Bedlington

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.

UKIP candidate Jonathan Arnott

Jonathan Arnott: Too many MPs don't know what it's like to live on the minimum wage

Ukip North East MEP Jonathan Arnott says his party is making progress at the expense of Labour because they can better connect with real people

Exterior of County Hall in Morpeth Northumberland

Northumberland County Council unveils multi-million pound spending plans

Northumberland County Council has announced multi-million pound spending plans, including new leisure centres and schools

Malcolm Humble and Mike Jobson

Manufacturing entrepreneur turns his hand to providing business advice

Malcolm Humble, the founder of Cramlington-based Opsol UK hasbecome a coach on the Business Northumberland High Growth programme

A statue of Pavarotti sings outside Sage Gateshead before it opened in 2004

Free tickets to Sage Gateshead anniversary celebrations

A free concert is to take place 10 years to the day after Sage Gateshead opened for the first time

Hilton Dawson

Hilton Dawson: There is no logic in wearing a poppy and not voting

Northumbrian and former MP Hilton Dawson on the responsibility we all face in a democracy that many lost their lives to protect

Layla Welsh pictured with Autenticos paint range

Bedlington shop French Grey Tales expands to new premises in Morpeth

What started as a hobby has grown to become an inspiring business in Morpeth for Layla Welsh

Richard Warneford, Northumbrian Waters Wastewater Director with Den Lilley (right), the first Water Rangers volunteer

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

Northumbria Water has launched an innovative scheme to help them check the region's waterways for pollution

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

Dennis Fancett chairperson of SENRUG

Government under fire from transport campaigners over rail investment

The government has come under fire for failing to accept the case for investment in the region's rail network

Guide Post Middle School

No hot dinners for children at closing Guidepost school

Parents of children at soon-to-close Guidepost Middle School have voiced anger after learning their children will not be served hot meals

Record numbers turned out to The Big Event in Bedlington

Record numbers turn out for Bedlington's The Big Event

Some 2,500 enjoyed fun in the sun in South East Northumberland this weekend at Bedlington's Big Event

Duchess's Community High School

Berwick MP to meet education minister over relocation of Alnwick school

Sir Alan Beith is to meet education minister David Laws to push for additional funding for the relocation of Alnwick's Duchess's Community High School

Kitty the baby squirrel, which is being hand-reared at Kirkley Hall Zoo

Kitty the red squirrel being cared for at Kirkley Hall zoo

Kitty the squirrel is being hand-reared at Kirkley Hall zoological gardens, which is home to more than 130 species of animals

One of the wartime keepsakes of George Rowell

Wartime items sold at Newcastle auction

Keepsakes of North East men who served in both world wars have been sold at auction in Newcastle

Row over use of Bedlington working men's club as a polling station

Conservatives in Northumberland are demanding a review of the use of a site with apparent links to the Labour party as a polling station

Around 56 businessmen and women from all over the North East took their courage in both hands and joined the Reserve Forces for a unique course in leadershi in Otterburn

Businessmen and women take on challenge of being an Army reserve

Managers swap office for great outdoors for military-style challenge in Northumberland

Guide Post Middle School

Legal fight on the cards over Guide Post Middle School closure

Parents are preparing to mount a legal challenge after Northumberland County Council voted to close Guide Post Middle School

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Award-winning folk stars The Unthanks join community choirs for exclusive North East performance

Show will form a highlight of 150th Miners' Picnic at Woodhorn in Ashington on June 14

Rachel Jefferson from Bedlington and Emmie Vincent from Blyth with some of their designs

Northumberland students at the head of the pack at Graduate Fashion Show

Northumbria University students head to London for the Graduate Fashion Show tonight with two Northumberland students among those to watch

Bamburgh beach in Northumberland

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