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Violet Herdman from Pegswood

Heartbroken parents of Violet Herdman demand answers after daughter's death

Five-week-old Violet Herdman died of whooping cough and her mother Emma Sharp, from Pegswood, is demanding answers

Government says under fire council still paying significant travel subsidies

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith
The government has claimed under fire Northumberland County Council is still paying significant travel subsidies for students

Morpeth bottled water brand highlighted as manufacturing success story

Samples of Coca-Cola’s glacéau smartwater were available at the Invest in North East stand at Made in the UK
Coca-Cola smartwater, being manufactured in Northumberland, has been featured at a national business exhibition

Signatures opposing Morpeth County Hall sale are to be handed in

Exterior of County Hall in Morpeth Northumberland
Six hundred signatures opposing the sale of County Hall in Morpeth are to be handed to Northumberland County Council next week

Developer lays into council as planning inquiry gets underway in Northumberland

Sasha White from Barratts at the public enquiry into housing development, in the Morpeth area
A developer hoping to build 400 homes at Morpeth has laid into Northumberland County Council at the opening of a public inquiry
Violet Herdman from Pegswood

Heartbroken parents of Violet Herdman demand answers after daughter's death

Five-week-old Violet Herdman died of whooping cough and her mother Emma Sharp, from Pegswood, is demanding answers

Government says under fire council still paying significant travel subsidies

Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith
The government has claimed under fire Northumberland County Council is still paying significant travel subsidies for students

Signatures opposing Morpeth County Hall sale are to be handed in

Exterior of County Hall in Morpeth Northumberland
Six hundred signatures opposing the sale of County Hall in Morpeth are to be handed to Northumberland County Council next week
Samples of Coca-Cola’s glacéau smartwater were available at the Invest in North East stand at Made in the UK

Morpeth bottled water brand highlighted as manufacturing success story

Coca-Cola smartwater, being manufactured in Northumberland, has been featured at a national business exhibition

Morpeth 'under siege' from developers hoping to build 850 new homes

Residents Alison Byard and Phil Ashmore who are opposed to plans to build 400 houses on land near their homes in Hepscott, Northumberland.
A public inquiry has begun into plans for 400 new homes at Morpeth - on the back of approval granted for another 450

Dualling A1 could bring in nearly £400m to North East economy

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Single carriageway section of the A1 in Northumberland
Northumberland County Council report shows economic case of dualling the A1 North of Newcastle

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

James Andrew Smithson (pictured with his family), of Benwell, was awarded the military medal for bravery

Your World War One Heroes: See the third gallery and send your family's story

Alma Grant nee McNay, of Bearpark, fell in love with the soldier she nursed

Your World War One Heroes: See the second gallery and send your family's story

Captain Humphrey Stuart King MC, of County Durham

Your World War One Heroes: See the fifth gallery and send your family's story

 

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