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Bedlington is a town in Northumberland famous for giving its name to a breed of dog - the Bedlington Terrier - also the name of its football team. The town played a major role in the Industrial Revolution as its iron works housed the only eighteenth century blast furnace in the area. It later created parts for George Stephenson's first locomotive.

A salmon angler casts a fly

Game angling: Environment Agency reveal Tyne upstream counts

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

Non-league football action

Ebac Northern League round-up: Whitley Bay win is major shock

Dunston UTS suffered defeat at the hands of Whitley Bay last night moving the Seahorses into the top half of the division reports Malcolm Pratt

EBAC Northern League: Spennymoor Town punish ten-man Cumbrians

Spennymoor Town are gunning for the top spot again as Malcolm Pratt explains in his round-up of Northern League action

Guide Post Middle School

Council seeking to press ahead with closure of Guide Post Middle School

Northumberland County Council is seeking to press ahead with the closure of Guide Post Middle School, despite pleas for it to be given to improve

Bistro 62 in Bedlington, Northumberland

Secret Diner Review: Bistro 62, Front Street West, Bedlington, Northumberland

The Secret Diner made a worthwhile trip to the rather small Bistro 62 in Bedlington and found himself pleasantly surprised

Ellliot Smart, apprentice at Wansbeck Hospital

Health Trust to hire 300 apprentices by next year

Northumbria Healthcare is looking to recruit 50 new apprentices as part of National Apprenticeship Week

Fishing on Lockwood Beck

Game angling: Rainbows galore at Lockwood Beck

There was a good turnout for the opening day of the season at Lockwood Beck, with 61 anglers landing 786 rainbows to 10lb

An artist impression of a home being built by Persimmon Homes North East at Newcastle Great Park

Profits soar by 50% at North property firm Persimmon

Persimmon boss John Eynon has praised staff for helping to deliver a 21% life in sales and profits rise of 50%

Guide Post Middle School

MP urges Northumberland County Council to give under-threat school more time

Wansbeck Labour MP Ian Lavery has called for Northumberland County Council to extend the consultation over plans to close Guide Post Middle School

An angler in action

Game Angling: Tweed Foundation receive welcome funding

The latest news from the North East angling scene

Jobs created as Bluebird Care sets up in Northumberland

Eight jobs have been created, with more to come, after the launch of a domicillary care business Bluebird Care (Northumberland South)

The Danio aground at the Farne Islands in March 2013

Owners of ship that ran aground on Farne Islands appear in court

The company which owns a ship which ran aground on the Farne Islands has pleaded guilty to two safety breaches

Daisy Wilson (left) and Hannah Doncaster

Pupils fight to save Guide Post Middle School near Ashington

Ten-year-olds Hannah Doncaster and Daisey Wilson have added their calls to save the school in Northumberland

Game angling: NAF permits now available for Tyne and Coquet

A round-up of the North East's game angling scene brought to you by George Mcintyre

Holly Jones in her garden that was created by gardeners Phil and Daniel Straughan

Heart patient's special garden could be cut by a third by housing group

Little Holly Jones' special garden could be scrapped under new plans to improve homes in the area by Bernicia Group

Parents and children outside Guide Post Middle School

Parents fight to save Guide Post Middle School from closure

Parents are fighting to save a Northumberland school from closure after it was criticised heavily by education watchdog Ofsted

Ross McDermott who was recorded by police travelling at more than double the speed limit

Driving ban for Northumberland man who travelled at 144mph

Self employed electrician Ross McDermott from Seaton Sluice was recorded by police driving at more than double the speed limit

Ebac Northern League round-up

Morpeth Town gave themselves breathing space in the relegation battle when they comfortably won the bottom-six clash with Hebburn Town at Craik Park

Sea fishing

Sea Angling: Bagfuls of good catches around the region

Alan Charlton has all the week's sea angling news from around the North East

Rachel Moore

Suspended Stobhill councillor Rachel Moore is back in the ranks

Stobhill councillor Rachel Moore who was suspended weeks after her election is back in the party fold


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