Morpeth

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

Pudding Parlour to open at Sanderson Arcade in Morpeth

Founders of family-owned business The Pudding Parlour, brother and sister duo Kristy Giblin, 30 and Greg Small, 24
American-style dessert business sets up second Northumberland store on the back of continued growth

Property gallery: Whalton house was home from the first view

Brunswick House in Whalton
This double-fronted stone-built Victorian house has many original features including door handles and doors

Northumberland County Council's 'woeful' delay blamed for approval of 400 homes

Residents Alison Byard and Phil Ashmore who are opposed to plans to build 400 houses on land near their homes in Hepscott, Northumberland
Northumberland County Council's "woefully inexplicable" delay in producing planning guidance has been blamed for 400 homes being allowed at Morpeth

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
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

Brunswick House in Whalton

Property gallery: Whalton house was home from the first view

A Christmas food tasting test

Sweet Christmas fare put to the Taste test

From left, Richard Means from award sponsor, Strutt & Parker, with Lucinda and Tom Richardson and Giles Brandreth

Northumberland farm business Wheelbirks Parlour wins national award

 

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