the picture from Annan's Frederick Gibbs shows they have still retained their ration tins and even a pipe.

Lights to go out in commemoration of the outbreak of war

(left) Sam W. Heads, paleoentomologist; and Jared Thomas, lab techncian

North East scientist explores 20-million year old world

Laura Weightman of England celebrates winning silver in the Women's 1500 metres final at Hampden Park during day six of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Messages of congratulations pour in for Northumberland runner Laura Weightman

 

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