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Former Blyth Valley Borough Council boss lands new role

A former council boss reported to have received a six-figure payoff when his authority was scrapped has been appointed to a controversial new role at its successor

Game angling: Lockwood Beck a brilliant place for rainbows

Fishing on Lockwood Beck
Sport is on the up at Lockwood Beck, where 139 anglers landed 574 rainbows for a rod average of 4.2

Heritage: First-hand feel for lost railway as pits project steams ahead

Sisters Doreen Day (left) and Elaine Gaiger at the Stephenson Railway Museum, their father was a locomotive driver
It was full steam ahead when Elaine Gaiger was given a lift home from primary school by her father

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

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

Former Blyth Valley Borough Council boss lands new role

A former council boss reported to have received a six-figure payoff when his authority was scrapped has been appointed to a controversial new role at its successor

Heritage: First-hand feel for lost railway as pits project steams ahead

Sisters Doreen Day (left) and Elaine Gaiger at the Stephenson Railway Museum, their father was a locomotive driver
It was full steam ahead when Elaine Gaiger was given a lift home from primary school by her father

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

Narec to merge with Glasgow’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

Andrew Mill, chief executive at NaREC in Blyth
Blyth's National Renewable Energy Centre and Glasgow's Catapult are to join forces to create a UK offshore champion

North East LEP invests £600,000 in offshore cluster land

The former Blyth power station site
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership has handed over £600,000 from its Investment Fund to Arch, the Northumberland Development Company, for preparatory remediation and design studies on the land, which lies within an Enterprise Zone

About Blyth

Blyth is a town in Northumberland which relied on coal-mining, shipbuilding and fishing. Now it is a successful port, shipping paper and pulp from Scandinavia to newspaper industries in the UK, as well as being home to renewable energy sources. During both World Wars, its shipyards built ships for the Royal Navy including HMS Ark Royal in 1914.

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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