Kate Thick: The Davos Forum is committed to improving the state of the world

Journal columnist Kate Thick on the important discussions in Switzerland - and the equally important decisions in Northumberland

Fears over Morpeth planning vacuum resurface

Parish Councillor Phil Ashmore outside Ideal Caravans in Clifton, near Morpeth
Claims of a planning vacuum at Morpeth have again been made with another 35 homes set to be approved

Property gallery and video: Victorian love of space and style near Morpeth

The home of Denise and Crispian Strachan at Clifton near Morpeth
This impressive Victorian country home near Morpeth is set in just over one-and-a-half acres and was built in 1865

Morpeth primary pupils unveil painting created by artist Rozanne Bell

The new painting by Tallantyre artist Rozanne Bell is unveiled at Abbeyfields School in Morpeth
The colourful addition to Abbeyfields School follows last year's Art Week, which saw year 1 children study the painter

Northumberland potholes tally currently stands at 6,600

Potholes in Northumberland following heavy snow
Northumberland's potholes tally stands at 6,600, months after council bosses said they had tackled its backlog
Jim Cockburn Head Teacher at Longbenton community college who is retiring after 37 years teaching

Retiring Longbenton head teacher's warning over 'fractured school system'

Jim Cockburn urges Government to get grip of schooling 'free market' and work with teaching profession going forward

The battle with disability: Learning to live with your condition

Paul Allman
People affected by disabilities open up about how they deal with their conditions and kick-starting their lives again

Northumberland councillors vote against call-in of County Hall decision

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth
Northumberland County Councillors have voted against a call-in of a decision relating to the planned move of their headquarters
Founders of family-owned business The Pudding Parlour, brother and sister duo Kristy Giblin, 30 and Greg Small, 24

Pudding Parlour to open at Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth

American-style dessert business sets up second Northumberland store on the back of continued growth

Northern Resin Flooring expand into bigger North Tyneside premises

Northern Resin factory in Shiremoor
The flooring and paving specialists have taken over the lease of Shiremoor International Engineering's former premises

Mother and daughter launch luxury dog fashion store in Morpeth

Hazel (left) and Alexandria Coulson
18 year-old Alexandria Coulson and her mother Hazel are about to open Urban Pooch Ltd in Morpeth

About Morpeth

Morpeth is a historic Northumberland market town with a heritage stretching back to the Norman Conquest 1,000 years ago. Today, Morpeth is the principal town of the county of Northumberland and home to the County Council's head office. Home to about 14,000 people, it is a picturesque area some 15 miles from Newcastle. Close to the A1, it has good rail and bus links to Newcastle.

Videos & Photos

The NEPIC Annual Awards Dinner 2015, NEPIC Staff: Lynne Aungiers; Astley Fenwick; Paul Butler; Joanne Rout; Stan Higgins; Louise Gwynne-Jones; John Brady; Ebba McGuigan; Felix OHare

NEPIC Annual Awards: High flyers recognised at industry awards bash

Helen Gavin at her home in Felton

Property gallery: Felton family home is the perfect escape in the country

The home of Denise and Crispian Strachan at Clifton near Morpeth

Property gallery and video: Victorian love of space and style near Morpeth



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