Berwick’s Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Julie Pörksen

Northumberland students having to stand on buses, would be MP claims

Would be Lib Dem MP for Berwick Julie Pörksen has claimed Northumberland County Council's rules on post 16 transport cause problems

How to dine out and help the homeless with StreetSmart scheme

Restaurant owner Peter Smith from Grapevine, Whitley Bay is taking part in the Streetsmart campaign
Sixteen North East restaurants are participating in the StreetSmart scheme to help the homeless over the festive season. Bridget McClean reports

Berwick and Hexham to be linked by new 120-mile cycle path

Autumn ride on the Sandstone Way, Northumberland National Park
'The Sandstone Way' will be the first long distance linear mapped and promoted mountain bike route in England

North East city leaders meet with top Tory over devolution

North East councillors with the Rt Hon William Hague MP
Core Cities leaders met with William Hague but warnings are sounded the Government must see the regional picture

David Cameron defends massive funding gap between London and North East

Prime Minister David Cameron
The Prime Minister said the Government was committed to building up the North East, but said London needed investment
Alexander Gibson, whose son (also called Alexander) was killed in a head-on collision on the single carriageway A1 north of Alnwick last November

Grieiving dad Alexander Gibson from Berwick welcomes A1 dualling announcement

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Father who lost his son in A1 smash welcomes plans to dual the road but wants action and not just talk

Northumberland County Council branded 'secretive and undemocratic' over decision to share services

Dave Ledger, Northumberland County Council
Deputy leader Dave Ledger and executive director Steven Mason agreed to share functions with councils in Durham and North Tyneside behind closed doors

20 North East buildings join English Heritage risk list

The Fulwell windmill in Sunderland, which is the only working survivor of over 180 windmills
Twenty buildings in the North East have joined English Heritage’s at-risk register including a landmark windmill, medieval churches and an 18th Century country house
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

Anger over George Osborne's promise of £22.5m for North East rural businesses

The Northern Landowners and Farmers Group has called for an update on £22.5m funding for the Rural Growth Network, announced by the Chancellor in July

Sowing the seeds of success: Beal Farm shares its secrets

Rod Smith of Beal Farm with agronomist, Eric Horsburgh
Berwick-upon-Tweed farmer Rod Smith discusses the factors that have influenced his impressive yields of wheat

Berwick Charolais herd named most improved in England

Jonathan Watson with the Tweeddale Charlois herd
EBLEX congratulates owners Brian Redhead and Jonathan Watson as the Most Improved Herd of Charolais Cattle in England for 2014

About Berwick

Berwick-upon-Tweed is the northernmost town in England situated 2½ miles south of the Scottish border. It is on Northumberland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Tweed and was originally founded as an Anglo-Saxon settlement. For over 400 years it was central to the border war between England and Scotland. It is now a traditional market town.

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Humewood, 16 Argyle Street, Alnmouth, Northumberland

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Autumn ride on the Sandstone Way, Northumberland National Park

Berwick and Hexham to be linked by new 120-mile cycle path

Guy Opperman, MP for Hexham

Northumberland County Council looking to scrap 300 acres of greenbelt around Ponteland, MP claims



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