Newbiggin-by-the-Sea is a small town on the North Sea coast. Once an important port for shipping grain and a coal mining town, it is still a small fishing port. The Lifeboat Station is the oldest operational boathouse in the British Isles, opened in 1851 following a fishing disaster in which ten fishermen lost their lives in stormy seas.

National Lottery champagne flutes

Hilton Dawson: If 23 had been 42 and I'd won the lottery what would I have done?

Journal columnist and former MP Hilton Dawson says we can all win the lottery - even if our numbers don't come up

Northumberland Church of England Academy have won an International School Award after a group of students travelled to Kenya earlier in the year

Students get a taste of life in Kenya to prepare them for life in the global jobs market

The Northumberland Church of England Academy has been handed an International School Award for its links overseas

An artist impression of the intended Arch development

Arch invests £1m in landmark development for Newbiggin

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea's revival continues with the unveiling of a new landmark development

Artists Danielle Burn and Paul McDougal are asking people to share their memories, stories and tales of Newbiggin to be part of a new exhibition

Are you sitting comfortably? Artists are listening to stories in Newbiggin for a new project

Artists Danielle Burn and Paul McDougal are gathering memories of Newbiggin from the comfort of a park bench

Ron Freeman from Newbiggin by the Sea, who has just won the Birdman of Worthing title

Champion Birdman Ron Freeman has smashed two world records

Ron Freeman, the Birdman of Newbiggin by the Sea, has just smashed two world records

Ron Freeman glides from Worthing Pier in West Sussex

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea birdman Ron Freeman wins £10,000 prize

North East ‘birdman’ Ron Freeman has landed a £10,000 prize after soaring 159.8 metres in the Worthing International Birdman competition

Roots of Empathy Baby celebration at the Sage in Gateshead - Jonathan Okon (9) and Megan Turnbull (9) from Grace Darling Primary School in Newbiggin with Charlie Clough (1) from Dudley

Tiny teachers educate children in Northumberland

Babies come into the classroom to teach youngsters life skills in a school in Northumberland

Andrew Day Director of Northumberland church og England Academy

Northumberland boarding school could offer children in care more stability, says headteacher

The headmaster of a Northumberland school says offering a boarding school provision could provide greater stability for children in care

Sir John Hall with Richard Martin and Sheila Harrison opening the new disabled access walkway at Newbiggin Maritime Centre

Next stage in Newbiggin Maritime Centre unveiled by Sir John Hall

Entrepreneur Sir John Hall has opened a new access bridge to the viewing platform of Newbiggin Maritime Centre

Bamburgh beach in Northumberland

Could you be a community agent in Northumberland for The Journal?

The Journal is looking for a new team of people to help keep us at the heart of Northumberland life

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, where the average price of a house is £83,760

Newbiggin is UK's cheapest seaside town for house prices

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea has the lowest house prices of any coastal town in the UK, according to a study

Some of the damage to a paddock in Newbiggin, Northumberland

Horses endangered as vandals target Newbiggin grazing field

Vandals have targeted a horse grazing site at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea putting the safety

John Hedley Graham leaves North Shields Magistrates Court

Court hears Northumberland man smuggled puppies on North Shields ferry

A horse dealer from Northumberland smuggled eight puppies into the country on the Amsterdam to North Shields ferry

Illegal animal importer John Graham from Newbiggin

Northumberland furniture salesman fined for illegally importing puppies

A Northumberland furniture salesman has been fined after illegally importing puppies from Holland into England

Bill Harris who lives in Newbiggin has started a petition over the new bus shelters

Newbiggin pensioner launches petition over quality of bus shelters

The standard of a number of bus shelters in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea has prompted pensioner Bill Harris to start a petition

Winter Lantern Parade at Woodhorn Museum in Ashington

Families enjoy winter parade at Woodhorn Museum

Scores of families gathered at Woodhorn Museum to watch more than 300 paper and willow lanterns and six 7ft giant lanterns float by lighting up the dark winter sky

Eve Kean at her home in Bellingham

homemaker featured property - 30 November 2013

Being part of a close-knit community was an important factor when Eve and Bruce Kean chose to move to the North East around 13 years ago

Organisers are hoping to top last year’s parade at Woodhorn

Spectacular parade set to light up Woodhoorn Museum in Northumberland

Towns in Northumberland will be given a new lease of light this weekend as part of a lantern parade being held at Woodhorn Museum

Linda Melvin from Newbiggin with horse Goldie and foal Prince

Northumberland County Council to provide horse sites in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

Council bosses are to provide two horse sites in a coastal town in a bid to tackle unauthorised grazing

Finlay Murray with Boo

Gosforth family delighted as quarantined puppy returns home

A Shih Tzu puppy, quarantined as a rabies risk, has been returned to her family in Gosforth

Videos & Photos

Richard Dawson performs at the Culture Awards 2014 at Sunderland Minster

Culture Awards: Richard Dawson blows audience away with walkabout a cappella performance

Culture Awards: Things we learned at Sunderland Minster

Culture Awards at Sunderland Minster. Pictured is David Almond reading from his Opera Miracle

Culture Awards: David Almond reads an exclusive extract from his opera for Sunderland



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